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2009 Audi A4

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The best amongst the Germans
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By Sulabh Dhanuka
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2009 Audi A4 3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Like probably most people, I looked at the BMW 3, Benz C, Acura TL, and Infiniti G37 before finally settling on the A4. I wanted first and foremost a car that was fun to drive both on the daily commute and weekend trip. I also wanted a car that stood out. Unfortunately, it seems that everyone in this segment naturally gravitates towards the 3, usually because that is all they have heard of. What I found in the A4 is a car that gives me all the performance with real handsome looks both inside and out (yes, I am a sucker for those LED head lights). The car is incredible to drive, especially in Sports mode. While I miss the torque of the 2.0T, the 3.2 is the one to have.


Favorite Features

Performance of the 3.2L engine, nimble handling, imperceptible gear shifts, turning radius, exterior styling, interior build quality, not the standard go to luxury sports sedan, trunk space, comfortable ride both when cruising and when truly driving


Suggested Improvements

Fuel economy (even with 3.2L should be better), a little more torque, the BMW 3 definitely has better brakes, what is with the mini cup holders, and the standard audio is not up to par with the performance of the rest of the car.


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Wolf in Sheep's CLothes
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By BostonB
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2009 Audi A4 3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Retiring the 3.2 liter and making the 3.0T only available as a hopped up S goes down as one of the biggest mistakes Audi ever made. I commute to Boston daily 20 miles each way that takes anywhere from 25 minutes to 90 minutes. Sitting in traffic, slow easy driving it's a dream. Drives on a cloud like the old Cadillacs i grew up driving (but smaller!). Hit the accelerator though and the wolf comes out. This car jumps and the power just seems to keep coming. Tested this against the new A6 3.0T (too big and disconnected from the road), G37 (surprisingly nice car but too many of them on the road), BMW - lacks the lady-like good nature of the Audi


Favorite Features

Headlights, trip computer. Mileage on highway is 30+ during sustained 70 mph driving


Suggested Improvements

Adaptive transmission takes some getting used to. Bring back the 3.0T as a Prestige option, tuned the same as the A6


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Navigation packet and blue tooth
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By Andrea
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2009 Audi A4 3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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I got the navigation packet with the car and I am very disappointed with it. The navigation system is completely useless, difficult to use and find places, and lacks information about almost everything. It serves only for ornamental purposes as it doesn't take anybody anywhere. Even worse the situation, only two months after I got the car, I got the offer of the navigation update and ridiculously, I had to order and pay for it myself. This issue was not addressed by Fred Baker, the dealer, neither by audi after several calls and emails I made to them. The bluetooth does not connect to my phone either.


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Magnificent suspension
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By Craig Euritt
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2009 Audi A4 3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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The suspension on this car is magnificent! It handles curves like a slingshot, by far my favorite car so far.


Favorite Features

Suspension


Suggested Improvements

Twin Turbo


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A4 Me
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By S-Line Pilot
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2009 Audi A4 3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Review

The commute has gotten a lot more pleasant since the A4 S-Line came in. The Audi is quiet, comfortable, and effortlessly easy to drive. The Alcantara seats are cooler than full leather in hot Louisiana summers. MMI is easy to use and useful after very short learning curve. The steering wheel scroll buttons make dialing phone numbers, radio surfing preset stations easy and safe. The daily commute is a 70/30 mix of highway (65-70 mph)and stop-n-go traffic and the Audi delivers an amazing avg 28-31 mpg with mindful throttle (depends on traffic, weather). Despite the 19" wheels and summer perf. tires the ride is firm without being jarring (test before buying). Gorgeous and feature laden.


Favorite Features

Bang and Olufson sound system, voice activated Bluetooth, keyless entry/start, flappy paddle shifters, Alcantara seats, quattro, interior and exterior styling, general material and build quality, automatic everything (or not), relative exclusivity


Suggested Improvements

To Audi: lose the silver plastic dash surround, lower the price, bring back the Owner's Manual slot beneath the steering wheel, include warranty maintenance


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