Heres the thing with these cars. They CAN be good reliable drivers, but You have to realize that servicing even minor items can be a total nightmare. I had a 2001 Passat 4motion before the audi I just got and both are on a B5 or B5 chassis, just like the allroad. The Passat was a giganticPITA to work on because the 30v V6 was stuffed into the engine compartment and the 5spd auto barely fit in the trans tunnel. In comparison the 1.8t and 5spd manual in the audi makers everything easy as hell with great accessibility. Sp pretty much if something goes wrong fix everything you can while in there because working on it sucks. As far as the body work, all that stuff can be had cheap.