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2005 Audi A4

   
 
Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 5900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2005 Audi A4

  • The A4 is luxurious, sporty, winterproof and a few grand cheaper than BMW's 3 Series. As such, it's one of our favorite entry-luxury cars.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Classy, well-constructed interiors, sharp handling, precise steering, available all-wheel drive, generous maintenance program.

  • Cons

    Engines short on low-end torque, sport package makes for a choppy ride.

  • What's New for 2005

    A4 sedans and wagons get new bi-xenon headlamps along with a new satellite/navigation/AM and FM radio antenna. Satellite radio (XM or…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great car, but it has

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Special Ed. AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

I've owned my Audi A4 Ultrasport since 2006 when I bought it with 12K miles and it looked brand spanking new. It now has 138K miles on it and a lot of story's to tell. The car looks great, I get compliments on it all the time. The car gets decent gas millage (22 combined, 28+ on road trips) and is fairly mechanically sound, but has had many little things go wrong with it which adds up to a great annoyance. The car is expensive to own especially if you want everything working properly and looking good, I was used to Honda's before and the Germans clearly have a different outlook on vehicles. My take; Great car for the enthusiasts, not for your average commuter.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Special Ed. AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

Just bought this car used with 24,000 miles. So far it was exceeded my expectations. This is the first German car that I have owned, having owned a Jeep and Chevys previously. The maintenance package seems great, they found a coolant leak and fixed it along with replacing worn brake pads for free. Oil changes and most other basic services are included as well. My warranty does expire in Decemeber 08, and I have heard it's wise to purchase an extended warranty. Being a single guy in Chicago, I rarely use the backseat, but if you have a family you may want to consider the A6 , due to lack of backseat and trunk space in this model.




I believe - audi in

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Special Ed. AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

I wanted to start driving a manual trans again, but could not find one that I really like with 4WD. Then after the A4s that I test drove I settled for this one - black on black.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 2005 Audi A4 Review

What's New for 2005

A4 sedans and wagons get new bi-xenon headlamps along with a new satellite/navigation/AM and FM radio antenna. Satellite radio (XM or Sirius) is now optional on the A4 Cabriolet. OnStar is no longer an available option. A substantially refreshed A4 debuts as a midyear release, and boasts new engines, an upgraded chassis and revised styling.

Talk About The 2005 A4

2005 Audi A4 Discussions See all Started By

bmwccc
bmwccc
06-16-2004
I am wondering why there isn't much talk about the upcomiong changes to the A4 line happeneing in Feb or next year....


ask2
ask2
11-11-2005
Long story short, I have now moved on to the VW Passat 3.6 as it has all the options that I am interested in. While I was shopping around, I happened to run across the last 2005.5 Audi A4 quattro at ...


libertycat
libertycat
07-03-2003
Finally, the A4 has all it needs to be the only total competitor to the 3 Series. It will have a sedan, coupe, wagon, and convertible plus a performance version (S4) like the BMW M3. The C Class, CTS,...