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.
I've owned my A4 for about 1 year now and couldn't be happier.
From the sporty ride, quick acceleration, incredible interior finish/comfort, wonderful Bose stereo, to the fact that I can fit four adults comfortably make this car a winner.
I had driven several A4s before and liked the drive.
I love it now.
When I ride in a different car I miss the feeling of my Audi.
Some people criticize the exhaust warble...that's a plus in my book.
I have no idea what some people mean referring to seat discomfort.
I'm 6'2 and have driven across the US and felt great.
Also, just yesterday I averaged 29-31 mpg on the highway at 75 mph.
not too shabby.
I have had this car for 4 months and every day I seem to find a new reason to like it better than the day before. It is a beautifully refined vehicle and the interior along with the convertible top is a marvel. The engine is smooth although maybe a little noisy and the 6-speed auto transmission is very refined. I wish the gas mileage were a little better, but that is the compromise to have Quattro, I guess. I have pretty much every available option and I think this is the reason the car is such a marvel... nothing to do but drive and enjoy.
Sure, it burns a quart of oil every 3-4,000 miles, but you only have to change oil every 10,000 miles so you're still ahead. There is a lag with the turbo, but it really goes away when driving in "sport" mode, which I always do (VERY peppy, and still get 23mpg). I've had one small mechanical bug (rear window with a mind of it's own) but my dealer (Rusnak, Westlake Village, CA) has been exceptional to work with. I'd love to trade it someday for an A5 cab, but at my age, they might end up burying me in this car!
HELP!!!!!!!!!...."TICKING" NOISE - IT IS GOING TO BLOW UP?????
written on 03-29-2011
I purchased my 2007 Audi A4 Convertible Quattro about a month ago, with only 39,000 miles on it.
It is a great car, but with one exception, it "TICKS" after I power the car off.
What I've noticed is that it when I drive a short distance, it's a low faint ticking noise, and when I drive a long/extended period it is a high/loud ticking noise when I power off.
Yes, I've been told that it is "Normal", but it is such a distraction from the beauty of the car, when the attention it's receiving is due to the "ticking" noise it makes.
Is anyone else experiencing this problem, and is there a fix for it.
Please advise, as I feel that I am driving a "TICKING TIME BOMB".....