1999 Audi A4 Reviews - Page 7 of 15

1999 Audi A4 Avant Quattro 2.8 30v from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.8 30v Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carSubaru Baja

Summary:

Awesome car!

Faults:

I replaced the engine coolant temperature sensor ($40) and the crankcase breather hose ($75).

General Comments:

I've only had this car for two thousand miles, but I have had ZERO buyer's remorse. I think that Audi has a bad reputation that is largely undeserved... a car is only as reliable is its owner. I made a point of finding a car with all maintenance records and that passed my regular mechanic's inspection and I haven't been disappointed. This car has excellent acceleration, incredibly comfortable interior (except for the backseat, which is cramped... keep looking if you tend to carry a full car load of people), amazing Bose stereo, and it's probably the most attractive station wagon on the market. Quattro, while not quite as impressive as my Subaru's AWD, has performed brilliantly and makes me feel very comfortable in the heavy Houston rains. Parts are expensive, but I knew that before I bought it and if you're considering an Audi, you should keep the same in mind. Having said all of that, I would NEVER have bought this car if the previous owner had not kept such meticulous records of the upkeep...upkeep, while expensive, is absolutely essential to the longevity of any car and especially an Audi. Do not buy a used Audi without those maintenance records and if it has more than 60k miles, you'd better know that the timing belt has been replaced! If you find such a car, buy it! You will love it!

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

Review Date: 9th September, 2007

3rd Jul 2010, 23:15

Oh thank god I'm not the only person to like my 99 A4 2.8. I have had to replace my wheel bearing and cam shaft position sensor, but that's it and I have 151,000 it. I love the looks of these cars (I put Audi S4 rims on mine) and tinted the windows black. My only complaint is that the 2.8 is kinda sluggish below 3,000rpm.

1999 Audi A4 Quattro Turbo 1.7 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.7 Automatic
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carBMW Mini Cooper

Summary:

I hate this car!

Faults:

The power roof isn't closing right. The passenger door handle is half off. The transmission went out. Anti lock brake sensor is out and the light is on. The air bag light is on continuously. The engine leaks oil. There is no way to check the trans fluid.

General Comments:

Junk! I see why people are dumping them. My other car was a Mini Cooper. That was another nightmare. I have had no luck with these cars. I will definitely buy a Honda, or Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th August, 2007

9th Aug 2007, 18:13

"I hate this car!"

- So get rid of the piece of junk!

1999 Audi A4 1.8 T from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired67500 miles
Most recent distance119200 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Faults:

Cadillac converter blew completely, very expensive fix.

A cylinder broke, the car was not able to start and had to get a tow.

1 valve replacement and awaiting 2 more next week.

The comfort temperature gauge works wonders and is very specific. That gets to be pain though because it takes a long time to set or change the temp.

ABS module broke and warning lights will finally be reset tomorrow at the dealer.

Bumper guard is too low to the ground.

General Comments:

When I first got the car, the turbo was not working. That did not bother me and never has since. The performance isn't extremely quick, but is fine.

Very fun to drive. Great feel on the road, even better on the highway. Good tires. Superior sound system. Comfort is above medium.

Overall, very fun car if have the means. I don't think I'd buy one again because of the time and money to keep it maintained, unless you want it to be one of your hobbies, like I have. This is my favorite Audi model and didn't want to let the chance get by. Ill look for a Toyota or Honda in 10 years when I'm done with the Audi.

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

Review Date: 25th April, 2007

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 49 reviews