2005 Audi A4 1.8 turbo from Australia and New Zealand
Do your research, you may get a lemon
Where do I start?
Coolant system bell housing cracked, seeping coolant, which led to water pump, thermostat and radiator failure; a $3500.00 repair bill. Also at the same time, the cam-belt was done.
CD changer packed up, $800.00 to replace with a new genuine Audi. I put an aftermarket system in for half that.
Sunroof switch broke, $400.00 to replace through Audi, got one on E-bay for $112.00 brand new.
Rocket cover gasket leaked, which seeped oil into the coil packs, which fouled up 2 coil packs; $1500.00 to replace.
I must say that even with the massive engine issues, I still love the car, because I'd rather be broken down in an Audi than seen driving a Hyundai or Kia.
Even after spending a lot on servicing and fixing it, it still puts a smile on my dial when I drive it.
The car has had a hard life, and yet it still performs beautifully. I was told not to get an automatic due to the gear boxes having troubles... in all honesty, it is the most reliable part in the car.
For a 8 year old car, it still drives and looks better than some of the rubbish that is being imported in. And the badge just oozes sophistication.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th September, 2013
31st Dec 2022, 14:52
You'd rather be broken down in an Audi than be seen in a KIA or Hyundai? Well I'd rather have reliability any day. Nothing more useless than a broken car. These cars are unreliable and overrated, awful when you think about how much money they cost even buying used.
I don't hate Audi (I had an Audi 80 back in the day and it was great) but a later A4 I had broke down all the time, and I would not return to the brand. My Hyundai i40 will do me fine and I could not care less about others approval and badge snobbery.