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I've been driving a 2.4 SE for about 15 months. My previous car was a Saab 9000 CSE (i.e. a hatchback) - both a pleasure to drive and practical, and I wanted the replacement to be the same. At the time, I test drove a Saab 9-5 and a couple of models in the A4 range. The 9-5 was nice, but, well, it just wasn't a positive pleasure to drive. The A4 was, and in the end, that was one of the things that swayed me in its favour. So, have I been pleased? Yes, no doubt about it. To drive, it manages to be both civilised and responsive, the engine is even throughout the range (I much preferred the V6 to the engine on the smaller models), and it's comfortable for as long as I've had to sit in it. The M6 has never seemed so short! All the gadgets you'd expect are present and correct, and I've had no serious problems at all since I've had it. Disadvantages? A few. The leg room in the rear seats is tighter than you might expect. Not unbearably tight - it is a reasonably sized car, after all - just not luxurious. The boot space is fine, but the opening (in the saloon) is disappointingly small after my previous Saab hatchback. So this isn't a family car. (Though the Avant - i.e. estate model - is another matter, and my small amount of experience is that it still handles well.) Fuel consumption is good on longer journeys, only average on urban driving. But hey, what do you expect? Overall, I'm still pleased with it. Next time, I may look at the estate, and/or at one of the larger models, but Audi will certainly be at the top of my list of things to look at.