by bearuk on Dec 6, 2013 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!
by lenti on Mar 29, 2012 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.
by NVRMOR on Jul 22, 2004 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.
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.