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2005 Audi A4 Convertible

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Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission CVT Automatic
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 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 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Nice car but get extended

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

I have a 2005 Audi A4 Convertible 3.0. I LOVE MY CAR! The only thing is that when you have issues, it's EXPENSIVE! I bought my Audi with 60K miles on it in 2008. Yes, quite a bit of miles on it already, but it looked brand new. I paid $23K out which incl a 4 year/100K mi warranty. I had to replace the transmission computer but that was covered under Audi warranty (just for CA I was told). No coverage - looking at almost $2K! There are too many electrical "gadgets" on this car NOT to have an extended warranty unless you buy new. Other then a blown fuse that controlled the top and trunk (only $2.99 for a pack of fuses) and the start of a coolant leak (yikes) no issues. I currently have 77K mi.




My first convertible

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

After deciding to spring for my first convertible it didn't take long to see that Audi had engineered a great package with the A4 Cabriolet. It feels solid on the road. The V-6 has plenty of juice to merge into traffic, and the styling is subtle but elegant. And, you don't see yourself coming and going on the road. Its taken 9 months before I finally passed myself on the interstate. For my 6'1" linebacker frame, I wasn't sure I could find a convertible I felt comfortable in, but the A4 Cab. has one of the most comfortable and supportive cabins out there if your a big guy like me. The top operation is flawless and road noise is much less than I thought. All in all, a great convertible!




A4 audi cabrio is service

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

I checked out every compact convert on the market before stepping up and buying the A4. Let me say., I LOVE THIS CAR. I also need to say, LOVE THY AUDI SERVICE MANAGER. The car needs a lot of attention to keep it at its max. Small crap, but still, you need to take it in like most German vehicles. Electronics, brake squeals, AC issues, electric window motor, engine computer idle issues, and so on. But, if this car were stolen today, I'd buy another one later today. Better looks and ride than BMW 3 series, but consider the V8 S4, which doesn't have the power robbing CVTransmission. Perhaps my absolute favorite convert (I've owned at least 2 dozen of them) tight and taut. And fab looking.




Over the long haul

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

The car is as fun to drive today as it was in Nov 02 when I purchased the car. I took a chance with a new model but it has worked out well. The cabin is a driver's cabin, and with all the safety features I feel safe even with the top down cruising on challenging roads. As other reviewers have noted the ride is choppy going over speed bumps at slow speeds but other than that the car does not disappoint and provides me with an excellent experience.



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Coolest car on the planet!

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

I replaced my Miata with the A4 convertible. Not just a step up, but 100 steps up! I compared it with the BMW 300 serier and the Mercedes. No comparison for me. The creature features are over the top on the A4. I want luxury inside with a luxury exterior & price & ride = you don't all that with the BMW or Mercedes. The interior is beautiful & functional & comfortable. Can you tell I love it!




It's a head-turner

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

We like our 2004 Audi A4 3.0 Cabriolet very much. Space is definitly not her strength; but we knew that when we got it. This car's engine performance is excellent. The interior quality is very good. It is a little on the pricy side; but we also knew that.



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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