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Want a dipstick?
By rkelsey on
2013 Audi A4 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
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.
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.
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.
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.