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2001 Audi A4 Wagon

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Unreliable Disaster
2 of 40 people found this review helpful
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By jscala
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2001 Audi A4 Wagon 1.8T Avant Quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Read the reliability reports.
Everything in there and more has gone wrong with my Audi.
The sludge problems w/ the 1.8T, in my opinion, are the engineering equivalent of a surgeon leaving a scalpel inside you.


Best Features

Cup holder.


Worst Features

Farm your engineering out to Honda or BMW.


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Love Hate Relationship
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mwg
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2001 Audi A4 Wagon 1.8T Avant Quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I bought this car new in 2001 - has the sport package, put in chip, it drives fantastic when it is not being towed to the mechanic. I have 4"thick file of repairs and tire changes. It chews up tires every 20k miles regardless of brand and consistent tire rotation. At 90k miles the engine blew. Fortunately Audi replaced it after I provided documentation of oil changes every 5k miles. I have replaced wheel bearings, tie rods, timing belt, hoses, sensors, the turbo at 160k, battery, alternator etc. If it wasn't paid for and if I did not love to drive it so much it would be gone. I cant find another car with the same combo of performance, mileage, utility,AWD, and class.


Best Features

Sport car driving experience with cargo room


Worst Features

Reliability


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2001 1.8T A4 Quattro Wagon w/Sport Pack
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By Lisa Macaluso
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2001 Audi A4 Wagon 1.8T Avant Quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

First few years car ran smoothly and was a lot of fun to drive except rear wheel bearings needed to be replaced twice by dealership - luckily still under warranty. Rims allowed snow/slush to build up which made car shake when driven in winter. When 2-3 years old, rattling sound was heard. Brought car in several times and was not given diagnosis. After 75,000 miles (no longer under warranty), dealership was magically able to diagnose the problem: needs a new cam adjuster (dealership claims no prior awareness of problem) Car has 100,000 miles and has had all four wheel bearings (and ball joint) replaced again by local mechanic. It is no better than tupperware - disposable after 3-year-use!


Best Features

When it was running well, it was a lot of fun to drive.


Worst Features

Better quality wheel bearings and ball joints. Reduce # of ball joints needed from 4/wheel to 2/wheel. Better, more honest service.


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Money pit
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By fleetfoot
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2001 Audi A4 Wagon 1.8T Avant Quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought the car new off the showroom floor at end of '01 model year. Overall, the car handles beautifully (steering is drum tight!) and the cabin is well laid out and extremely comfortable for the driver and front passenger - which is particularly nice on long trips. Back seat is cramped, but wagon has been very useful. But beware... stuff will go wrong with this car. Every other month something else is going - and many items went just days beyond expiration of the warranty coverage! Major oil leak @ 52k. Another leak @ 65k. Seat frames. Steering rack. Front tie rods. Bose speaker. Headlamp washer. You get the idea. Great driving experience, but be ready to pay and pay and pay!


Best Features

Handling, AWD, comfortable.


Worst Features

Reliability!! Reliability!! And reliability!!


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Fun to drive and practical
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By Christian
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2001 Audi A4 Wagon 1.8T Avant Quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This is one of the rare fun to drive and practical cars out there. The extra cargo capacity comes in handy when it's time to go to the mountain with the kids...


Best Features

The premium sound system is great when you're stuck in traffic.


Worst Features

Lever instead of wheel to lower seat back.


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