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Audi A4, Auto Repair, Sedan
#77 of 148 Re: Audi or other? [partybynight]
Jan 02, 2009 (7:13 am)
Hey partybynight, as a former Audi owner and someone looking to possibly buy another Audi, I can't recommend buying any Audi that is out of warranty. Things that could go wrong: (1) Anything electronic could simply stop working (screwdriver won't help with that); (2) You are correct about the trans - stick with a manual; (3) Sooner or later the car will leak some or all fluids - so check under the car and engine out thoroughly before you buy; (4) Brake rotors are known to warp - check this out in a test drive and have a mechanic check them with an instrument. My advice: Unless you can get an extended warranty on a 2003 A4 model, perhaps an Infiniti G35 is a better way to go. Just my 2 cents.
#78 of 148 Re: Audi or other? [partybynight]
Jan 02, 2009 (7:42 am)
The 1.8T / 2.0T engines in a used Audi are tough to call. If well maintained, that engine will run & run & run (my VW Passat 1.8T went 225k miles when I sold it and was still running strong). I did oil changes at 5000 miles w/ Mobil 1, 0w40.
However, if you had some clown who owned the car before you who was casual about the oil changes (frequency) or used regular oil (not synth), then watch out !!
So... that would make me leery about buying a used 4 cyl turbo...
Jan 05, 2009 (11:19 pm)
Im new to this site adn the other forums are unresponsive. im currently in the market for a new 2009 bmw 335i or the audi A5. from what i've been reading, I'm really starting to question the Audi. Seems like people have major problems or no problems at all. My family's had a few Audis before and steer far away from it these days. but the new A5 looks are stunning. And with the bad economy there are many on the lot, at least in the DC area. Our family's had bmws as well and had some problems there too, but Consumer Reports seem to favor Audis more and more these days. Any problems with Audi's technology? since im opting for the premium tech and nav package. (both cars)
#81 of 148 Re: not a great experience [cneff]
Jan 08, 2009 (3:17 pm)
Interesting comments. I was thinking of getting an 06-07 a4 at auction, however, having read some of these messages and others on different forums, I'll be going for a Toyota / Honda.
cneff, no you weren't unlucky. My dad bought a two year old Audi with low mileage and had numerous faults and a real 'ding dong' with Audi dealership.
I personally know of a friend of the family who is a barrister. She bought a brand new Audi and had so many problems with the car and received such poor service from Audi, that she sued them in court and won. In the end she returned the car and received a full refund after further legal proceedings. I think they picked on the wrong cookie on this occasion.
Funny really, because lots of consumer reviews rate Audi's highly. This is probably due to consumer satisfaction with the product i.e., people turn a blind eye to problems because they love the brand. People are always more discerning if they're not so caught up in the image and brand.
Note, if your Audi is out of warranty, go see an independant specialist to get better service and 30-40% off your labour bills. If your still in warranty, you can always say a little prayer.
#82 of 148 Re: Audi or BMW [goldendragon18]
Jan 10, 2009 (12:21 pm)
I'm an Audi FanBoi. Here's my take... Audis have improved considerably over the last few years. Now Audis are almost as reliable as Korean cars.
I'm on my third A4, a modified '06 bought in August of '05, and in that entire time the only issue that I've had is one check engiine light. And I'm not particularly easy on my car. Modded it puts out > 250 hp and I wore out my OEM tires in around 11,000 miles (rough housing in corners).
The apparent secret for Audi ownership is dumb luck and hope that you get a good one (you probably will). Next is having a good dealership to work with when something unexpected does spring up.
Now about that A5 vs 335i... Both cars look great but the A5 wins out over the 335i. But OTOH, have you driven either car much? The 335i is a hot rod and will knock the socks off the A5. The best reason for the A5 is the quattro system, which works nicely with the Audi. The BMW X drive option on the 335i just doesn't cope with the Bimmer's torque too well... just stamp the gas and feel the torque steer.
However, if you don't need the awd, then that's a mote point.
Next month I should be in my next A4, an Avant with my first auto tranny ever
#83 of 148 bought used audi
May 26, 2009 (1:13 am)
I've bought my 2002 audi tt and I did not know the seller before because I decided to buy used audi
#84 of 148 A4 quattro 2.0 acceleration hesitation
Jun 13, 2009 (4:39 am)
I just purchased an 06 A4 and I really like the car, my question is, the 6 speed auto. tranny shifts like a dream, but I noticed that there seems to be some hesitation when I accelerate at low speeds when driving in traffic. Is this a problem,or is this a characteristic of the way the car actually drives? I'm thinking of taking the car to an audi shop, and having someone who knows these cars, to test drive it .
#85 of 148 2005.5 A4 T 2.0 (not Quattro)
Jun 27, 2009 (11:20 pm)
Does anyone have a 2005 2.0 A4? It is not a Quattro. I have been reading this forum and now a little scared. I bought this car a week ago with 42,500 miles on it. I did however get an extended waranty up to 102,500 miles. I am affraid that one of the few things not covered will go wrong. Please tell me you experiences if you have this same car.
#86 of 148 White and red circle light blinking sometimes
Jun 27, 2009 (11:23 pm)
Can anyone tell me what this light is indicating? It is white and red circle and has the letters MPH in the middle. I assume that it is miles per hour but dont know for sure. Please Help!!!!