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BMW Z3 vs. Audi allroad Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the BMW Z3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the BMW Z3

BMW Z3 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2000 2dr Convertible 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
4-speed automatic RWD
I got over a 150K miles and only minor items less then $500 dollars on repairs other then tires and brakes
2000 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.5L I6
4-speed automatic RWD
Car of the year in 2000. Best Consumer Reports value for 5 years in a row for its class. Model Rating - Overall 4 stars Trim Rating - Overall 5 stars Appearance 5 stars Comfort 5 stars Performance 5 stars Reliability 5 stars
BMW Z3 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2000 2dr Convertible 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed manual RWD
I experienced continued problems with the A/C system and the engine cooling system. Also, the rag top did not hold up well and developed a leak.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Audi allroad

Audi allroad Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ahh, yes... I had some major problems at first. But, mostly covered under (CPO) extended warranty. The famous Audi coils! (Being replaced under recall next week.) Stupidly, no block heater so it failed to start - never had that with a Honda...
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Repairs are expensive because of both part and labor costs.
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Once you've got miles on this car, you are going to pay for the problems you will ultimately encounter. While we loved the ride, we felt like we were constantly addressing issues with this car. The most frequent and costly issues were related to the air suspension that it uses. It is prone to leakage, which can be at the central hub or in any of the lines out to the bags. Other issues included CV boots, axles, wheel bearings, alignment (difficulties getting proper adjustment due to configuration with frame, and locking of adjusters), control arms, cabin air temp computer, window switches, window regulators, inexplicable roasting of battery cable, EGT sensors (expensive and relatively useless). Sunroof drains often clog, particularly troublesome, and should have been avoidable based on experience simply by increasing the line size. One of the most MORONIC design aspects is the inclusion of drain plug cones under the battery beneath the cowling at the rear of the engine compartment. They are unobservable and relatively inaccessible, yet are treated as a maintenance item. When they plug, which they will do, the result is that water coming down your windshield will fill the trough beneath the cowling, and will overflow into the cabin air intake, flooding your floor and damaging the transmission controller module located beneath the passenger seat.
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have heard and read bad things about the reliability of Audi automatics.