2001 Audi A4 1.8 turbo from North America
Stylish performance sedan that is constantly in the shop
I have gone through 5 bent rims.
Twice the ignition coils failed due to faulty parts the were eventually recalled.
A defective oil pump that caused my engine to seize.
The passenger seat mounting bolt keep coming lose so when I drive over a bump I hear rattling.
I have experienced many of the same problems that others have posted on this board. My 2001 A4 1.8 is extremely fun to drive, but definitely unreliable. I have had the car for roughly 3 years and it only has 35,000. The first year with it was great, but after that it's been an absolute nightmare.
I think the worst part of my Audi car owing experience is that I can never get prompt service at the dealerships that I have taken my car to. There is always some sort of wait to get your car serviced and even when my car was done, they tend to miss certain things (for example, they replaced my rims, but forgot to put one of the tire bolt covers on) which caused me to have to go back to the dealership and take more time off of work. When they are working on my car the dealership usually does not even have loaners to give me because they are all already being used.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th May, 2004