1996 Audi A4 1.8 turbo quattro from North America
A German driving machine made like a Yugo
Loss of power when 4 months old. Serviced by the dealer and replaced control module. Despite repeated requests for evaluation, they never found the reason for loss of power. Recently had service by a private mechanic who found that waste gate rod was broken, probably when the car was 4 months old. Now runs like a champ.
Moon-roof control became erratic at 20,000 miles and finally broke when out of warranty and needed to be replaced.
A main computer module broke when 4 years old and needed to be replaced at a cost of $600. Car wouldn't go into reverse.
At 44,000 miles main control module broke again and caused car to misfire on one cylinder. Needed to be replaced.
Audi covers service for first 3 years/36,000 miles for free. They obviously don't give a darn and must not road test the car or just had no interest in making the appropriate repairs when under warranty. I wish I had taken the car to a private mechanic to diagnose the waste gate rod failure when the car was under warranty.
The dealer had 4 turbos in stock for this model which tells you that they are replacing quite a few. As well they had issued a technical service bulletin for this repair when the car was fairly new. This seems to be a defect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th July, 2003
11th Jul 2003, 08:13
It's a German brand car made in Hungary, not in Serbia&Montenegro.
14th Jun 2004, 10:26
Yo do you have something against Serbia&Montenegro!!!
29th Jul 2008, 12:16
He didn't say car was made in Serbia, he just said that it fells like it was. And I must agree. While older Audi's were fairly good cars, new ones are crap. I should know, I got my second company Audi now. But at least I have an excuse to be late for work.