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2006 Audi A4 2.0 Turbo Quattro - great car
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By john s
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2006 Audi A4 2.0T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Audi got it right with this car. I have 187,000 miles on it and it runs/drives great. Paint is a little chipped from the constant driving and I hit a deer that made a dent in the driver's side door but other than that the car handles great on winding mountain roads and in the snow/rain. I change the oil every 5000 miles with full synthetic and the engine hums like new. Only complaint is changing the timing belt and water pump every 100,000 miles ($1600). I would highly recommend this car to anyone looking to pick up a used car for a teenager.


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Highly recommended
19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By jasonppn
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2006 Audi A4 2.0T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Many people complain about expensive maintenance. If you are like me and do your own maintenance, there is very little you have to do or pay. I have an OBD II computer that I use whenever the check engine light comes on (not often). I bought it with 55,000 miles on it, it now has 87,000. I've had to replace a coil pack (easy fix, $37 and 1 hour of my own labor), divertor valve ($150, 2 hours labor), and that is all. To change your oil, it is handy if you have the Audi tool ($100) for cartridge style oil filters (you'll have a mess if you don't), but you can make your own pretty easily out of a hose and the right diameter bottle. The car drives absolutely beautifully, couldn't be happier.


Best Features

6 speed manual transmission: this is a fun car with that transmission. AWD: this car is very responsive and has a tight feeling. Although I don't like driving it on dirt roads and in the snow, it is very good in those conditions. Confidence boosting for sure. I especially notice this when driving other cars in these conditions, they don't perform nowhere close to the Audi.


Worst Features

When driving long distances, I sometimes find my right knee rubbing on the center console awkwardly. This isn't noticeable on short trips, but after awhile I notice it. It's most likely just my posture though.


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2nd owner of this wonderful vehicle
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Jan Chambers
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2006 Audi A4 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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I bought this car with 45K miles on it as a 2nd home car for Arizona. I had an A4 convertible in NJ, a 2007, and loved it. I love this car too. Great pickup and go, been a great car (now with 67K miles on it). Car looks almost new as I get it detailed inside and out every year in AZ. The only problem are the cloudy headlights which I'd like to get remedied.


Best Features

The convertible top and the ease of putting up or down.


Worst Features

Constant problem with back right tail light going out.


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Original Owner 2006 A4- 118K miles and still going
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By audix4
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2006 Audi A4 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Original owner of our Audi A4 2006. Have done all suggested maintenance at the Audi dealership. Usually runs an average of $2000 per year. Other than that, absolutely no trouble whatsoever.


Best Features

Sporty Look, drives like mile 1 at now presently 118k miles.


Worst Features

Some of the pleather on the interior has peeled off. Looks tacky. I see that this design feature has been corrected on our new Q5 2015 model.


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Buyer Beware
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By ashly_la
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2006 Audi A4 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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For all of you that said that if you don't take care of your car then of course you can expect problems, seriously, you should just be sooooo lucky that you go one of the few NON-LEMONS. I have kept my car in mint condition and I have had the ignition coils replaced 5 times! The altenator, crankshaft, Electronic Control Module, Purge Valve, and the transmission is failing. It is now at audi with an estimated repair of 4,500. I bought the car in 2009 and almost instantly had mechanical problems and I bought it as a certified pre-owned. The thing that makes me the most mad is that they are known recalls but will only cover them the first go around. Be ready to fix them over and over.


Worst Features

BUY A WARRANTY OR DONT BUY AT ALL. I believe 2009 and older are mechanically sound.


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