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Audi A4, Auto Repair, Sedan
#41 of 148 Re: a4 1.8T quattro [quattroporte12]
Dec 29, 2007 (1:52 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 (5:42 am)
See my posting at #1727.
#43 of 148 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [utahjake]
Feb 08, 2008 (9:35 am)
There's only 42 posts. How can we look at #1727?
#45 of 148 A4 Prospective Buyers
Feb 28, 2008 (7:06 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 (3:01 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 (5:38 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 (9:50 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!
Mar 09, 2008 (3:38 am)
I was looking at an A4 1.8T before, but people had told me to hold out for a 3.0, and that the turbo engine was unreliable. Ive also heard that its an awesome engine and runs forever so i think it depends on the car. Make sure it has all service records and that they were performed at an audi dealer, but honestly if your buying a car that has 18,000 miles and has been maintained well i dont think you have to worry. Id only worry if it had 80 or 90 thousand, the time when most german cars begin to need replacement of parts, and german parts are exttremley $$ compared to infiniti, lexus, etc. But the A4 is a great car, id say go for that or a 325xi, both are going to have that solid german feel and great handling.
#50 of 148 Re: Help! [blegit]
Mar 09, 2008 (4:55 am)
1.8T engine is the worst no matter which brand it is on, Audi or Volkswagen.
My 2000 1.8T required mothly visits to the dealer from the beginning and it went downhill from 45k.
If I were you, I would not by this. It is tempting for a reason.....