1998 Audi A4 Reviews - Page 5 of 13

1998 Audi A4 Base 2.8 30V V6 petrol from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 2.8 30V V6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Bravada

Summary:

For some reason, any replacement on a A4 costs $1000

Faults:

Starter gone when bought, replaced at 85,000 miles.

Timing belt started slipping at 90,000, and replaced at 100,000.

Clutch went out and replaced at 115,000.

Power steering leak fixed at 125,000.

Water pump, thermostat, coolant overflow tank, and lower radiator hose needed replaced at 140,000.

Both front brake lines ruptured and needed replaced at 165,000.

Front ball joints, front driver seat, taillights & headlights, all need replaced now from normal wear at 185,000.

General Comments:

This is the only car I have said "I Love You" to everyday we are together.

This is the fastest 190HP you can find in a car.

The front suspension is well thought out, and you can feel their intentions on the four-link transverse mounted drive train.

I only feel this assured in a turn I thought in a RWDer.

Eats up miles on a long trip without ever being over worked.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2009

1998 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro 1.8 litre turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 litre turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired172000 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 535i Motorsport

Summary:

Crap! Buy a BMW

Faults:

Turbo boost seems to have gone, well most of it anyway.

Water-pump died on me.

The front left light went.

When I got the car, the rear lights did not work. It was the fuse.

General Comments:

The car is nice to look at. It's a high end model with the sport suspension, sport leather seats, 6 speaker sound system with a CD stacker in the boot. aircon/cruise control... overall it handles like it's on rails. BUT the ride in uncomfortable, and it rattles/squeaks in the inside for whatever reason. The front left door has a bad rattle in the inside of the door. Yet to be fixed.

It feels a lot slower for some reason; maybe a boost leak? :( This car turned into a $13000 nightmare!!

The clutch is slipping. I've had the car for 5 months!

The aircon does not work. It makes a weird droning noise from the engine if I turn it on.

My previous car was a bright Red BMW 535i Motorsport manual. Very rare with the M5 seats, manual, full black leather, no problems and I owned it for 2 years before moving to Australia.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th February, 2009

1998 Audi A4 2.8 2.8 from South Africa

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

Still love this car after many years together

Faults:

Faulty Concert radio (volume erratic)

General Comments:

Had this car for 10 years, proven to be extremely reliable.

Always maintained at an Audi dealer which is not cheap BUT I am sure this has contributed to it aging this well.

Fantastic car to drive, especially long distance.

Plenty power, comfortable and still a great looking car 10 years on.

I have a much newer A4 as well but tend to use the 2.8 mostly.

Don't buy one if you can't properly maintain it.

Otherwise go for it, you won't be disappointed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2008

1998 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8 Quattro Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Expensive to maintain, but really good to have it

Faults:

LED on instrument cluster died. $275

ABS System fail. $1900

Passenger Side Air bag fail. $1080

Rear Wheel Bearing Need to be changed. $389

Have to put anti freeze every 2 month. $40/ltr bottle.

Front Lateral link need to replace. $430

CD changer stop working. $80 from junkyard.

General Comments:

I like the look and comfort of this car. very stable on high speed, AC/Heater work really good. Quattro system is really good in snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th March, 2008

1998 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8 Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.6 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance72600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Car from the DEVIL!!!

Faults:

New engine after purchase; $4500, and $3300 to install.

New clutch installed is $1300.

Check engine light always on.

Oil leakage 2 quarts per week.

General Comments:

This car looks great, but is a total nightmare. Every mechanic I have spoken with says Audi is garbage and some mechanics wouldn't work on the car.

The car was checked by my mechanic and there were no problems, but two days later the engine threw a rod. There was no heads up for this one. One day the car will run great, and the next day it will crap on you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st February, 2008

1998 Audi A4 2.8 Lts from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8 Lts Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carMaruti Esteem

Summary:

It's a miserable car

Faults:

This car is a maintenance nightmare. First my front axle broke and then when I got it fixed the rear axle broke. After that I had a slew of minor problems including electrical failure, oil leaks etc etc. Now finally my transmission is gone! The dealer is asking for $6K to fix the transmission (its more than what I bought the car for). This car is going to the scrapyard.

General Comments:

This car is really amazing when running. But the problem is it lies more often in the mechanic shop than the parking lot.

I will never ever buy an Audi in my life again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th February, 2008

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 60 reviews