eighteen months and 15k on clock im still in love with this car. its a lovely feeling to own a car that makes you feel special every time you get behind the wheel and passengers always comment on how much they like it. definatly a limo on a budget. everything about it is superb quality. the interior is totally first class making (in my view) bmw and merc's look cheap.a huge step up from my previous a4. tiptronic gear box is escalator smooth but next car ild be just as happy with multitronic. down sides- wish i had of streached a tad more for 2.7 or 3.0. the extra bit of excelleration would definatly make the pleasure more pleasurable. i have the cd sat nav. it is so time consuming to set up, would be so much eaiser if it took full post code like tom toms. all in all, beautiful to look at, beautiful to be in, beautiful to drive and beautiful to park in the drive. what more could you want.
I have owned this car since July and covered 5k miles. It has been totally reliable. No rattles no squeaks. It is probably the best put together car I have owned including BMWs and Mercedes. I get out after a long journey with no aches at all. The car is very hushed on motorways and returns well over 42mpg. The multitronic box is virtually seamless and there are 4 ways of changing gear - if you want to bother. Space is amazing - easily the best in class. All passengers compliment it. The equipment level is very good. The optional Sat Nav and MMI combination is the best I've come across. I've noticed one or two people have phone problems - I cured my problem with 'drop outs' simply by downloading the latest Nokia software - mine was out of date. Now it's fine.
Pre-paid servicing is a bargain at £280 for two years/60k. keeping running costs down.
I can't think of anything negative to say about this car - and it looks great too (unlike the 5 series!)
Great looks and understated image. Has a reputation for reality and quality which attracted me as an althernative to BMW 5 series which I have previously driven. Cabin is well laid out and looks great, controls are all easy to reach and there is plenty to play with. My Audi has the 2.7D which is quiet and smooth and returns a very good 42mpg. However, whilst the build quality looks good there are some problems. The ride is too choppy and the steering far too light to make the car a real pleasure to drive and whilst the performance is good it doesnt rate well against the BMW 2.5D and certainly not the 3.0D. Inside the cabin there are some problems, the drivers seat has an irritating squeak as does the steering column when turning at low speed. The clutch also judders when cold, this is apparently a 'characteristic' of the vehicle. Overall the car is a reasonable option within its class but cant match up to the BMW 5 series for performance, refinement, driving pleasure or reliability. My last 5 series covered 120K miles in four years without any mechanicals or squeaks and rattles developing pity I cant say the same for the Audi.
Large on the outside and equally large on ths inside. The SE model has most essential additions such as climate controle, sat nav (although the CD version is pretty poor), CD player, fuel comp and steering wheel adjustments. The 2.0tdi is OK at most speeds although takes a fair amount of time to get going; given the choice I'd go for the larger diesel engine. Ride and handling is very good: a little sporty when you throw it around a bit but is very smooth on the motorway. On a good run you can get 50mpg although an average is about 42. Still looks pretty good and has a perceived value above the actual cost. Not quite the driving style of the 5 series nor the motorway eating of the E class, but a pretty good 2nd to both (I've had all 3)
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