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1999 Audi A4 Wagon

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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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  • 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (21 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

Costly to drive

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4

Bought it new 1998. Six V cylinder engine with a manual stick. Fun to drive and a lot of pep, but repairs way too much and suspension design and transmission not worthy of German engineering (mechanical engineer myself). 12 years and average maintenance/repair cost $1,000/year. First the lower suspension arms replaced, twice each side (Audi recall eventually), then new leaky radiator, wheel bearings on three wheels, timing belt and water pump at 90,000 miles, 142,000 miles new clutch ($1,300), control arm upper front, and exhaust pipe clamps (3 times) plus regular maintenance. I think this is my last Audi and I will turn it in

Nice but...

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4

Nice car if you can afford the high dollar repairs. Ball joints have been a constant problem. Transmission went out completely at 80,000 miles even though the car has been very well cared for and driven lightly.

Audi lover cheated

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4

I have had nothing but expense after expense which is making it difficult to justify buying another Audi despite my love for the cars. In nearly 3 years I have replaced the water pump, rear bearings, mass air sensor, power steering rack (which came from Audi faulty and was warranty replaced by local mechanic) turn signal headlight stalk, tie rod ends, sway bar links, all control arms (upper A and F R lowers), the timing belt, valve cover gaskets, mirror directional button is bad, and the car eats tires like the chocolate doughnuts I used to eat in my overweight youth. I am questioning, in anguish, the merits of fine German enigineering.

Happy audi owner

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4

I bought my 1998 Audi A4 Avant from a dealer at with 45,000 miles on it coming of a 3 year lease. I have only replaced the front rotors and resurfaced rear with brake new pads. I have 75,000 miles on the car today. Maybe I'm lucky. This is my 4th Audi in 12 years and the only real problem I had were the denso A/C compressors on the 90 series.

$$$$ to own beware of

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4

Bought the dealer's demo and got the 3- year warrenty. At 45 k, the problems started - front suspension - $ 766; tie rod end and water pump - $ 1245; 60 k - rear half shaft bearings - $1400; transmission valve body $ 3200 and now the ABS unit is shot and it's back to the shop for another $3000. That is $9611! Parts and service are very expensive! I am selling and cutting my losses. I'll be buying a Honda or Toyota or an American car from now on. What a piece of junk!

Fun $$$$$ car

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi A4

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

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


  • 19
  • cty
  • 26
  • highway
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