"Unfortunately, I have owned two Audi's and I find them to be problem plagued and expensive to repair. My experience has been consistent with my impression of Audis over the years. I made the mistake of believing the product reviews that indicated that Audi had made significant strides in improving reliability. I have come to the conclusion that Audi has found some way to "game" the rating system because they certainly don't live up to expectations. I also believe that because Audi has obviously become the current "fashion statement" on the road that owners tend prefer to sing their praises rather than admit that they made a mistake. Then again, if you're only leasing one for three years while its on full warranty, then who cares?"
"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."
"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.."
"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."
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!"