Quote Originally Posted by parippa View Post
I'm sure you know, but the e30 and e36 325i's offer tons of bang for your buck.. if your handy with a wrench. My 12 yr old A4 1.8 turbo is a comfortable and fun awd 4 door for lugging broke friends to the beach.. specs say 28mpg, but i'm lucky to get 25.
those 20 valve 1.8t motors have a notorious sludging problem- sludge clogs the oil pickup/return, head gets starved of oil and bad things happen but they sure are torquey, fun and tons of performance parts are available. 25 MPG for AWD is pretty good- especially in an Audi that doesn't feel like a Pepsi can going down the road.