2003 Audi A4 Consumer Reviews

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2003 Audi A 4
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2004 A4 3.0 Avant Quattro

by from Orlando, Fl on August 11, 2010

I have had my A4 for over a month now and absolutely love it! I bought it used with 70000 miles on it. I've put 5000 on it so far with no problems at all. This was the car that I always wanted. I trad...
I have had my A4 for over a month now and absolutely love it! I bought it used with 70000 miles on it. I've put 5000 on it so far with no problems at all. This was the car that I always wanted. I traded in a 2004 VW Touareg V8 for this car. Loved the VW but the gas mileage was getting a bit much. The interior is very classy and refined, just like the Touareg. I have always liked this particular generation of the A4, it's very handsome, aged well and looks great. I think the Avant wagon looks a bit racier than the sedan, which looks a bit too boxy in the rear. I've done my homework with this car. It's well known that the 1.8 Turbo 4 is nothing but problems. They crammed a Turbo 4 into the engine bay and it just runs SUPER HOT all the time. Timing belts are very expensive to replace at more than $1000 a pop, no thank you! That's why I chose the 3.0 V6. More power with a smoother ride. Mileage takes a hit but thats fine with me. I guess that's why it is very hard to locate the V6 Avants, they are proven to be much more reliable than the Turbo 4 Avants. I'm very happy with this car and plan on keeping it for many years.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

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Take care of your A4 and it will take care of you

by from Fairfax, VA on December 10, 2012

Never one mechanical issue with one of them and I have 5. I make sure they are always in tip top condition and in return they never see the inside of a shop. Some advice for future owners: let your ca...
Never one mechanical issue with one of them and I have 5. I make sure they are always in tip top condition and in return they never see the inside of a shop. Some advice for future owners: let your car cool down before to turn it off, make sure all fluids are fresh at all times (very cheap preventative solution), do not drive like a maniac, let RPM settle before you start driving.
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Very nice car all around

by from Illinois on July 26, 2011

I've had several Audi's over the years and this has been one of my favorites. I drove it to well over 200,000 miles without even replacing the clutch on it! The fit and finish was impecable up until t...
I've had several Audi's over the years and this has been one of my favorites. I drove it to well over 200,000 miles without even replacing the clutch on it! The fit and finish was impecable up until the day I sold it recently. Other than having a recall to replace my ignition coils along the way I didn't have hardly any issues other than regular maintenance. I just updated to an A6 with the growing family and expect it will treat me excellent like those in the past! Not to mention nothing beats them for safety and winter driving!
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BEST CAR EVER

by from LA California on March 2, 2009

I love these cars thats all I got to say. Never had any problems with it. Just oil changes and tires. Warranty covered the only two thing that went wrong which was the air conditioning repair and the ...
I love these cars thats all I got to say. Never had any problems with it. Just oil changes and tires. Warranty covered the only two thing that went wrong which was the air conditioning repair and the replacement of the diverter valve. For 2 years nothing has gone wrong with this amazing machine.
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Excellent snow car

by from Seattle on February 12, 2009

I bought a used 2003 Audi A4 3.0 V6 because I was looking for a hot, powerful car that would get me up to the mountains. I had researched a lot and compared it to Subarus but couldn't get away from th...
I bought a used 2003 Audi A4 3.0 V6 because I was looking for a hot, powerful car that would get me up to the mountains. I had researched a lot and compared it to Subarus but couldn't get away from the sleek lines of the A4. I wasn't expecting the level of satisfaction I got (and am still getting) from this car. It handles like a dream in snow, and the features like leather, lumbar support, dual climate control, Bose system and on and on.. have just wowed me every time I drive it. I live in Seattle where you find a lot of slick wet hilly roads and this car gives me no tire spin out when accelerating from a hill stop. Excellent!
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New to Audi

by from Chicago on January 22, 2013

Just purchased one used and it has been great. Did my research to make sure the previous owner kept up with the maintenance. That is a big key in buying any car! It was due for oil and tires but outsi...
Just purchased one used and it has been great. Did my research to make sure the previous owner kept up with the maintenance. That is a big key in buying any car! It was due for oil and tires but outside of that the car has been great!
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AWESOME CAR

by from washington dc on March 16, 2011

I love my 2003 audi convertible. rides like a dream. fun to drive around the corners yet oozes luxury. great value and inexpensive to maintain.
I love my 2003 audi convertible. rides like a dream. fun to drive around the corners yet oozes luxury. great value and inexpensive to maintain.
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Too many recalls

by from Seattle, WA on November 21, 2008

I was looking for a dependable car. I figured new it shouldn't have problems. It has had several recalls on the engine. At 60,000 there was a recall on the timing belt. It needed to be replaced which ...
I was looking for a dependable car. I figured new it shouldn't have problems. It has had several recalls on the engine. At 60,000 there was a recall on the timing belt. It needed to be replaced which shouldn't have been done until 100k. I had to pay for half the costs. I was told I should replace the water pump at the same time which I paid for...also shouldn't have had to be done until 100k. My neighbor who had a extended warranty had to have a new water pump before 70k. The car was sold on the assumption that the car had low maintenance. I strongly disagree. Within two months after this I almost didn't make it home from work. Coil wires needed to be replaced. They suggested I do all of them because they would probably all go. Right after my warranty is up I'm already paying $1000. What next? With all the recalls on the engine I and problems...How will these problems effect the other parts of my engine?? When my car is running I really enjoy it.
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Purchased a used car

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Does not recommend this car

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A4 owner for life

by from Washington DC on July 27, 2009

I've enjoyed driving my 03 A4 3.0. It's not as quick as a 3series or a G35 but has enough power to get me around slow left lane blockers. For comfort and styling, it can't be beat. The Quattro makes i...
I've enjoyed driving my 03 A4 3.0. It's not as quick as a 3series or a G35 but has enough power to get me around slow left lane blockers. For comfort and styling, it can't be beat. The Quattro makes it fun to drive in rain or snow. You can get a faster car for the price, but I'm always reminded of what I'm missing whenever I drive a different car.
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Purchased a used car

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The do everything car

by from kirkland on May 25, 2011

Our Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Avant is the do everything car. Great for family use, at the track, or going skiing in the mountains. Quality shows through out and the design is timeless. I do most of my own...
Our Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Avant is the do everything car. Great for family use, at the track, or going skiing in the mountains. Quality shows through out and the design is timeless. I do most of my own maintenance and I have been able to do it affordably. 100K work gets a bit involved, but not bad since it's only at that interval. Ours has the 5 speed manual and it zips around nice for a car that gets 30mpg on the highway.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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