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Be Careful of Automatic Transmission
By connveteran on
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.
Superb seats, strong European ride, definitely feel secure on the road, and great cargo ability.