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#5957 of 6042 Re: '99 A4 1.8T 5-speed- Should I Buy? [kelbelle37]
Jun 13, 2006 (2:56 pm)
I don't know how I missed all these posts. I was looking at a 2004 A4 1.8 quattro avant certified. It seemed worthwhile with an extended warranty until a had another dealer salesman warn me off Audi, he even recommended some of his other competitors! So I guess he's being honest with me. I was impressed with the quattro snow ability. This would be a 100000 warranty from Audi, but if it is going to be just a headache and I am used to Acura and Honda...I'm not sure now...I was also looking at Toyota RAV4 V6, but have not been able yet to get the options I want at the price I want...may wait for Acura RDX or new CRV, but that will not be until August...glad I read your post after readin another one where the enthusiast were okay with Audi..heard some other horror story about lack of support and possibility of audi pulling dealership away from one store.
#5958 of 6042 audi a4 climate control
Jun 21, 2006 (5:14 am)
I'v just bought an audi a4 (2001), it has climate control, as i'v never had a car with climate control before i'm not sure how to use it and the manual is crap. Could someone please, please help. Can i not have just outside air coming in from my vents or do i have to use the cc to get air coming in, hot or cold and would that not mean i will be using more fuel?
#5959 of 6042 A4 1st half of 2005 Avant 6 speed engine light
Jun 21, 2006 (10:29 am)
Hoping someone can help me .
I have a 2005 A4 Avant 6 speed with 33,000 miles and about 6 months ago I began having problems . My " check engine " light would come on , each time I brought it in to the dealer ( 7 times ) they tried to trouble shoot the problem , from changing the spark plugs, cleaning the fuel rods , cleaning out gas deposits and more . They kept the car for 2 + weeks , only for me to pick it up and three days later have the light come back on . The computer would come back everytime and say the was having mis-fires .
The last time I had it in there, they told me the problem was cause by bad fuel ? And told me to stop putting premium and use regular unleaded . I have done that, and although the light has not come on, it still mis-fires and has an uneven idle . The Audi dealer w/o the light coming on , they won't do anything .
I had one of the mechanics pull me aside and told me off the record , that the fuel is not the problem , but they don't know what the problem is .
Sorry for the long post .
#5960 of 6042 Re: audi a4 climate control [harie]
Jun 21, 2006 (12:21 pm)
The auto climate control is supposed to be a plus, but frankly it is the feature I like least about my A4. I still get confused by it. I suggest you get a manual (try Ebay or dealer) or just go to an Audi Dealer & ask someone to walk you thru it.
#5961 of 6042 Manual Trans Rebuild at 75k miles?
Jun 23, 2006 (10:21 pm)
I've had my car since it was new, it was never modified or chipped, with the exception of aftermarket forged wheels. My question, has anyone had problems with the manual transmission? The mainshaft is fine, other internal parts show normal wear and tear for a 75K mile car. The mechanic showed me the dowel(fits into an actuator rod)that sheared between the shifter and the fork shaft, preventing me from shifting. I can only assume that a bent shaft caused the transmission to bind, and sheared the dowel. This car is stock, and I ALWAYS use the clutch. Any ideas? Will I have problems with AoA if I attempt to get some type of reimbursement??
#5962 of 6042 Re: audi a4 climate control [harie]
Jul 02, 2006 (10:27 pm)
I've got an '04 A4 Avant, so my climate control system may be different than yours. I cannot have air flow through the vents without the cc system being on. That is, if the OFF button's light is on, there's no air flow. My understanding is that you will only use more fuel when the A/C compressor runs, and the only way to ensure that it doesn't run is to have the system OFF or set to ECON. (I guess you could also set the desired temp very high.)
This is my first car with a climate control system, and I'm not fluent with it even after two years. I do miss just having air flow through the vents like in my old BMW, without having to turn something on and adjust it.
#5963 of 6042 Re: A4 1st half of 2005 Avant 6 speed engine light [jackolantern]
Jul 03, 2006 (9:00 am)
Did the dealer check for a faulty coilpack? From your description, that may be the cause of your problem. Pretty common on Audis after '01. It's a $40/part DYI replacement if needed.
#5964 of 6042 Looking to buy a 2003 A4 1.8 Turbo... HELP!!
Jul 25, 2006 (9:04 pm)
I am in the market for a new car and found an amazing deal on a 2003 A4 1.8 Turbo with 30,000 miles. It is a theft recovery vehicle with a rebuilt title, but I did a carfax and it turned out clean of any major damage and clear of accidents. I have been reading this forum and have gotten real scared from reading everyone's horror stories about the problems these cars have when the years and miles start adding up. But then I also see the praise that people have given it. I have concluded that this is a real hit or miss car. I am simply concerned that if I buy this car i will be spending a lot of money in the near future to fix all these problems that may occur. I don"t have deep pockets to keep up with possible probelms. Are regular maintenance issues such as oil changes expensive as well? Or will Jiffy Lube knock it out for 35 bucks? I would appreciate any suggestions that anyone can offer me to help me make this dicision and join the A4 club. thanks!!
#5965 of 6042 Re: Looking to buy a 2003 A4 1.8 Turbo... HELP!! [vtlax2]
Jul 28, 2006 (10:17 am)
Hi there -
I love my Audi, but is quite pricey. I actually have nicknamed it "Pricey" just for that reason. Oil changes usually run about $75 at the dealer, and I do suggest going to the dealer for any maintenance - even minor things. I took mine for an oil change at a chain oil change place and the filter (because it was not Audi but aftermarket) caused the oil to "leak" at times. Not so much that there was a problem, but under the car where the oil plug is was a mess and I had to have the Audi garage scrub it clean. The cars are fun to drive and very attractive (I think) but it will be a bit of a headache. I have three dealerships in my area (Pittsburgh, PA) and the one where I bought the car has turned out to be real jerks. I paid over $600 to have a $200 part replaced because, basically, they took their time doing it AND I was without a car for a week!!! One other dealership is not much better. A friend has a TT and I've taken it for maintence (normal stuff-oil changes, etc.) and they are just not nice. And the third dealership is just SO pretentous. I will not take it there. Just make sure the service people at your Audi garage are very accomodating because you WILL get to know them very well. If you have a choice, I'd look for a used Acura or even BMW (no that I'll ever buy another German car). And, BTW, my Audi started having problems at 5,000 miles. It's not just older ones with high mileage.
#5966 of 6042 Check Engine Light
Jul 28, 2006 (4:02 pm)
We have a 2002 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Tiptronic. The car has 84,000Km's on it. No Problems what so ever untill .. today. the car is curently sitting in our garage and it is NOT starting..the car is turning over but the engine will not start. It just came back from the dealer 2 weeks ago from a 300point inspection oil change, tire rotate, ect..does any1 or anybody have any sort of idea what this problem could be? is it something anybody has experienced before?