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Pros: Strong and simple
Cons: Large doors
Advice: Long term good bet.Great feel
Pros: Acceleration and AWD
Cons: steering not sporty enough
Advice: Long test drive,allowing you to become familiar with DSG and Paddle shifters and TurboTest drive both awd TT 2.0 and TTS, go with magnetic ride suspension either way for improved handling, TTS acceleration is impressive. It is difficult to obtain published MPG figures as it is difficult to not want to push this car to its limits. Fit and finish are excellent, back seat is a joke, only elves would be happy there. This is my 2nd DSG and would not go back to a manual transmission,3rd Audi over the yrs - have not been disappointed yet. Great AWD sports coupe for the northern climates, can enjoy all year round irregardless of the amount of frozen precipitation.
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.