2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0 turbo from North America
Worst car ever
Car died the same night I picked it up, had to tow it back to dealer, they said coil packs needed to be replaced. I demanded a full refund as it was highly unacceptable for it to die in the middle of the road same day it was purchased, Dealer refused.
30 days later engine light comes on - changed both O2 sensors.
Engine light came back 2 days after - changed diverter valve.
Light still on - now needs catalytic converter @ 90000kms; it's nothing but a nightmare..
Stay away from Audi unless it's under warranty, parts are super expensive and labour is even worse. This is my last VW product.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd December, 2009
1st Nov 2011, 08:48
I have had nothing but bad experiences with my 2006 A4. Cost a fortune, and still not running properly. Very rough idle and noisy, engine light still on after $5,000 + dollars spent on engine. What can I say??
2nd Nov 2011, 07:23
If you read the earlier comments from when the car just came out, the majority of reviewers admit to loving the driving experience the vehicle provides. Well 5 years later, and those cars have probably long been traded in, and people buying this car now used are paying for the abuse and neglect.
What makes these cases more troubling, is that people choose to go back to the dealer for service and parts. Some parts can be bought aftermarket, but to exactly OEM spec. Service can be done at a reputable garage.
These cars are not luxury sedans, they are VW products rebadged as Audi's. They may offer some nice options and features that maybe different, but the powertrain is the same. I encourage the readers to check out the 2006 VW Jetta reviews, and see how similar the reviews and complaints are.