2004 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro 1.8 Turbo 20V from North America


Nice looking, but very cranky car


Not very good on fuel economy, eats tires, breakpads.

Clutch shakes when starts on first gear. Burns oil.

General Comments:

Overall is very comfy, real German handling, great look.

Would keep it after lease expires, but read mixed owners' reviews. It could start falling apart. Average time in service - once in 2 months. Very BAD Audi North America customer service - typical European.

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

Review Date: 19th October, 2007

26th Jan 2010, 19:09

This car has cost me more than 2000.00 dollars to fix since I have owned the car, and that is only two years. I bought the car with 35,000 miles, and since then I have put on 40,000 extra miles, for a total of 75,000 miles, and by the way, these repairs do not include having the timing belt replaced, which will cost another 1600.00 dollars.

I will definitely sell the car as soon as I get it back from the dealer. Yes that's right, the water pump went up, lucky for me that was covered in my extended warranty I purchased for 1200.00 dollars.

2004 Audi A4 Sport 2.5 V6 tdi from UK and Ireland


Worth every penny!


Have covered 13,000 miles in four months and only suffered from two side light bulbs needed, which Camberley Audi replaced for cost of bulb only.

General Comments:

Very lucky to have a very well spec Audi, the Sat Nav is excellent, though will need to buy new updated disc.

Finding the factory fitted solar sunroof works really well, now the UK weather is starting to warm up. Initially thought that this was just a gimmick. Have found that if you have anything dangling from centre mirror, the alarm goes off when stationery, due to the air being circulated around car. Rear window blinds also help to keep car cool.

Engine with Multi-tronic gear box very smooth, with plenty of punch when used in sport mode, or manual option. Had to have gear box oil changed at 40k, costs around £175 and now even smoother gear changes. Average around 40mpg on long trips with average speeds around 75/85mph. Just maybe could to with another 20/30 bhp to help pull heavy engine.

Handling is generally fine, with car riding on 235x40x18 wheels/tyres. Very relaxing on long motorway journey's. Cornering is good and should improve when replacing cheap existing tyres with x4 Michelin Sports shortly.

Leather seats very supportive and love the full electric operating options. Very easy to get comfortable driving position back after my wife has used the car.

Service intervals have got me slightly miffed. Previous A4 tdi's have managed to get 20,000 min between service intervals on long term service. When I purchased this car from an Audi dealer, they claimed that car had just been serviced by them and computer would calculate next service once car had settled down. Most of my driving is long motorway miles and looks like will only get around 14k before needing long term service, when other reviews claim 20,000 plus.

The cabin is very bell built, as per normal Audi high standards. Doors all clunk shut with an air of quality and interior has plenty of life left.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2007

2004 Audi A4 a4 1.8 from North America


Appalling support for my problem vehicle


At 4000 miles clunking between gears and rumble at 1800 rpm.. over a month in shop first year.. not fixed.. then new transmission.. at 7000 miles!.. worked for a few months... then same clunking and chatter... Audi asked me what I wanted.. (a refund!).. and never responded.. i am captive!

General Comments:

The service from the mechanics to audi customer care has been way below sub par... so much less than I would expect from a proud company attempting to provide a luxury experience.. very disappointed..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd March, 2006

24th Mar 2006, 09:48

Having owned several BMWs and a Mercedes, I discovered that just because a car is a prestige make does not mean you will be treated any better. It really depends on the individual dealer, and that is sad.

I currently have a Subaru and my dealer is the best I've ever had. Fair prices for services (what a shock), car is washed every time, and they don't lie to me.

That said, there are reviews here on Subarus that say the dealers are the worst.

I guess the only car available in America that has a good dealership set up is Lexus.

2nd Dec 2006, 00:49

Is this a CVT transmission?