I'm a newbie looking for a little advice.
Up until about March this year I was the proud owner of a 1994 Corrado 2.0 16v.. i'd wanted one for years and when I reached 21 (and the insurance companies would actually insure me) I took the plunge and bought one.
A year, and over £2000 in repair bills later, and feeling slightly disillusioned I very reluctantly traded the Corrado in for a nearly new Saxo VTR to try and get my bank balance looking healthy again. The Saxo has been great for saving me money, but everyone has one, and I am sick of the image of the car and awful build quality of it.
So 6 months into Saxo ownership, I am so fed up with the car and the A4 1.8T Sport has caught my eye - german build quality, great Audi styling, and a good engine - I don't want to risk another Corrado because of the reliability.
So what I want to know is, is the A4 1.8T (about 1997'ish) a safe car to go with, or is it likely to be at the dealership every other week getting work done on it? Are there any huge common faults with them (have heard stories about belt tensioners) that I should know about?