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Audi A4, Sedan
#935 of 1366 Re: A4 Quattro vs Subaru Outback [mwhitt]
Sep 14, 2005 (2:35 pm)
I have 5 years and 82,000 miles into my A6 and this is what was needed besides normal maintenance:
1.) driver's window mechanism repair
2.) front passenger window mechanism repair
3.) one air conditioning pipe fitting replacement
4.) front brake rotors (4 times)
5.) electric fan motor
6.) turn signal electrical module
7.) front driver's door lock mechanism
8.) heater motor blower
9.) climate control module
10.) valve cover gaskets
11.) cam chain cover gasket
13.) front tie rod replacement struts
On my 1998 TOYOTA camry with the same amount of miles, besides normal stuff like oil, tires, brakes, filters, wipers,only number 12---battery has been replaced.
I still like driving the Audi tons more than the TOY! Just drive it until 49,999 miles or get a durable extended service contract.
#936 of 1366 Re: A4 2.0 Noise [edwardsf]
Sep 15, 2005 (6:29 am)
I was trying to decide between the 2005.5 and 2006 A4 models. I went to 3 different Audi dealers, spoke with the Audi Certified salesman and I was rest assured that there was no difference with the engine/sound absorbortion. I drove both at each lot and I could not find a difference. I was hoping the 2006 A4 came standard with the LCD screen like the A6 does now. I bought the 2005.5 3.2 A4. Paid a bit below invoice and got a great rate for financing. My suggestion is take a 2005.5 if you can still find one.
#937 of 1366 Re: A4 Quattro vs Subaru Outback [marleybarr]
Sep 15, 2005 (4:32 pm)
This is one of the best posts ever! I grow weary of the posts that discuss the problems without adequate expression relating to the "gets."
I want my Audis to be ever more reliable.
I do not want to sacrifice the joy of driving, however.
When some manufacturer actually does imitate perfectly Audi or BMW and the Lexus reliability and packages them into one brand, they will have a winner.
In the mean time, the Audi Advantage and the BMW program provide sufficient protection from breathtaking expenses for 50,000 miles. Extended or CPO certification takes you to 100,000.
Get the one that is a pleasure to drive not the one that although reliable is boring.
Thus far, only Infiniti, even comes close to being the best of both worlds. Even so, it was my second choice.
Sep 16, 2005 (9:30 am)
I can not answer my own question and I work for AUDI.
Why Why Why Has not Audi capitalized on the fact that we make an 2.0 FSI that can get up to 34 MPG with 200 hp? I know us Audi people are elitetists but 3.00 a gallon stabs even the A8 drivers in the gut. Audi makes the best car for the money hands down in the luxury lines and we have best fuel efficiency for the power and nobody knows other than Audi owners..........
Just had to vent.
#939 of 1366 Re: A4 2.0 Noise [edwardsf]
Sep 16, 2005 (11:51 am)
Believe me, the A4 is very quite while cruising at roughly mach 0.114.
Sep 16, 2005 (4:42 pm)
Is bluetooth standard on the 2005.5 A4s?
#941 of 1366 Re: Bluetooth [mcmuney]
Sep 16, 2005 (7:24 pm)
I don't believe bluetooth is an option on the 2005.5 but it's available as on option on the 06.
#942 of 1366 Re: answer me this....... [bigdveedubgirl]
Sep 17, 2005 (10:46 am)
Does the A4 2.0T really get that kind of mileage? Is that with manual?
I can see the A3 2.0T getting that kind of mileage since it should be lighter.
The mileage on the A4 3.2 is really poor, especially compared to a high-profile competitor like the 330i. Talk about high gas prices hitting you where you live.
#943 of 1366 Re: answer me this....... [wco81]
Sep 17, 2005 (12:59 pm)
I don't think you can qualify 26-27 highway mpg as "poor" for an all wheel drive vehicle w/ a 255 hp V6 engine. The 2.0 Turbo gets 30-32 on the highway.
#944 of 1366 Re: answer me this....... [bigdveedubgirl]
Sep 17, 2005 (8:30 pm)
Since you work for AUDI, could you please get me a discount on the $440.00 airbag control module part needed to turn the "AIRBAG LIGHT" off on the dash of my '00 A6? Or how about something off the $400 3 hours labor needed to install? Anything to help with this $840.00 problem would be much appreciated!