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1999 Audi A4

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Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Audi A4

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  • 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)


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.




Never by an audi again

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

This car was reliable for the first 5 years but since then it has been nothing but a money pit. It has broken down at the side of the road several times and every time it's at least a $700 dollar visit to the garage. The interior quality is bad. Cup holder broke, hatchback interior paneling broke. The engine is underpowered. Like many AWD cars, it goes through tires quickly. It is just not a well built car.




Fun to drive

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

Our Avant is a great car. It's fun to drive and the styling is great. We have had our share of mechanical issues but it still beats driving the less than inspiring others.




Quick, great handling, and reliable

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

(currently 48000 miles) The car accelerates fast and when the turbo kicks in it takes off, especially above 3500 RPM. I like the gearing (5- spd manual) as first gear is long enough that I usually don't have to shift mid-corner when turning after a stop sign/light. The interrior is comfortable (leather) with many adjustments for seat location and the audio system is well done. The airbag warning light has illuminated twice since I bought it for seemingly no reason, after taking it to a dealer they said nothing was wrong and turned it off, so not a big problem. The car runs great every time I start it and is very reliable. I highly recommend a GIAC ecu flash to improve performance.




Beware of the audi certified

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

I purchsed the Audi Avant as a replacement for my VW New Beetle. At the time, I felt comfortable purchasing a pre-owned car because the dealership had reconditioned it, and it was covered under the Audi Assured Warranty. After about 6 months, the Certification was worth the paper it was written on. The car has had numberous problems, not to mention it was sold to me with body damage. Audi needs to do better, I wouldn't recommend the Audi Assured program to anyone.




5 years and going strong

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

I bought this car new 5 years ago and I have had a smile ever since. I have comfortably driven it in temperatures ranging from -56F to 103F. The quattro traction system is unbeatable on snow and ice; the car provides a great sense of stability and security. I have maintained it to the manual and at 70K miles I replaced all the belts and water pump as a preventative measure. I had only minor problems during the warranty period and all were repaired quickly and completely by the dealer. The Avant gives me most of the storage capacity of an SUV without the penalty of bulk.



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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