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2001 Audi A4 Sedan

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Solid Car but Know it well
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Damsaudi
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 1.8T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Purchased the car with 118,000 km,knew it needed a few things when I got it but was excited to get such a nice solid car.Have replaced everything on the entire vehicle within a year ($25,000)mostly replacing with performance parts but only when needed. The car always pulled strong in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, little weak in 4th and 5th with stock turbo, but throw in a k04 and a tune and it really gets interesting. Fuel economy will surprise you, rip hard on it and a tank (60l) will be gone in 300 km, but cruise on the highway and expect close to 850-900. Small electrical things pop up but online there are many helpful resources to troubleshoot. Its a maintenance intensive car but with care reliable


Best Features

Quattro!, turbos are great and fun, with lots of small mods that you can feel. Quiet ride and many instruments/warning equipment. great stereo


Worst Features

suspension design is a little touchy. needs a bit more power to impress. stock wheels are too small and stock ride height is too high


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Great while it lasted
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Will
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 1.8T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I purchased this car used, and had it for 7 months (15,000 miles) before it was totaled in an accident. The car was a lot of fun to drive, and I’m definitely going to miss it. It handled pretty, and had good acceleration. The fuel mileage was much better than I expected it to be. It was very comfortable on both short, and long drives. The trunk had plenty of room for luggage, and hauling. Like any used car it had some issues including a new MAF sensor, and a rear wheel bearing needing to be replaced in the first two months of ownership. Once those issues were sorted out the car was great. I’m leaning towards a newer A4 to replace this one.


Best Features

Great Steering wheel, AWD was great in the snow, The solid feeling the car had was great


Worst Features

A bit more rear seat leg room, A little bit tighter suspension would be great.


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So expensive to maintain
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By Claire O.
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

AWD, nice interior.


Worst Features

The back seat is too small, and the car is too low. It scrapes the ground every time I go over a speed bump. The maintenance costs are ridiculous.


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Nice ride, when it's not in the shop...
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By O_o
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Comfortable interior, excellent handling, good powertrain and transmission.


Worst Features

Electrics and rear wheel bearings fail with alarming frequency. These are nothing, however, compared to the CONSTANT front suspension failures: control arms, ball joints, tie-rods. You name it, I've replaced it - twice, and I don't abuse my cars. This was the only reason I got rid of this car.


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Loved it--but too many problems
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Loved it
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2001 Audi A4 Sedan 1.8T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Traded my mom an IS300 for it in 9/04 w/ 24k. I just sold it w/ 97k on it. Steering feel & accuracy was great, superb handling & brakes, great road feel & heavy weight. I had a manual trans and sport pkg so it was a blast to drive. Felt expensive & used great materials/assembly. But always in the shop, I had 21 repairs in the 4.5 years I drove it & it needed another 3 repairs (2 of which I previously replaced). Every year the ignition coils needed to be replaced & the engine "sludged" up (repaired under warranty). Lots of road noise and wind rush. Lots of features and thoughtful touches throughout. Great MPG. Uber expensive to fix and maintain (and I'm not cheap either).


Best Features

Fun to drive, road feel, handling, connection to car/road, manual trans and sport pkg. Material quality.


Worst Features

Other then reliability and cost of maintenance, not many, reduce road noises and maybe softer seats (great for the back but long trips hurt the backside).


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