Audi A4 Reviews from Belgium

2004 Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI (130hp)

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDI (130hp) Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carAudi VW Passat 1.9 TDI (130hp)

Summary:

Perfect combination between sportive driving and comfort

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I am very satisfied of my car an I realy advice this car to people who have do drive al lot of km each year and want a good combination between sportive driving and comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2005

1995 Audi A4 1.6 sedan 1.6 petrol 101 bhp

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol 101 bhp Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance162000 kilometres

Summary:

Cheap, reliable, but way underpowered

Faults:

Left front suspension arm had to be replaced at 118000 kilometres.

Ashtray won't open (in the front)

General Comments:

The Audi A4 is a very classy and modern car, although it was on the market for 7 years.

The car is very comfortable.

The steering is a bit dead (like with all Audi cars).

The interior has a superb finish, but clearly shows some Volkswagen details inside (ventilation panels etc.)

When driving the car, the only thing that ignores you is the wind when driving over 100 km/h.

I sometimes feel that the 1.6 liter engine is a little bit underpowered for such a heavy car (1170 kg).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2003

1996 Audi A4 1.6i

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6i Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

The best car for that price

Faults:

In the beginning (60.000Km) I did a large maintenance at a VAG garage to check if the car is in good shape. But the employee from the garage wrecked my ignition coil instead, and said it was already like this. Afterwords he gave a remark about my almost dead battery, how nice?!?

At approx. 80.000Km I had to change the whole set of brake dishes and shoes (at another VAG garage) because they were worn out, also they replaced one ABS sensor. Costs 450€,-

At 100.000Km I had some annoying rattling in front of the car. Nobody could figure out what it could be! First I thought it were the front shock absorbers, took it too the last VAG garage (good one) and they installed a new front suspension set. Costs 750€,- including replacing. (Working hour costs in Belgium are very high, but salary is relative low!!)

The last thing I had trouble with was the key socket starter. Due the worn out of the key socket, because of the transponder refusing to work many times, one day the key was stuck in the holder! And couldn't shut down the engine either!!! Quickly took it to the garage and they replaced it in a couple of hours for 100€,-.

Not any problems further.

General Comments:

I paid 10900€,- in 2000 and is probably still worth 6200€,- in 2003.

The Audi A4 96’ is, like you heard many times, a very nice looking car. And I can confirm again.

I really like the comfort of the seats, never had bag or leg problems when doing long trips, you can keep on cruising… Until you need to fuel up of course!

The 1600cc is not that fuel economical, but that's normal because the higher RPM’s it needs to do for higher speeds, especially in France where you can do 140Km/H or more if you like!

For the few problems I had with this car, the car is the most perfect one I have ever had, and probably will hurt my hart when I need to sell it someday.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2003

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews