Last post on Feb 09, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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Audi A4, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Certified Used (CPO), Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
#12 of 14 Re: 2.0 T and oil consumption [dino11]
Feb 02, 2011 (9:08 am)
Anyone that defends a quart of oil in 1200 miles clearly knows nothing about automobiles! That figure is hardly acceptable in an old Buick much less a 2009 $40,000+ Audi a4. Have 8+ experience driving Audis and w/o the extended warranty-the car would have bankrupted me.
Bought a brand new audi a6 2.7t in 2000 and as the car aged-the dealer became harder to deal with in fixing this car. Eventually had to find an independent mechanic that knew Audi and accepted the extended warranty plan.
Virtually nobody knows how to work on these cars! Audi is a brand that should be leased--and at the end of the lease period it is turned in and that is it.
#13 of 14 Re: 2.0 T and oil consumption [fonefixer]
Feb 02, 2011 (11:30 am)
I think my original post was blasting Audi for the oil consumption so i presume you were speaking out about the folks that blasted me for speaking ill of Audi. I agree with your post 100%. Like you, I would NEVER buy an Audi. Lease and turn back. My wife loves the car and I will lease... only so long as the lease period and mileage is within bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage. Further, I would probably want the required periodic maintenance during the warranty period thrown in as well. However, if this maintenance is just oil changes, I might just pay for this if the charge of included maintenance far exceeded the cost of oil changes.
BTW, I was told that this "normal" oil consumption in Audi and VW
2.0 ltr engines is widespread. Audi- get rid of the 2.0 ltr turbo and up the displacement by at least a 1/2 liter to yield at least 250 hp with a normally-aspirated, well-engineered engine.
#14 of 14 Re: 2.0 T and oil consumption [dino11]
Feb 09, 2011 (9:50 am)
When I purchased a new Audi a6 2.7t in 2000, the 3 year warranty included in the purchase price of $42,500 featured a bumper to bumper warranty repair and scheduled oil changes every 8000 miles. Appears with the newest models that scheduled maintenance costs extra. In any case, without buying an OPTIONAL extended 3 yr-50,000 mile service contract--this car would have literally bankrupted me with all the incredibly expensive repairs that were needed to keep the car going.
If Audi is communicating to you that a quart of oil consumption every 1200 miles is standard on many of their newest engines--then they really have a serious problem with engineering of these cars!