2009 Audi A4 Review from Australia and New Zealand

2009 Audi A4 1.8 turbo

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escape


Audi must have shares in Shell Oil


Very disappointed with the excessive oil usage. I am using 1 litre per 800km. An Audi oil test said it was using oil in an acceptable range of 1 litre per 1000km. What a joke, Audi needs to step up and take responsibility for its poor handling of this very common fault. Do not buy an AUDI!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st May, 2012

2nd May 2012, 14:31

That sounds excessive - I've had 5 Audis, and in the owner's manuals, the highest it should consume is 1L/1000 km, not 800. Even then, I barely had to top up the oil.

Check the owner's manual - if it says it should only be a certain amount, then you have a case.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review