1999 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8 from North America
Radiator at 90,000 miles had a hole that was patched with some type of pink compound and could not be seen before I bought it. Dealer repaired but would have cost over $1000.00.
Side molding under Passengers side door fell off at around 105,000 miles due to rot, but replacement was cheap at around $40.00.
At 108,000 miles rear brakes had to be replaced, and the car had the original brakes disks so they were replaced as well. Easiest brake job ever, and I was surprised. $70.00 including the new disks, brakes, lube, brake cleaner, and fluid.
At 108,000 miles, while replacing the brakes, I discovered the passenger side outer tie rod end was defective, and I replaced at a cost of around $50.00. Very easy to replace.
I bought this car for my college age daughter after she was t-boned in our 2000 Mustang. The car looks great, even at 10 years old, and actually runs very well.
The first week she had it, she took a trip to Florida, which was around 3000 miles round trip with only a flat tire breakdown. Don't rely on getting the tires off easily as the lugs seemed to be welded on, and the car had to be towed to a shop, thank goodness for AAA.
She loves the Bose system and multi disk CD player, although it is sometimes a pain changing the CD's in the trunk.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th June, 2008
12th Jun 2009, 00:37
I have a 98 A4 with water in the coolant take. I replaced the oil cooler and flushed the system, and about ten miles later, oil back in the tank. So I'm stuck.
28th Nov 2009, 17:13
I love my Audi, never had one problem with it and it has 143,900 miles on it... leaks a drop of oil about every 1,000 miles.. I run it on amsoil extended life and only need to change it very 11,000 miles, doesn't burn any oil at all. My radiator leaks every now and then but every time I go to check it, it's full so I don't think I will need to replace it.