And yet, the last time we were in Italy, we remarked that we were sure seeing a lot of Audis with Italian plates. From the north I would suspect.
Early Audis were pretty bad for reliability. I knew a guy who couldn't decide between an Audi 100(?) and an Alfa Berlina. He opted for the Audi, saying that the Alfa would be in the shop forever he had been told, while another friend bought a Berlina. The Audi did end up being worked on all the time, while my friend with the Berlina put at least 260k miles on it with no problems.
Actually, lol, the friend who had owned the Berlina did finally buy an Audi A4 Quattro stickshift, which has been pretty darn reliable for at least 200k miles now. At least that one seems to have stayed together. He now is in line to buy a newer car, would maybe return to Alfa (he had several in the past), but he wants a stickshift, so he is clearly out of luck (so far).
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6