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2003 Audi A4

Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Audi A4

  • The A4 is luxurious, sporty, winterproof and a few grand cheaper than BMW's 3 Series. As such, it's one of our favorite entry-luxury cars.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Available all-wheel drive, classy interiors laden with amenities, stable handling.

  • Cons

    Price goes up quickly with options, engines a little short on low-end torque.

  • What's New for 2003

    The big news is the arrival of the A4 Cabriolet, a fetching drop-top version of the A4 sedan. Initially, the company will offer only one drivetrain choice -- front-wheel drive with the 3.0-liter V6 engine and continuously variable transmission. Expect to see a 1.8T version midway through the model year and a 3.0 quattro Cab by October 2003. No word yet on the possibility of a manual transmission. As if this weren't enough, Audi plans to release a coupe version of the A4 in early 2003. The rest of the A4 lineup benefits from equipment upgrades. Leather is now optional on all 1.8T models, as are 12-way power front seats. All 3.0s will come swathed in leather, with more deluxe leather optional. Previous stand-alone options for the 3.0, including xenons and satellite steering wheel controls, have been swept up into the Premium Package. A new cold weather package includes seat heaters and a ski sack, and 17-inch all-season tires are a stand-alone extra.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Great awd car

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

The only real car to get if you want a sporty AWD car that hauls like an SUV but gets 25 mpg. I love the looks and build quality of the A4 Avant. I literally can not think of another car that I would pick right now to replace it. Get the Bose, it's awesome, save your money on the Nav, it's just okay.




Best car i have ever

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

This is the most comfortable car, and I love going on long trips, in the rain or snow.. I have had 2 back surgeries and for once I can drive in comfort. Amazing seats. A blast to drive and at 40k not a single problem. Great service free oil changes etc by dealor were always a positive experience. Would definitly buy Audi again, but I dont want to part with this car. !!




Great car!

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

I have owned my Avant for 16 months and love it as much now as the day I bought it. It is a pleasure to drive, the most comfortable vehicle I have owned, and dependable. Although I am pushing 60 years of age now, I enjoy the power and sports-like handling this car provides. There is nothing like the way it makes you feel when you get it out on some country roads and put it through its paces!




Love my avant 3.0!

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

I have had this car for about 2 years now and I still relish the chance to drive it every time I get into it. The Avant is very practical and the added cargo room has helped immensely with the occasional trek to the neighborhood mega hardware store. So many extra design details: drawers under seats, first-aid kit, cockpit lighting to aid driver...so much to mention. Reliability has been very good. Better than the Toyotas that my parents have bought. Don't believe the CR reports. They are lies and strongly biased towards Japanese cars. Check this out: http://www.allpar.com/cr.html




German delight

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

I've owned this car for about 9 months now and it has been a real pleasure to drive. The handling is superb and the power is adequate. The interior is exquisite and luxurious. We've had no problems in 5500 miles except for a bad seat memory module. Gas mileage is improving as I am still in the break- in period. Overall, I've had a fantastic experience with this car.




Great stuff!

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

My car is 9 months old and I have driven it across Canada and then to Boston. First gear has been a little stiff, but at 12,000 miles it has finally broke-in. The car is fantastic. The 3.0L engine I think is essential since the car is quite heavy. I test drove the 1.8L Tubo engine but found that it hesitates when you step on the gas which can be a little scary when you want the power to get out of a problem. Gas milage is great in the 3.0L...much like a four cylander. I highly reccomend this car.



Full 2003 Audi A4 Review

What's New for 2003

The big news is the arrival of the A4 Cabriolet, a fetching drop-top version of the A4 sedan. Initially, the company will offer only one drivetrain choice -- front-wheel drive with the 3.0-liter V6 engine and continuously variable transmission. Expect to see a 1.8T version midway through the model year and a 3.0 quattro Cab by October 2003. No word yet on the possibility of a manual transmission. As if this weren't enough, Audi plans to release a coupe version of the A4 in early 2003. The rest of the A4 lineup benefits from equipment upgrades. Leather is now optional on all 1.8T models, as are 12-way power front seats. All 3.0s will come swathed in leather, with more deluxe leather optional. Previous stand-alone options for the 3.0, including xenons and satellite steering wheel controls, have been swept up into the Premium Package. A new cold weather package includes seat heaters and a ski sack, and 17-inch all-season tires are a stand-alone extra.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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