The 2000 A4 1.8T Quattro is a pleasure to drive and own, but expensive to repair.
Mass Air Flow Sensor 73,000mi
(Manufacturer refused to reimburse cost under their recall reimbursement plan because the vehicle was 3,000mi over the 70,000mi limit despite proof that the car had been misdiagnosed for more than a year)
Combination Valve 73,000mi.
Rear Wheel Bearings (2) 75,000mi.
Oil Pump 78,000mi.
Timing Belt 98,000mi
(Due to the nature of interference engines the failure of the timing belt caused the engine to be severely damaged)
The 2000 A4 1.8T Quattro is a pleasure to drive, but expensive to repair. It seems that when something goes wrong it is often major and very costly.
The last failure (timing belt) may result in repairs totaling $4,500-$6,500. I am currently waiting on a response from Audi of America regarding warranty information. If no consideration is given and I am left with the full cost of repair I intend to bring the matter before a court of law.
If you like Audi and are willing to take a chance it can be a great experience. My only advice is "Super Size" the warranty. In other words, buy the extended warranty if offered. Be sure the dealership you purchase from carries the Audi as the #1 brand and has a reputation for providing honest service.
PS Some Dealership Service Department employees are payed on commission. This is a very bad conflict of interest for the consumer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th May, 2004