Last post on Sep 20, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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Audi A4, Sedan
#6040 of 6042 Re: Never, ever buy any Audi [michael105]
Apr 01, 2010 (12:58 pm)
I've owned 2 Audi's and not had any major issues with them. My first car was an '88 90. I bought it with around 80k miles on it, no clue of the history before then, but when I traded it in it had over 180k miles. Beyond regular maintenance I only had to replace the cat. and a/c compressor. My current car is a 2004 A4 1.8t. It's not been perfect, but overall it's been reliable. While under warranty I had the airbag sensor issue which was finally cured and also had the water pump replaced. The waterpump didn't actually go out and leave me stranded, but was beginning to make some noise so the dealership replaced it no charge. While out of warranty I've had the coil packs reaplced at about $300, but was reimbursed (this week actually) from Audi because of a recall. Also had the passenger side window regulator go out. That was around $200. I've put 73k miles on this one and still consider it to be reliable.
#6041 of 6042 Pretty to look at- Troublesome to own!
Apr 20, 2010 (1:03 pm)
I purchased my 2004 A4 convertible in Oct. 2009. I have had it into the shop now three times, three separate issues. First one had to do with a intake fan or valve.. a week and a half to figure that problem out. Several days after getting it back from the shop, the car starts misfiring, chugging and check engine light is flashing. Now, we get to tow it. An ignition coil is to blame. And now, last week, the check engine light is on and diagnostics determines it's the catalytic converter that needs to be replaced along with 6 ignition coils.
Come on! Is this what I can expect from this car going forward!!! I am seriously regretting my decision to purchase an Audi!
Sep 20, 2011 (4:33 pm)
Hi! My A4 is not starting. About 2 hours before the incident, I noticed that the check engine light came on. After stopping the car for about 10 minutes, I went to drive home and the car wouldn't start.
It seems to turn over but just kills. It won't start, just shakes and dies. Last week I had a low impact, slow speed collision. I also noticed steam escaping the engine when the cap was removed.
Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you so much. In the meantime, my car will likely spend the night in the blockbuster parking lot