1996 Audi A4 Avant SE 1.8 from UK and Ireland
Over rated, overpriced slow and unreliable
My timing belt tensioner started to whine loudly at 65,000 miles.
Viscous cooling fan bearing failed resulting in a horrible whirring noise.
At 71,000 miles the coolant became contaminated with engine oil! After having the head gasket replaced and the cylinder head pressure tested the fault remains. My local dealer thinks the engine block may have to be replaced.
The wind noise from the drivers window at 65 MPH plus is excessive.
The standard stereo system is very basic.
Climate control is superb.
1.8 litre non turbo is very sluggish.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th July, 2002