2002 Audi A4 Reviews - Page 4 of 11

2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8T from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8T Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 kilometres
Most recent distance153000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Like life. Has its bads and its goods

Faults:

The car never tells you I am OK, you can drive me.. There is always a problem, with me first was the exhaust leak. Afterwards, malfunction indicator lamp, then the air bag sensor, and last, which is now, both malfunction indicator lamps, then the air bag sensor, and I just got it from the dealer yesterday after they took about 700 dollars for service and maintenance.

General Comments:

The car is fast, smooth and really fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2009

2002 Audi A4 Front Trak, Sport Pkg 1.8T from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8T Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Great car, but expensive to own

Faults:

Fuel pump.

Seat back pocket popped out.

Exhaust weld broke.

3 coil packs.

Wheel bearing.

Coolant sensor.

General Comments:

This is one of the best driving cars I've ever owned. It is truly a pleasure to drive. After the 50,000 mile full service warranty ran out, I have not been back to the dealer for any of the listed repairs required. I do all repairs myself (including the timing belt) just so I can afford to drive this thing. Dealership parts and labor charges are in the stratosphere.

With over a 100K miles, the car still looks great and drives like the day I got it. If you aren't handy with tools, consider another manufacturer since the A4 is otherwise an expensive machine to maintain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2009

2002 Audi A4 A4 1.8T from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8T Automatic
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

A piece of junk

Faults:

The car is a piece of junk.

So far I have replaced brakes, brake pads, an oil sludge engine, oil leak, transmission fluid leak, and check engine light is on always.

Window clickers have worn bad.

Break fluid always needs flushed

General Comments:

The car handles well, other than everything breaks on it.

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

Review Date: 14th April, 2009

2002 Audi A4 Quattro turbo from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Fun, fast, pretty, unreliable

Faults:

Clutch went out, power steering is a constant problem, A/C went out.

General Comments:

Excellent and fun car to drive, but breaks a lot, and is expensive to keep up with.

Very beautiful and flashy, but, again, not worth all the upkeep.

I'm poor because of this car. But I love it too much to give it up.

It's a love/hate relationship.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2008

2002 Audi A4 1.8 turbo from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired45554 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carAudi Ford Explorer Sport

Summary:

Beware of faulty engine. Don't buy this model

Faults:

Clutch went out at 65,000 miles and cost $1,000.

Rear Window puller levy broke at 68,000 miles.

Glove box fell apart at 72,000 miles.

O2 Sensor went out at 80,000 and possibly the cat. converter.

Engine threw a rod at 87,000 due to "oil sludge" problem which is apparently a defect in that model, but instead of doing an engine recall, they implemented a "warranty". I just changed the oil... there's oil in the car. There are so many loopholes, it is almost impossible to get Audi to pay for the $7,000 engine.

General Comments:

I would never purchase another one. My car is sitting in a different city right now with a blown engine and has under 100,00 miles. In the mean time, I'm driving my dad's 1996 Ford F150 with 260,000 miles and it runs a lot better than my Audi A4...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th August, 2008

2002 Audi A4 1.8T from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.8T Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Beautiful car but too many problems

Faults:

The coils have been replaced 4 times.

The coolant tank leaked.

The transmission starting having problems at 50,000 miles. The electronic chip/control for the transmission had to be replaced but it didn't fix the problem. The entire transmission needs to be replaced.

General Comments:

The car is great when it works. But it has so many mechanical problems and is so unreliable. Some problems occurred while under warranty so it was great b/c it replaced for free. But since it's been out of warranty, that's when all the major problems (the transmission) with the car came. I've had 2 friends who have had their transmissions completely replaced with less than 30,000 miles. I've had to get the car towed so many times to the dealership that the Audi service guys and the car rental guys located in the dealership recognize me.

There are too many problems with the CVT transmission. Audi needs to own up to it. Don't get an Audi with a CVT transmission!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th May, 2008

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 46 reviews