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!
I HATE IT!
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).