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Great Little Car
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By Audi Enthusiast
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1998 Audi A4 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD


Review

Bought car Certified at 50k and have
had no problems since. Now at 90k, car
gets even better with age. Have Volvo
V70R AWD and the Audi kicks butt all
around.


Best Features

Great MPG, Bose Stereo, auto heat/ac, tranny - tiptronic is awesome.


Worst Features

Driver's seat not comfy over long hauls. Otherwise - keep tires rotated and oil changed, one heck of a car!


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Goes in the snow
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By jjones5254
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1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

I bought this Audi AWD to get me home to
the hill top I live on and it has
exceeded expectations. It will go
anywhere my 4x4 Explorer will with the
exception of ground clearance. It is
fun to drive here in western VA.
Dealership has been good although not a
cheap car to maintain.
I bought with 87K and now have almost
120k. If you can afford it buy an Audi
Certified car for the excellent 100k
warranty. That is what I plan to do next.


Best Features

AWD and 3rd gear on curvy roads. Good supportive seats.


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Never Again!!
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By weeksmj38
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1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

I was in love with my Audi for the
first four years. Now, in the past 18
months I have spent $7000 repairing
it. First the water pump was leaking,
then the heat exchanger went, now the
car is in the shop gettin the
tensioners replaced which is a $2200
job. Once this problem is fixed, I am
selling the car and going back to
Japanese cars - I can't afford this
German engineering any longer!! The
styling on this car is terrific, but
it's not worth the cost!


Best Features

heated seats, exterior styling, performs great!


Worst Features

reliability, reliability, reliability,reliability!!!


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MUST HAVE $$$ TO BLOW
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By MIKEO71
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1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

Can't possibly fit all of my
experiences in this small review.
Purchased used w/ 50k miles, audi
assured, well maintained by Audi by the
book. Secretly phoned dealer where car
was originally serviced and found it
had many issues not disclosed to me
prior to purchase. Numerous issues,
some major and other minor. Audi servi
ce is bad (5 different dealers in 3
different states).


Best Features

Great handling, good interior build quality, great looking newly waxed


Worst Features

UNRELIABLE PIECE OF GARBAGE, HORRIFIC DESIGN FLAWS IN BRAKES, SUSPENSION AND TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT. ENJOY YOUR PURCHASE!!


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A Beautiful but Unfaithful Lover
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By sleelio
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1998 Audi A4 2.8 Avant 4dr Wagon


Review

This is one of the nicest cars I've
ever driven. The faster you go, the
better it gets - all the little rattles
go away and it hugs the road
beautifully. However, this car has had
too many problems - broken ignition
(waited 6 months for the part), heater
core failed, 2 CV boots busted, water
pump failed, broken radiator fan,
sunroof problems, remote key works only
when it feels like it. We've taken
good care of this care and done all the
suggested maintenance, but it hasn't
taken care of us.


Best Features

Fun fun fun to drive, and can carry quite a bit with the back seats folded down. Beautiful styling.


Worst Features

More rear seat leg room, better cup holders, a remote key system that works, needs parts that are built to last (and actually do last).


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