This is my 1st Audi and definately not the last. Its awesome on the interstate as well as on short in-town trips. In the snow, I think it handles better than the AMTRAK. Seriously, on snow/ice/wet pavement, the car grips like nothing else, even on regular summer tires. Kind of costly when repairs are needed but its expected on all higher end brands, MB is not cheaper. Just remember this is not a Pontiac or Ford where anyone can work on it. V6 engine could use a little more horses but its just enough and very quiet. I travel a lot and I am always on a rental car. I cannot wait til I get back to my Audi, everytime. It never fails.
Looks, looks, looks. Driving-solid feel, fun to drive, Quattro AWD System. Craftmanship and quality. Everything looks and feels expensive in this car. Cust Service at the local dealer. As soon as the wife's car lease ends, we're going to the local Audi dealer!
Small legroom for backseat (I never ride back there anyhow). Keyless entry is junk, never-ever works and really can't be fixed. Also, the cupholders are junk, buy the ones from the Passat and install it on the passenger side.
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.
I bought my A4 at 3 years old, and have run it up to 116,000 miles. It has been incredibly dependable; but repairs aren't cheap. The car always gives me plenty of (usually audible) signs that something needs attention. I have had to replace the CD player and all the ball joints...other than that, it has been great.
Quattro, Heated Seats, Sassy styling, dependability, relatively small exterior size, well-balanced suspention, comfortable for long trips, did I mention the heated seats?
Bought my Audi A4 1.8T in 2000. The
car was great, and it is so much fun
to drive. It is a pleasure to drive
in the snow. However, some how after 50,000
miles or so. I started hearing some rattling. The
dealerhips have no customer service,
and they are really rude. They charge
you thousands of dollars for parts and
labor charges that sometimes are more
expensive than the super expensive
parts. Then you get electrical
problems that cost $1,500 each to fix.
Be prepared to spend a lot of money in
maintaining this car. And even then
sometimes I think was it worth it?
Right now going between a G35 or a new
Heated Seats, Quatro, the Ski Sack
which for me I put fishing rods in.
Better customer service, lower prices for parts,
lower labor charges for repairs. Better reliability,
this is a luxury car which consumers spend a ton of
money for. The car's quality should
reflect this, rather than needing $2,000 in
repairs ever year. Build something
that you can be proud of.
This is my 3rd Audi Quattro (4000Q and
90Q) that I have had for more than
100,000 miles. I have been very happy
with every aspect of the car. After
100,000 miles it runs and looks
great. The performance and gas
mileage have only IMPROVED as the
mileage piled up. The Quattro system
(and heated leather seats) easily
conquers anything a New England winter
can throw at me (and I live in the