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A4 1.8T Quatro
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By giventi
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1999 Audi A4 Wagon 1.8T Avant quattro Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD


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One of the most expensive car to maintain. It will eat your wallet. If you know how to work on this car go for it. It drives very solid and safe. AWD great on snow but when you have more than 6-7 inches of snow you are in trouble. Very low clearance. Almost every Audi made around that time have problem with cluster panel. Air bag light on. has bunch of very expensive sensors. If all the maintenance done regularly it is OK to buy one of them. Otherwise even if you get it for free prepare yourself for $3 to 4 thousands of repairs in couple years. Engine mount and tranmsn mnt collapsed at 110K mls. That shakes rear axle like hell. Front end have so many parts to replace. FORGET ABOUT IT!!!!!!!


Best Features

AWD handling really good. Sound system powerful and very crisp audio. strong body with galvanized sheet metal.


Worst Features

More clearance for snow. More leg room in the back. You can't sit an adult in the back.


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1999 1.8T Avant - 208,000 Miles
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By interactive3
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1999 Audi A4 Wagon 1.8T Avant quattro Turbo 4dr Wagon AWD


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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.


Best Features

The spacious feeling of the interior is very nice. The seats are exceptionally comfortable (especially in cloth). It has very good ergonomics in the front, but is too tight in the rear seats. The AWD system with Torsen center differential rules! The heated seats and auto climate control are perfect for winter. It has a great suspension front and back. Stainless muffles lasts and lasts. Tight turning radius. Open or close all windows with key. Soft on/off interior lights. No stupid gimmicks or extra electronic gizmos. Dependable manual seat adjustments.


Worst Features

I wish Audi still imported a manual transmission wagon with Quattro and premium cloth seats. I can't think of a decent replacement car. Too bad Subarus are so ugly and the Jetta Sportwagen doesn't have 4motion. Improvements: I would like more rear leg room for passengers. More ground clearance. 1600 lbs towing capacity. Better engineered wheel bearings. Side curtain air bags.


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1999 Audi A4 2.8 AWD
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By alex
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1999 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD


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The 1999 audi has really been one of the best cars i have ever owned and i have owned a lot in the past. The reliability of it has been very good i got it with 116,000 on it and it now has 153,000 with only one little problem in the middle of the mileage. It was a valve cover gasket, just leaking a little bit of oil, not a big deal replaced it myself in just under a hour. otherwise haven't had any other problems. the 1999 audi is a great car for someone who cares about cars and knows how to maintain a car.


Best Features

The AWD and front seat room, heated seats


Worst Features

car maybe could stand to warm up a little bit faster on cold days. And mileage.


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A Leason Learned
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By Rob
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1999 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD


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I bought the car used with 70,000 miles and have somehow managed to put 35,000 on it in a year and change (still trying to figure out how I did that). Even though I bought it with the expectation of putting some money into it, I had no idea that I'd put in almost $5000 for a number of various problems. Valve cover gaskets were replaced, new tires, front axles, new control unit, and assorted other things. Unless you have the tools and the know-how to do a lot of the work yourself, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.


Best Features

Quattro, heated seats, triptronic trans (acceleration onto hwys)


Worst Features

fuel efficiency, better car design to minimize labor time on engine work. Don't own it without a warranty and/or a great mechanic at a reasonable rate


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Not for Poseurs
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By Chris
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1999 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD


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Our Audi A4 Quattro WAGON 2.8 V6 5spd was very hard to find! It has front AND side impact airbags. It’s not a turbo (no sludge problems!) It was before dual exhaust, so it has a SINGLE muffler! It’s the later 1999 production with the newer (better) style dash and elipsoloid headlights. Mine is the simplest/best A4 to own. With a good mechanic who doesn’t rip you off, you’ll have the suspension fully sorted and many trouble-free miles. The build quality on these cars is incredible – we’ve hit 130K with no drama and never roadside breakdown. Am now parting with it (Vermont – thanks – ask Craig to see the listing) only saying goodbye to “Shanta” because we’re moving overseas.


Best Features

Incredibly comfortable seats and tilt/telescope steering wheel. 6CD changer. ski sack pass-through means no aero drag on the roof.


Worst Features

? Perfection.


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