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Pros: Quattro ESP
Cons: Width of centre console
Advice: Take it round a tight hairpin at 60mph in the wet. It surprised the hell out of me how stable it was.The handling in poor/slippery conditions is unparallelled. Quite simply this car had the best balance of comfort, luxury, looks, performance and price. Also it's not as common as a 3 series...yet !
Pros: The CAR!!!!!!!
Cons: That the ragtop was *not* available in Denim Blue for some strange reason.
Advice: If you look at the car and have an unexplained desire in your soulI ordered 0401 and got 0801, longest 4 mos. of my life. It is exciting, wonderful, makes driving my *favorite* sport. I've had Chevy sport wannabees try to bring it on and they failed, dismally. It is possible to improve the outlook of my day just by driving my car. Truly extraordinary. Audi paid attention to *every* detail. One caveat, this car is probably not for those over 5'10', they have most of the visibility complaints I've heard. Total quality score should be about 95%. A few little things have had to be fixed.
Cons: Climate control
Advice: Take an extended test driveOunce you get over how you 'slide' into this vehicle you will find a truly unique and very satisfying car. Solid, good pickup, no turbo lag, spools up at very low RPM (1600) and remains smooth, very nice ride considering the wheelbase, suspension excellent, AWD is fantastic in the snow. All around, a great experience and I would buy another just to have the coupe and convertible experience.
Cons: remote trunk release location
Advice: you must test drive this car before buying another makeThis is my 3rd Quattro in 11 years, and this is the best (plus 2 Beemers). The 1.8T engine is amazing, but a 6 speed would help to bring the rev's down on the freeway. The standard suspension (w/16in wheels/all season tires) is outstanding, and plenty firm enough - unless you want to autocross! I'm 6ft, and rear seat room is fine, if you need more buy an A6. In short this is one terrific sport sedan.
Cons: rear leg room
Advice: 3.0 engine needed to bring out performancelike a moving snow drift traction unbelievable live in buffalo n.y. area when on dry pavement handling feels like nascar auto.
Pros: Power and torque
Cons: The fact that I didn't buy one.
Advice: Snatch this baby up.I am considering this over a BMW 325i. I test drove them both and this car blew me away. I had no idea that a 4 cylinder can hit 100 coming off an on-ramp onto I-64... This car is amazing and priced around what I am looking to spend. Anyone who has one please email me. I would love to hear from you.
Cons: The time delay between volume and chanel preset. You have to wait for the volume function to clear before you can switch the chanels.
Advice: Buckle upThis car is truly a work of art. It drives great, and it's a head turner.