1997 Audi A4 1.8 standard petrol from Australia and New Zealand
A wonderful car to drive and own
Faults with my car have been few and far between.
The brake rotors and pads needed to be replaced after about 55,000 kilometers on the clock.
The tires need replaced every 10,000 kilometers, but that might be my driving.
The only really annoying problem I can find with this particular car is that when I put the headlights on, my right indicator comes on and stays on.
The only other problem is with the CD player, which is an Audi aftermarket version. It skips, says disks are dirty or damaged, or plays all CDs through normally depending on the day.
A fantastic car to own. It drives and handles well, and it's even better in wet weather. It's good on the Australian roads, and very fuel efficient on the motorway at 100 Kph. Normal road driving seems to affect the fuel economy, as does the type of fuel used. E10 (Ethanol) unleaded seems to be okay, but I'll get 20 to 30 more kilometers out of a 60 liter tank with standard unleaded or 40 to 50 extra K's with Premium fuel.
I've had this car about a year, and it's only needed $2,700 (AUD) worth of repairs in that time, being the brake rotors and pads. The five-speed manual gearbox is great, even for learners, but the clutch is wearing out slowly. It's got a good clutch, given how far up the foot has to come before the "bite", and has been in that state since I bought it.
All up, a fantastic car to own and drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2014