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By Steve on Monday, August 25, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Safety, Comfort. Fuel Economy"
Cons: "Cup Holders, Dealer maintenance costs"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought this A4 Avant with 32k miles on it for my wife as a commuter car because she wanted something bigger than her civic and wanted the AWD to deal with the snow. She loves it I've been trying to get her to get a new one but she refuses to let it go. It gets better MPG than her civic and consistently gets her home safely in blowing Nor'easters. The first few services I took it to the dealer and man was I surprised. They wanted to fix every little thing and wanted to charge a fortune to do it ($300 because the cup holder didn't come out fast enough). I did a little research and invested in a Bentley manual and boy am I glad I did. Audi has done such a wonderful job in designing their vehicles, they are so complex yet simple. I quickly found out repairs that were quoted by the dealer and other shops as costing $1000's could be completed in a few hours for, in some cases, less than $100. The $1500 timing belt service cost $195 two beers and a Saturday morning. This car is a DIYers dream. It's a shame that the dealerships and some mechanics see the 4 rings on the hood and equate that to dollar signs. My wife tells me she'll give it up at 200k but only if she can get a new one. I figure at that point we might as well just keep it around it will be part of the family by then."
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By Chris on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun, Reliable, the Quattro is a tank in the snow!!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought it with 100,000 miles. Have had to replace worn out parts, nothing more than what should be. Parts do wear out. I have a mechanic who has been an Audi mechanic for many years. Much more affordable and better work than a dealership. Would I buy another? ABSOLUTELY!!!! I love this car!! I have owned a lot of cars, this one by far has been the most fun!! It is a German Car. Imports are always more to fix. But they ARE worth it!!"
7 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By bob on Sunday, July 06, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"this is my first audi and won't be my last"
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By Chugga on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Car is fantastic ride and great in snow."
Cons: "bad location of cup holders, expensive to maintain"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"I enjoy the 2003 A4 Quattro AWD with 110K miles, car driving & the style. I am fortunate that my husband can & does perform most of the maintenance. We only have one local mechanic that can work on this car. We have replaced (great mechanic in Uniontown) the timing belt, mufflers (dual), exhaust system, & radio. The CD & cassette work great, great Bose speakers & sound BUT the radio is awful due to a factory antenna flaw! We found a site on-line with others having the same issue of the antenna breaking/cracking which is located in the rear overhead panel. A simple fix of using the large paperclips to secure the pieces together. We live in the rural mountains & don't get the best reception. In town, the radio works well. I also dislike the location of the cup holders on the dash and at the center elbow area. The glove box "door" broke but still latches. The beautiful wood interior is cracked but still looks very rich & nice. The lighted controls are going out and the service light will not stay off. Mechanic said too many "little" things going on. Love the heated leather seats that still look great & work well. The individual comfort controls for heat/ac & seat temps are a real luxury."
5 people out of 7 found this review helpful
By Joey on Tuesday, May 06, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000overall rating 2 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great car before 50,000 miles"
Cons: "Ridiculous to maintain long-term, not a keeper"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"I love the look of the car and driving it is a pleasure. The first 50,000 miles the car was reliable although the turning and braking lights would constantly fail. You would replace one and a day later another would fail. Once it got past the 50,000 mile warranty, a major (costly) repair would occur every 6 months or so. Oil leaks, coolant leaks, power steering leaks - all requiring $1,000+ to fix. Even started going to a "cheaper" mechanic who specialized in VW/Audi (that should tell you something). Finally, just got rid of it. Not reliable at all!"
9 people out of 9 found this review helpful