by lalo on Jul 12, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4 1.8T 4dr Sedan
I love my car. I have owned it for over a year and it still runs like a champ. Thankfully the people I bought it from took very good care of the car, and I have continued the same maintenance. It has great gas mileage, and is a beautiful car. It doesn't have the power when you first hit the gas pedal but once your moving it goes.
by Zach on Jun 23, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4 1.8T 4dr Sedan
Amazing in the Wisconsin Winters. I call it a tank for the reason that it has been hit 4 times, and the only visible damage to the car was a slight tear in the right rear fender the day it was knocked out of a parking stall and into the stall next to it. However, the repairs make this car not so much fun. I have done regular maintenance on it since I bought the car, and yet I always drive home with it wondering what is going to go wrong with it next. The high dollar fixes become a drain, especially in this economy. Have to get a new PCV valve, and the part costs forty dollars. Repairs total 350-400.
by Kiri on Apr 30, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4 1.8T 4dr Sedan
I just bought my A4 last October with very close to 100k miles on it, but I know the previous owner and know that it was well cared for. So far, I'm loving it! Except for the recent trip to my mechanic, where I found out that my tie rod had a slight problem, as well as my wheel bearings, so that was a bit to get fixed. When I bought it, the track for the moonroof was broken; it still can pop up, it just won't open completely, so I'm in no big hurry to fix it. Other than small things like that, I'm loving it!
by DH on Dec 13, 2006 Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4 1.8T 4dr Sedan
I have had this car for almost a year now and it is a delight to drive. The AWD is great along with the tiptronic transmission. The car had low miles when I bought it and was well maintained, but still had to have the timing belt replaced @ 60,000 miles.
by Brian on May 30, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4 1.8T 4dr Sedan
I've had this car for three years and it's held up fairly well. My only problems so far have been a broken switch for the right rear window, faulty door seals in the left rear that allowed water to leak in when it rained hard, and the headlight sprayer hose caused a leak to the washer fluid reservoir. Other than that this car has been fantastic. It handles well, still gets compliments on it's looks, and the FWD version (which is a few hundred lbs lighter than Quattro) is fast enough to pass anyone I want, even in 5th gear on the highway. I've got 93000 miles now and I plan to drive this car into the ground:)
by squidward on Jun 15, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4 1.8T 4dr Sedan
I have two of these cars - a 98 Turbo
FWD and a 99 Turbo Quattro. Most of
the people on this site who have rated
these cars are idiots - comparing
apples to oranges. Yes, if you have
Quattro it is goin to be sluggish in
first and second. AWD robs power, you
fools. Don't compare it to a FWD
Japanese car. Yes, your car is going
to need new tires and timing belt at
60,000 miles. Stuff wears out, suck it
up. No, it is not more expensive to
fix than a Japanese car - I have found
it to be cheaper.
The 2.8 sedan gets a valve job resulting in 18 more horsepower and additional torque. Side-impact airbags are standard, as is traction control. Opt for the automatic and you'll get the same Tiptronic technology that allows Biff to manually shift Buffy's 911 Cabriolet. A new station wagon called Avant debuts, while the A4 1.8T gets new wheels, a sport package and an ambient temperature gauge. New colors and stereo improvements round out the changes for 1998.