The good - it gets admiring looks, economy is good, engine generally OK, alloys are nice, needs cruise control as standard (I paid extra for it)Ride can be harsh - in hindsight, I have driven the SE which has better seats - and the drivers seat goes further back in the SE! I asked Audi why, but had no response. The not good: I am 6 ft 3 inches, and the offset pedals are just criminal. I find that my right leg is so far to the right, to reach the accelerator, that my leg is resting on the metal supprt under the seat cushion, and over any distance I have to stop, get out and rest my leg. What kind of design is that - that you cannot drive a car!! Why is my nice (optional, expensive) brushed aluminium dashboard only on the passenger side - the driver gets cheap, coloured plastic!! It had to go into the dealer twice, to locate a strange rattle at high speed. Carpets cheap. Summary - I hate it. If you cannot get comfortable in a car, what is the point of anything else.
Rob Kuhner, Berkshire, February 6th 2009