2001 Audi A4 quattro 1.8 turbo from North America


Babied and well serviced wife's car.

Transmission goes out at 60,000.

Sunroof starts opening and closing on its own. Heater control goes crazy from heat to ac constantly Air bag warning light comes on.

Get timing belt recall from Audi.

Take car to dealer. Look at all items.

Needs sunroof operating module $1250. Needs Heater control module $2100. Needs Airbag Control module $1800. Need New timing belt $1200. Needs new serpentine belt $276. Needs new bose speakers $ 485.

Repairs exceed value of car I was planning on keeping another 5 years.

So long Audi.

General Comments:

I though Audi stood for quality.

Audi really stands for nothing.

I am tired of dealing with audi. I will never purchase an Audi again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th August, 2008

19th Jun 2012, 00:25

Never go to the dealer. There are shops who will do those repairs for a fraction of those costs.

2001 Audi A4 SE 2.0 from UK and Ireland


A used gem!


A coil pack @ £20 and a thermostat at £50 (including sensor) Nothing other than that, had the belts replaced which is a stupidly big job, the whole front of the car must come off to allow this be done, take 6 hours or so, would be costly if using main stealers!

Can't knock the quality, buy a french car and then try compare, you'll complain no more to audi that's for sure!

General Comments:

The car is not especially quick, I miss the turbo, although it does have a very good third gear for passing, great sound! Car is very quite at tickover and driving with manners will give 500 miles to the tank, pushing on as I would on the country roads, knock a hundred off that at the very most.

The car is very comfortable, I have the se spec, more than enough toys. I got the car at handy money as will you if your not a miser looking for the diesel, which I may add is a false economy, they don't give that much extra miles to the tank and are a min of £2000 more to buy with twice the miles already on them, £2000 buys an awful lot of petrol which is cheaper than diesel!

I'm keen on my cars and normally within two months id be looking to change again, but I must say I'm happy with the car, and that speaks volumes really.. I would try the 1.8t next possibly just for the turbo!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2008

2001 Audi A4 1.8T from North America


Quattro is great, reliability not so great

General Comments:

Nice looking car, wonderful interior, quattro is great, not very reliable, all sorts of little issues that are expensive to fix.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th January, 2008

2001 Audi A4 1.8T from North America


The car SUCKS!!!


- Coil Packs failed.

- Oil pressure failed resulting in a tow and oil pan removal. Purly a design flaw. I had the oil changed at the dealer per the spec.

- Alternator failed.

- Water temp sender failed.

- Fan mount bearing failed.

- Front brake pad cracked.

General Comments:

I enjoy the car, but servicing it is a joke. Over priced parts!!!

No real manuals. Even the dealer manuals lack detail in theory of operation.

No one really knows the details. Forums are only filled with part changers and words of speculation.

I would not buy another AUDI again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2007

28th Oct 2007, 19:31

You won't buy an Audi again... but you marked that you'd buy an Audi again? Ever think that maybe some of the crap that went wrong was the *driver's* fault? ;)

5th Dec 2007, 15:50

I too had the sending unit for the temperature gauge fail, twice. Once about mile 75,000 and the other time, just last week at 199,500 miles.

I have had the tie rods replaced with upgraded tie rods from Blaufergnugen, who have larger diameter tie rods.

I replaced the rear wheel bearings at 92,000 and at 186,000 miles. Because my A4 is front wheel drive, access to the bearings is simple.

I currently have almost 200,000 miles on my A4, and still have the same shocks, same turbo, same clutch, and the leatherette upholstery is wearing great.