Audi A4 Reviews from Sweden

1997 Audi A4 T 1.8 turbo (Chip mod)

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo (Chip mod) Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance280000 kilometres
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

Expensive - but great!

Faults:

When I bought my A4 it was time for a large service; cam belt, brakes and so on - totally SEK 7500, about $800.

At 260 000 km a rubber bellow in the steering - SEK 1200; $120.

At 270 000 km a solenoid for the ABS and a service point - SEK 1800; $180.

My total cost for maintenance is SEK 10500 = $ or € 1050 for 30 000 km. Acceptable, to my opinion.

General Comments:

The A4T chipped in @ 210 hp (normally 150) is a nasty piece of a car... It's quick, really quick. Although you don't feel the acceleration, it takes you way beyond speed limits in mere seconds. The real kick is Autobahn, where it handles like it's on rails... That's at a speed of around 140 to 180 km/h.

Driving at speed limits it consumes about 7 litres @ 100 km, fast driving 11 litres @ 100 km.

The front seats are comfortable and the AC works like a dream.

However, the rear seat is small. That's about the only negative bit about the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2009

1997 Audi A4 Tdi 1.9

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired355000 kilometres
Most recent distance395000 kilometres
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Would not buy another so called luxury car

Faults:

Front window leaked on the drivers pillar. Took the garage ages to find the fault.

Rust spots are starting to appear literally all over the car, (hood, doors and particularly wheel arches).

General Comments:

It is a comfortable and reliable car, starts even when 18 degrees below in the swedish winter.

Expensive servicing. Cam belt replacement cost 500 pounds.

Standard service cost in Sweden is around 200 pounds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th October, 2006

11th Oct 2006, 12:28

Looks like the Audi must have some good qualities, having gone so many kilometers.

What do you think of Saabs over in Sweden?

1998 Audi A4 TS 1.8 turbo

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance49000 kilometres
Previous carAudi A4

Faults:

Water pump defective twice.

Water hose leakage.

Defective horn.

Condensation in the turn signal unit.

General Comments:

Even after replacing brake pads and fitting an underbody spoiler, to channel water away from the brakes, the brakes still lose their grip in certain winter conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th May, 2001

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews