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#6002 of 6042 Re: 2001 Audi A4 [helpmefindacar]
Jul 10, 2007 (3:40 pm)
Are Audi A4 Parts a lot more expensive than Toyota parts,etc if something happens with the car?
I don't know enough about Toyota's parts prices to know how they compare to Audi's. I'll just say Audi parts aren't cheap and an Audi is likely to need repairs/replacements more often than a Toyota.
I went 120,000 on my '98 A4 Avant with no major breakdowns but I don't know if it's a good first car for a person of modest means.
#6004 of 6042 Re: 2001 Audi A4 [andys120]
Jul 25, 2007 (5:27 pm)
We have a 2004 Toyota Sienna and it has been a piece of .... well you can fill in the blank. New brake pads constantly, 3 sets of tires in 40,000 miles (I think the dealer is not rotating them, but saying they are and we are paying for it) and trying to gouge us to buy their way-over-priced tires. Seat back falls off repeatedly off driver's side seat, sheet metal must be made of tin...dings easily and full of dings now. My 2003 audi a4 looks absolutely like new, while our year newer Sienna looks like it is ready for the bone yard. No more toyotas here.
#6005 of 6042 2003 A4 Cab - Automatic Transmission Failure
Aug 16, 2007 (7:10 pm)
I have an 2003 Audi A4 Cab w/36,000 miles that I cannot drive b/c the transmission died. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm trying to work with Audi, but they are giving me no support b/c my warranty just expired. I hit the 4 year mark on 4/18/2007. I would love to know if I'm the only sucker out there that this happened to. Cheers!
#6006 of 6042 Intermittant noise from rear of car
Aug 27, 2007 (11:57 pm)
2004 A4 1.8, CVT, 41K. Car has been great so far. For the past few months we occasionally rarely actually) hear a medium pitched hum that seems to be coming from the back of the car. The sound does not change whether moving or still, at idle or acceleration & does seem to affect the performance of the car. If we turn the engine off & restart, it usually is not there.
I am thinking fuel pump, but all the posts I have read about fuel pump failures seem to imply that it just dies without warning. We have an appointment for the dealer, but the sound is so intermittant that I am concerned it would show up at the dealer. Any ideas?
#6007 of 6042 Re: Intermittant noise from rear of car [204meca]
Aug 28, 2007 (5:20 am)
A change of the fuel filter may be all that's needed. As the filter becomes dirty it develops more resistance; causing the pump to work a bit harder and produces the hum that you are hearing. If you have the filter changed out it may be sufficient to relieve the pressure and therefore eliminate the noise.
Good luck and let us know how it works out.
Aug 30, 2007 (5:20 pm)
I'm looking for a used A4 for my son, and was just wondering on what model year was the best. I was also wondering if the pre 2002 models had curtain airbags. I would hope to buy it for under $15000. Any and all advice would be appreciated
#6009 of 6042 Mirror controller switch problem
Oct 06, 2007 (10:57 am)
I have a 2004 A4 w 42K miles. While trying to quickly adjust a mirror, my control popped thru the hole & into the armrest. When I took it in the service associate gal said, "I have seen lots of these, you will need a new switch." When I picked it up, the service manager said he did not think it would be covered under the warranty and that he had never seen this problem before.. HUMM - who is speaking the truth here???
Has anyone seen this problem? Seems to me that it should be covered under the warranty. Any suggestions?
Other than the recently posted noise problem that was quickly resolved by having the fuel filter replaced (under warrantly, no questions) our A4 has been pretty problem free --- so far. Thanks.
#6010 of 6042 2001 Audi A4 1.8T Engine knocking
Nov 30, 2007 (12:48 pm)
I've recently experienced knocking in my engine and my check oil light is beeping every minute. My mechanic is telling me that there is a sludge problem in older Audi's but he doesn't believe that can be the problem since there is better gasoline going in cars today.Has anyone experienced this and what can be done?
Nov 30, 2007 (3:57 pm)
My wife & I just got back from the dealer, and have put down a deposit on a 2003 A4 3.0 quattro with 59,000 miles. We shopped & drove similar age/mileage BMW 325i and G35s, and found this car listed for $15,500 at an Audi dealer -- which seemed like a very competitive price (particularly from a dealer.) I wanted a quattro as we are moving to Colorado in a few weeks. When we got there, the salesman said they had just got it from an auction, and it wasn't even clean yet. I said fine -- we're willing to look. I figured that its current condition was a better indicator of how it was maintained anyway. Car drove great, everything worked, etc. We were thinking it over when the salesman said he would talk to manager. He comes back & gives me "I have good news & bad news" spiel. I'm thinking -- here it comes. He says good news is they are going to "certify" the car (it was initially presented & advertised "as is," no warranty), providing the 2 year, up to 100k coverage. Now I wait for the "bad news" -- expecting the dealer to claim a "pricing mistake" or that the "certified" price is $2-3k more. Nope - he says that they have to detail & inspect it, and fix a couple of dings before they will let us have it, and it "won't be ready today" -- but can we pick it up Monday? That was the "bad news". I was considering buying it at $15.5k as is, and they certified it for nothing. Sold. So unless they discover some big problem during the inspection, I am back in the Audi club. I had a '98 A4 1.8T manual I bought new, and drove 60,000 miles with almost zero problems -- one dealer trip for a steering issue when turning the wheel in reverse, fixed under waranty -- not so much as a burned out bulb or fuse other than that in 3 years. But my wife got hit in the front left corner by a truck at stoplight, and it never seemed "right" after, so I sold it.
Hope we have good luck with this one.