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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


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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


Best Features

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


Worst Features

biger turbo


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Fun to drive at a price
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By iamme1979
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2004 Audi A4 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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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.


Best Features

AWD, Auto dim mirrors, Xenon Headlights


Worst Features

more durable interior, and overall build quality


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Beautiful Disaster
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By missy_lee
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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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


Best Features

BOSE sound system, leather heated seats, adjustable lumber, spacey and roomy. Driving performance, stability. This car is great if you have A LOT of money for repairs!!


Worst Features

Oil burning, coolant issues, coil issues, spark plugs, battery, fuel pump/filter/injectors, window regulators, COST FOR REPAIRS!, gas mileage, If the car has over 60K miles on it.. DONT BUY IT! you're better off buying a new one under warranty and selling it once the warranty is over bc you will pay more in repairs than the car is worth.


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Fun to drive, but a steep investment in repairs.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By chash1982
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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!


Best Features

Handling, comfort, and design are unmatched by anything its price range.


Worst Features

The 2004 vehicles appear to have an issue with intermittent fuel pump failure. This can happen to you randomly, at any time, and will be really, really expensive to fix out of warranty. The engines in these cars will last forever if maintained well. Unfortunately, that is not true for most of the other components. Expect to have it in and out of the shop a few times a year.


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