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#5849 of 6042 Hello, question on CPO.
Mar 23, 2005 (9:04 am)
Audibon here. Been a long time my friends both old and new. Since I was a part of this board a while ago I will post this question here first but I will also post it on the S4 board. I no longer own my 2001.5 A4. Divorce can do that. However, I have some thoughts of getting the car I actually wanted back then. Either a 2001 or 2002 S4. My question is I realize that I would want to have it certified for my own protection. However, if I buy the car private party or from a dealer that is not Audi can I purchase that protection after the sale? Is it the same protection or just a cheesy imitation? I was researching some '95 Porsche 928 GTS cars for a friend and there was a website that said you don't own a 928 it owns you. Repairs on that car are astonishing as they would be on the S4 as it gets older. By the way, if I purchase a car past the 50,000 mile mark how expensive is normal maintenance. Certification does not cover that only the catastrophic failures correct? Thanks for your help and safe motoring...
Apr 04, 2005 (9:33 pm)
i'm going to save for a audi A4 v6 AWD, and i wanted to give it more power so i was wondering if i should put a turbo or a supercharger in it.
plz help me, give as much as possible, thanks
#5851 of 6042 XM RADIO in 2004 1.8t A4
Apr 14, 2005 (3:24 pm)
Hi everybody, query for you, has anybody gotten xm in their audi A4 from the dealer, and how much did it cost for the equipment and install- thanks-
#5852 of 6042 2004 A4 annual report
Apr 17, 2005 (4:39 pm)
2004 A4 1.8T, CVT, only option is leather seats & sunroof; now 14 months & 15,000 mile old.
Our purchase was motivated by the seats more than anything else - they were the only ones my wife could enjoy for several hours at a time. I was concerned about reliablilty issues, but so far only problem was a stuck driver's headrest - factory screwup fixed under warranty. We get 27-29 mgp mixed driving, 34-36 highway on midgrade gas with conservative driving. We are more than pleased with this car! The combination of exceptional seat comfort, more than adequate performance, and surprisingly high gas mileage all for less than 30K has exceeded our expectations. Dealer purchase experience and service (two trips for free, regular service) has also exceeded expectations. So much so that I am considering replacing my very frugal 92 civic Si with a GTi.
While 15,000 is just getting broken in and the reliabilty issue still looms, my wife says she can't imagine getting a different car.
#5853 of 6042 Service Indicator Light Stays On!
May 01, 2005 (6:11 am)
I have a 2000 A4 1.8T that has been chipped (great ride by the way). Anyway, now that I have gotten to that 60K mark, the car is beginning to get expensive, which seems to be common with Audi. My service indicator light came on about 1-2 months ago when you put your foot on the brake and put it into gear. Once I am driving it disappears, it only happens when the engine is started. My mechanic is unable to reset it and two Audi dealers plus a VW dealer have "no clue" why it won't reset. Has anyone out there heard of this problem or experienced it with their Audi? Thanks....
#5854 of 6042 Not so happy with my 2004 A4 purchase :-(
May 02, 2005 (11:01 am)
Hi there, I'm new to this forum, but I was just wondering if anyone else has had to deal with "little pain-in-the-neck" problems like I have.... I have a 2004 Audi A4 1.8 AWD Quattro. I bought it in October of 2003 and a year and a half later I have had to have one headlight replaced, one tail light replaced, the motor in my windshield wipers replaced as well as a bracket on the arm of the windshield (driver's side) replaced due to corrosion. As of now all of these things were covered under the warranty, but I have 39K miles on the car and am quickly approaching my 50K marks which means no more warranty coverage. It bothers me greatly that I spent well over $35K on this car and had a better experience with my $19K Honda Civic. Anyone else having these kinds of problems? I'm just afraid three years into my ownership, I'm going to have major problems - i.e., engine, transmission, etc.
#5855 of 6042 Re: Not so happy with my 2004 A4 purchase :-( [kelbelle37]
May 02, 2005 (11:50 am)
I've had those same items fail in my 2002 A4, but it hasn't happened in my 2004 A4.
If you want some peace of mind, you should look into Audi's extended warranty program. Since Audi (and other European companies) don't ship as many vehicles and parts over to the US, the cost will be higher than another company (like Honda) who brings in more product inventory to be on hand in the US (and drives the price down). With the extended warranty, you will be protected for most major items in the event of failure after the OEM warranty has expired.
#5856 of 6042 Re: Not so happy with my 2004 A4 purchase :-( [kelbelle37]
May 03, 2005 (4:19 pm)
I own a 2002 A4 1.8T Quattro and I have experienced every single problem you have plus some additional ones. I actually just got my A4 back from the dealer this afternoon b/c of a stalling issue - the vacuum hoses all went bad?
To date, I have replaced every exterior light on my car, TWICE ! My windshield motor burned out two weeks ago. The main computer had to be replaced under warranty, the cd player quit working, the wiper blades rotted and scratched my windshield after owning the vehicle for one month but the dealer would not do anything for me b/c "it was not their problem".
It is quite sad that the Service manager knows me by name b/c I'm there so frequently.
Prior to owning my A4, I had an Acura Integra and never had one problem with the vehicle during it's 5 year tenure. I traded it in with 90k miles on it and the only maintenance items I had done was oil changes and tires.
I now expect the same quality from all of my vehicles.
I am going to cut my loses now before this A4 sends me to the poor house.
I will never recommend Audi to anyone.
#5857 of 6042 Re: Not so happy with my 2004 A4 purchase :-( [denon]
May 05, 2005 (10:40 am)
Thanks for all of your responses. I heard a commercial on the radio this morning about the "Lemon Law" and, while I didn't necessarily think my car was a LEMON, I thought I'd check out the website since I haven't been happy with my Audi. It turns out becuase I've had a lot of "electrical" problems, I do apply for some other financial compensation law. I would rather have my car running without any more problems, but I'm going to see what this law is all about. BTW, my other head light burned out last night! I'm going to ask them to just supply me with a box of lights and teach me how to change them myself so once the car is no longer covered under the warranty, I can do it all myself!
May 08, 2005 (7:38 am)
I have a 2003 A4 1.8T that I purchased new and it has been a great car with no problems. One thing is strange though. When I have it in Drive and slowly accelerate I notice a drop in RPM in 2nd gear. It happens around 2400 RPM and drops to about 2200 RPM and then continues on normally after that. No other gear does this. If I get right on the gas though I don't notice it.