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.

General Comments:

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.

2005 Audi A4 1.9 TDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Great car, suspect build quality


Glovebox latch cable broke, so was unable to open the glovebox at all.

Air conditioning failed one day after purchase.

General Comments:

Very quick for a diesel, and the stepless transmission was just excellent. Very good motorway cruiser, giving 45mpg even at 80+mph with minimal noise.

Not very happy with things like the aircon crapping out at such a low mileage, though I believe this isn't unusual for an A4.

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

Review Date: 20th June, 2011

2005 Audi A4 2.0 turbo from North America


My Audi is a lemon - buyers beware of reliability issues!


Engine leaking oil.

Engine coolant leaking. Replaced leaking coolant flange and hose.

Replaced gas tank two times.

Replaced low fuel pressure sensor.

Replaced trunk latch.

Replaced both window regulators, both left and right door.

Check engine light - replaced pressure regulating valve.

Check engine light - replaced F valve & E gasket.

Check engine light - replaced G valve, K pressure sensor.

Replaced front suspension upper control arm bushings.

Check engine light - replaced A valve and clip.

Check engine light - replaced N 80 valve.

Replaced 4 ignition coils.

Replaced glove compartment door.

Replaced faulty right door.

Replaced charcoal canister.

Replaced suction valve gas tank.

Check engine light - replaced oxygen sensor.

Check engine light - replaced turbo valve.

Check engine light - replaced brake warning light system.

General Comments:

I have a little over 70,000 miles, and guess what, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT on again. This time replacement transmission control module cost $2,600. Power train warranty ends at 70,000, so the dealer and corporate office said sorry out of warranty. Every car manufacturer offers (AWA) after warranty assistance except Audi, who is supposed to be a luxury brand. Purchasing an Audi has been one of the worst decisions in my life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th September, 2010

10th Sep 2010, 11:23

Lemons imply that this vehicle does not represent the norm for that model. I would suggest that this is an inappropriate term, as reliability and expensive replacement parts tend to be designed in features of VW products.