I owned an Audi Coupe GT Quattro in the '80s (in NJ), I had to replace the Prop shaft (Audi's term for driveshaft) after only 60,000 mi, the car was laid up for almost 2 weeks and it cost me over $1000 for the repair. Sold it as soon as I got it back!
Went to Crown Audi to test drive an A4 in '04, told the salesman I wanted to drive a 6 cyl, 6spd MT A4, i was told that it WOULD HAVE TO BE ALL WHEEL DRIVE........WTF???... 2 wheel drive 6 cyl does not come with a 3rd pedal. I was on the fence about owning a FWD car but no MT made it a deal breaker, I told the sales manager that between the FWD, no MT, V6 instead of inline 6, Audi is handing the drivers car title to BMW in locations like Florida, I drove over to Bert Smith BMW, drove a ZSP and ZHP demo, than ordered my car that day! In 2wd configurations, BMW is the ultimate driving machine, Audi is a transportation appliance!