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#107 of 251 1996 audi cabriolet
Mar 22, 2005 (7:22 am)
I own the predecessor to the A4 convertible. When trying to stow away the top, the tonneau top comes up partway then collapses down again making impossible to fold(stow) away the top in the compartment beneath. The tonneau top is supposed to remain open long enough for the top to fold away in side and then it's supposed to close. Any clues to what's happening? Also, I noticed two small copper unshielded wires that were broken but clearly attached to outer fabric just lateral to the plastic rear window. Anybody know what these wires are for?
#108 of 251 Re: Convertible top stopping midway [sunnygirl]
Mar 22, 2005 (7:26 am)
Have you been able to get this fixed? Does the dealer know what the problem is? I've been having a similar sounding problem with a 1996 audi cabriolet. Thanks,
#109 of 251 Re: 1996 audi cabriolet [audicab007]
Apr 05, 2005 (5:01 am)
I have a 96 convertible with the same problem it lifts the hood and the tonneau 1\2 way and then stops
Have you come up with a solution
#111 of 251 New A4 Cab owner
Apr 07, 2005 (11:03 am)
Well sports fans I just joined the Audi family after driving my MB C230 for 7 1/2 years. It wasn't a quick switch as I tested the BMW and Mercedes offerings before deciding on the new 2005 A4 1.8T Cabriolet in dolphin grey with back top/interior (premium package), lighting package, sports suspension, and heated seats.
The A4 is without a doubt the best performance value in the market. Yes, the 3.0 with wood trim and sweet 6-cylinder is a fine ride but for a go-to-work car that sees occasional weekend driving around town I felt the MPG of the 1.8T was a better fit than the low-end torque of the 3.0.
Now if I could find a wood kit to replace the fiberglass panels I'd have the best of both worlds.
This car is quite a head turner. The A4 has much cleaner lines than either the BMW of MB offering, IMHO, and at least here in So Cal you don't see them on every corner like the BMWs though I think this will change as more people start to take a closer look at Audi with their new A4/A6/A8 and now the A3 offerings.
Glad to be enjoying the sun and wind!
#112 of 251 golf clubs and A4
Apr 17, 2005 (4:32 pm)
Any one know if the trunk width in the upcoming a4 convertible will be larger than the current. I wanted to buy one, but my golf clubs wouldn't fit, I even tried a carry bag, still no way for the driver to fit in.
#113 of 251 Re: golf clubs and A4 [giaz5]
Apr 18, 2005 (3:59 pm)
According to Audi the 06 A4 convertible will be exactly the same as the 05. Now this seems odd because a google on 06 Audi A4 convertible turned up spy photos from Sweden of the new body but in looking at it the wheelbase and overall layout look identical. Big change will be the 2.0T motor and front grill. Not worth the wait for me.
I doubt there will be significant changes to the trunk dimensions.
Did you try the ski-boot? All Audis have a drop down section in the back seat for the ski pass through. I can get my clubs in with the top down but it is tight. I have to manually align the club heads to pass through the boot and this is using a hard case with stand. The other option, and it is much easier, is to lay the clubs down in the back seat. My bag fits side to side at a slight angle. My wife's soft bag fits the trunk just fine and her clubs are a lot shorter.
Now if my drive would fly as straight as the A4 I'd be in business!
#114 of 251 Re: golf clubs and A4 [jpouchet]
Apr 20, 2005 (11:03 am)
hi Everybody.Actually I'm waiting for new A4 Convertible 2006.could you direct me any useful website?any spy photos?thanks luka
#115 of 251 Re: golf clubs and A4 [luka]
Apr 20, 2005 (12:11 pm)
Right here! We don't allow links to other forums, so please don't ask other members to violate the Membership Agreement.
#116 of 251 Re: golf clubs and A4 [Sylvia]
Apr 20, 2005 (1:21 pm)
Ditto the previous message about no links to spy photos or other sites.
Also, just because someone snaps a photo of a few development cars, like the ones I saw from Sweden for the new '06 Euro model, this does not mean those vehicles will ever see the light of day as a production car. Often OEMs use "mules" as test vehicles for suspension, engine, or driveline validation and wrap the cars in a new package to overcome legal registration and highway use permits.
If you waiting for an '06 in the US your best point for information is Audi USA.
Finally, no matter what modifications Audi makes to the next cabriolet I doubt it will be sufficient to place a full set of golf clubs in a hard bag in the trunk. It just wont fit especially with the top down. Go for a soft carry bag, use the ski sack, and you can most likely make it work.