After 14+ years as a member and then as a moderator on AudiWorld reading about others' travails with the allroad air suspension, it's finally my turn. My wife's '02 is leaking air from the right rear overnight down to the stops. The compressor pumps it back up to Level 2, 3 or 4 but only for a few hours so I'm assuming it's probably a tired, leaking air bag and the compressor is still ok as the car only has 49K miles. But its 13 year age has likely taken it's toll on the rubber. Surprisingly, one of the rears went first vs. the fronts, perhaps due to the low mileage? The fronts may not be for long either.
I just ordered a pair of the Arnott Gen1 and am having them installed by my local Audi indy shop. All told, it will cost $825 including $300 labor. (I'm not much of a a DIYer like many of you guys). Hopefully, the original OEM shocks are still ok with the low mileage. I first checked with my dealer for the heck of it and was told it would be $2300+ to replace a pair of the OEMs. I expected the cost to be much higher but wow and WOW. So, it was a no brainer to take a chance on the Arnotts and my indy, even if they don't use 14K solid gold parts like the OEMs.
I've read about some issues with some of the Arnotts but generally, they seem to garner good reviews and they do have that lifetime warranty.
Now, every time I go out to the garage, I'll be always eyeballing the fronts, waiting for one of them to go next.