by jteen55 on Mar 30, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Audi A4 2.8 4dr Sedan
I bought my A4 at 201,000 and it runs like a dream. After a few simple maintenance repairs (oil change and new battery) it quickly became the car of my dreams. Every now and then it likes to act up, but I chalk that up to its quirky personality. I wouldn't trade my 96 A4 for my friends 95 A6 if you paid me. For me my car is absolutely perfect and amazing. I cannot sing higher praises to my car. I love it.
by Ryan on Feb 13, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Audi A4 2.8 4dr Sedan
Lead: Never Follow. Thats truly what Audi is all about. My lil' yellow rocket has so much in such a compact car. The 172HP V6 has plenty of get-up and go and has excellent handling and still a very smooth ride. Of course there is the fear of german cars, but I myself have not had many problems with mine. Other than basic maintenance, I've never had a problem. With 124,000 miles, this engine has plenty left too. And with the 1996 worth a measly $5-$6k, you can get style, comfort, and performance at a great price. And with Quattro, you can't co wrong. It adds versatility to the list as well. Overall, I would highly recommend this car to anyone, young or old.
by lawoody on Oct 27, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Audi A4 2.8 4dr Sedan
My car is the FWD 2.8 with 5 spd. auto.
The car is very smooth to drive and
steers nicely. Strong brakes but the
engine isn't the strongest. Great for
long drives. Maintanance is costly
compared to a honda/toyota/nissan but
not out of line. Engine consumes zero
oil at 65K. MPG is 23 mix or 27
highway. Some electrical glitches but
All new, the A4 replaces the compact 90. This car performs better than the lackluster 90, and features a full load of standard features. Plus, it's drop-dead gorgeous. For the first time, a five-speed automatic transmission is available with the optional Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
A few years ago BC (before children) I subscribed to virtually every car mag available. At the time of the launches of the previous A4 (1996) and current A6 (1998), I remember that when the new A4 ca...