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2012 Audi A4 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2012 Audi A4 Sedan

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Love my A4, great value
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Michael
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2012 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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This car is a great value. I bought it certified pre owned which I don't regret at all. Wonderful warranty come with it, maintenance included for some mileage intervals. The ride on this car is the best of any car I have had, I couldn't imagine a smoother ride at this price point! I like the navigation screen and map, but the screen could be bigger. Infiniti Q50 has the perfect screen size, get the queue from them! Trunk is huge, I love the way the trunk pops open when you hit the switch or button, if you have your hands full it's wonderful. There are hooks in the trunk ceiling for shopping bags so they don't fly around (genius!), both back seats fold down. The Bang & Olufsen stereo is top notch, clear and awesome sound, better than the Bose with Infiniti. I don't like that the car doesn't connect Bluetooth for music on your phone, that is such an easy add for a car company, the connector for the phone to play music is in the glovebox, very odd, and you can't have both that and the headphone connector in the armrest for music. Audi, fix this! I do like the CVT transmission, very smooth ride but it seems to have play in it when taking off sometimes, they can't find anything wrong but it's something to get used to, if they even make this trans anymore. I LOVE the led running lights, has to be my favorite feature! Looks awesome driving, and it's the last year with the individual dot lights before they made the continuous line light, just my preference. The gas mileage is amazing, I get almost 30 mpg with almost all city driving. Freeway driving takes it over 30. With the turbo you can't tell you are driving a 4 cylinder, I can't stress how I hated a 4 cylinder before, but with this car I love it

Pros: gas mileage, smooth ride, solid feel, very stylish, big trunk
Cons: no Bluetooth music feature, small navigation screen


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Poor transmission on the front track model
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By tvivier
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2012 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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The cvt transmission is a nightmare on the front track model. At a stop, it takes a second for the car to take off when you press the gas.
This can be a safety issue.

I got rid of A4 Front track after two month of frustration and got a quattro instead.
This bad choice cost me quite a bit of money.

Fortunately, the quattro is a great car.


Worst Features

No more CVT transmission please


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Overpriced and sparse
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By pensman
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2012 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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The car is nimble with excellent acceleration and tight steering.
But the cabin is bare enough to remind one of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard.
Everything that is standard on a Kia is an extra here.
For a $35,000 car you do not even get a self dimming rearview mirror.
The MMI is clunky and anti intuitive.
The stereo system is bare bones.
Milage is about 17 city and 25 higway.


Best Features

The transmission is quite smooth.


Worst Features

The controls for cruise control are so poorly located that it makes using the device next to impossible.


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2012 Audi A4 Premium Plus
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By penpen1999
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2012 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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Bought a new 2012 A4 in November.

I was shocked that a $40,880 vehicle does not support Bluetooth Audio streaming when a budget car like the Ford Fiesta does!


The rear headrests are so large that they block 20% of the rear windshield.

The Bluetooth voice command requires a separate phonebook that requires user entry

The steering feels artificial and loose and lacks good road feel.

My highway gas mileage has been 24 MPG but the spec said 29 MPG.
I have been very gentle with the accelerator (less than 2000 rpm) and only drive highway so this is far lower than I expected.
I get 30 MPG in my Accord when the spec says 29.

The instantaneous MPG on the trip computer says 200 MPG sometime


Best Features

Bi-xenon lights and auto dimming mirrors are great for night time driving.


Worst Features

The windshield defroster buttons are too small and located way too low relative to the windshield. When I was driving and the windows fogged up, it was very difficult to find the buttons and keep an eye on the road. I had to pull over to safely locate the defroster buttons. The $800 Audi Care option is inflexible for low mileage drivers. I am a low mileage driver so after 4 years, I will only have 25,000 miles. According to the schedule, the 4th year (35,000 miles) service includes a spark plug replacement. I wanted to delay the replacement until the 5th year since I will not have reached 35,000 miles. Audi will not allow that even though sparks are good for 6 years.


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