Audi A4 Review from Norway

1997 Audi A4 1.9TDi Quattro Avant 1.9 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 kilometres
Most recent distance105000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series


Perfect winter car!


Front suspension: The first 9 months I owned the car I visited the dealer 10 times due to squeaks and rattle in the suspension. A 5 year warranty was still in force, but I had to push dealer do all repairs. Well known problem on A4/Passat..

General Comments:

I have added a 'tuning box' (chip) to increase power (110 -> 135hp). Long distance trip fuel consumption measured down to 5,7 liter/100 km.

The car has a fairly good build quality and still feels "tight".

If you consider an A4 make sure that you know the status of the front suspension, as these repairs are quite expensive (if outside warranty)!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2003

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review