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My engine is gone!!! fabric defect very Sad
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By spockweb
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2013 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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I have an Audi A4 (VIN: WAUAFAFL9DA143522 / IEN913) bought on April 25, 2013. Recently, I took the car to the service area due to the fact that it was vibrating vigorously while driving. The diagnosis was that a piston was broken and a whole engine replacement was required. In conversation with my service advisor,he informs me that etiology of the damage is related to a factory defect. The car has a current mileage of 21,997 and I have been most responsible with the recommended service schedule, including oil and filter changes. The car has been going through many issues since I bought. I left it in the service area, with the keys, I didn't wanted again!!!


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Want a dipstick?
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By rkelsey
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2013 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Drove 75 miles to get car we wanted. Replaced wife's 2006 Saab 9-3 Sportcombi; would have bought another Saab 9-3 if company hadn't gone belly up. Premium Plus is a well damped firm/rough ride over potmarked New England backroads; highway ride is excellent. Not a big fan of the electronic steering at highway speeds; poor feedback through steering wheel. Wife drives the car and gets 23-24 mpg; I drive and get 28-29 mpg. On the all highway drive home from dealership, trip computer showed 31.7 mpg with cruise at 75 mph; mpg ranges above are using miles driven/gallons to fill tank calculation. If we could afford a Q5 TDI, would get that for the wife, and take the A4 for myself.


Best Features

The ZF 8 speed auto transmission, can leave in lower gears for braking on hills. Gorgeous beige/brown interior. Ice silver paint with multi coats of "Liquid Glass" polish/sealant. Xenon headlights. Mpg potential; I say "potential" because of the disparity in mpg between 2 different drivers. Using cruise control whenever possible can make a significant difference in mpg. Guess what I am anal about.


Worst Features

Seeing that fold down rear seats can now be had in the "Cold Weather" package with Premium for 2014; also Xenon headlights in the S-Line package for Premium. There is no oil dipstick; there's a plug in the top of the dipstick tube. Dealership oil changes are done through the dipstick tube using a vacuum device. An electronic readout of the oil level tells you just that, the level. Call me old school, but a dipstick allows you to see, and smell the oil. If a head gasket blows, you'll see white blobs/streaks in the oil from leaking coolant. VW sells a dipstick, part # 06J115611E, that fits; calibrate the stick by noting where the oil level is when the MMI shows oil level as full.


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Loyal A4 driver disappointed
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By zoeman21
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2013 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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This will be my 5th A4 in either a sedan or wagon version. While the car looks great inside and out and the improved HP over the years has added to the thrill of driving the new electronic steering has certainly been a negative. If you are looking for a soft feel to lumber off to the grocery store the steering is fine but push it a bit or take a long highway trek and you will notice the floaty feel. Overall the car is fine but if your a searching for a tight steering / handling feel you may want to give the car a good test drive before you purchase. After this lease is up I will definetly look at a tighter car like the BMW.


Best Features

Interior and exterior design, AWD system


Worst Features

Offer an option to the electronic steering that was introduced in 2013. Offer Blind Spot on the Premium as an option.


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Exceptional car, exceptional quality -- poor sound system
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By hobbes944
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2013 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I love this car -- it looks great inside and out, the build quality is extraordinarily high, and it offers just the right balance of tight handling, comfort, and size. Personally, I find the engine to be more than up to the task for fun driving (especially when combined with the sport suspension, which I also have), although if you're after raw horsepower you should probably look for something other than the A4 at this price.


Best Features

The car feels as though it's on rails around tight turns -- you'd struggle to get it to lose its composure in any sort of normal driving. The interior is beautiful and oozes quality and class (I have the two-tone gray leather with black carpeting). The MMI system is a bit complex, but helpful once you get the hang of it.


Worst Features

The sound system on the A4 is a joke for a car of this quality and price. I had the base system on my old 2003 A4, which was also disappointing -- so I had high hopes when I sprung for the Bang & Olufsen system on the 2013. Major letdown. The highs are relatively clear, but the sound is thin and lacking in depth at the low to mid ranges. I listen to a lot of classical music, and it has absolutely no life when you listen to it in this car. Save your money and spend it on aftermarket upgrades if you are an audiophile of any kind. BMW and Mercedes are embarrassing Audi in this category.


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8000 mile update
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mugman1
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2013 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Wanted to update my review first made shortly after purchase. Have owned the vehicle for 8 months now and continue to be impressed by it. No problems after 8000 miles. Car was virtually unstopable in heavy snow (with 4 Pirelli snows mounted) this past winter. I average 26-28 mpg in mixed drving; best tank 34 mpg highway at 70 mph. Despite what some others have noticed, the engine has not consumed any oil in its first 8000 miles. Break the engine in as directed in the manual and there should not be any problem.


Best Features

8 speed automatic is intuitive and responsive; "S" mode livens the car up dramatically by holding lower gears and speeding up throttle response making the driving experience that much more fun; beautiful, high quality interior; complete keyless access with push button start; voice commands that work seamlessly


Worst Features

spring loaded fuel filler door is cheap; HVAC controls more cumbersome for manual control than they need to be; that's about it


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