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#931 of 2367 Re: Oil change and timing belt [ndlessfun]
Sep 06, 2005 (10:42 pm)
Ok, these posts about timing belts are truly scary. I have a 2001 A4 2.8 quattro w/ 97k miles. I was told, by both the audi dealer and a local mechanic that I trust, that the timing belt for an 01 2.8 quattro should be replaced at 105,000 miles. Has anyone with a 2.8 had a problem with a timing belt failing before 105k miles? All of the posts about failing belts involve 1.8 Ts. Needless to say, I intend to have my timing belt replaced as soon as I can (within the month) but wondered, if it fails before I can get it fixed and there is engine damage do I have any recourse considering I was advised that it should not be a problem until 105k miles?
Sep 07, 2005 (4:40 pm)
What's the ski sack on the 2005.5 Audi's that's included in the Cold Weather Pacakge? Is this something visible?
#933 of 2367 Re: 2005 A4 1.8 Avant - Brake Rotor Wear [russb324]
Sep 08, 2005 (9:41 am)
Have you had any news on this? I have a 2004 A4 3.0 that I recently bought and it has only 8000 miles and same problem as you and Audi refusing to honor the warranty. Today I sent a complain to Audi USA and am waiting for an answer, will also call later today.
I think it is ridiculous that it has such a problem at this point.
#935 of 2367 Audi horror stories
Sep 09, 2005 (7:42 pm)
I was about to buy a 2005 A4 convertible at a really good year end price, but after reading horror stories and talking to a few local Audi owners it seems to me that 1 in 10 Audis is a lemon. Any encouraging words to get me to join the Audi family? has quality improved in recent years?
#936 of 2367 Suggestions wellcome:'06 A4 2T, or 06' Toyota Avalon Limited
Sep 10, 2005 (3:31 am)
everytime you stand in front of the question what to buy - a hard to find answer.
I consider the Audi A4 2T and Toyota Avalon Limited.
Well, 2 excellent cars and manufactures. However best results you hear from consumers they have experience with one or even both cars.
Any suggestions... any problems I should pay attention when purchasing one of these two cars? Tell me what it was like for you... Good experiences and bad..
From a dealership to the car itself....
Any comments appreatiated.
I read so many reviews now, but still want to know more... the more the better and the better I can feel when I go for the deal.
#937 of 2367 Re: foggy windshield- 2002 A4 1.8T [tcasboy]
Sep 11, 2005 (1:14 pm)
as a long term audi owner I never had this problem.
could be there is something wrong with your AC. ( moisture getting into the system)I USE my AC to clear condensation and it works very well. AC dries the sir so it clears condenstaion at any temperature hot or cold.
I have a 5 yr old Audi A4 with 2.4 V6, SE.
#938 of 2367 Re: Suggestions wellcome:'06 A4 2T, or 06' Toyota Avalon Limited [leon3332001]
Sep 11, 2005 (1:25 pm)
if you buy an AUdi DONT buy the 2l Turbo.
I have owned an A4- V6 2.4 L. for 3 years, and I check the forums regulary. I see a lot of reported problems re the 2 l turbo. I think its to do with the higer temperatures under the bonnet causes problems after a while.
I find the Audi a very good car but it is not cheap to run- running costs and servicing is expensive, especially compared to my previous Toyota's. But I do prefer the Audi.
#939 of 2367 Re: Stuck Window [a4_trini]
Sep 19, 2005 (10:54 am)
Hi, I've got an Audi A4 quattro, the front 2 windows do roll up and down 2-3 inches and i try to roll all the way up again and it would roll down 2-3 inches again and would do that for awhile. After this happens the automatic one-touch on the automatic window does not work so i have to hold the button down til either to close or open. In 2004, my driver side front window motor was making "cracking" and "grinding" sound as it did, the window seemed "possessed" and roll down all on own and i tried to close but wouldn't for awhile. i took the car in to a dealership and they replaced the motor but it still now and then rolls down a few inches when i try to close it. First i thought the hot weather may have expanded the weather strip so the window wouldn't close but it happened again when the weather wasn't hot!!! over the weekend, the front passenger side window made that cracking and grinding sound and went berserk so i am taking the car in for service, hopefully, knock on wood, that would help but the windows but might still roll up and down on it's own, i'm afraid.. I don't know about the 2 back windows since i hardly ever use those. I hope i don't have these problems when my 4 year warranty is over.... Please call the Audi Customer service at 1-800-822-2834 option 3 and let them know that you are also having this problem. i had called them last year and also today about this situation.
#940 of 2367 Re: Suggestions wellcome:'06 A4 2T, or 06' Toyota Avalon Limited [sandy15]
Sep 19, 2005 (11:21 am)
I also follow some Audi enthusiast forums and haven't seen any indication of excessive temps under the hood with the two liter turbo. Perhaps these are on the European forums (your use of "bonnet" suggests that you might be across the pond).