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2005 Audi A4 (2005.5)

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 30/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic, CVT
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2005 Audi A4 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 348 Ratings for the 2005 - 2008 models.

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  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Fun to own!

By on Saturday, April 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 34,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive - refined style"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have had this car for almost 5 years. LOVE driving it in the spring and fall. Very nimble handling and the sport mode really makes it seem like a roadster.....all while having the refined Audi looks."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

have had 6 audi's and this is the best by far...

By on Thursday, April 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 166,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "price, fun to drive, great on gas"

Cons: "trying to get parts at times."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"a dream to drive, in the mountains or on the highway this car is a head turner...so much class and speed...and great on gas....the black interior is great..the only change i have ever made is by adding sheep skin seat covers.."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Fun to drive; high maintenance cost

By on Sunday, March 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Smaller engine with turbo makes for a good balance of fuel economy and performance; Had the car for a while so replaced motor mounts and timing belt. Not cheap. My complaints: glove compartment hinge (almost all 07 a4's i've seen have broken hinges), battery is at the back of the engine ( you'll hurt your back replacing the battery if you're not careful), cigarette lighter plug beneath arm rest is a bit hard to acces. Also the A4 may be a bit small for me. At 6` my right knee is touching the main console. Overall a fun car to drive but may not be the right car for a DIY or someone who keeps their car for a long time."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Amazing first car

By on Sunday, February 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price, very safe, stylish look, fun to drive"

Cons: "wish it had aux hookup"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the first car I've ever had and I've been driving it for about three years now. I have had no issues with it at all and love everything about it!"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Best Car I Have Ever Owned

By on Monday, December 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good Gas Mileage, Comfort, Style, Quality"

Cons: "Can be costly if you don't keep up on maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I absolutely love my 2005 A4 Quattro. I have the automatic with the smaller 1.8T engine. I love this car! The only issues with the interior is the cup holder (as mentioned) when your center console is closed or in the upright position you only have 1 cup holder. Additionally, the hinges on the glovebox are plastic and break very easily (at least on my model). Be careful not to press down on the glovebox door when opening. I would recommend changing your own oil (or having it changed at an AUDI dealership) I tried several local shops none of which did a very good job...If you decide to do it on your own use only a high quality full synthetic (refer to the owners manual). I have also had issues with ignition coils (I was told this is common with this model) do not bring it to shop! This is a $30 part at Autozone that takes seconds to replace on your own (there are several videos on YouTube). I made this mistake and paid the shop $250 twice to replace 2 separate coils...Great Car, my only advice would be to do your research before paying for repairs. Mine has over 150,000 and still runs great!"

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Luxury that isn't worth the headache

By on Monday, December 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, beautiful interior, sound system"

Cons: "UNRELIABLE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"The least dependable car I've ever come across. People warned me to stay away from Audi's because of their expensive repair costs and unreliability. I should have listened. So many problems and I've only made it to 69,000 miles. If I were to keep it for another 69,000 miles, I would probably spend more in repairs than the original cost of the car. Not even kidding."

17 people out of 20 found this review helpful

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