by interactive3 on Oct 9, 2012 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.
by Steve on Dec 27, 2008 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.
by raize221 on Apr 1, 2006 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.
by IMissMyBeetle! on Apr 24, 2004 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
by st-elias on Mar 16, 2004 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
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