1998 Audi A4 Consumer Review: Gentlemen, Open Your Wallets

1998 Audi A4 - Consumer Review

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2.8 Sedan (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Gentlemen, Open Your Wallets
By eyemd on


1998 Audi A4 2.8 4dr Sedan


I purchased this vehicle new and loaded with all options including the 2.8 V6 because I was seduced by timeless looks and the AWD feature. I took loving care of the car, returning to the dealer for all scheduled service intervals and driving the car gently. Once the warranty expired, I was rewarded with a series of "routine" repairs, many well in excess of $1000, including the infamous timing belt/water pump/main seal change at 65K miles, followed shortly by new tie rods/ball joints at 75K. I had intended to keep this car for at least 150K miles, but chose not to do so by enriching the dealer (and later, competent but equally costly independent shop). Will never purchase another Audi/VW.

Best Features

Interior and exterior style

Worst Features

Outsource the drive train and suspension to Honda or Toyota!
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