Because I type so slowly, I'm just going to cut and paste my message from audiforums.com, which seems a little bit deserted.
Allow me to introduce me. My name is Tony Faye. I'm a Navy helicopter crewman, flying out of NAS North Island, San Diego, in the Peoples' Republic of California. I'm married, with 4 kids, all of which are listed in my signature.
Last week, I had convinced my wife to go look at cars, just for the hell of it, but aside from continuously griping about our GTP, I wasn't really serious about buying a new car. Well, that was last Sunday, and something changed between then and Friday night, when we bought a 2004 A6 2.7T S-line. We drove a regular 2.7T and loved it, so when we finally take delivery of our Dolphin Gray Metallic S-line, we'll hopefully be just silly-happy with it. It comes off the ship, sometime in the middle of the month. Unfortunately, I will be at sea when it comes in, so my wife gets to put mile #13 and up, on the car.
This car encompasses a few firsts for me. It's my first European car, my first AWD, my first turbo, and this car cost more than every other car, I have purchased to date.
So with that, I'm going to take a look around, and see what problems I can expect, so I don't start asking re-run questions. I have picked up some bad vibes about reliability, mainly from Consumer Reports. Are we in a lot of trouble, here? Awww, whatever. Itís too late now!
Iíll see you around. (if I can find any Audis, in the sea of 3-Series Bimmers)
OK, so that was a week or so ago. I have since returned from sea, and I have put about 400 miles on the car. I love it! It hadnles and accellerates really well, for such a heavy car. Aside from the smoke coming from under the hood, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] when I shut it off the other day, I love everything about it. I've heard stuff about older Audis and car fires, and I really hope that's not a factor anymore.
I'll see you around.
'04 A6 2.7T S-line