2009 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2 6 cylinder from North America

Summary:

Started off well, but declined dramatically

Faults:

Bushings, gaskets, brakes, alternator, pulleys, belts, hoses, tail lights, electrical systems, emissions systems, various interior issues.

General Comments:

I am not happy with my 2009 A4 - 6 cylinder - and I will probably not buy another Audi. My car went along great for 75000 miles - no problems whatsoever. However, soon after that the car started having various problems that should not happen on a car with less than 100000 miles, and it costs a lot of money to fix. It’s a shame because the car is a good driver; fast, good handling, comfortable & all wheel drive.

Someone told me that it is OK to lease German cars but not buy them. I guess it’s OK to buy them and keep them until they reach 75000 miles, but then you must sell them.

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

Review Date: 17th January, 2018

2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 turbo from North America

Summary:

Enjoyable when it is running, which is not often enough

Faults:

This car has been a maintenance nightmare. Despite having only 85,000 miles on the car, I feel like I am slowly replacing it with spare parts. At various points, I have replaced sensors, two fuel pumps, an oil dipstick, various wires, engine mounts, the cabriolet storage box (the area of the trunk where the top retracts into), vacuum hoses and a valve in the turbocharger. In three years, I have had eight unplanned repairs for non-wear items.

General Comments:

When the car is working, it is an enjoyable car to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th November, 2015

2009 Audi A4 6 cylinder from North America

Summary:

A wonderful driver's car full of great technology, performance, & engineering in a beautiful package

Faults:

The steering wheel shook at about 35 mph and higher.

The tires were "out-of-round" and would not balance even after force balancing.

The power steering hose failed.

The black leather from my belt wore off onto the leather seats, so that there was a black stain on the leather.

All these issues were fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

The car was wonderful. It drove beautifully. The interior quality was fantastic. The ergonomics had a couple of things that needed improvement, but minor.

I loved the way it looked -- so beautifully designed and engineered. Sporty and comfortable. Powerful. Wonderful features.

All the manufacturers copied the front driving lights from Audi.

It was a driver's car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2014

2009 Audi A4 S Line 2.0 litre turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

The pleasure of owning this car outweighs any problems I've had to deal with

Faults:

Rear door won't open from outside, but will open from the inside (dodgy door lock catch).

Fuel pump replaced because it had begun to whine.

Thermostat replaced - symptoms were the engine was taking some time to get up to temperature, and in standing traffic the temperature gauge dropped.

General Comments:

This is the Audi A4 2.0 litre TDi with common rail injection, 170 BHP & saloon variant (aka B8 chassis). Mine is the non Quattro model.

Previously I had owned a 2003 A4 1.9 TDi 130 Sport, and took that car all the way to 253k on the clock. I was gutted when I sold it - loved it. Engine/turbo/gearbox were absolutely solid, and even with that mileage it just drove like a dream (having been serviced religiously).

There was no question I was going to go for another A4 TDi, and boy oh boy the new A4 2.0 litre S Line is an improvement. The handling strikes a balance between firm and comfortable. i.e. when cornering there is only a hint of body roll. The build quality is just exceptional, and the performance of the 170 BHP diesel engine is ample.

Also, another thing that draws me to Audi's in general is the body styling. Growing up as a kid, I always aspired to a BMW, but... the entire Audi range spanks its BMW equivalent in the looks department. Just my view - not knocking BMW's. I love the day running lights and the shape of the A4. These cars just look awesome, and will age well in terms of keeping a 'current' look about them.

Problems: OK so I've had a few things go wrong already that have disappointed me. Is it enough to put me off the Audi badge and look elsewhere... no! Love the look of the car, love the performance, love the Audi brand, all good.

Oh and fuel performance: This engine is bonkers. It's a bigger and more powerful engine than my previous A4 TDi, yet it's more economical. Right now (Dec 2013) it's costing typically £80 to fill the tank with diesel @ £1.35 per litre, and I'm averaging 625 to 650 miles. Note however a lot of my mileage is done on the motorway.

Absolutely recommend!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2013