2002 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
Overall I like the car, but 2 bad
ignition coils have really spoiled the
experience. Audi Customer "Care"
refused to replace all 4 coils on the
2nd occurence. This is a major problem
with the 2001-2002 models. From what I
have read, very few 2003 have had the
problem. Audi's Customer service is
poor at best.
recall for ignition coils/manual
transmision performance when starting
up in cold weather(tough to get car in
gear) CUSTOMER SERVICE POOR!
2002 Audi A4 1.8T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I'm disappointed with the 02 A4. The
exterior styling is great, but the
interior is drab and monotone.
I've had many problems in 6 months.
Twice I had it towed to the dealership
with igition coil problems. The cruise
control and windshield washers also had
to be fixed.
The engine revs too high, even at low
speeds and the car could use a 6th
gear. The road noise, vibrations,
rattle & squeaks are excessive and the
overall build quality of the car
doesn't compare to that of my '99 A4.
The seats are also narrow and hard.
On the plus side, the all-wheel drive
is great. The handling is impressive
when the car is driven hard on winding
Exterior styling. Quattro all wheel
drive. Handling. Ergonomics.
The overall quality and reliability
needs to improve and it desparately
needs a sixth gear.
2002 Audi A4 1.8T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
Have had a wonderful time with this car.
Looks like a beauty (inside, out), is
immensly fun to drive and is pretty well
priced for its class - its tough to find
a well engineered all-wheel-drive sporty
sedan with great interiors for around
Have had the car for over a year now -
with absolutely no mechanical problems
so far. The only time I needed to take
it to the dealer was for its 10,000 mile
check-up - which incidentally was
completely free and covered under the
standard maintenance plan
The in-dash 6 CD changer is awesome,
great acceleration at high speeds, love
the huge boot space and appreciate the
fact that the car offers heated seats
for all passengers - not just the driver!
The folks at Audi really need to
- provide power front-seats
- offer radio/CD controls on the wheel
- INCREASE the leg room in the rear
seats. Its improved some but there's
still some ways to go.