1997 A4

Consumer Reviews

1997 Audi A4

$3,198 - $3,198  MSRP Range
1997 Audi A4

Review Score

4.0 out of 5 stars

4.0

5 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.2 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.2 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4 out of 5 stars Performance
4.6 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Audi A4 2.8 Quattro

by Nigeman from Vancouver on Fri May 06 2011

Pluses: styling, quattro in snow or rain, interior, handling, brand. Minuses: engine oil leaks, fuel economy, parts can be expensive. The 97's were reliable because they had the 12 valve 2.8 and the non tiptronic transmission. Overall, a very good car.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

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4 out of 5 stars

first car

by Andrew from west chester pa on Thu Jan 04 2007

this is my first car i bought it used almost a year ago and its been great. ive hit 2 deer with it in the last year and it still runs great. the only down side is the remote to unlock the car dies easily and it feels like im having to drive all the way to the audi dealer to get it reprogramed and a new battery every month. but other than that its been a great car.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

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4 out of 5 stars

This is the most reliable car I've owned!

by Ben from Houston, TX on Mon Nov 05 2007

Handles, drives, and is comfortable. Has really good options and get good gas mileage. Really a beautiful car and a good body style. Awesome car for long and short trips. Very Reliable!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

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4 out of 5 stars

Audi A4 1997

by Audi lover from Redding on Mon Dec 19 2011

Great vehicle for driving in areas with rough winters. Handles icy/snowy mountain driving with ease. This A4 only has 150 hp that is the draw back. Great freeway ride- smooth, tight, and good gas mileage.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

reliable, good handling all weather car

by Audi skeptic at first, but no more from NY,NY on Tue Dec 05 2006

1st Audi, owned for 10 yrs now, 140,000 plus miles still going strong. Still handles great. A little costly to repair. Front suspension arms had to be replace twice, other wise all else was routine. rear seating a bit tight, solved in future models.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1997 Audi A4

There is no question that Audi is back, competing head-on with Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar and Japan Inc. and winning. Audi's U.S. sales have been increasing at double-digit rates for almost two years - that's faster than any other automaker.

The latest model from Audi, the A4 1.8 T, should further accelerate the German automaker's return to the mainstream.

Earlier this year, I drove a six-cylinder version of the A4, and it's still one of my favorite cars. But if your budget isn't big enough to accommodate the V-6, the A4 with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder - this week's test car - is a mighty fine alternative.

PERFORMANCE, HANDLING

The 1.8-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine under the stylish hood... Read More