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It's no Honda or Toyota
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By snoweater
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2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought the car with 56k miles on it with warranty. I knew what I was getting myself into. But it was totally worth it! When the time comes it will be hard to let go. Warranty more than paid for itself. Keep critical elements maintained and the car drives itself. Namely timing belt/tensioner and oil changes. I don't have much sympathy for those who buy a German car and then are shocked when all they do is change the oil every 10k miles and expect nothing to go wrong. Go buy a Honda or Toyota and have fun driving around in your tin can! It's a driver's car, therefore it does deserve some much needed attention. Be ready to replace control arms, ignition coils, wheel bearings, t-belt.


Best Features

Being able to drive through 18" inches of powder and plow it out of the way without chains. Any weather handling. Great build. No rattles at 110k miles. Great sound system.


Worst Features

Seats could have a little more bolster to them. 1.8T comes out of the box lacking a little more kick (why I got a chip to bump the horsepower to 208 and torque to 245). Clutch engaging lower. Giving it a 6spd manual.


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I love my A4 but will never buy again
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By Gerardo
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2001 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought this car as I am a german car lover. Unfortunately ever since I owned it I have had to change timing belt, tensioner, h2o pump, o2 sensor, 2 window regulators crushed, front door speaker bursted, 1 ball joint, 1 cv joint, name it. I hope by mid 2008 I will be able to trade it!! That is a pill hard to swallow.


Best Features

Engine, drivability, design.


Worst Features

QUALITY.


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2001 1.8T A4 Quattro Wagon w/Sport Pack
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By Lisa Macaluso
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2001 Audi A4 1.8T Avant Quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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First few years car ran smoothly and was a lot of fun to drive except rear wheel bearings needed to be replaced twice by dealership - luckily still under warranty. Rims allowed snow/slush to build up which made car shake when driven in winter. When 2-3 years old, rattling sound was heard. Brought car in several times and was not given diagnosis. After 75,000 miles (no longer under warranty), dealership was magically able to diagnose the problem: needs a new cam adjuster (dealership claims no prior awareness of problem) Car has 100,000 miles and has had all four wheel bearings (and ball joint) replaced again by local mechanic. It is no better than tupperware - disposable after 3-year-use!


Best Features

When it was running well, it was a lot of fun to drive.


Worst Features

Better quality wheel bearings and ball joints. Reduce # of ball joints needed from 4/wheel to 2/wheel. Better, more honest service.


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2001 A4 Avant
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By sanjoseredsoxfan
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2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought this car certified used which I would recommend. What a great peppy car! Fantastic handling on curvy mountain roads, as expected. Having turbo makes driving even more fun. Extremely reliable. Approaching 100K miles and it still drives like new. My only real complaint: for an all-weather, all-wheel-drive car it could be a little tougher. It's a bit dainty. A great commuter car that lets you cart groceries, kids and pets without the size of a normal wagon.


Best Features

Handling and driveability!! Does great in snow - just don't let the car hit ruts or you will bend a rim. Good traction for pulling easily up our very steep driveway.


Worst Features

It's small for a wagon, barely fits a canoe and is a little low to the ground. Really too dainty a car for any kind of rough handling, like putting a canoe on the roof, driving in snow or on graded dirt roads. I bent a rim within the first two weeks of owning, doing nothing but driving to work.


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Never again
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By Konrad
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2001 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought this car when it was 3 year old and had 51000 miles on it. After 6 months it started to break: ABS module, power window mechanism in 3 doors, leaking oil in engine (repair costs over $1000) oxygen sensor (another $1200, big problem to find right sensor), rear tail light, glovebox shaking all the time, even the horn didn't work, engine light was on all the time. Car is very nice, handling and performance is great, but buy it on your own risk.


Best Features

Heated leather, interior and exterior design, good fuel economy and performance.


Worst Features

Build quality.


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