by Mostafa on Jul 24, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 2.8 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my 2001 Audi 2.8 almost 1 year ago. It has been a great car. I took it in today because the check engine light came on (becuase the gas cap wasn't screwed back on correctly) Ahhh! Oil changes are about $85 which is a lot, but it's good for 6k miles. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for paying that much for an oil change, but that's how it is. I love having a powerful car. Brakes work great! Almost too well. All my friends love driving my car, it's fun!
by LI-George on Jun 24, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 2.8 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)
After driving a 1999 1.8T (I've been
loyal to American car makers for too
long) - I pulled it off the used market
and decided to keep it after a month. I
will never go back to US cars. With all
the complaints on this forum regarding
some experiences with reliability,
it pales in comaprison. I traded the '99
in with 80k and the engine and tranny
were in great shape. Now own a 2001
2.8 and am amazed at the improvement
over the crisp performance of the 99
1.8T. It's styling is timeless and
classic and IMO belongs with such
classic designs as the 57 Chevy, 67
mustang, among others. This is a
keeper. Buy Certified if used.
by JD1 on Dec 26, 2003 Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 2.8 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)
The steering with quattro is
fantastic - travelling on a wet and
rainy I-95 at speed, a wheel cover
from an oncoming car, came over the
central median - closing speed at
least 140 mph. I swerved to avoid a
direct hit the car calmly swung right
and then back left to avoid the wheel
cover and the car on the inside lane
without missing a beat - having owned
a BMW 540i previously I can safely say
that had I been in that car I would
not have stayed on the highway !
Also the handling is exceptional in
snow conditions - brilliant,cannot say
enough good things about the handling
of this car.
The entire Audi lineup receives a new 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty and no-charge scheduled maintenance, a 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation, and 24-hour roadside assistance for four years. All A4s are now equipped with head protection airbags, have lengthier oil change intervals and an optional Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP). The 1.8T engine gets a horsepower boost from 150 to a racy 170 and meets ULEV standards.