2005 Audi A4 Consumer Review: Cute car with LOTS of problems

2005 Audi A4 - Consumer Review

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

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21 of 24 people found this review helpful
Cute car with LOTS of problems
By zoiezoe on


2005 Audi A4 1.8T Fwd 2dr Cabriolet (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


I loved this car when I first bought it, but in a short time I had SO many problems with it, including problems with coils, compressor, air flow sensor, motor mounts, vacuum leak, and more.
My engine burned up and they refused to replace under warranty because I was slightly over my oil change and therefore 'violated my warranty contract conditions' according to Audi, even though the delay was so minor it could not cause such a problem (sludge, not lack of oil).
I later did a Google search for "Audi engine sludge" and found similar complaints from others.
It's very difficult and expensive to fix.
This car is adorable and fun to drive, but wow did it do damage to my wallet.

Best Features

It's a very adorable car, but is not worth the trouble.

Worst Features

Keep the cute body style and great features of this car, but please make it less difficult and expensive to maintain mechanically.
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