2005 Audi A4 Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2005 Audi A4 2.0T from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0T Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Forget German and stick with Japanese

Faults:

Bought the car and on the same day, the check engine light came on. Took the dealer 3 1/2 weeks to fix. Found out the dealer I originally bought the car from did not perform a PDI and falsely signed the papers. Since then, had take the car in for three more times with airbag and check engine light.

There is overwhelming rust on the drive axle.. dealer and Audi service has no comments or any corrective action in place.

General Comments:

The interior is absolutely beautiful and best among all (Lexus, BMW, Mercedes and Infiniti).

Handling is superb.

Check engine light every few months..unacceptable.

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

Review Date: 5th December, 2005

5th Dec 2005, 11:47

Rust on the dive axles is NOTHING to worry about.

You need to cross your fingers when it comes to the ignition coils, AC evaporator growing stinky mold and the engine sludging itself to death.

5th Dec 2005, 21:35

I don't know what you think you know about cars, but rust should not appear anywhere on a car if properly driven and maintained everyday. Rust is the number one cause of cars being taken off the road. I agree 100% with the reviewer rust on a brand new car like that is unacceptable.

2005 Audi A4 2005.5 2.0T 2.0T from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0T Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance1450 miles

Summary:

Blast to drive... buyer beware

Faults:

Check Engine light on at 70 miles.

General Comments:

Found out the dealer original dealer did not prep (PDI) the car correctly (none at all) and the key alarm only works about 30% of the time. Problem aside, this car is a blast to drive and exceptionally comfortable. Munc better than the 2005 S60 (Volvo) loaner. The car is still in the shop and approaching Week #3.

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

Review Date: 23rd April, 2005

25th Dec 2007, 00:45

I did the previous review and the car is 55K miles later.

More problems:

1. Trunk won't close

2. Transmission hose rupture

3. Turbo diverter valve failed

4. Intermittent air bag warning..current

5. Suspension not same as before...current

Driving:

85% in daily Los Angeles freeway traffic.

When every works.. the car is great.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 12 reviews