Love the car, but it's a heartbreaker!
By Erin S on
2003 Audi A4 3.0 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
I love to drive my A4, which makes it only more painful that it's been in the shop more times than I'd care to count. It's peppy, smooth, and easy to handle on the highway. It's beautiful inside when everything's working. But, it's had more broken electrical parts than I knew existed on a car, and every repair is crazy expensive. I wonder if they fly the parts one by one from Germany! Like others, have had multiple issues with the stereo, sunroof, various lights/indicators, relays, in addition to the dead fuel pump. Tires pop like balloons, and they're expensive, too. An expensive love, for sure.
Interior styling, acceleration, trunk space (really!), comfort, gas mileage isn't too bad.
For the price you pay for these, the reliability is completely abysmal. If you're going to make a car with so many parts that break, at least make the parts and service halfway affordable!