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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.
Pros: Audi logo
Cons: size of car
Advice: go for lexus ES330powerful considering it is V4 and only 200hp. VERY good fuel economy. The dash board is rather complicate with the full options. There were some functions that are not really necessary. Kinda overrated but still nice car.
Pros: styling, interior, Quattro!!
Cons: parking brake lever right under the center console
Advice: get the 6 speed manual and the Quattro... a great combinationWhat an excellent car. The exterior styling is sharp, elegant, yet sporty. The interior is elegant with very clean lines, unlike the BMW & Volvo. I like the fact that the controls are uncluttered and centrally located easily within reach. A 6-speed manual with Quattro is truly a fun to drive car.
Pros: Looks, road grip.
Cons: Poor quality for a 33k car
Advice: Do not buy, buy japanese or american. European cars have a 'halo' of quality that is not real.What a mistake. I was in love w/ the car at first, until i had problems with the engine only 2 weeks after I bough it! Then a head lamp went out 3 months after that, air bag sign came on, and now the storage bin compartment has problems closing. That is only in 10 months of ownership. DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE. Looks are deceiving. Poor quality everything rattles and shakes.
Pros: Overall build quality and new style.
Cons: Low torque on acceleration ... but once it 'kicks in' look out.
Advice: The Premium package is worth it.Purchased the new 2005.5 Audi4 2.0 Turbo 200HP this week (Premium upgrade and Sport Package). After 250 miles my first impression is very positive. I was in the market for a soft top and test drove the A4 2005 ... but was captured by the 2005.5 sedan in the showroom. Interior appointments are impressive, as is overalll build (Audi quality). Most impressive is the acceleration for a 4 cylinder turbo. A 6 cylinder is not needed. Gas mileage is excellent. Even driving in Sport Mode, the gas mileage is good ... and the car is nimble. New 2205.5 styling adds to the mix. Tail lights are sharp and new front end puts it in line with similar competitors. Overall, very pleased.
Cons: the car
Advice: Don't buy it but if you do only lease it and keep your lease only as long as the warrantyThis car has a problem with starting. I pray every time i shut it off that it will start back up. I have had it towed to the shop 6 times. Yes that is six times it left me stranded on the road or somewhere besides home. Audi says is keeps losing memory and does not recognize the key. Well thats a big problem, when I want to get home. Also the products they use on the window switches and so on has a great feel but it starts wearing off in about a year. So now i'm left with switches and buttons with white showing through the black rubber they coat them with. At night it looks even worse because the ambient light comes through all these wore out spots. I have also had the passanger side seat airbag just deploy out of no reason. That was a little scary so it took audi 4 weeks to order a whole new seat and in the mean time they told me it was drivable so I had to drive a car around with this big white airbag sticking out of the seat. It also has had the huge problem the has plagued volkswagon and Audi with the engine oil sluge problem. That required the whole engine to be replaced as well. That still did not fix the starting problem...I'm and glad I leased the car and my lease is up in September. In the mean time I bought another car a Bmw and that has been the best car. I just feel sorry for the poor sole that is going to buy my audi after it goes to auction at that time it will be out of warranty and that car should be destroyed and not resold.