2002 Audi A4 2litre petrol from UK and Ireland
The high oil consumption makes owning an otherwise great car a painful experience
Very high oil consumption.
Light bulbs can only be changed by the garage (there are no instructions in the handbook).
The Continuously Variable transmission (CVT) is really smooth; the smoothest ride of any car I have owned whether on the motorway or stop-start driving in town.
The car is well made and reliable (one breakdown in 60,000 miles).
However, having said all that I have never had any other car that needed oil adding between services. The Audi needs oil every one to two weeks. You need to keep a can in the boot for long journeys; that can get messy when it leaks! The oil problem is so bad that I would never buy another Audi until they fix the problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th May, 2005
14th Jul 2005, 07:37
I agree I have never known a car to eat oil like an audi a4. it spoils all the positives the car poses.
13th Nov 2005, 15:30
My Audi also needs oil every 2 to 3 weeks, audi, now tell me this is normal. they said it was common when the car is new, I've now done 75k in it and no change. £19000 wasted.