A4 Audi Cabrio is service intensive
By Audilover on
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.
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.
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.