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Love it!
By caspersim on 07/11/14 14:07 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
A disappointment
By bearuk on 12/06/13 16:54 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

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!
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T FWD
By carenthusiast4 on 11/18/13 16:14 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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.
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2004 audi a4
By zagarfunk on 11/04/13 20:29 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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
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Fun to drive at a price
By iamme1979 on 12/06/12 11:34 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2004 Audi A4 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

Review

I have now owned my 2004 audi a4 3.0L with ultrasport package for a bit over 4 years. This car is a blast to drive, and living in Minnesota, it is the best vehicle I have ever driven in the snow. Having said that I have been most definitely disappointed with the reliability. It seems every 4-6 months I have a major repair, not including the little things that I take care of myself. New tires every 1-2 years (15,000 miles/yr)Timing belt at 75,000, new radiator fan, new clutch and flywheel. I have spent $4000 in repairs on it this year alone. So beware and know that it may be cheaper than some, has great style, and is a lot of fun, but you may be better off with something more durable.
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Beautiful Disaster
By missy_lee on 08/10/12 05:29 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I have a previously owned a4, with the ultra sport package. This car has every possible added feature. When my car was working, it was a pleasure to drive. The performance alone, is outstanding. You could drive at 100mph and it felt like you were going 50mph. The AWD was fantastic for snow and rain, I had no problems with traction. I do know that they are EXTREMELY expensive to maintain and own. Any time my check engine light would come on, which was every month, it would cost no less than 1000$ to have it turned off. One problem ALWAYS led to another and it was so frustrating and discouraging when my car had to be brought in for repairs. Overall, I am saddened to retire this car bc of costs
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Fun to drive, but a steep investment in repairs.
By chash1982 on 04/12/12 12:16 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I've had an opportunity to drive all kinds of cars, from BMWs to Volvos, to high end japanese vehicles and NOTHING has handled and performed like my Audi. This car feels like you are going 60 miles an hour at 100. You can barely feel the body roll as you effortlessly carve through corners at high speeds, and no automaker has a better interior. On the downside, prepare to set aside about 3000$ a year for repair and maintenance! Even oil changes will run you 100$, and when your fuel pump dies (and it probably will!) You can expect to spend 1000$ at the dealer if it's out of warranty. This is a driving enthusiasts car that's also a comfortable commuter. I love my Audi, expensive or not!
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18 of 30 people found this review helpful
THINK TWICE BEFORE BUYING!
By lenti on 03/29/12 12:02 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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13 of 27 people found this review helpful
Good Go Kart....
By gabenerica1019 on 12/17/11 14:18 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2004 Audi A4 3.0 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

Review

Love the layout and the raw power of the Quat!!! Very fun to drive and take for the long hauls...so comfy...
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Loved it but it had to go
By hadalotofcars on 07/26/11 13:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2004 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Review

This was by far my favorite Audi. An 04 Ultrasport. Fantastic handling. Good thing I had an extended warranty - the car broke a lot - always something - the only way I would consider driving another Audi product at this time would be if I could have this car back - after repairing it month after month I sold it to buy a new Audi. I traded that within a month of buying it.
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