Last post on Mar 14, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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Audi Cabriolet, Audi A4, Convertible
#249 of 251 Keep or Sell
Dec 04, 2011 (6:48 am)
Hi, I have a 2005 Audi A4 3.0 Conv, 71K miles and has been serviced at the Audi dealer. I realize that I might be in for some issues in the near future, but it is running well now. The only problem that I have is that I am cramped in leg space when driving over 2 hours, as I am 6 feet tall with long legs.
May be interested in trading this for a new car.
Can anyone offer advice?
PS: my antenna wire went a few months ago, the wire cracked where it goes into the trunk lid. The dealer wanted over $700 to replace it, I had a local car radio shop splice in a repair patch, same wire as the Porsche, $100, works great.
#250 of 251 Re: Keep or Sell [amh3]
Dec 04, 2011 (8:24 am)
I think I must have a lemon with all the issues I have had with my Conv. If yours is running well I would keep it unless the leg issue is one you will have to deal with a lot.
on the radio wire, what type of radio shop. do you mean one that installs car stereos etc.
#251 of 251 Re: 2005 Audi A4 Cab [hatnbak]
Mar 14, 2012 (5:17 pm)
Starting in '07 the Cabriolet switched engines from the 3.0 to the 3.2, which was a serious upgrade - same engine found in A6, Q7, etc. That V6 3.2 powerplant was a mainstay of the Audi fleet this decade and won critical acclaim before the new turbo line that came out recently. In fact I sold my '05 A4 Cab after enjoying the ignition coil problem, among several other minor problems - and upgraded to an '08 Cab, basically for the engine. The old V8 3.0 uses belts while the newer V8 3.2 is on a timing chain, so the belt service alone will save me a couple grand of shop service. So far so good, no issues - and I feel much more confident about keeping the car over the long term.