1999 Audi A4 Review | Edmunds.com

1999 Audi A4

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Audi A4

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Torque-laden turbo four is a hoot to rev hard. Comfortable interior, great handling, stellar design, optional all-wheel drive and optional Tiptronic automanual transmission are pluses.

  • Cons

    Small back seat.

  • What's New for 1999

    Audi introduces the 1.8T Avant wagon to its lineup, while other A4 models gain standard equipment and new options.

Full 1999 Audi A4 Review

What's New for 1999

Audi introduces the 1.8T Avant wagon to its lineup, while other A4 models gain standard equipment and new options.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Rev it up!

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Vehicle: 1999 Audi A4 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Fun to drive. Handles great with AWD and goes right up snowy hills in Worcester. Overall solid feel to the car. Doesn't look like a 15 year old car at all and I don't do anything special to take care of it. Expensive repairs come with the deal - expect them. Wheel bearings (make sure your wheels are balanced and car aligned), flex pipes, dirt in ABS sensor lights the dash. Dash is currently lit up like a Christmas tree. I'll miss it but I'm scrapping it with too many repairs needed for an '06 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD (I MUST have AWD)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Quater million miles and still

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Vehicle: 1999 Audi A4 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

I got a great deal on the car in 2006 and planned on driving it for a year and then selling it to make some profit. I was blown away after the first winter driving this car in Northeast Ohio. After 245k the paint still looks new there's no rust the engine runs great the transmission shifts perfectly.. my only complaint is that I have been through 6 wheel bearings and 8 control arms.. I was told by my mechanic get used to the oil leak that is just the Audi way of marking its territory.. there is nothing on this car that is cheap to repair. even though I paid cash for my car I still consider the repairs to be a monthly car payment. But still my favorite car

1999 1.8t avant - 208,000

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Vehicle: 1999 Audi A4 1.8T Avant quattro Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD

Built in October 1998 and purchased in April 1999. This car came with the sport steering wheel and beautiful cloth seats. I added mud guards to help protect the exterior. The interior materials are very good. I've had no issues with the engine. It's unstoppable. It has the original clutch, still going after millions of shits. There's no body rust. The bad: The 99 Avants did have some front suspension issues. They were mostly covered under warranty. The rear wheel bearings need to be changed pretty frequently. The side airbags had problems too, but they're easy to replace.

Keeps going and going..

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Vehicle: 1999 Audi A4 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Bought this car from the original owner in May of '09 with 129k on the meter. Three years later at 160k we still enjoy this car. As with any of the other Euro cars we've owned (two BMW's, Volvo S60) there are a few maintenance items that many people grumble about, but this car still runs as if it were new. Yes, the parts and repairs are expensive, but the end result is pride of ownership and reliability which you don't get from, as an example-a 13-year old Taurus with 160k on it!

1 of 11 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 1999 Audi A4 1.8T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

This is a terrible car. Do not do it. I sold my Lincoln hoping the AWD would help me out in the winter and I sold the car within 2 months of having it. My clutch was bad, the back axles were screechy (500 fix), wiring for blinker was bad (200 fix), the CD player didn't work right, the tape player ate tapes, the cigerrete lighter wouldn't open(I couldn't charge my phone or gps) one of the rear windows wouldn't roll up or down, the display screen was broken, the bumper began to fall off after 2 weeks, the buttons were coming off on the key fob.. AWFUL

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

207,000 and still runs strong!!!

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Vehicle: 1999 Audi A4 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Great car and a blast to drive. There easy to fix if you know anything about cars. Buy aftermarket parts online and it is cheap to keep on the road. Still org. motor and trans. Just keep her tuned up and it will treat you well. I dont care what make you have it will need work at some point like wheel bearings and ball joints and tie rods. The only thing that gets me is the oil leaking it is with all 2.8 engines. Have the new gaskets put in when the timming service is done and it will save you a pile of money. I have a 98 and my wife drives a 99 with 160,000 miles.

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I've been having a problem with my 1999 A4 1.8T Quatro automatic (with only 18,000 miles) for several months. Often, when I bring the car to a stop from a higher speed, the engine will start vibratin...

Hi! My girlfriend has a 1999.5 2.8Q (sport,auto,bose, etc.). After getting the 22500 mile service, it started developing a metallic knocking noise in the engine bay. It sounded like lifter noise but ?...

I'm considering buying a used A4 - 1999 - w/ 37,000 miles. I have read a lot of posts - and it seems folks have had a number of servicing issues - where a lot of things have gone wrong with their A4....

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Gas Mileage


  • 19
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  • 26
  • highway
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