okay so here's the deal... i'm 18, im in college, and i work, and i bought my first car with my very own money. i live in los angeles and i own a 1995 nissan maxima... its 3.5l v6 220hp, leather seats, rwd with soo much torque, heated seats, regular a/c (no climate control)... i love how it drives and i love the interior, but i hate how it looks on the exterior. see i got it for cheap because the dealer i was buying it from had been vandalized. the car has a dent on the roof, a dent on the top of the trunk, and its been keyed aaall over the sides. so i want to get rid of it. i am really really liking the a4 1.8tq. first of all, i loove how it looks, inside and out, and i like that it has turbo thats really useful to me because of how i drive haha. i have enough money to buy one (im looking at 98s maybe a 99) but i do not have money to buy something thats full of problems.. here are my questions, if anyone can answer a few here and there i would really really appreciate it: one - my brother's friend is a certified bmw/porsche mechanic, and he says since the audi q are awd, they have more parts, and that always causes problems.. two - as far as electrical stuff goes, whats the biggest problems? whats the most frequent problems? ie. climate control? sensors? windows? three - how much does replacing things come up to? such as brakes? window regulators? starters? alternators? random stuff like that? i assume its expensive because its a german car.. so this is a very big concern for me. four - what do i look for problem wise or reliability wise in something with 60k to 90k miles on it? what do i look for in something thats over 100k miles? five - how much hp does this little thing have? i heard its around 150? can i go from a rear wheel drive 220hp car to something so weak? or does the car's weight balance it all out? in other words... how hard does this car knock you back into your own seat? whats its 0 to 60? will it stress the engine? i have gone 110 on the freeway and the engine stays very calm, can this car take that when i need it to? six - how do i know what a good turbo is supposed to sound/feel like when i test drive? how do i know if something is wrong or if its on its way out? and how much does repair to the turbo feature cost? i will get a turbo timer if i do buy an audi because i want to ensure that i use the turbo in the most efficient way. seven - hows the suspension? my nissan maxima has never even squeeked, it only did it one time and that was when i made a right turn from 3 lanes away and cut off 2 big rigs.. that was a very sharp turn at a high speed, and all it did was squeek.. however, the car leans and sways to the side for any small turn.. how does the audi compare? i guess thats it.. please if you have any insightful answers to my questions, as well as additional advice that maybe i didn't cover in my questions.. add it too. this is what im checking out right now... all are fully loaded 1998 a4 1.8tq manual trans. & sports pkg. with 89k miles for $8500 1999 a4 2wd, 4cyl (dont know how many liters) automatic w/ tiptronic, with 80k miles for $8500 1997 a4 1.8tq auto with tiptronic, 85k miles, $8000 basically this my ideal one that i know i can find on ebay for around the same/maybe less than $8500.. 1998 a4 1.8tq fully loaded with tiptronic, and anything under 85k miles.. i am going to be paying for this car cash, so slice a little money off what the people are asking for because they'll give up a little money if i am willing to pay it all cash. thanks a lot for your help, i will be checking this thread often..