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2009 Audi A4 Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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2.0T Premium Avant quattro 2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic - (10 reviews )

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HORRIBLE CAR MECHANICALLY
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By tc124
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2009 Audi A4 Wagon 2.0T Premium Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I just bought this car 4 months ago and it has 60,000 miles on it. It is burning oil like you wouldn't believe. I took it in to the Audi service department and they said the first step is to replace the crankcase pressure regulatory valve and put the Audi software update on it, which cost $109 for that. Overall, the cost is $600. If this doesn't fix the problem, the engine pistons need to be replaced, so basically a new engine for $5,000. Audi needs to recall the 2.0 liter engines. Why would you charge 40,000 for a car and the engine goes out at 60,000 miles. Obviously, this is a faulty engine!


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Design of the car


Worst Features

Recall the 2.0 Liter engine! Quit charging so much for a scrap of metal.


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Meh
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Anonymous
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2009 Audi A4 Wagon 2.0T Premium Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Quite frankly, it's hard to be ambivalent about $40k purchase, but I have to be honest with myself, and 9 months after purchasing this car, I can't say it's changed our lives. It's solidly built, but there's a fair amount of road noise. For all the self- congratulation from Audi about the increase in size, it's really not all that roomy. I think my wife's old 2001 Jetta had more room in the back. The MMI might be good compared to options from other manufacturers, but it's hardly intuitive. In sum, it's a solid but not outstanding effort.


Best Features

The handling: sometimes the size feels awkward, but no matter the situation, you're always in control. Thank you AWD. Also, it's nice that key comes apart so you can take just the metal part with you if you're going for a run or a swim.


Worst Features

The visibility can be tricky. You sit so low that it can be hard to see over the hood (to the front), and the doorsills (to the side). I already mentioned the road noise issue....


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Noisy Brakes!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Anonymous
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2009 Audi A4 Wagon 2.0T Premium Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I love my new Audi A 4 Avant Wagon but very concerned about the noise the brakes make. It sounds like a loud creaking noise each time I apply the brakes regardless of whether the brakes are cold or warm. There is an abnormal amount of brake dust,as well. The Audi dealership tells me that this noise is "normal" and to help quiet the noise, I should slam on the brakes (in an empty parking lot) to "reset" them. I actually did this to no avail. This seems silly and hard to accept for a new 42K car. Also the GPS is extremely difficult to use - very complicated. Seats are not very comfortable after the first 2 hours. Other than these few issues the vehicle performs and drives very nicely.


Best Features

I like the ease of dropping the back seats, the dual placement of the dog net, bluetooth is great, peppy engine and good gas mileage on long trips.


Worst Features

Upgrade the front seats. Simplify the GPS and work on the noisy brakes.


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It's a sport wagon not a station wagon!
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By BabyA
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2009 Audi A4 Wagon 2.0T Premium Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I test drove the BMW 328i wagon, Saab 9-3 Combi, Prius, Audi A3, Subaru Impreza, VW GTI, Volvo V50 and the Mazda 3. The A4 Avant had the luxury, speed, room, look, and quality of materials I was looking for. I took my first maiden road trip and could not be happier. No body aches, great gas mileage, great handling in rain and when the sun came out I opened up the panoramic sun roof.


Best Features

Panoramic sun roof, fifth door, quattro all wheel drive, steering wheel controls, blue tooth, Sirius satellite and the comfortable leather seats.


Worst Features

No suggestive improvements at this time.


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Joyful ride
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By Steve
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2009 Audi A4 Wagon 2.0T Premium Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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This is my 2nd Audi to replace my 2002 A6 2.7T. I like the look of the A4 so chose the Avant version for practical reasons. I must say that it's such a joy to drive this car everyday that the commute to and from work seems almost tolerable. It feels sporty even without the sports package. Even though the sports package moves it further up the performance ladder, the ride is a little too jarring for the road I drive on. An added bonus on this car is fuel frugality. I am already averaging 25.5 MPG over 1,300 miles (1/5 city and 4/5 highway driving).


Best Features

Interior and exterior design, LED daylight running light, lane change assist, keyless entry and start/stop


Worst Features

Reduce cabin noise (more noticeable than my 2002 A6), may be because of the 18" wheels. Navigation (no touch screen and does not announce street name), my portable Garmin GPS is better in every way and much cheaper.


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