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Oct 26, 2010 (8:46 am)
Ok, I am in the market for a 2007 Audi A4 2.0T quattro with 40k miles. Fun to drive, but I am concerned with the cost of maintenance. I have heard mixed reviews. The other car I am considering is actually a Nissan Murano. I know the Audi is much more of a driver's car, but I would like to get an idea of what sort of premium I would pay to have such a car? Oil change prices/etc? Or is it only if/when a repair is needed that the higher costs show their ugly head? How often is a repair required (guesstimate). Thanks!
Oct 26, 2010 (8:49 am)
Your best approach with an Audi is scheduled, methodical, pro-active maintenance. In other words, the car goes into Dieter and Hans in the spring and fall, whether it seems to "need" anything or not. This may seem over-indulgent, and might cost you $100/$150 a month, but believe me, it's the cheap way out if you have an Audi out of warranty.
Oct 26, 2010 (9:17 am)
thank you, I guess another question is how much more should I guess I would be paying for maintaining the audi over a 5 yr stretch vs a nissan murano...
Oct 26, 2010 (9:32 am)
You might find the Edmunds MAINTENANCE COSTS TOOL a very handy way to answer that question accurately.
Oct 29, 2010 (12:30 pm)
Yesterday my coolant light came on. I checked the level and it was right at the low line. My dealership was closing before I got off work, so I just drove home, planning to pick up some G12 today. I woke up, and checked the level of the coolant reservoir, and to my surprise, there wasn't anything registering at all.
I found no sign of a leak, of any sort, nor could I smell any hint of coolant that may have "burned". I just bought the car, used, two weeks ago from a dealer. It's a '04 A4 1.8 Quattro. Any ideas?
#2265 of 2367 Re: Coolant? [incorporated]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 29, 2010 (3:43 pm)
Have the cooling system pressure tested and see what's up.
#2266 of 2367 Audi A4 convertible vs. Saab
Nov 01, 2010 (8:42 am)
I am currently shopping for a convertible. My search began with BMW's but I quickly changed my mind to either an Audi or Saab.
In my research, it seems they are close. Saab's get high reviews, while Audi's are mixed.
The styles are similar as well. Prior to purchasing, I am now at the phase where I need to research maintance and issues. Oil changes, true gas mileage, problems etc. Can anyone who may have owned either of the above shed some light on these questions?
#2267 of 2367 01 Audi Quattro .. air suspension
Dec 29, 2010 (6:42 am)
I have a 01 Audi Quattro. I'm in need of help with my vehicle. I hope somebody will answer to this. My air suspension light came on this morning on my Vehicle and i noticed the rear is just sagging and wont come up at all... I called the dealer but nobody has got back to me yet about it.. What should I do.. Any recommendations. Money is no option for me. . Just want my car fixed.
#2268 of 2367 Re: 01 Audi Quattro .. air suspension [kristylou]
Dec 29, 2010 (7:16 am)
The cost of repairing air suspensions is very high, leading some who are faced with your decision to convert to a conventional (no-air) suspension. There are companies that make kits for this, but I can't think of the name(s) at the moment. Owners who have taken this route are generally happy with the results, and the savings.
Between Edmunds, Google, and independent Audi specialists, you should be able to find the best solution for your car.
#2269 of 2367 Re: 01 Audi Quattro .. air suspension [kristylou]
Dec 29, 2010 (8:45 am)
Hello KristyLou.. If your air suspension light came on you should have checked it immediately.. Something was obviously going on with the vehicle that needed to be fixed. Im sorry to hear that your rear air suspension has went out on you. And i can go ahead and let you know that the dealer price is going to be crazyy expensive.. around 4-7 thousand dollars. The reason i know this I have a 06 Audi All road and my air suspension system went out as well in the rear.