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1997 Audi A4

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 26/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 2.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1997 Audi A4 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 238 Ratings for the 1996 - 2000 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.2/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Fun to drive, sips fuel, be wary of repairs

By on Friday, April 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"This is a fantastic little car, though you need to be sure that you have a good contact for servicing it. The dealership isn't generally the way to go, because they'll charge a premium for parts and labor. The driving dynamic is sporty; it's a low-slung sedan with a perky turbo 4-cylinder that likes to rev and has a nice growl above 3000 rpm. The interior quality is very good, though the electronics (radio cassette deck, for instance) can have issues. If you want to learn to work on your car, this is a fun one to do it on! And the styling is timeless."

13 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Reliable and great handling!!

By on Thursday, December 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very dependable and great handling!"

Cons: "Need's about $900.00 in work!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

She's a beauty!

"Great car but needs a little love. The transmission need's one computer chip that has been burnt out. I still drive the car on a daily about 40 miles a day. The transmission just will not shift into 5th gear. I have replaced the ti-rods, rotors, breaks, lower and upper control arms, muffler, alternator, power steering pump, tires, headlights, taillights, front calipers and drivers side rear caliper. Extra's are a cool air intake and aftermarket headlights and taillights. I still have all original headlight, taillights and air intake in great condition. The car needs front wheel bearings and transmission fixed. The cost of the fixes will be around $900.00 parts and labor. When all said and done the car will be tip top. I am selling the vehicle because i need a van for our growing family. Going to miss her.. :{"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

She's a beauty!

Great driving. No major repairs in 16 years!

By on Friday, November 15, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000

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: "Great to drive; superb handling"

Cons: "bad cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"When I bought this car I tried every European style 4 door sedan. The Audi was the most comfortable, drove with terrific handling (not hard like a Volvo) and has been so good that I am still driving it! I have never had a major repair. I do all the routine maintenance from the dealer and they know my name and are very fair. It is not as gas efficient as newer cars but it drives so well it is not worth getting a new car yet. Best car I've ever owned."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

so much fun

By on Thursday, October 24, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 192,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun drive, great mpg, very comfortable"

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

"This car is a great not only sports but luxury car. Its quick super fast off the line amazing handling and excelent gas milage."

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Beauty on wheels.

By on Monday, July 29, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "beautiful, mood booster"

Cons: "repair costs and frequency"

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

"This car makes me happy every time I look at it and drive it. It is absolutely beautiful and drives perfectly. It is age only that drives me from it as there are too many repairs too often. This has, in fact, been the story of this car, however. Expensive repairs on a regular basis. But, that said, you can't put a price on some art. Or, on feeling happy."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great car so far...

By on Thursday, February 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive, comfortable, good looking"

Cons: "gas mileage, bad cupholders, weird clutch feel"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is my second ever car, and it blows my previous car out of the water. The Avant Quattro version is both fast and practical, not to mention good looking (especially from the back). My car is the manual version, and I'm glad I have this version, otherwise it would be about a second and a half slower to 60. It has a great interior and there are no shakes or rattles, and its 15 years old - that's German engineering for ya. All the electronics work, including the sunroof, windows, electric driver's seat, automatic climate control, outside mirrors, etc. Overall its a great car, I'm just dreading the moment it needs to be fixed."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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