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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.
Pros: quattro, ride stability, fit and finish, quiet cabin
Cons: Audi's European delivery program
Advice: If you want real traction, this is the car(This is for the 2008 A6 - ther was no option for the 2008 A6) Having just returned from driving my A6 in Europe, during which I drove over 2,400 miles, I can report my complete satisfaction with the vehicle. (WARNING: While I highly recommend taking European delivery, Audi’s program is extremely behind schedule. I had to fight very hard to get my documentation in time for my trip.) The A6 is very comfortable. The seats hold you firmly in place yet produce no sore spots even after hours of riding. The low noise levels of the cabin aid greatly in limiting fatigue. The much maligned MMI does require some study but is convenient to operate. If you found this review online, you can easily learn to operate all of the MMI functions. The performance and handling of the A6 is impressive. The 3.2 (3,123 cc) does just fine in getting up to speed, whether merging, passing, or setting the pace for autobahn traffic. After break in, I reached the car’s electronic speed cap of 134 mph several times. Even then the car is rock solid with very tight steering and no drift, shake, wobble, or float. The brakes are controlled and predictable. The suspension of the A6 is a great combination of road surface sensing and isolation from harsh jolts. You always “know” what conditions the tires are encountering but rarely do you have to think about it. Having done a lot of research on quattro at torsen.com, I summarize it as follows: Other all wheel drive systems are like walking on a slippery sidewalk where you slip and then catch yourself before you fall. Audi’s quattro is like not slipping in the first place. Other systems have to slip first, then detect the slip with ABS sensors, then actuate a clutch which then sends more torque to other wheels. Audi uses the completely mechanical TORSEN center differential to instantly distribute torque between the front and rear wheel pairs. In most cases, this prevents slip before it happens, rather than trying to play catch up like those systems on BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, Acura, etc. The enhanced exterior styling of the 2008 model provides a sportier yet still refined look. The interior design features the classic Audi attention to detail with attractive wood inserts and stitched leather seats. As for features, I most like the adaptive air suspension (special order only on the 2008 3.2), back up camera, headlight washers, capability to fold down half or the entire back seat, and adaptive headlights.
Pros: looks and interior fit and finnish is superb
Cons: Break pedal and accelerator to far apart for good heel 'n toe breaking
Advice: If it's in your price range and you like the looks, buy it.18000 miles in 18 months on my 2005 1/2 A4 Quatro. Absolutely no problems of any sort. Great gas mileage, great handeling and torque when you need it. No rattles no shakes. Still as tight as the day I bought it. A great car
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?