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2004 Audi A4

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Fun to drive, but a steep investment in repairs.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By chash1982
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


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I've had an opportunity to drive all kinds of cars, from BMWs to Volvos, to high end japanese vehicles and NOTHING has handled and performed like my Audi. This car feels like you are going 60 miles an hour at 100. You can barely feel the body roll as you effortlessly carve through corners at high speeds, and no automaker has a better interior.
On the downside, prepare to set aside about 3000$ a year for repair and maintenance! Even oil changes will run you 100$, and when your fuel pump dies (and it probably will!) You can expect to spend 1000$ at the dealer if it's out of warranty. This is a driving enthusiasts car that's also a comfortable commuter. I love my Audi, expensive or not!


Best Features

Handling, comfort, and design are unmatched by anything its price range.


Worst Features

The 2004 vehicles appear to have an issue with intermittent fuel pump failure. This can happen to you randomly, at any time, and will be really, really expensive to fix out of warranty. The engines in these cars will last forever if maintained well. Unfortunately, that is not true for most of the other components. Expect to have it in and out of the shop a few times a year.


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THINK TWICE BEFORE BUYING!
19 of 31 people found this review helpful
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By lenti
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2004 Audi A4 3.0 Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Bought the A4 convertible new. I only used it as a second car and have driven 32,000 miles now. When it still was under warranty a warning light come on and I was told it is nothing serious and AUDI service made it go away. The light came on and off several times in the last year. Recently the car was hesitating when accelerating. AUDI now quoted $2,200 for repair of the transmission control box. When it was in repair they told me they have found problems with the transmission and the repair would be $7,000!! Can anyone imagine that on a car for $50,000 with only 32,000 miles.


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It is a good driving car, but obviously the design of the transmission is junk. How sad for a company like AUDI. They did some band aid repair as long as the car was under warranty and no they would not help with the cost.


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Good Go Kart....
14 of 30 people found this review helpful
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By gabenerica1019
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2004 Audi A4 3.0 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Love the layout and the raw power of the Quat!!! Very fun to drive and take for the long hauls...so comfy...


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Loved it but it had to go
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By hadalotofcars
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This was by far my favorite Audi.
An 04 Ultrasport.
Fantastic handling.
Good thing I had an extended warranty - the car broke a lot - always something - the only way I would consider driving another Audi product at this time would be if I could have this car back - after repairing it month after month I sold it to buy a new Audi.
I traded that within a month of buying it.


Best Features

Awesome lights, interior, exterior lines, cornering, performance from a 4 cylinder


Worst Features

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DON'T BUY THIS CAR IT IS GARBAGE!!!
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By jenna1095
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought this car in
10/08 1st repair 12/31/08 coil packs $363 (I had to have these done 2 more times between then and now) 2nd repair 2/25/10 Clutch $1677 3rd repair 2/4/11 Crank Case $242 4th repair 4/6/11 PCV Valve $254 5th repair 4/7/11 (Yes it broke down on the way home from the shop) Fuel Pump $595 I am missing one recipt for a valve cover gasket if I remember right around 12/10 $200 When Picking up from getting fuel pump installed was informed it needs a CAT Quoted $1500 Fathers day 2011 Had complete Brake failure barely missed a car hopped a curb flew over a ditch and hit a telephone pole (from what I understand this is a common problem) DO NOT BUY THIS CAR IT IS NOT SAFE!!!!


Best Features

I would say it looks good rolling down a hill since it is unlikely to be able to drive it self down but chances are you wont be able to stop at the bottom.


Worst Features

Make a car that will last more then 100K miles would be a good start. Mine has 104K


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