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#1354 of 2367 Re: A4 2003 Airconditioning [rjadc]
Aug 07, 2006 (5:47 am)
I have an Audi A4 2005 with the same problem.
My car must have been 'tapped' during parking - I saw no visible bumber damage. The dealer says there is a cut on the bumper. There is an aluminum pipe RIGHT BEHIND THE BUMBER that cracked. This is part of the AC. My PLASTIC radiator mount was also cracked. The dealer charged me around $2000 to fix these and to redo the bumber.
WHY DOES AUDI MAKE THE CAR WITH FLIMSY MATERIALS THAT ARE PLACED RIGHT BEHIND A BUMPER ? DON'T YOU EXPECT A BUMPER TO BE BUMPED ?
Audi USA were no help. The dealership in NJ has taken 2 weeks. By the way - they couldnt find the problem the first time I brought it in.
#1355 of 2367 Need Advice on Buying used Audi or Saab
Aug 10, 2006 (5:44 am)
I'm looking to buy a 1988 Audi 90 Quattro AWD. It is really great looking with low mileage, and a nice price. Only problems is the engine misfires and the ABS warning light is on.
Does that mean I have to change the ABS wear sensors on the brakes just like on BMWs? Or is there any other possible problems with Audi's ABS systems?
What about the engine misfires? What can be wrong with the engine? How much would it cost? How many times does this happen to Audi's? Would I have to keep sinking cash into the car?
How well are these Audi's? Are they as bad as the very old models of VWs? Or are they as reliable as the older model BMWs? Should I go for this?
Or, if not, should I go for a 1991 Saab 900s 2 door? How reliable are Saabs? Are their engines good, durable, and powerful?
#1356 of 2367 Re: Need Advice on Buying used Audi or Saab [joyrider147]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 10, 2006 (7:45 am)
You don't want either of these cars IMO. the older Audis are very expensive to repair and the two problems you mentioned could easily bury you.
The early Saab 900s are prone to head gasket and transmission failure. The bottom ends of the engine are very durable but generally they are not a particularly reliable car---especially an old used one. Overheating, electrical glitchs, lots of body rattles, excessive front tire wear. They drive great and sell for cheap though, so are dangerously seductive.
Unless you have plenty of extra cash for a "car hobby", stay away from the older Saabs and Audis, would be my friendly advice. If you have another car to rely on, then an old Saab turbo might be fun as a second car. The Audi 90 is pretty dull to drive overall, not like the newer ones which are more fun and more reliable.
#1357 of 2367 Timing belt
Aug 10, 2006 (1:31 pm)
I have a 2001 A4 1.8 and is getting close to 60,000 miles. I know it is a good pactice that the TB is replaced around that mileage. I was wondering if anyone had done recently and how much does it cost. Is there anything else that need to be done? such as water pump..etc. I still have extended warranty until March next year. will the dealer cover break down du to TB if I wait to do it until the warranty is up.
#1358 of 2367 Tire advice for 2002 A4 1.8t Q sports package
Aug 11, 2006 (8:05 am)
Please would someone recommend an all season tire that has a reasonable life and hadling/ride compromise for a guy who is way past his boy racer years.
Aug 11, 2006 (8:31 pm)
I have some questions about the A4 1.8T Ultra Sports Package. I think that it is only available on the 2004 model year, is this true? Also, what does the package include besides the (very cool looking) visual upgrades. Another thing i would like to know about is the A4 reliability. Consumer reports rates 2004 and 2005 model years much better than the others, so i just wanted to make sure that the held up well and see if anyone has had any problems with theirs. (If anyone actaully owns a Ultra Sports Package a4, i would greatly appreciate it if they could share their views about the car (how it drives, eronomics, etc...). Thanks
#1360 of 2367 Re: [mike2003a4]
Aug 13, 2006 (6:26 pm)
I seem to be having similar problems with my 2004 A4 and I thought it was just me. Other people I talk to seem to love their A4's and I cant wait to get rid of mine. I also leased mine from Audi of Smithtown . . . actually i'm on my 2nd a4. My first one had so many problems I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and had an arbitration hearing with Audi. They ruled in my favor but unfortunately did not cancel my lease but I did get a new A4 out of it. Anyway, any news on the glove box issue? Mine broke today!!
When is your lease up?
#1361 of 2367 Re: A4 2002 1.8T - CAM ADJUSTOR SEAL LEAK [terrikay1964]
Aug 14, 2006 (9:52 am)
I've had this repair plus 1000 others with my 2002 A4 1.8T. Most recently, my turbo is about to go out and that along with the other repairs I need to have done are going to cost me 3200 dollars. I am getting rid of my car in a couple of weeks. I just found this message board today and its amazing I've had every problem listed here with my car. The exact same thing happened to me that happened to you. I had to pay!
#1362 of 2367 Re: [jlouka]
Aug 14, 2006 (9:55 am)
This is incredible. My glove box broke 1 month ago. Can anyone tell me or give me any suggestions for what I should do about my car. It was a gift from my husband for my birthday in 2002 and I have had so many things go wrong it. How long did it take the BBB to file in yoru favor?
#1363 of 2367 Re: replaced engine-now must pay to fix new problem [chelle4]
Aug 14, 2006 (10:00 am)
I hadn't heard of any engine oil problems BUT my engine had sludge in it and I was told it was my fault..... they repaired it for nothing but didn't repair it fully. I have to go in to get oil changes every 2000 - 3000 miles. Is there an official law suit out with Audi on their engine/oil problems?