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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?
Cons: Needs more horsepower
Advice: Change your oil more than what Audi recommends you to do.I had purchased my Advant brand new and it has been a great car. Has had no major problems during it life. At the 30k service, the dealer did find a minor oil sluge problem, but was corrected.
Pros: Quattro all wheel drive
Cons: cup holders!!
Advice: Great car that needs to be serviced regularly to stay happy - love it but know it is a bit more demanding than a toyota. For meThis is the best looking wagon around, and the most fun. It is very safe and has decent performance with oustanding all wheel drive. This car needs to be serviced more frenquently than say, a toyota corolla but to me, it is a small price to pay to get a precision car.
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.
Cons: A little hesitation at take off
Advice: Take the sport packageThe Audi A4 was such a pleasant surprise. The car is just a joy to drive. The interior is the same as the other A4's which is rich, refined, elegant and comfortable. The controls are very easy to use and the dash is simple but elegant. It is an absolutely fun car to drive. The handling is great and the turbo kicks in smoothly. The extra power from the new fuel management system comes in real handy. The ride is so smoth that I do not even feel that I am going 80 miles already. Overall the car is a great value in it's class. The price is still reasonable even with the car packed with options. Its a great car from a great company.
Pros: the extra power on the 2.0T and the gas mileage
Cons: would like the DSG trans-love the stick , but traffic sucks
Advice: the 2.0T is more than enough--and 30+mpgThis is my third A4. the new grille took some getting use to. This is by far the best yet! The last two were quick and handled well-this one is a lightning bolt.