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Audi A4 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 5900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/29 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Nightmare

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Coils, electrical system, various gaskets. The engine light on our car has been on constantly since we bought it. We put a lot of miles on our cars and my sense is that the Audi models just aren't built for the mileage. We bought extended warranty thankfully and our local dealership repair shop has been great to deal with, but sitting in the Audi repair shop is not my favorite pastime. We'll never buy an Audi again. Ever.




Fun to drive but prone

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

This is a very fun car to drive. It is easily equal to the 3 series BMW but you get more goodies on the base model. That said, be sure you can afford the maintenance this car requires. I have already lost an A/C compressor, heater core, and both front window motors. After the A/C repair, my car blows barely cool air and never cold air. The heater core started leaking in the middle of winter. Everything has been covered under warranty but things don't look good past that. This car is going to cost me plenty.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

It's pretty decent for the

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

The car is a pretty good car, but if it didn't have maintenance and a really good warranty I would have gone broke by now. The A4 after 2000 miles started having problems with the engine, then around 15000 miles the windows on the car would not go up or down and so was the sunroof which was stuck during the rainy season in california. At around 22000 miles the car's transmission light started going off and on, went to the dealership to only find out the transmission module had broken. But thanks to the warranty it was covered or would have cost me over 6000 dollars to replace, but I had no car for over a month.




Excellent audi

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

This is a truly splendid car to drive. The turbo-lag takes a while to get used to, but it has ample power and torque. The build quality, interior design and instrumentation are superb.The road-holding is very good: a firm, sure-footed ride. The backup (I have had one minor problem) has been exemplary. I strongly recommend the Audi. It might not have the 'glitz' appeal of the BMW, but it make up for it with its 'solidness'. Remember to compare this particular model with the BMW 320i or with the Mercedes C200 - not with the BMW 230i or Mercedes C240.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A classy car, magnificent ride!

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

An excellent, wonderfully well-made car.The interior finish is magnificent. The roadholding is superb, with a solid firm ride and and excellent directional stability. One feels as if traveling in a mobile fortress! The braking is outstanding and rear-view vision superb. The engine is powerful enough, though the upgrade to the new 2.0 litre FSI Turbo will give that extra punch at lower revs that one feels the need for at times. This is a car for those who need to travel long distances. It begs to be driven on freeways! Not that good for small suburban shopping trips, though! Thumbs up!




Alright...

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Vehicle: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

My experience so far has been a negative one. One month with the car and an engine belt breaks off meaning 2 weeks of labor. An extra two months into the car and the left tail light went off. Lately, the Airbag sign came on. Not to mention that the ignition key battery is already dead.



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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.

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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,...



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