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Audi A4, Auto Repair, Sedan
#39 of 148 Re: Audi A4 AWD 100K [shipo]
Dec 19, 2007 (6:57 am)
I love my 2001 A4 1.8T wagon (Avant) AND I have regularly invested about $2000 a year in maintenance/repairs since about 60K around 3 years old. I put about 20K miles/year on it and enjoy my commutes. You just need to make sure the following have been taken care of or you will pay for it. The former owner should have done this if he/she was a good owner...
full-synthetic oil changes every 6 months or 10K miles (Mobil 1 or BMW oil)
brakes (both front and back) BOTH pads & rotors replaced or you will have to do it.
Coolant flushed at least once
Brake oil flushed/replaced at least once (for a few extra $ this can be done during a brake pad replacement job).
New battery (make sure it is a more-expensive sealed type)
and ask if the fuel pump has been replaced (it goes about 100 - 120K, mine went right at 100K) as it vibrates loudly under the passenger seating area (the pump is attached to the fuel tank!).
Good luck - James
#40 of 148 Re: Audi A4 AWD 100K [leejamesk]
Dec 19, 2007 (7:02 am)
And I forgot to mention to check/replace ALL the critical rubber hoses as it gets very hot under the hood. Check on the coolant and ESPECIALLY the turbo-crankcase vacuum hoses. If these turbo-vacuum hoses leak, your turbo will not work and a engine check light goes off.
#41 of 148 Re: a4 1.8T quattro [quattroporte12]
Dec 29, 2007 (2:52 am)
I had a 2001 GTI with the 1.8T, and a Neuspeed chip..Also tried the Revo flash for a short time. They both added lots of power, and made the car 100x more fun to drive. The only problem I had was with the clutch, it didn't seem to like the extra power and started to slip after about 30k miles. Also had a turbo-back exhaust system with high flow cat, N75 valve from a Audi TT, and Forge diverter valve. The 1.8Ts are very reliable, even with punishment!!
#42 of 148 Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4
Feb 08, 2008 (6:42 am)
See my posting at #1727.
#43 of 148 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [utahjake]
Feb 08, 2008 (10:35 am)
There's only 42 posts. How can we look at #1727?
#45 of 148 A4 Prospective Buyers
Feb 28, 2008 (8:06 pm)
My advice for prospective buyers.
Lease/Purchase the car but DON'T keep it for longer than 2 years.
It's goes downhill from there. Better safe than sorry!
#46 of 148 Re: A4 Prospective Buyers [225hello]
Feb 29, 2008 (4:01 pm)
The factory warranty is 4 years 50k miles. You can buy Audi Care for $590 that takes car of all maintenace up to 50k. You can get a lot more than 2 years good use out of an A4.
#47 of 148 Re: A4 Prospective Buyers [rjlaero]
Feb 29, 2008 (6:38 pm)
Why won't Audi stand behind its product? I have a one year old car with major engine problems and I drive around 24,000 miles a year. So in 2 years, I am out of warranty unless I want to pay several thousand dollars to extend the warranty. Sure, the warranty has paid for all of the repairs at this point but why Audi won't extend the warranty so I can get 100,000 miles out of the car like I have done with other brands in the past in light of these engine problems? Audi's response to me is why I will not keep this car and will not buy another Audi/VW again.
Mar 08, 2008 (10:50 pm)
I am currently in the midst of purchasing a new car. After reading what many Audi owners have to say about the reliability of the A4, I am starting to think that I should look else where for a car. But, I have found a 2003 Audi A4 1.8T with only 18,000 miles. Does anyone have any bad experiences with this certain year and type? Any help would be great!