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Pros: Awd quattro engine
Cons: Owner costsVery nice car. Quattro handling in the ice and snow is better than any AWD vehicle I have ever driven. The only downside is maintenance costs. Wish I was offered Audi care when I purchased it
Advice: get the 3.2 2005AMAZING is the only word that can describe this car
Cons: Too many to list.
Advice: Don't buy itI had this car for two weeks and the clutch burnt out, the car has 900 miles on it. The dealer and Audi claim that it isn't a warranty problem and are insisting I pay for the repair. I've been driving a standard transmission car for 15 years and have never had this problem. Overall, the car feels cheap in its handling and performance. I encourage people to spare themselves the miserable experience I had, and look at BMW and Mercedes if you are in the market for an entry level German car.
Pros: none of audi
Advice: don't do it you will lose all with that carBeware do not buy audi they do not stand for their product .I had a clutch problem and end up to replacing trans .BTW the car should be on bumper 2 bumper warranties but end up not 2 be because of wearing item (clutch) .If you looking to upgraded to increase the HP beware they can't handle more then 500 hp .Anyway stay with japan cars witch their lot secure they less ALOT longer and can handle easy 300 K witch audi usually braking down around 50k -100k. I DO NOT RECOMMENDING THIS CAR TO ANYONE !!!!!!!!!
Pros: automatic gear
Advice: automatic gearHoward Wilner of New England Automax tested this car and its a great car. One of the best Audi produced.
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: Dash and center console lighting
Cons: Back seat comfort.
Advice: I dont think gas mileage is what's advertised.This car is amazing!! I love everything about it eexcept the ride is a little just a little though. I bought this car with 9000 miles on it and I am impressed. Service department was excellent.