Homerun for Wagons - 2009 Audi A4 Avant Long-Term Road Test

2009 Audi A4 Long Term Road Test

2009 Audi A4 Avant: Homerun for Wagons

November 21, 2008

A4 Avant and the softball stuff of Edmunds first baseman, number 12, James Riswick

I've always enjoyed wagons, but last night our 2009 Audi A4 Avant long termer proved pleasantly useful. The hatch lifts high and out of the way of my head, while the low lift-over height not only makes loading stuff easier than an SUV, but it's also pretty good for tying one's baseball shoes. The trunk itself is well lit with two lights on both sides along with a light in the hatch that shines downward providing plenty of illumination for changing out of one's baseball pants post game. The cargo cover that slides upwards is also a nice touch. Of the many vehicles I've driven to softball, the Avant made my pre- and post-game rituals the easiest. Plus, I think it looks pretty darn cool.

In a sorta related note, the Edmunds softball team clinched first place in our league and we're presently undefeated with two games left. We rule!

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 2,943 miles

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