Owning this car for two-and-a-half years from new, and covering 28,000 miles, I find it very easy to drive, especially with the multitronic transmission option and all-round comfort.
Having a very young family proves to be very challenging for the average load space, but it's nothing a roof box could not sort.
Overall I continually recommend this type of car with its reliable build quality, depreciation, and all-year functionality for golf clubs, pushchairs and drive.
4 years and 60,000 miles, overall experience good, car fitted with Audi body kit so looks are first class, no major issues for the first three years apart from eating tyres. 4th year, suddenly would not go into gear untill warm, Audi diagnosed as clutch plate failure, after fitting new clutch then announced that the hydraulic cylinder had failed and needed replacement, cant prove it but sounds like master cylinder may have been a problem in the first place?. Only other fault leaking fuel system (related to clutch fault).
Apart from this fault, build quality great, a driving pleasure, only other slight downside average 32MPG, not great.
Changing for a 330 BMW
Had car for nearly three years and overall has been a superb car.Not huge in the back,but plenty of room for two child seats.Boot good shape,always copes with holiday gear.
Costs been ok.Belts done at 60000 £350 ,discs and pads at 70000 £240,longlife services all been reasonable too.Stirling Audi always been helpful and courteous.Car returns between 40-50 mpg and has prooved a very good tow-car as well.
Only problems been aircon compressor (replaced under warranty)and dodgy electric window switches.Ride can also be a bit jiggly over dodgy roads,but sports suspension still worth it!
Overall very happy,will definitely buy another and recommend to family and friends.
I wanted a quality car and looked at all of the contenders. I bought the Audi with multitronic and gear change on the steering wheel.
It's nice, but a bit of a let down. Maybe I expected too much from it, but my 1.8 Vectra seemed to be more responsive with the same power. The load capacity is not good for an estate either. I am happy with the build and how it looks but still get a nagging feeling that it should be quicker and quieter.
It seems to roll a touch on corners, which surprises me. Economy is good, on a run I get 45mpg, but paying an extra 8p per litre for 98 ron fuel and between £10 and £12 per litre for synthetic oil every 1800 miles offsets this economy.
Maybe I should have bought a 320 BMW? But that looked as though it needed a facelift. Ah well!
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