2009 Audi A4 Avant: Look Ma, No Dipstick
May 21, 2009
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.
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