Fun to drive, handles snow very well.
Repairs frequent and very expensive.
Have had to replace two headlights,
head gasket, and timing belt at 74,000
miles. $4000 so far. Rub rails
falling off the car, (defective
brackets), transmission shifts rough.
Audi's QA doesn't measure up to selling
price. I will never buy Audi again
I bought the car with 39k last October,
since then I have replaced all front
control arms, brakes all around, now it
is the shop apparently needs a new rear
differential and possible wheel
bearings. The front of the car keeps
falling off, when I park too close to a
curb. Cup holders don't work, my 850
volvo gets better gas mileage. Love the
looks, hate the car. Local dealer sucks.
Quattro, exterior looks, road comfort,
drove 1000 miles in 14 hours.
Stand behind repairs, car should not
have a front end that falls off. Front
suspension and rear differential should
not be failing in less than 53k miles.
I bought my A4 new and have maintained
it meticulously from the day I bought
it. I would not buy one again. It
started falling apart after 4 years:
alternator, battery, engine control
module, tie rod ends (twice), upper and
lower control arm links, drivers side
airbag, sunroof control switch, rear
shocks, engine mount. All of this cost
about $5,000. Luckily, I bought an
extended warranty that defrays some of
the cost. If you plan to buy one of
these cars and keep it after the
warranty expires, be prepared to spend
a lot on repairs. And those repairs
will cost you at least twice as much as
you would expect.
For about 2 years, it was by far the
BEST used car I ever owned... Then I
hit 60,000 miles... Since then the car
was in the shop every other week. My
brakes gave out, tie rods were shot, 4
tires had to be replaced, ignition coil
replaced, headlights replaced twice,
speaker blew, cd player stopped
working, fuel pump went out, trunk
stopped opening, alternator kicked it,
and the AC compressor died. Finally, I
decided to give up and sell it, and
literally the day before, the timing
belt broke. It has now been at the
dealer for 2 months, as of yesterday.
All told, approx. $8800 for repairs
since 60,000 miles (and I never did get
the AC fixed). Bah.
Smooth ride, comfy seats, sunroof,
fantastic gas mileage, excellent
handling in rain and snow, and you can
take a highway offramp at 65mph without