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38 of 54 people found this review helpful
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By tkite721
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2004 Audi A4 Sedan 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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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 Sedan 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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2004 Audi A4 3.0
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By pjs2011
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2004 Audi A4 Sedan 3.0 Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Review

Pros: When running properly, the performance of this car is impressive. It was built for the Autobahn and is fun to drive fast, but we're not in Germany. Cons: I've had many mechanical and computer issues. Driver side electric window mechanism replaced, catalytic converter replaced, speakers go in and out on the front driver side, ignition coils replaced, uses a lot of oil, check engine light on more often than not. At least a $1000 everytime I have to take it to the shop. The interior design isn't practical. The second cup holder is in the middle console but it's very cumbersome to access. I'm shopping for a new car and it won't be an Audi.


Best Features

When running properly, the performance of this car is impressive. It was built for the Autobahn and is fun to drive.


Worst Features

Cons: Problems from the get go. Driver side electric window mechanism went out, catalytic converter replaced, speakers go in and out on the front driver side, back of driver seat plastic panel popped off. ignition coils going bad, uses a lot of oil, check engine light on more often than not. At least a $1000 everytime I have to take it to the shop. The interior design isn't practical. The second cup holder is in the middle console but it's very cumbersome to access. I'm shopping for a new car and it won't be an Audi.


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Be prepared to spend $$$ on maintenance
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By uknowhu
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2004 Audi A4 Sedan 3.0 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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It's great when it everything is in running order. I bought the car new and have since run it to 188k miles. At 115k, the engine died on me. Something came loose that ruined one of the cylinders. Fortunately, I have a friend who's a mechanic that was able to procure me a used engine with 60k on it. After that, the bushings had to be replaced and then the fuel pump. I love my car and still have it, but I don't think I'll buy Audi again. Too much money for maintenance and gas.


Worst Features

Build a car with reliability. For paying a premium, I don't think that's too much to ask.


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Worst car ever
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By john
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2004 Audi A4 Sedan 1.8T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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A week after I bought the car the fuel pump went. Center arm rest broke and so did the glove box. Closed the door one day and the side air bags went off 6000 in repairs for the side airbags but was covered by Audi USA. Thermostat broke twice. The speakers cut in and out. Rear Windows won't work and front ones work when they feel like it. Burns a quart of oil every 1000 miles Audi says this is normal. Had to replace the clutch. And transmission rebuild. Coils always fail leading to misfiring witch overheated my engine blowing the head gasket and cracking the head. There is lots more I'm forgetting I could have bought this car ten times over.


Best Features

quattro


Worst Features

everything


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