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Pros: Preformance, this car loves to move, and with 4wd it feels solid as a rock.
Advice: Test drive this car! and ask about smartbuy.Of all the cars I considered, the Audi was the best without question. Power to spare, all wheel drive, fit and finish are top notch, and all scheduled maintainence is free for 4 years! This car handles like a dream, and is just plain fun to drive, but be warned, this car garners ALOT of attention.
Pros: Body styling like no other car on the road
Cons: smallish trunk- have to take golf clubs out of the bag to fit
Advice: don't just drive with the top down- you will appreciate the solid feel and lack of noise with the top upOnce you get used to the turbo coming off the line, its really fun to drive. I love the turbo in 5th gear- gives you great acceleration without downshifting. Test drove the Honda S2000 but preferred the extra styling in the Audi ( motorized rear windcreen, stainless steel rollbars, larger 17' tires). Zero vibration- drive with your hand on the shifter and you will know what I mean.
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.