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Exceptional
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By iofreeze
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 1.8T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is exceptional in most every way. Classic AUDI handling/cornering coupled with the luxurious appointments. What I really like about this vehicle that no one speaks about is the TURBO aspect. It can be changed out with an aftermarket configuration and squeeze out much more performance with ease. It is not unrealistic to get 325+ hp out of this vehicle. Overall I think the AUDI A4 is absolutely beautiful.


Favorite Features

Handling, turbo, longevity, and build quality.


Suggested Improvements

The entry level should've come with more horsepower but the ability to scale that up on your own, only with more expense, somewhat makes up for that.


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Audi A4, great car
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By newtoncd
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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I love in Colorado where the quattro is very nice to have. I have just over 45,000 miles on my A4 and it has been very reliable. The only problem I have had is with the driver's side window 'whistling' a bit. After 3 trips to the dealer, it was finally fixed, under warranty. Other than that, I absolutely love the car and plan to purchase it when it comes off of lease in August 2005.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive factor!! Very good interior layout, love the red display


Suggested Improvements

Cupholders an afterthought, a bit more power and improved gas mileage would be welcome, cramped back seat


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Almost perfect - Highly Recommended
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By LI-George
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 2.8 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

2.8 engine - smooth tranny - body stlye w crimped trunk lid. Just about everything. The cup Holder - just be neat. LOVE THIS CAR!!


Suggested Improvements

Typical stuff - mostly addressed in 2002+ models. Some plastics used in the interior are the brittle type may cause noises or break easily. This car neats to be treated right = rough handling is not well tolerated. IMHO - the source of most "reliability" complaints.


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Not Worth It
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By quattro boy
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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I have a '67 Mustang that has less problems!!!. Nothing but electrical problems since I've had it. ABS unit needed to be replaced twice (without a warning light...that's comforting), control box for door locks had to be replaced (couldn't even get in the car!!), most recently, had to have all dashboard electronics replaced after radio froze (couldn't change stations or anything) and dash disply went dead. If you have to have one, lease, and not for longer than the warranty.


Favorite Features

Performance...it does drive great, but the tiptronic (auto-manual) is useless. Go with the pure manual.


Suggested Improvements

Improve quality and reliability or stop making them


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Not Worth It
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By fo'runna
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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I have a '67 Mustang that has less problems!!!. Nothing but electrical problems since I've had it. ABS unit needed to be replaced twice (without a warning light...that's comforting), control box for door locks had to be replaced (couldn't even get in the car!!), most recently, had to have all dashboard electronics replaced after radio froze (couldn't change stations or anything) and dash disply went dead. If you have to have one, lease, and not for longer than the warranty.


Favorite Features

Performance...it does drive great, but the tiptronic (auto-manual) is useless. Go with the pure manual.


Suggested Improvements

Improve quality and reliability or stop making them


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