2002 Audi A4 2.0L from Sri Lanka


Lovely drive, lousy agents


The day I bought the car, the radiator blew. I had repairs that amounted to 3000 USD; gasket, water pump, radiator, timing belt, and the list goes on.

Once it was fixed after over a month in the shop, it ran beautifully, albeit for a very short time.

The ABS / ESP light came on, and now I have to replace the ABS pump. Also the front suspension has given way, mainly because of the mileage and the low quality of roads here.

General Comments:

My main concern is the dealers. They are so ridiculously expensive, they know sweet little of the car or the faults that get shown in the scan. The original parts parts can be brought down to Sri Lanka for less than half the cost of the dealer.

It is sad that the agents are bringing down the value of the car. I still want to drive an Audi, because once you drive an Audi, you cannot go back to Japanese.

But Audi need to seriously look at its dealers, and make them more user friendly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2011

2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8 turbo from North America


Pretty car, but LOTS of problems. Not worth the $$


Had to replace the manual transmission after owning it for 6 months.

Cracked drive shaft.

Numerous blown fuses.

Ignition coils.

Windshield wiper fluid compartment cracked.

Paint on buttons (A/C, door locks, radio etc.) wearing off.

Cigarette lighter will not go back down.

Electric window mechanism gone out twice... $500 a pop to fix.

Glove compartment wouldn't shut, had to have it replaced.

I can't even remember the rest... UGH!

General Comments:

It looks GREAT and drives GREAT when it is working properly.

Both of my Audi's have been nothing but a headache. I can't wait to go back to Japanese.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th September, 2011

2002 Audi A4 3.0 from North America


I've had ignition trouble since the beginning. Causes a misfire with the engine. Ignition coils were recalled, but did not fix the problem. Replaced a defective coil, still waiting to see how long this lasts.

General Comments:

Overall it's a great car, and it is a pleasure to drive in the snow. The car feels heavy, but when pushed it will run.

Back seat is a bit small and the coating used on the interior switches flakes off. I just saw a 2007 model the other day with the same problem.

Fuel economy is not the best.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2011

2002 Audi A4 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand


A good car if you take care of it


When I got the car, it had no heating pipes. The cost of piping would not have been much, but it simply would take too much in labour.

Head gasket needed changing.

Water was leaking out. Found a punctured metal pipe. Got it welded.

Roof lining came loose. This was a common problem when car is imported from Singapore. Most of the cars I got from there needed a re trim. Reason is the change in atmosphere. Also found that stripping it up, there are a lot of cut corners in terms of clipping parts back together. Audi's are harder to be clipped back on.

Warning for electrical problems when importing from Singapore. I was lucky, but others were not.

Interior had a few problems with stuff being broken on arrival. Also, the electronic dash was getting fuzzy when car was parked in the sun.

No rattles at all.

Be warned of bushes and seals. They seemed to be tired.

General Comments:

Had the car for a few months during the New Year's period. Used it for holidays too.

The car itself for long trips is really good. Very spacious, quiet, suspension setup is very comfy and approaches bumps nicely. A pleasure to drive during long drives. I found that it was a pain if you wanted something else. If you are looking to overtake uphill or to have fun driving it hard... well... buy something else or get the larger engine. The 2.0 is by no means something special in terms of power. OK torque, but not power. Combined with Multitronic (CVT) tranny, you can expect to be slow.

The materials used were not really something special. The leather seats were quite hard for my taste, but other than that, controls were handy, and they were working at all times.

Overall, I would say I would want to try another A4 with maybe the 3.0 Quattro. The Avant version looks great too. Just need to form an opinion after I try a car slightly better taken care of than mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2011