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Audi allroad quattro Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 250 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Audi allroad quattro

  • For luxury car buyers who seek added utility but don't want to take on the added bulk of a full-blown SUV, Audi's allroad is worth a test drive.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Elegant interior, powerful twin-turbo V6, flexibility of adjustable-height suspension, competent off-road performance.

  • Cons

    High base price, turbo lag, suspension can be harsh over bumps, lousy fuel economy in city driving.

  • What's New for 2003

    Audi's rugged allroad quattro receives no changes, but the options list has been simplified. Rather than offering various "convenience," "preferred" and "warm weather" packages, a lengthy list of desirable features, including leather, xenons, sunroof and auto-dimming mirrors have been bundled into a handful of premium packages. A cold weather package includes front and rear seat heaters with a ski sack. The Parktronic parking assist system is now a stand-alone extra, and the rear-facing third-row seat has been deleted from the options list. Finally, for those who find the allroad's twin turbo V6 wanting, Audi is expected to introduce its 4.2-liter V8 sometime in the 2003 calendar year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (53 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Be careful of automatic transmission

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi allroad quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)

The ZF Automatic Transmission is known to have MAJOR problems in this car. Audi apparently was aware that the 2001-2004 Allroads had bad transmissions but never did a recall The first thing to go is Reverse Gear. It slips when going uphill backwards. Reverse might be okay on level ground but not on inclines/hills. It's a very costly $4,000+ repair and you can't replace it with a used transmission because that one will also probably go bad. It must be rebuilt. Audi changed the transmission in 2004 or 2005 because they were that bad.




Best car ever made

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi allroad quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)

I love my Audi Allroad. All of my family and friends can't believe it when they see this car, it is beautiful. It is ULTRA luxury, ULTRA comfort and the nicest car, I have ever owned for what I need - family / sporty enough for a "Guy". It is awesome for my family, trips and just to cruise and it is also a lot of fun when I am alone. It's twin turbo is quick and I have never been so happy and felt so suited with a car for a combination of all my needs and still an unbelievably "hot" car. And if you take trips to the mountain and do any winter driving then this car is a MUST. 5 Stars.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

It was the best of

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi allroad quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)

Purchased 2003 Allroad in September '05; parted ways in November '11. I chose the car for practicality and a need to be able to get around in winter..no matter what. It was perfect for that and was super comfortable on long trips. The downside: it went through tires and brakes like crazy. I am embarassed to admit how much I spent in repairs: the front suspension bladers, turbos, heater over and over, etc. Even my mechanic told me I could not afford to keep it. I will miss the winter reliability, but not the drain on my bank account.



14 of 14 people found this review helpful

99 problems but a h„∂rch

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi allroad quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)

I killed my Audi today. After almost four years of Allroad ownership I should be qualified to write a thoughtful and informative review of my experience. Alas, I’ve spent more time in and out of cheap rented harlots; Nissan Sentras, Chrysler PTs, Toyota Camrys, KIA Optimas and Chevy Cobalts, while my Audi slept in greasy mechanics shops with her claws on my credit card. If you like money in your pocket, don’t buy this Audi. If you like to drive your own car, don’t buy this Audi. If you, like me, are a masochist, hell-bent on suffering and burning money, check out the Audi Allroad. My Audi was four years of abject languish, watching something I love destroy itself and my finances.




Do not buy an allroad

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi allroad quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)

These cars are great for a while... like a short while. Like another poster said, each shop visit is going to cost 4 digits and they are going to happen a few times a year... not to mention 800 dollars tires. They are hungry Brake eaters as well... there is another $800 routine maintnance bill. They are money pits, but I did love it when it was behaving.




Not fun to fix

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi allroad quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)

I loved driving the allroad, but I hated to fix it. Every time it went to the shop it needed at least $1000. Leaks here, bad parts there, $90 oil changes, Mine was becoming such a money pit I was glad to sell it at a loss. The 2.7T can be tuned to make great power, but it also leaks oil like a sieve and is expensive to fix. Parts go bad on these cars far short of what I would consider an acceptable life span.



Full 2003 Audi allroad quattro Review

What's New for 2003

Audi's rugged allroad quattro receives no changes, but the options list has been simplified. Rather than offering various "convenience," "preferred" and "warm weather" packages, a lengthy list of desirable features, including leather, xenons, sunroof and auto-dimming mirrors have been bundled into a handful of premium packages. A cold weather package includes front and rear seat heaters with a ski sack. The Parktronic parking assist system is now a stand-alone extra, and the rear-facing third-row seat has been deleted from the options list. Finally, for those who find the allroad's twin turbo V6 wanting, Audi is expected to introduce its 4.2-liter V8 sometime in the 2003 calendar year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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