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Pros: Quattro tears it up!Can't beat the performance, price, and quality on this car. It real does it all. A sports car that can be driven hard year round.
Just right for me
Pros: SeatsGets good milage(26 around town, 30 on long trips) Seats very comfortable, drives nicely, good in snow.
Pros: A high precision german car
Cons: a high precision german carA nice drive. Very good performance, looks great. Better than expected gas miles. But, it is a european high precision vehicle, so it will cost you more to own than an one from asia. Routine maintenance it at a dealer will cost you an arm and a leg. A major repair will result in the exchange of your 1st born child. Other than that, a great car.
Cons: reliability- incompetent audi mechanics.
Advice: Buyer beware - a lot of problems after purchaseI've owned my A4 for almost two years. Unfortunately I had to take my car to the dealer four different times for a coolant leak. After they fixed the problem - I was driving home the dashboard coolant light came on. I looked under the hood and the Santa Monica service department forgot to refill the coolant tank. Another time I got home after an oil change from the dealer and it leaked all over my driveway. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I've still have other problems, but the point I'm trying to make is the Audi dealer will not stand by their product. Because of the frustration I have for the Audi service department I regret buying my Audi over a BMW. I will never buy another Audi because of my horrible experience with the Audi service department. Do your research get a BMW much more reliable.
Pros: The tiptronic three different shift patterns.
Cons: The power seat doesn't go back when the key is taken from the ignition.
Advice: Buy extended warrenty from the dealer, expensive to repair.I drove BMW 3series, Jag X type, MerBenz C, Inf G35 and Audi Quattro, all automatic tran and all with 4wheel drive. I loved them all but found the Audi was the best buy for the money. I have had the Audi for 6 weeks and love it. It is built very tight. It has all the exteras I could not afford on the others at a price I could. I have had no problems with it so far. All service is free to 50,000mi, it is certified so the warranty is extended and I bought the service contract to 75,000mi. I'm covered.
Pros: It's looks
Cons: Very poor quality vehicle. Not reliable. Horrible customer service from Audi.
Advice: Dont buy one. Mine spent over 2 months in the shop. Ive only owned it for 23 monthsBroke down 7 times in less than 2 years. Fuel injectors leaking badly, replaced fuel tank( wouldn't take fuel at the pump), replaced computer, repaired 3 different coolant leaks, trunk latch broke and wouldn't stay shut. Burned out lights, air bag light comes on and off, loud ticking sound heard from under neith vehicle after driving around. Audi would not stand behind there vehicle and wouldn't do anything for my horrible experience. Horrible customer service issues. Rude service personel. They wouldn't call me when promised and my car stayed in the shop weeks longer than promised. They wanted me to keep driving around with my air bag light going on and off, and my fuel tank having problems( this after allready being in the shop for the same repairs that didn't get fixed). Not happy about this. I will never buy another Audi as long as I live and advise all of you to think long and hard before buying one. I am an Iraq war veteran that hopes you won't spend money with this company. They seemed to think that my car wasn't having 'that many problems'. What do you think?
Pros: 3 blink lane change indicator tap feature
Cons: rear door entry and exit is a little tight
Advice: If you can get away with less interior space, the A3 is the best bet because of greater nimbleness and the huge sunroof. But otherwise the A4 is near perfect.Just bought a new 2006 last night. Love it. Was driving a Mini Cooper previously and I did give up some of the connected feeling of the Mini to the road. But I gained interior refinement, build quality, enough space for the whole family and our dog, and an overall smoothness I've never had in a car I owned. If I could've afforded the bigger engine, I think it would've been worth it, but the 2.0 certainly isn't lacking. Especially in Sport mode, it feels very agile.