Well I'm kinda looking for some informative persuasion. I'm looking to buy a new car in the next few months and have been doing alot of research lately. I'm down to a Maxima, Acura TL 3.2, and an Audi A4 1.8t quattro(~1999-2001). I am a bit curious of: How reliable of an automobile it is? The cost to get the lacking HP's into the 200's? How difficult is it to perform the mechanical maintenance DIY? From what I have read, it seems that reliability is unknown due to the fact that it is a newer line, and rather costly to maintain. Thank you.