I figured I'd be the asshole too reignite the Audi hat'n. I love mine. I'm on my third. The previous 2 went well over 150000 miles. My current 04 S4 has 40k on it. 345hp + Quattro (we don't need no traction control) = almost as much fun getting to the mountain as it is at the mountain. They cost money to maintain and do have some issues but in almost 15 years of driving one I have never been stranded or stuck (well once in deep sand on the beach). I've driven a Pasaat, it is no Audi. That being said, if your on a budget, and want a great, fun to drive car for the snow, get an old VW bug and soup it up. Greatest car ever made! Anyone, can do anything to it.
My old one.