2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0 turbo from North America
Great car, for the great car lover
The only thing that went wrong with the car was that the diverter valve blew, but this was because I had the car's ECU tuned with a GIAC chip at the Audi dealer (there was too much pressure for the original one). The diverter valve was covered under warranty, and the dealer replaced it for free. Aside from that, there have been no problems.
The 2007 A4 is very easy and fun to drive. It handles around curves with ease, but it does understeer a bit. The Quattro is amazing! I have driven this car through snow, ice, water, mud, and dry pavement, and have yet to feel any loss of grip in the tires. I am using Michelin Primacy tires 235-45-17.
The interior is very nicely put together, and it is a joy to sit inside of the car. The legroom in the rear is a bit cramped, but this is because of the huge trunk. It is a family sedan, which should fit the children in the backseats with no problems or complaints, but when tall adults sit in the back, there are slight legroom issues.
The cars stock 2.0T engine delivers 200HP and 210LB (i think). I did not think that was enough, so I had it chipped, and that made a world of difference. I do love the nice surprise you get when the car goes about 2500rpm and the turbo starts to kick in.
The reason I gave it a low dealer score, is because I was going to an Audi dealer, and they were changing my oil and charging me for 6 quarts, when it only takes 4.8 quarts of oil. The maintenance cost is a bit high, but only due to the premium fuel recommendation; it can run on regular, but the book says performance will decline.
All in all, the car is reliable, easy to maintain, and a pleasure to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2011