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2004 Audi A4

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Loved it but it had to go
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By hadalotofcars
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Awesome lights, interior, exterior lines, cornering, performance from a 4 cylinder


Suggested Improvements

None


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DON'T BUY THIS CAR IT IS GARBAGE!!!
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By jenna1095
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Bought this car in 10/08 1st repair 12/31/08 coil packs $363 (I had to have these done 2 more times between then and now) 2nd repair 2/25/10 Clutch $1677 3rd repair 2/4/11 Crank Case $242 4th repair 4/6/11 PCV Valve $254 5th repair 4/7/11 (Yes it broke down on the way home from the shop) Fuel Pump $595 I am missing one recipt for a valve cover gasket if I remember right around 12/10 $200 When Picking up from getting fuel pump installed was informed it needs a CAT Quoted $1500 Fathers day 2011 Had complete Brake failure barely missed a car hopped a curb flew over a ditch and hit a telephone pole (from what I understand this is a common problem) DO NOT BUY THIS CAR IT IS NOT SAFE!!!!


Favorite Features

I would say it looks good rolling down a hill since it is unlikely to be able to drive it self down but chances are you wont be able to stop at the bottom.


Suggested Improvements

Make a car that will last more then 100K miles would be a good start. Mine has 104K


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REALLY
38 of 54 people found this review helpful
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By tkite721
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Ok so i feel like the only people that write reviews are the people that have problems...... Really you are switching from a Nice loaded sports car to a cheapo Economy car with cloths seats?????? I myself have never had any problems and several of my buddies have never had any problems only on EDMUNDS do people have problems.....


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Audi -Never again
9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By driver98
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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Bought an A4 2004 with extended warranty. Made a maintanence checkup with Keys Audi in Los Angeles. Told me i had to wait 2 weeks. i origanlly had a bad vibration problem to seek the appt anyway. 2 weeks latwer at 103,000 mile son car they would not honor the 100,00 warranty. AND would not honor the extended warranty. I called Audi America and bitc$$! Made them honor the extended warranty. Only got an oil change and tire rotation( SCREWED) OK THEN i asked them what was the vibration,THEY TOLD ME...Motor Mounts. Wanted 2k from the dealer to fix. I went to local mech for $800. Replaced them vibration was still there. 3 days later ENGINE BLEW! Due to timing chain fail.Called them,did nothing


Favorite Features

None! Still so upset with the engine blow.The car LOOKS brand new thanks to MY maintenence.BUT Even since engine replacement forever has problmes. I honestly feel they owe me a darn car!Very unhelpful,misdiagnosed problem by the dealer!Constant problmes now.EVERYTHING has been replaced on this car.LEMON.Never Again .Neverbeen treated worse, never had a car this bad.Never ever ever .


Suggested Improvements

Customer service,Engine reliability.Warranty Honored,Engine reliability.AND to beat all that , the car still has a bad vibration...


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Best Car ever Owned
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By popeyes
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2004 Audi A4 3.0 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Original owner of this 3.0 A4 since new. Right off the lot, negotiated 5% down. Now 7 yrs experience with it with 81K kms traveled. Quality, stability, stance, control, performance are all above great with decent gas mileage of 7.9l/100km highway 9-10l/100km city with quattro using synthetic. Audi maintenance covers everything during 3 yr warr and dealer's have provided exceptional service. They replaced all my brake disc's, pads and spark plugs all under warranty. Burnt bulbs, lighter socket, wiper lever seized from salt also replaced /w warr. Coils replaced under recall, but never problems just glithces with electronic in window controls, sunroof, and resets of A/C.


Favorite Features

The most fun with the quarttro smart 4 wheel drive in the winter months, the best control and excelleration in bad road or weather conditions. Beautiful, fit and finish, it feels luxurious. Very quiet inside cabin to this date. Balanced vehicle great cornering and control. Totally reliable, maybe just a lucky pick of the lot. Not as fast as rear wheel drive competition in mile but better control than those and train like pull with its long torque band.


Suggested Improvements

Clunky manual shifting for the 6 speed, not totally smooth as achieved by the BMW's manuals. Maybe a shorter shifter. Include better quality carpet pads, the original wears out in about 3-4 yrs. Parking brake must be pulled tight or car can slip on a hill. Didn't get the optional nav, garmin is better and far less expensive.


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