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fun $$$$$ car
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By jspring
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1998 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD


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Bought this car with 40000 miles and have spent $7000 in 2 plus years replacing almost every moving part - shocks,wheel bearings,ABS control module and complete front end . Have not touched engine nor transmission and hope to sell car ASAP


Best Features

really fun car in winter and summer


Worst Features

need Japanese quality or you will continue death spriral


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Avant 2.8 - thumbs up!
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By Wagonsrule
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1998 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD


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great car, versatile and reliable. had to replace all 10 suspension arms in front end which is a very well known problem on A4s. other than that it has been a great car.Quattro goes through any weather without blinking.


Best Features

heated seats, AWD, manual (rare on Avants)and of course its looks - it wont go out of style next week.


Worst Features

leg room in back seat - very small. give me more torque, better mileage and the ability to turn Quattro off to improve mileage in dry weather.


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Great Little Car
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By Audi Enthusiast
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1998 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD


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Bought car Certified at 50k and have had no problems since. Now at 90k, car gets even better with age. Have Volvo V70R AWD and the Audi kicks butt all around.


Best Features

Great MPG, Bose Stereo, auto heat/ac, tranny - tiptronic is awesome.


Worst Features

Driver's seat not comfy over long hauls. Otherwise - keep tires rotated and oil changed, one heck of a car!


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A Beautiful but Unfaithful Lover
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By sleelio
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1998 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 Avant 4dr Wagon


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This is one of the nicest cars I've ever driven. The faster you go, the better it gets - all the little rattles go away and it hugs the road beautifully. However, this car has had too many problems - broken ignition (waited 6 months for the part), heater core failed, 2 CV boots busted, water pump failed, broken radiator fan, sunroof problems, remote key works only when it feels like it. We've taken good care of this care and done all the suggested maintenance, but it hasn't taken care of us.


Best Features

Fun fun fun to drive, and can carry quite a bit with the back seats folded down. Beautiful styling.


Worst Features

More rear seat leg room, better cup holders, a remote key system that works, needs parts that are built to last (and actually do last).


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This one's good!
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By happy for 8 years
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1998 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 Avant 4dr Wagon


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Bought new; 69,000 miles in 5 years. Very few problems, radio replaced, new dash cover, all under warranty. Average 24 mpg in mixed use driving. Ride quality has deteriorated in last 10k miles, rear dampers need replacing. Great highway car; relaxed, quiet, very comfortable. V6 power adequate. Dealer experience very favorable (Commonwealth VW/Audi). This is my second A4, and they both have been excellent. None of the repair nightmares so sommon on this list. My cars are very well maintained, and driven sensibly. Bose stereo, driver's seat, and overall interior ambience have kept me enjoying these cars for this long (8 years and 120,000 miles between the two).


Best Features

Interior in general. Front seats superb. Bose Stereo a must. Quality of interior, and build quality in general is excellent. This car shows wear as if it is 2 years old and has 30,000 miles!


Worst Features

Rear seat room very tight. Ride quality past 50,000 mile mark deteriorates quickly (rear dampers needed) Car is sprung too soft, and underdamped in general, but not to the point of turning you away.


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