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2005 Audi A8 L 4.2 Quattro Review

This is my second (pre-used) A8 in six years. Value for money is excellent. My 2005 model with 34,000 kms two years ago was less than a new Holden Caprice. Reliability is unbeatable providing servicing is kept up to date. Servicing costs are just affordable if you can find a good European car specialists (other than Audi Australia) to service the car...

2010 Audi T Rs Review

Audi's TTRS combines the appeal of a 2 door sports coupe, with the engine performance of its 2.5L 5cyl turbo engine to deliver an impressive performance car. I had purchased this car to replace a BMW e90 M3, and was very surprised at the performance on offer. I had also test driven a Mercedes C63 AMG, but the performance of the Audi really surprised with the low down torque of the 5cyl and the grip from the quattro all wheel drive...

2011 Audi A1 Review

When thinking of Audi and Audi drivers the typical stereotypes surface: boring evolutionary styling, boring dynamics on non-Quattro models, and the middle-aged professional. In 2011 when my anything-but-boring A1 and I were united that stereotype was moot. I was 22, in a low-level management position and a car enthusiast who purchased the car on its merits rather than the four rings dominating the prominent single frame grille...

2014 Audi S3 Review

Audi's current competitor in the hot hatchback genre of cars is a worthy adversary for the Mercedes A45 AMG and the BMW M135i. Although the A45 has greater performance going from 0-100 kmh in 4.6 seconds and the Audi and the BMW tied at 4.9 seconds which is no slouch. The S3 has a 2.0 tfsi (turbocharged) engine that is the same in a VW Golf R, which means it's going to be pretty good...

2015 Audi S1 Review

Audi's diminutive S1 is intended to be an entry into the marque's sports oriented S and RS ranges for younger, aspiring buyers, but as a value proposition, does it stack up? Approaching the Audi S1 from the outside, the car looks bigger than expected. The styling tweaks over the cooking model A1, such as the quad exhaust pipes and bigger wheels give it a more aggressive stance and increased on-road presence...

2001 Audi A4 Review

A decade old, automatic Audi wagon with an exterior colour that could be confused for a Melbourne winter sky is likely to be owned by either a complete irrational Audi enthusiast or someone who has a morbid fear of using the internet to research cars. I clearly fall into the first camp, having developed an unhealthy obsession for all things Audi, mostly of the wagon variety, which culminated in the purchase of this A4 wagon...

2007 Audi A4 Review

Space; it's the main reason you'd buy a wagon right? But does the need to cart things around mean you have to sacrifice style? Not if you buy an A4 Avant with 1184 litres of boot space it doesn't. The B7 generation of Audi's 3 Series rival provides all the practicality and understated good looks you could ever need. Lets begin with those looks...

2004 Audi A8 Review

Like it or not, you get advice when buying any car throughout a lifetime. Don't get metallic paint, select all the options for resale, get rid of it before the warranty runs out. It is usually relentless. This advice is always followed by a horror story of a friend of a friend who must now only eat beans, and live without heating because of the grave error...

2013 Audi S3 Review

Ridiculous performance meets refinement. (Thanks to the feedback that has helped me improve this review) It's difficult to pinpoint when I became a 'hot hatch' guy...

2009 Audi A4 Review

The mid-size A4 luxury sedan ticks all the boxes for those wanting the best of a practical car with refined comfort and an economically responsive engine. But there is still room to grow. So what makes this car stand out? When most see the Audi brand the little kid in us comes out about what we expect in such a car...

2013 Audi A1 Review

Please Sir, can I have...less? Throughout the naughties there was a concerning trend of bigger, heavier, faster, more grip, more isolation and thankfully, more economy. Only the latter made me happy. I do not need to pull over 1 lateral G to smile, speed is becoming far less important, and maybe I want to feel the limits of grip on a normal drive! Finally I do not need to be so cocooned, that I am unsure of the motive force in front, beside, behind me, who knows...