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Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Audi A4

  • There may be a host of improvements for the 2002 A4, but we're plenty fond already of this iteration, especially the sleek sheet metal.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Available quattro all-wheel drive, powerful 1.8T motor, attractive exterior styling.

  • Cons

    Confusing dash layout, not much rear legroom, quattro version can feel lethargic.

  • What's New for 2001

    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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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So expensive to maintain

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)

I inherited this car from my parents, otherwise I would never have chosen a luxury sort of car. In the two years I've had the car, I have put over $3000 in repairs. Every time a light comes on, my heart sinks because it will be $1000 to make it turn off. Today I learned that to replace the climate control panel will cost $850 plus labor. what! As soon as it is out of the shop this time I will sell it before another light turns on.



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Nice ride, when it's not

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)

The A4 is a nice balance between a sport sedan, family sedan, and luxury sedan. PERFORMANCE: You won't blow anybody's doors off, but its 190 HP and 210 ft-lb of torque are enough to put a grin on your face from time to time. With the AWD, it handles great in all kinds of weather, fair or foul. The ESP is a bit overactive, however, and cuts in on even the slightest hint of any wheelspin. Fortunately, it can be disabled with the push of a button. INTERIOR: The interior is very comfortable and well laid out, and it's loaded with convenience features. There isn't much room for adults in the rear, but it's OK for kids. The trunk is very large and easy to access. The pass-through is handy also.




A perfect blend of sport

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)

I have owned my A4 for seven-plus years. Like any German car, service isn't inexpensive, but the key is keeping up with regular maintenance. My car just hit 100k miles and it still makes me smile when I turn the key. No major issues. Lots of fun to drive. The quattro AWD system is a dream in snow. I have owned three Audis (2000 A6 Avant; 1997 Cabriolet; this A4) and I loved them all.




Love audis, but not this

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)

I bought my Audi used from a reliable used foreign car dealer. Love the power and handling, and it looks good. Two of my biggest problems that I have come across is the terrible fuel economy and the lack of heat. I'm getting about 18 mpg now, and that is mostly hwg. My heat blows cold air constantly. I recently spent $650 to get it fixed, just for the mechanic to tell me it still doesn't work. But all in all, I would buy another Audi, they're lots of fun.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

2001 audi a4 quattro 2.8

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)

First of all, I can safely say that I still would have made the purchase back in October 2000, knowing what I know now. The only major disappointment in this vehicle has been the mileage. It has averaged probably less than 20 MPG (I mostly drive city), and even a fuel tank with 100% freeway miles is probably only averaging 25 or 26 MPG, which isn't great. Still, that's a minor quibble. The engine has been a complete dream. No problems whatsoever. the only glitches on the vehicle have been a leaking washer fluid gasket on the high pressure headlights, a broken elastic piece on the glovebox door, and a loose door handle on the driver's side. That's it - in over 5 years. I'll buy again.




I'm a broker

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)

I am a wholesale auto broker so I have my pick of vehicles. And this is the BEST car I have ever owned!!! I got the car with 38k miles and in the last 14 months have put 43k miles on it, without a single non-routine trip to the shop. The interior styling can't be matched and although I have heard some bad things about the 1.8t my 2.8 V6 is as solid as an engine gets!!! The whole powertrain is solid and the AWD is a dream come true, I live in Salt Lake City and I'm a skier so I make good use of the AWD. However, even on dry pavement you can tell the difference that the AWD makes in handling, performance and SAFETY !!! This car is as smooth and refined as they get, I LOVE IT !!!!!!



Full 2001 Audi A4 Review

What's New for 2001

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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