"I'm the second owner of this 2005 A4 1.8Turbo. Gas mileage has been fantastic at 30 city, 36 hwy. The turbo is really fun to use and has plenty of power. The CVT transmission is incredibly smooth. Had a few nagging problems like the airbag light and rattles."
"I was skeptical when I first bought this car wonder what the maintenance would be like with an Audi, but it has been the best car I have ever owned. I bought it at 60k and it is now and 95k. Very reliable and fun to drive. The maintenance has been very minimal on top of normal maintenance (tires, breaks, oil changes, etc..) I have only put about $400 into the vehicle getting miscellaneous sensors and things fixed. The car also gets great gas mileage."
Pros: "Luxurious and sporty at the same time! very comfortable ride and faster then most everyday drivers"
Cons: "Expensive to fix, expensive to modify and maintain"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love this car, it is all wheel drive for winter and fast with a sunroof for the summer. I have owned this car for a little over two years now and put about 40k miles on it so far. I have had to do a few repairs here and there but nothing costing too much money. I did recently notice my headlight flickers occasionally and sometimes doesnt turn on, but you just turn off the lights and back on again and fixes that problem, because the dealer wanted over $1500 to fix the headlight! The expensiveness to maintain these is apparent. My car drives like a champ, I occasionally speed and have a few modifications such as, new sound system, window tint, carbon fiber intake, and ECU upgrade. The car gets better gas mileage then they say, I get 21 when I speed no problem. Car handles like a dream and is a smooth ride, I also have not changed any suspension parts besides tires and still rides nice. I got the car at about 45k miles and i dont know what was done before I got the car. The quattro system is awesome, ensures better handling and also AWD works great (just make sure you do not use summer tires in the winter, or else you won't be going anywhere.) The only things I would rather have over this car is the newer 2011 A4, an Audi S4, or a Porshe Carrera 4S. My car insurance is relatively low because it is not a sports car and it has such great safety ratings as well. I love my Audi and would reccomend it to anyone!"
"The car is solid and nice designed interior and exteriors. I have one with a sport seat very similar to a porsches car. Very fast for the 3.0 engine. Excellent response to the throttle position.
A little hard to view when back up with the top on. Couples of minor repair since I bought it, but I would considered them minors not worth mention here in the review since they are paid for by Audi.
Overall, I am very happy with the car. Audi has improved a lot. Especially, the engine and auto/manual shifting. It is a joy driving this convertible with lots of room for four and a large trunk for its class. Better than Honda S2000 or BMW320CI that I test drove before bought this one, the Audi A4."