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2004 Audi A4

Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission CVT Automatic
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 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.

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  • Pros

    Classy, well-constructed interiors, sharp handling, precise steering, available CVT transmission and all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Price goes up quickly with options, engines short on low-end torque, sport package makes for a choppy ride.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Cabriolet is now available with all-wheel drive, while all A4s now come standard with a tire-pressure monitoring system, revised steering wheels and two-stage airbags. The 1.8T models have been upgraded with 16-inch aluminum wheels and now offer a six-speed manual transmission as an option.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

A disappointment

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

The good points: The ride and handling are great, the convertible top design is a delight. The bad: Everything is going to cost you (more). Within 50 miles of driving I had a check engine light. The interior ergonomics are, in my opinion, dreadful, with the single cheap plastic cupholder as a start, the plastic click click switches, and more plastic parts that break (sun visor clip, center armrest for me). The extremely annoying warnings. There's the two hour 'stop driving and take a break' warning. the tone when you open the drivers door with the turn signal on. It treats the driver like a moron. Never again!



17 of 27 people found this review helpful

Think twice before buying!

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

Bought the A4 convertible new. I only used it as a second car and have driven 32,000 miles now. When it still was under warranty a warning light come on and I was told it is nothing serious and AUDI service made it go away. The light came on and off several times in the last year. Recently the car was hesitating when accelerating. AUDI now quoted $2,200 for repair of the transmission control box. When it was in repair they told me they have found problems with the transmission and the repair would be $7,000!! Can anyone imagine that on a car for $50,000 with only 32,000 miles.




Good god i love this

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

This car's "Wow" factor is off the chart. Heads turn wherever I go. People pull up next to me a red lights to tell me how much they like it. The ride is so firm and solid it feels like the car was carved out of a solid piece of metal. With the top down there's only a little more wind than if you had the windows down in a sedan.




Why

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

great car have no ideas on how to improve it. Fun to drive and very confortable




Audi convertible

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

Almost bought Saab convertible...glad I didn't. Love the CVT transmission; front wheel drive was terrific in recent 9" snowstorm. Car is fun to drive, very responsive. A dream!




Better than bmw

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

I have now driven this car for a year and have found absolutely nothing that I didn't love about it. A frind of mine has the BMW 325i and it is nowhere close to the Audi in form or function.



Full 2004 Audi A4 Review

What's New for 2004

The Cabriolet is now available with all-wheel drive, while all A4s now come standard with a tire-pressure monitoring system, revised steering wheels and two-stage airbags. The 1.8T models have been upgraded with 16-inch aluminum wheels and now offer a six-speed manual transmission as an option.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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