Look Ma, No Dipstick - 2009 Audi A4 Avant Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Audi A4 Avant: Look Ma, No Dipstick

May 21, 2009

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This is my second oil checking post of the week. What can I say, I'm on a roll.

But this time our long-term 2009 Audi A4 Avant had a surprise waiting for me under its steel grey hood; no dipstick. There was a time, back in my youth, that I would have dinged the A4 a few points for this. Checking the oil by dipstick was one of those things in the universe that didn't need improving. It was a simple solution to a problem and it would have done the job well until the end of time.

Well, now I'm older. Wiser? I shut the hood, climbed back inside the Audi's interior and checked the oil the new fangled way.

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No muss. No fuss. Thank you O'Chef of the Future. But can it core a apple?

What do you think? Am I the only one that misses their dipstick?

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 13,519 miles

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