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2004 Audi A4

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I love it, but I hate it too.
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By lagdh
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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This car is fantastic... When it works. For all the two years I've had it, I don't think it has worked properly for more than two months of that time. There's always some problem which is hard to diagnose, the problem which then ends up being expensive. This is not to say that it isn't a great car, it certainly is. The Quattro AWD is spectacular in the snow and sticks to the road in summer as well. Performance needs improvement though --- There's very little low-end torque, and there just needs to be more horsepower to propel this 3,500 pound car. Overall I'd say don't get this car over 100,000 miles, it'll just frustrate


Favorite Features

Quattro AWD Interior Comfort


Suggested Improvements

Reliability Performance


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Love it!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By caspersim
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Owned my A4 1.8T for a year now, bought it used. I love it, the cost of service is a bit higher but the car seems to not need service as often, but time will tell. The interior is beautiful and comfy, but there is a serious lack of cup holders...Performance is amazing, for a 4 cylinder car it has some serious power with the turbo, and the car corners like a dream. Handles very good in winter conditions with the Quattro


Favorite Features

Handling, look, fuel economy, AWD


Suggested Improvements

Another cup holder


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A disappointment
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By bearuk
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2004 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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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!


Favorite Features

I think the convertible top design is great. The in dash 6 cd changer is good too.


Suggested Improvements

The red display is distracting and should be changed. The center console needs a serious revision, with some decent cup holders and better quality switches where the black doesn't rub off and stronger plastics for all the parts that break. The climate control has a mind of it's own, it often seems to adjust itself, especially when you put the top down. Annoying nagging warnings that are totally unnecessary.


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2004 Audi A4 1.8T FWD
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By carenthusiast4
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


Review

I bought my '04 A4 1.8T FWD a little under a year ago with 87,xxx miles on it, haven't had a single problem with it beyond regular maintenance. Keeping up on regular maintenance is important to preserve the life of the car (more so than for non-European cars). Fortunately, any known problems (like the timing belt) had been worked out by the previous owner. Very good value, rock solid reliability, comfortable and very fun to drive. If you want speed, get the 3.0 V6 or the S4. As it is though, the 1.8T CVT goes from 0-60 in 7.8 seconds in Sport, or 8.5 seconds in Drive. Not to bad for a small engine, getting 33 mpg on the highway. Handles like a dream. Very nice interior. Audio system rocks.


Favorite Features

Handling Loaded cabin Interior Audio system Fun to drive Reliability (especially compared to the E46 BMW 3-series) Cost to purchase


Suggested Improvements

Acceleration on base model Armrest design


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2004 audi a4
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By zagarfunk
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Love this car very nice easy to take care off have over 200k on it only maintence is oil changes evey 4 months and timeing belt water pump every 65k other thin that nothing


Favorite Features

AWD all leather no matter the year or mileage easy seller 5k and up


Suggested Improvements

biger turbo


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