2002 Audi A4 1.8T from North America


Beautiful car but too many problems


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

2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0 from North America


I want my money back!


Buttons have worn.

Water pump broke at 70k (cost 1,000) to repair.

Had to replace timing belt.

Had to replace O2 sensor twice.

Brakes expensive to replace.

Sunroof malfunctions.

Both Catalytic Converters need to be replaced.

General Comments:

I have driven this car for less than 2,000 miles and have already had to spend well over $2,000 on repairs.

I would never purchase an Audi again.

From now I'm going back to Japanese cars-- reliable and cheap.

This car still has relatively low mileage, these problems should not be happening.

On the plus side, it is comfortable to drive and handles beautifully on the highway.

But repairs are costly and often and gas is expensive!

The car gets about 20 miles/ gal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

2002 Audi A4 1.8 turbo from North America


Don't Buy an AUDI... it comes with Problems


Firstly, I will say, I have loved the service that comes with the car... But please get the EXTENDED warranty, as I have had to use it 3 times now and being my car is 6 years old and ONLY has 60,000kms... i find this ridiculous

The things that have been a problem with this essentially still new car are:

- TWICE replaced the Fuel Pump and YES I use TOP end fuel... told that it was the company I was using and should use a different company

- Injector line plugging

- Vacuum Line not getting sufficient air through, requiring replacement.

And the MOST RECENT trouble... in a 60,000km car, driven daily with work duties...

- The Gasket is leaking oil... bizarre...

General Comments:

The car has got good "get up and go" and a convenient car.

Gas mileage is not that great, and with the cost of fuel lately and the need for this car to effectively run with high end fuel... it's an extra cost...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th February, 2008

2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0 from North America


I wish I had gone with another car


Catalytic Converter.


Brake Lights.

Temperature Sensor.

General Comments:

In my opinion, the only good thing about the car is the way it looks. It is a maintenance nightmare.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th December, 2007

2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8T from North America


This review will be deleted if I use the words I really want to use


Ignition coils needed replacing at 30K, 45K, & 50K.

Horns needed replacing at 40K and 120K.

Radio needed replacing at 30K and again at 50K.

Headlamp washer motor needed replacing at 70K and again at 98K. When it fails, you have no windshield wipers.

Wipers seized at 79K, 98K, & 104K ("repaired") and 109K (replaced finally).

Antenna amplifier needed replacing at 120K (no FM signals otherwise).

Steering rack ($2000 cost) needed replacing at 120K.

General Comments:

Handles like a dream.

Breaks down like a nightmare.

Dealer's response to numerous failures is "Well, it IS the first model year for the new A4."

My response is "So what? I paid 60K (Can$) for it. I expect it to work."

Dealers can keep telling themselves that these types of problems are to be expected with a new model. This is why VW/Audi ranks at the bottom of the J.D. Power and Assoc. customer satisfaction ratings. This is my fourth and final VW/Audi. Never again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th January, 2007

17th Jan 2007, 18:31

THis is what I don't understand about Audi and VW. They have fantastic interiors and other features that are class leading and scream quality. But the cars themselves are junk.

I would love to buy a new GTI, but I am afraid of it spending all the time at the dealership. My friend's A3, an amazing car, already has little creaks and groans about it, although he has had no major problems that required a dealer visit.

People need to learn that money does not equal quality or even customer service/support.

10th Oct 2010, 23:10

WOW, I'm so glad I came to this site. I was ready to purchase a 2002 A4 with 90k miles, the asking price was 5900 dollars US. I thought it was too good of a deal. It's a shame because this car is so beautiful. I guess I'll stick to American made.

14th Oct 2010, 20:20

Now here's the thing, stop having a cry over your little problems. Don't worry, be happy, they are a nice car and some people could only wish to drive them.

15th Oct 2010, 12:07

Not worth the money spent. The days of German reliability are over with. Someone will post that they have an Audi with xxx,000 miles and never had a problem with their car. VW and Audi need to switch over to timing chains instead of costly repairs to do timing belts. Even better, don't lie about doing routine maintenance, specifically oil changes. Audi claimed that the 1.8T and 3.0L motors needs oil changes at every interval, only to discover that the service interval should be earlier to due oil sludge issues clogging oil pumps. No recall, just let the engines fail and service will make $$$.

15th Sep 2011, 20:03

I wonder if it's for similar reasons, that a used 2002 Jaguar S-Type is sold cheap.