Love my car, love Audi...hope I still do in a week.... Have an A4 1.8T with multitronic gearbox, bought brand new and only 3 years old (3 months outside warranty) with normal mileage....last week noticed that car seems to be missing/blipping, like gears slipping, especially when pulling away or going up hill. Booked it into my regular Audi dealer to get it checked out... Mechanic knew exactly what it was immediately...something wrong with the Mulitronic. Diagnosis - needs new gearbox!! How can a 3 year old car, costing best part of £30,000 need a new gear box after 50,000 miles...??? I've been told it's turning into a common problem for Audi...design fault with the Multitronic they thought was restricted to diesel engines, but turns out it's petrol too...so everyone out there with a multitronic box needs to be aware of this problem. Clearly Audi know they have a potential nightmare but personally very disappointed (having spent so much money on a 'reliable' car) they have made no effort to advise people, or recall cars....waiting for warranties to expire perhaps...? Or maybe I'm just being cynical... Anyone else out there with the same/similar experience (and I hear there are lots of you) please let me know...keen to find out how you resolved this with Audi.