No, actually ALL Audis are rated as 'dodgy' for reliability! Not one of them does any better than dodgy. But they are very safe.
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09-08-2012 12:14 #51
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09-08-2012 12:23 #53
"Audis suffer from the usual German sin of excessive complication and don't age well. Audis and Volkswagens share much of their technology and are equally unreliable, even when new. They are also expensive to fix.
Buying an Audi is an expensive way of buying a tarted up Volkswagen. While many Audis are hugely satisfying vehicles when working, they don't always work for very long. Many buyers have regretted their choice. Sorry"
09-08-2012 13:01 #54
See... We have a five-year-old Golf and it has been, hands down, the best car we've ever had. A little pricey for parts I suppose, but what do you expect when they're imported from Europe?
This dude and I just don't gel
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09-08-2012 13:36 #56
I've never read the book (but I will have a look for it) but from what I can gather their hook seems to be that they are irreverent and "pull no punches".
There's not a thing wrong with that, but from the excerpts posted they also, in my view, seem to wade heavily into the hyperbolic. There is certainly an element of truth regarding what they've written about Territorys, and Audis, and the reliability of Japanese marques - but in my view they have grossly overstated things. An unfairly scathing review needs to be treated just as cautiously as a fluffy nice one.
OP, the bottom line is that at that price, pretty much any large car you buy is going to be at least a couple of years old and have upwards of 30,000km on the clock. By this stage, no matter what you buy the chances are that if there are any components with reliability issues, they would have either already failed by now, or their imminent failure would be probably be apparent to a decent professional inspection.
My point is that, at that age, no matter what you buy the reliability of your car is likely to be impacted more by the service history and current condition of the individual example. Get a decent inspection before you buy, make sure it has a full service history, and buy knowing that you've covered your bases as well as you possibly can.
09-08-2012 15:52 #57
Ok so I asked a mum at school with a cx9 and she said she fits 2 maxi riders and a booster easily.
Hope that helps x
09-08-2012 16:12 #58
So, for me the review on my old car was spot on, and whilst I do agree with what you said, I used the information in the book to make a more informed decision about my next car purchase and am very happy with the one I bought (the Toyota). I think my thorough research will pay off in the long run.
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