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Meltdown
16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By czech3
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2007 Audi A4 2.0T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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At around 120k miles I replace the timing belt. The engine sounded more high pitched with a whining sound right aferwards. Several thousand miles later the oil symbol started flashing and several blocks later the engine was toast. The local garage it was towed to thought it was the timing belt. Took it to the dealer and they said it was the oil pump. When Consumer Reports says the A4 models have major engine problems I guess this is what they meant. No satisfaction from the Audi dealer...only blame that I drove it several blocks befor pulling over.


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Multiple Expensive Failures before 100K Miles
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By jbgjresq
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2007 Audi A4 2.0T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Purchased car just off lease at approx 52K miles. Car was always maintained by dealer while on lease.
My wife is the primary driver doing a 14 mile RT work commute. Car is maintained in accordance with (or more frequently than ) factory guidelines.

Overall a great car to drive but (big but) the greatness is negated by the following repairs performed by an Audi dealer:

Factory piston tolerance defect resulting in excessive oil consumption. Repaired at Audi's expense (not the case for all A4 owners) only after repeated inquiries to dealer and Audi USA.
Turbo failure @ ~ 74K miles (>$1K)
Transmission Leak @70K miles (o-rings around cable plug) (~$700)
Exhaust system union clamp inexplicably split (not due to physical damage and not a routine repair item - part not available for 4 days)
Thermostat @ ~ 80K (>$700) (had to replace whole water pump assembly)
Dashboard LCD panel failure @~80K miles (~$900)
The above is in addition to all of the routine maintenance (oil changes, filters, battery) performed by an Audi dealer always at a premium (or borderline ridiculous) price.

In summary - "hugely disappointed" in the repair frequency, types of failures, and related expense for a supposedly well-engineered car.


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Audi low oil-Warning light
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By noaudi4
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2007 Audi A4 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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I bought Used Audi A4-2.0 issues right from get go..low oil 1 quart. Took car to Audi dealer they inspected it for me. Everything looks great! 9500 miles later check engine light comes on. Take to Mechanic to run code. Code is saying belt slippage. Took to dealer right away. Waterpump, timing belt replaced. Noticed timing not correct still so they tore valve covers off, replaced timing chains and tensioners. Found debris in screens around cam gear. Found debris in oil pan from oil filter? Changed oil with only synthetic oil every 3000 miles so i dont get it?
I am out $2500.00 dollars still and car in shop still with timing problems? Done with AUDI buy a BMW with timing chain and dependable.


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none-But lawyer ready to go....!


Worst Features

new motors with 150,000 mile warranty.


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2007 A4 Cabriolet Quattro
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By djroch
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2007 Audi A4 2.0T quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Purchased this car with 51k miles on the odometer and have been excited it drive it every single day. The unusually warm weather on the East Coast has allowed me to drop the top and enjoy motoring in this fine automobile.

While I would never call the A4 Cabriolet a fast car, it is a fantastic cruiser. Step on the accelerator trying to merge into traffic and you will not be disappointed. Keep your foot on the floor and the car will hit triple digits and keep on pulling.

The fit and finish are fantastic. When sitting in the car you easily forget that you are in a convertible. The ride noise is minimal (for a convertible) and the headliner looks like it belongs in a hardtop.


Best Features

Sitting in this car makes you feel like you are in a much more expensive car. The wood trim. The leather seats. There isn't any wasted space or unnecessary button. The seats are extremely comfortable (I am 6'1") and the sitting position is excellent (esp. for a convertible). The cabin noise level with the top down is minimal and with the addition of the windscreen it only gets better.


Worst Features

The leg room in the back is perfect for my children but it is cramped for an adult. Short trips are fine but I wouldn't want to get stuck back there for any length of time. The only clock in the car is on the left side of the dash under the spedometer (only visible to driver) . It drives my passengers crazy.


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Oil Consumption issues resolved
49 of 49 people found this review helpful
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By carissa
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2007 Audi A4 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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This is for all consumers having Oil Consumption issues. I purchased my 07 A4 used with 54,500 miles on it.
Right away I noticed the oil consumption problem.
I tracked the consumption for about 10,000 miles and made sure the dealership knew the mileage everytime I had to put another qt in.
The light was coming on down to just less than a 1000 miles to add a qt.
I paid the out of pocket expense and the test came back that there was an issue.
Audi Corp covered 85% of the repair and the dealership I purchased from, Elk Grove Audi, covered the remaining balance.
Audi replaced the Piston rings.
I now have close to 8000 miles since replacement and holding strong. Added 1 qt at 5000 mi.


Best Features

For its class, the seats are more comfortable than BMW 3 series and C Class. Love the sporty body styling.


Worst Features

Audi needs to recall for the Oil Consumption Problems. Would be nice if others had a Dealership like Elk Grove Audi to take responsibly and just fix the problems instead of turning Audi owners away like they don't know anything about the car. They forget, we drive these vehicles everyday, they don't.


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