2003 Audi A4 Consumer Review: Bitter Sweet

2003 Audi A4 - Consumer Review

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1.8T Convertible (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo CVT Automatic)

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5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Bitter Sweet
By audifan16 on


2003 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


I came across a "too good to be true" deal on a 2003 1.8t Convertible which I roughly invested $2500 into. First thing that went bad was the Ignition coil. ($1,200 repair for 2 coils) which now I know will cost under $200 to replace all 4 (Thanks to YouTube and AutoZone.) Second thing gone bad was the drivers side CV Joint ($500 inluding towing and went bad again because I bought a cheap replacement) Now with my 3 month visit to the pothole capital, NYC, Ive replaced ALL front control arms which were already bad and Drivers Side CV Joint ($491 on ECS Tuning and $500 Labor at Lennys Auto Service in Brighton beach and I AM SO SO HAPPY with the results. This car is a dream to drive and a keeper

Best Features

I love the: -Convertible Top -Panty Dropping Styling -Handling -Body Kit Options -Interior -Fit and Finish ETC. Overall, this car has WAY more pros than cons. This car is VERY safe and love the onboard computers. Saved my ass big time in snowey/Icey road conditions. BUT (and its a BIG BUT) If you cant afford to maintain it when needed, Buy a boring all too common, typical, run of the mill american or Japanese car. German cars are built for those who love luxury sports cars with superb handling and able to separate themselves from the masses. I LOVE MY AUDI.

Worst Features

Bushing Quality MUST be improved. Plastics in the interior need to be of higher quality.
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