Originally Posted by Djent
This. The first generation of a redesigned vehicle is always the worse. Look at how bad the '08 models are compared to the '13, aesthetics and internal wise.
You got it. When I was looking for a 350z about 6 yrs ago and their big thing was plastic synchros in the transmissions. Every 03 had them and they all got replaced without a recall or TSB. And the really early 04's had the same transmission until the issue was reworked. Every Audi/VW goes through similar issues after a redesign.