1998 Audi A4 Reviews from UK and Ireland - Page 4 of 4

1998 Audi A4 2.8

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.8 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Good riddance its almost gone

Faults:

Transmission, seals, every electrical item you can name.

General Comments:

This car is a piece of crap. I had to get it towed in my first month of ownership. My BMW never gave me this kind of trouble. I was warned that Audi and VW are electrical system nightmares and this just proves this. Terrible car.

The Quattro feature is nice but now BMW has an Xi 3 Series that's where I am going once this Audi garbage goes into the scrap heap. My 993 Porsche never gave me these problems either.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th May, 2001

21st May 2001, 15:30

Give me a break. You obviously got a lemon. The majority of A4's have had great reliability. There is no need to bad mouth this car the way you have.

11th Jul 2002, 23:41

If his car is a lemon then he has every right to say all the bad things about it. He has probably paid nigh on £20000 for it so he should expect a good car.

21st Nov 2011, 17:42

The majority of ALL reviews show this car to be a lemon.

In my opinion, after doing my research, I DEFINITELY do not want one.

1998 Audi A4 SE 2.4

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.4
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10

Faults:

Radio had two fuses inside jammed inside which meant tape cassette would not work on delivery.

Goes through front tyres every 8.5k miles. Dunlop DP2000.

General Comments:

Car drives very well but is tiny in back seat. Has a huge boot.

Climate control is nice.

Fuel economy 27mpg average.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 1999

1998 Audi A4 t Quattro Sport 1.8t petrol

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.8t petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

I'm trying, but so far, I can't think of anything.

General Comments:

What a car! With the manual shift, the dunlop Zs, 7-spoke sport wheels and mica blue coat, this car looks and rides like a beloved toy. The simplest errands become time for freedom and meditation. My only question is what chip to use, to exploit an engine that, although peppy, wouldn't mind a jolt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 1998

1998 Audi A4 2.4 SE 2.4 V6 30V petrol

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.4 V6 30V petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Had a tiny clicking noise when depressing the clutch, took it straight in and they looked at it and changed the part there and then. (Rubber bush on clutch area? Sorry not very technical) Solved anyway.

Recall on air pressure meter 07/98.

General Comments:

This car is beautiful.

Azure blue.

Ecru leather interior.

CD player (6 changer).

Walnut dash.

On board computer.

Satellite navigation system.

Go out and get one now.

I have just ordered the 2.8 quattro for next year.....can't wait...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 1998

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 14 reviews