Audi A4 Review from Sri Lanka

2002 Audi A4 2.0L

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

Lovely drive, lousy agents

Faults:

The day I bought the car, the radiator blew. I had repairs that amounted to 3000 USD; gasket, water pump, radiator, timing belt, and the list goes on.

Once it was fixed after over a month in the shop, it ran beautifully, albeit for a very short time.

The ABS / ESP light came on, and now I have to replace the ABS pump. Also the front suspension has given way, mainly because of the mileage and the low quality of roads here.

General Comments:

My main concern is the dealers. They are so ridiculously expensive, they know sweet little of the car or the faults that get shown in the scan. The original parts parts can be brought down to Sri Lanka for less than half the cost of the dealer.

It is sad that the agents are bringing down the value of the car. I still want to drive an Audi, because once you drive an Audi, you cannot go back to Japanese.

But Audi need to seriously look at its dealers, and make them more user friendly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2011

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review