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Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Audi A4

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  • Pros

    Artful bodywork, outstanding handling, luxurious interior, optional Quattro all-wheel drive system, bargain price

  • Cons

    Rear leg room, fussy stereo controls, suspension float

  • What's New for 1997

    A cheaper Audi A4 1.8T debuts, featuring a 150-horsepower, 20-valve, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine and a base price in the low 20s. The 2.8 gains a revised deck lid and expanded central locking features. All models have new cloth upholstery, and the console and armrests are trimmed with the same fabric as the seats. Three new colors debut for 1997.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Good car, average reliability

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

This car worked well, but we had a number of small issues with it. The drivers side window repeatedly slipped off the track, the transmission has been not shifting as crisp as it should. Its a good car if you get on that has been taken care of. Handles well, but there is a lack of power. AWD system works great in MN winters. Would buy this car again, but make sure the timing belt has been changed!!! If it isn't, you can bend a valve and it will be $3000 later before it will be back on the road.




So far, so good

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

I bought this car new in 1997 and has thankfully been very reliable. Around 1997 I lowered the car with new springs and shocks but otherwise left it stock. Just changed the timing belt a year ago, but other than that no major mechanical issues. I changed the brake pads myself around 60,000 miles (the easiest and fastest brakes I've ever done). The exhaust finally rusted out by the flextube so I've installed a new Borla exhaust. Great drive, still feels full of quality, no rust, paint looks new after a wash. No regrets buying this car.



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Poor quality car

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Like our Audi A6, the A4 is very unreliable after 50K miles. In the last 11 months we have paid over $4K in repairs (engine 3x, ignition key). They are fun to drive, but with such an unreliable nature and high-maintenance cost, they are not very attractive cars any longer.




Like but trouble

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Great car to drive. Can not beat it in snow with 4 snow tires. Many problems with repairs. Front end parts, electronics, leaks, trans. Will not get another German car they are very nice but too many expensive repairs.




Spectacular!

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

I had a blue adui a4 and i loved it, it was like my little go kart, becuase it was so fun to drive. I liked the layout of the interior, but i wish the backseat was bigger. I was also very pleased with the reliability. All in all, i recomend this car to anybody who is looking for a small, reliable, and fun to drive automobile.




A4 1.8t quattro (97)

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Driven 3,500 miles so far not bad on gas on long trips averaged 28 mpg, but around city down around 20-21. Nice ride and awesome in the snow. Car was built very nice and a good price!



Full 1997 Audi A4 Review

What's New for 1997

A cheaper Audi A4 1.8T debuts, featuring a 150-horsepower, 20-valve, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine and a base price in the low 20s. The 2.8 gains a revised deck lid and expanded central locking features. All models have new cloth upholstery, and the console and armrests are trimmed with the same fabric as the seats. Three new colors debut for 1997.

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