by audifan16 on Jan 28, 2014 Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
I came across a "too good to be true" deal on a 2003 1.8t Convertible which I roughly invested $2500 into. First thing that went bad was the Ignition coil. ($1,200 repair for 2 coils) which now I know will cost under $200 to replace all 4 (Thanks to YouTube and AutoZone.) Second thing gone bad was the drivers side CV Joint ($500 inluding towing and went bad again because I bought a cheap replacement) Now with my 3 month visit to the pothole capital, NYC, Ive replaced ALL front control arms which were already bad and Drivers Side CV Joint ($491 on ECS Tuning and $500 Labor at Lennys Auto Service in Brighton beach and I AM SO SO HAPPY with the results. This car is a dream to drive and a keeper
by Lemonade Vendor on Dec 6, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
First of all, this is the worst car I've ever owned. Second of all, the worst car I ever owned...now you got my point. At 57k miles replaced the CVT transmission ($8K), CV boot 4x, headlight every 3-6months, it goes on. Never will ever buy or own an Audi again, worst than Yugo and I'd rather drive a Pacer.
by Steve53 on Jul 13, 2007 Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
I just purchased a 2003 A4 convertible a few weeks ago. So far I really enjoy driving the car, especially with the top down. It has a little turbo lag but once you get going, it's very smooth. Overall, I really like this car and would recommend it if you want a fun convertible with a back seat. The back seat is small, however, and can only fit two young children I would say.
by Kerstin on May 13, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
We have had our Audi for less than a
year and it is one problem after
another. We the car arrived the
convertible top was coming apart at
the seams on the interior. It took a
week to repair. Then the compartment
in the trunk (used for storing the
roof) broke and it took 2 trips to
repair it. Last time it was in for
service they found a "small"
transmission fluid leak. Two months
later, it is in again and now they
have to replace the transmission!
Worst made car we've ever purchased!!!!
by rbconnell on Nov 17, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
my audi A4 1.8T Cabriolet is one of the most
fun cars i've ever owned. long trips are no
problem, as the car just takes care of the
road, and the interior appointments make
sitting for a few hours pass in no time.
terrific seats! economically, it is a great
value, and the milage is pretty good, too.
the audi is quick and civilized, and turns
heads like nobody's business. buy one and
have a blast!
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.