I have an Audi TTR MK2 and it has been a nightmare to own since I bought it. It had 96K miles and it's at 98K right now. That's how little I've driven it since it's always in the shop. Struts, oil pan, alternator, starter, injectors, valve cover gasket, spark plugs, EVAP, shocks, turbo, sway bars, you name it. That's just the mechanics I've dealt with. I still had to deal with a broken hazard button, glovebox, back window letting water in which caused my control module to fry and it cost me 400 to fix, weather stripping above the windows letting water in as well, sensors frying, you name it. This is just the Audi; I invested over 3000 on a 96 Jetta VR6 that was also at the shop 24/7. Are German cars not well built or what? Keep in mind that me and the previous owners have maintenance records, so I don't understand wth kept going wrong. I remember the door on the VR6 flew open one time cause it closed but it wouldn't stay closed/locked in. That was a ridiculous repair. The door? Seriously? What next? The front windshield is gonna fall off and someone's gonna tell me "it's cause you didn't maintain the window like you're supposed to" smh a guy once told me that those cars are recycled in Germany after a number of miles and that Audis were not made to last but rather to lease: lease, hit 60K miles, warranty expires, send it back to the dealer because the cluster **** of problems is ready to begin wether you maintained the car or not. So is that true? Or have I just had bad experiences with cars? Even after expensive maintenance (timing belt replacements, synthetic oil changes, etc) the cars just kept falling apart. Let's cut the ****, when you find yourself taking the door apart because it doesn't stay closed, that's no longer maintenance, that's just bullshi*.