2009 Audi A4 Long Term Road Test

2009 Audi A4 Avant: Like Running Between the Raindrops

January 22, 2009


Whenever it rains is SoCal, driving is usually a chore. Because we don't get much precipitation, the streets get slick with oil. And to be frank, a lot of drivers don't take any caution in the wet weather.

But my morning commute was no bother. I was driving the Audi A4 and except for the pit-pat of raindrops on the roof, you wouldn't even know it was raining. This AWD car felt just as sure-footed as always. No slips. No hydroplaning. Raindrops barely touched the windshield. They just rolled right off. The rain-sensing wipers are quiet and unobtrusive.

This is a great weather car.

Next time, I'll tell you about the A4's weird speedometer.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 6,099 miles

(My camera is down, so no rainy photo. I went artisic instead.)

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