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A4 Audi Cabrio is service intensive
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By Audilover
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2005 Audi A4 Convertible 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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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.


Best Features

Dash is classy and functional. Convertible tops seals out noise like no other. At 70MPH you think you're in a hardtop. Solid door closings. Very German, meaning very together.


Worst Features

Shoot the CVT for a 6 speed auto. Bag the Bose for a real radio (Mark Levinson ??) Drop the 1.8- it's a slug.


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Loving My Audi A4 Cabriolet
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By Paul
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2005 Audi A4 Convertible 3.0 quattro AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had this cabriolet for only 3+ months, but it has exceeded my expectations in almost every category. It is quiet, stable, power enough for most driving, gets about 21 mpg, has very positive steering, takes the bumps well, has great eye appeal, and the upgraded sound system was worth it for an open top car. The trunk is one of the roomier ones for a convertible. With all options it is pricey. I cannot help but feel that with this kind of quality, the resale value for Audi A4 Cabriolet will rise significantly. This is a car well above what I thought an Audi might be. It is hard to imagine this not being a best seller, and a 1st pick for convertible lovers.


Best Features

The seats are comfortable, visibility surprisingly good with the top up, I like the XM radio far more than I thought I would; it is incredible that you can drive with the top down, windscreen up, and windows up or down and your hair will not blow around.


Worst Features

Place the switch for the top in a more convenient place than under the arm rest. Likewise, the cup holders should not be buried by the arm rest either. The windscreen could be made to vibrate a little less when going over uneven pavement. I still haven't quite figured out the Navigation system.


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fun, fun, fun
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By terryjbg
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2005 Audi A4 Convertible 3.0 quattro AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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A perfect car for someone with a family living in the northern climate: a convertible with room in the back for kids, AND a quiet roof and Quattro AWD for winter driving. It is really two cars in one.


Best Features

The Quattro AWD is perhaps the best feature -- superior performance on dry, wet or snowy roads. The convertible to is also outstanding at reducing road noise almost to hard-top levels.


Worst Features

The only negatives are mediocre gas range and limited trunk space. Would like to see a larger gas tank to add range and a few more inches in the trunk.


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audi A4 convert.
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By mblumfps
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2005 Audi A4 Convertible 1.8T Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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The car exceeds expectations. Not as hot as the quattro or S4 by any means, it is still very peppy. Rides more solidly than any other comparable convertible (BMW, Saab, Volvo) I tried. Fun, fun, fun


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Doesn't get any better!!!
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By Michael Nicola
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2005 Audi A4 Convertible 3.0 quattro AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Have had any number of converts over the years, and have two other Audis currently (2004 All Road and 2005 A6 4.2) this is the one that I can't wait to get into.....even on a really cold day, as long as it's not snowing (I live in New Mexico). The stability of the 4xdrive and the 3.0 make is a total blast to hit the high road. I can even get 4 people in it. Can't wait for real summer! Just buy one!!!


Best Features

Ease of taking top down, maneuverability, looks...comfort...blah blah blah, read above....


Worst Features

All Audis should be standard equipped with the backup thing!!!!! C'mon guys! especially in this little convertible.


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