Get the 3.0
By audilove on
2002 Audi A4 3.0 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Well it looks like I see a trend here. The 1.8T seem to have reliability issues while the 3.0 seem to run strong. I have owned mine for a year and love it. It's my second Audi, my first being an 80Q that I put 300k miles on. I will say that these cars require your attention. By that I mean don't skimp on maintenance. If there are issues, fix them IMMEDIATELY or it can get very expensive (i.e. ignore replacing a $25 coil pack and you could spend $1000 on a new cat). I will also say you need to keep the interior conditioned, it doesn't like being left to dry out on hot days.
Handling (quattro), styling, build quality.
Better fuel efficiency. I average between 22 and 25MPG.