6th Jan 2006, 16:03

I have been driving a new A4 2.0 for 2 months now and the experience has been great, the fuel mileage is close to as good as they say, and there is ample power. Nothing has appeared to be wrong with the car and it looks great. It drives very smoothly and I look forward to getting in to it everyday, great car.

26th Feb 2006, 11:13

Hi there, I have a BMW 318 MODEL 2003 full options except the sliding roof, I'm thinking about switching to A4, I checked the car it looks great, but what I'm afraid about that he only engine it comes with in my country is 1.6 with 102 hp which less than my current bmw about 40 hp, the cars interiors so great... does anyone comment that shift, is there any differences... appreciated any comments.

26th Feb 2006, 20:00

The Audi, like the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C Class, are relatively heavy cars vs. their predecessors.

So 102 hp is hardly adequate to motivate this vehicle unless your only reason for owning one is commuting. But the Audi is supposed to be a driver's car and with such a weak engine you will never find that out.

27th May 2006, 10:43

I think it's unrealistic to expect no parts under the car to have rust. Every car will get rust under there not long after it is new just like the brake disks. Unless you want to look for someone who makes all stainless steel cars with the most expensive undercoating money can buy, just forget about the rust.

6th Jun 2006, 14:34

DUDE people. rust on axles is normal. doesn't matter what brand it is if it has axles as soon as it leaves the factory they begin to rust. its nothing to worry about its normal. people just have to get a life and not worry about oh the paint scratched that's a problem with the car... oh I ran out of gas another problem... not talking about this review, but some people are like that.

14th Jun 2006, 13:30

Thanks for all the information... I just bought a 2006 Audi A4 2.0T about two weeks ago, and noticed rust on two both sides of the axles. Not sure what its called, but the cylinders connected to the boots. Anyway, I was going to contact the dealership, but it sounds like this is normal. Is that true?

11th Sep 2006, 15:43

Well, the only one, who is building stainless cars is AUDI, in the A2 and A8 models, which are from aluminium, so you don't have much choice anyway.

8th Oct 2007, 20:13

I am looking at a 2005 A4 1.8 AWD, and have read diametrically opposed reviews. Whom do I believe? I've always loved driving German cars, but I don't have time to spend taking them to the shop... hence my departure to Japanese cars for the past 10 years. I'm trying to break out of the routine --- will this Audi disapoint me? Is there a better year that I should be looking at for the money? Appreciate your help.

24th Mar 2008, 03:35

Hi All.

I'm the author of the original post. Your taking this rust issue a bit too far (minor cosmetics compare to the rest)

Latest news:

At 51k, the trans mission hose rupture on the freeway.

Problem fixed!

At 57k, the diverter valve seal (Rev. B) broke and replaced with Rev G. Now it drive like new again.

At 60k, the trunk won't latch at times.

The Audi is sweet...it's still very high my list.

Drives very nice, I'm thinking A6 next but with reserve.

Options are: Lexus IS, BMW 335 and Acura (?)

I'm just tired of all the problems.

She's high maintenance but a beauty to drive.

25th Apr 2008, 01:08

Buy an Acura TSX... You won't be sorry! Amazing cars!