2007 Audi A4 2.0L turbo from North America


I just recently traded in my '01 GTI for an '07 A4 2.0L Turbo, and have found it to be the biggest nightmare of my life. I bought it, and within 9 days I found myself stuck on the side of the freeway with a broken timing belt.

Initially thinking it was the battery, I had a friend come over to try to jump start the car to no avail, and then I had to get a tow truck to take it back to the city to get it checked out. Found out it was a broken timing belt, and being that it was an interference motor, it could have cracked the walls; thankfully it didn't, but some of the pistons are damaged and it needs some work.

HOW DOES an '07 A4 die within 2 years! I should have just kept the GTI, it had given me noooooo issues!

General Comments:


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th July, 2009

29th Jul 2009, 09:47

I thought that the newer Audi's (post 2004) are all timing chains rather than belts.

I'm sorry to hear about your luck, it makes me wonder why the 2.0L Turbo VW's have better reliability, I'd imagine that they'd be identical.

29th Jan 2014, 12:37

One possibility is the car had its odometer rolled back. I see you got it 2 years old with 50k miles. That's a lot of mileage already, could it be that the actual mileage was much higher and the timing belt was way past its useable life? (some sales representatives use their cars all day long and do a lot of mileage yearly).

2007 Audi A4 2.0T turbo from South Africa




After owning two previous Audi 1800Ts, I have purchased an Audi 2000T and it needs to be topped up with oil between services.

This never happened with my previous two cars. Have also been told that it's normal.

Other than that love the car.

A Bacon

Cape Town

South Africa.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2008

2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0FSI from North America


Audi Junk


Bought this Audi A4 New Last February (2007) and in the cold and snowy weather the car starts and runs from 500 (almost quitting) to 2500 (screaming) the engine management just goes crazy. It has been to the dealer numerous times and they cannot find anything wrong except for the check engine light signaling a miss fire. Audi of America will not do anything about it and the dealer will not do anything either. The car was traded off, and I took the kick in the resale of it. Buyer beware of a company that will not stand behind their cars! I am very dissatisfied after owning previous cars from this manufacturer.

General Comments:

Car goes like crazy, but only gets 25mpg. It also surges till the temp gage gets to the center. It gallops in 10mph jumps. Interior is nice - fit and finish.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd March, 2008

20th Apr 2008, 23:36

All cars nowadays rev high in cold temperature, it's designed that way. It's to warm up faster and reduce emission. Can't comment on the CEL, you didn't describe enough.

7th Jan 2010, 02:50

I'm sorry, you want a car that goes fast and gets higher than 25 mpg? Particular a fastish car like the A4 that weighs about 3700 lbs? Plus the above commenter is correct; most cars nowadays have a revver setting when it's cold to warm up the engine.

29th Jan 2014, 12:41

I think the replies above did not understand the issue the owner was talking about. He said the engine was surging between 500 and 2500 RPM until it would get to normal operating temperature. By any standards that is normal with a car. There was perhaps a fault with a sensor, such as a temperature sensor or such. What is strange is the Audi dealer could not diagnose such an obvious problem. The best thing to do is to see a different dealer.

2007 Audi A4 3.2 V6 from North America


Unreliable and undependable


In past 6 weeks, and in 5 repair visits at dealer:

Internal short in coils 2 and 3 cylinders and ignition coil replaced.

Internal short in low fuel pressure sender, and it was replaced after the car broke down and had to be towed (Roadside Assistance thought it was OK to leave me in a dangerous crime area for 2 hours, despite telling me the truck was 20 minutes away).

Exhaust valves replaced, and fuel injectors replaced.

General Comments:

With these engine problems, the car is unreliable.

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

Review Date: 14th February, 2008

20th Apr 2008, 00:36

We had the same problems. It went from the coils to a blown head gasket. STILL dealing with.

2007 Audi A4 2.0 fsi quattro 2.0 turbo from North America


More for your Money



General Comments:

Good throttle response, no turbo lag, handles great.

Nice interior and exterior fit and finish.

I got all wheel drive and better road feel over the BMW I looked at.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2006