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2004 Audi A 4

2004 Audi A4

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The joys of owning an A4(If you like repair bills)

by from Phildelphia, PA on August 11, 2011

I bought my 2004 A4 1.8T quattro CPO Titanium trim level, 6-speed manual, all power with cold-weather package. The car cannot handle any kind of tough driving ... period. Audi has known for years abou...
I bought my 2004 A4 1.8T quattro CPO Titanium trim level, 6-speed manual, all power with cold-weather package. The car cannot handle any kind of tough driving ... period. Audi has known for years about the problems with the fuel pump and ignition coils. Neither of which are covered under warranty for this particular model year. Audi Corporate and any of the 6 local Philly dealership accept responsibility whatsoever for the shortcomings of their cars on the road. Various other issues including drive axles, door window regulators, outside hinge on the glove box not being oiled at on the production line, Cup holders over the instrumentation and front handle breakage on the center console are all weak areas for this particular model. Now with all that being said - when the car is operational it is fantastic and fun to drive. It is a beast in the snow. Quattro is the best all-wheel drive system hands down. But if the car is off warranty be prepared to spend an average of $500 (and I'm rounding down with this dollar amount) every time it goes into the shop. Also beware of Audi CPO in the end what you think is a great deal is, in reality, just words. At 90K miles get ready to either trade-in the vehicle or get the timing belt replaced = $1500.00 repair if you're lucky - cause a new motor will cost you upwards of $5500 smackers. Good luck and safe driving.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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2004 A4

by from Oklahoma on March 20, 2010

Have enjoyed this car with no problems. This is the 4th Audi for me. Started with 90CS which had air compressor problems, then A6 with no problems, now A8 with no problems and this A4. Hope to purchas...
Have enjoyed this car with no problems. This is the 4th Audi for me. Started with 90CS which had air compressor problems, then A6 with no problems, now A8 with no problems and this A4. Hope to purchase A5 convertible soon when I sell my MB CLK430 which has been plagued with problems.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Fun with High Quality Value

by from Lafayette, La on November 12, 2010

Real nice value as a used vehicle. Bought it with 65k on it. It is a manual 6 speed. The Quattro and turbo make for exciting rally quality. It's not a roadster in the muscle car gendre, and the asymme...
Real nice value as a used vehicle. Bought it with 65k on it. It is a manual 6 speed. The Quattro and turbo make for exciting rally quality. It's not a roadster in the muscle car gendre, and the asymmetric torque and kick from the turbo takes a while to get used to, but when learned, its a blast. It's more economical than most hybrids when handled gently yet you release a tiger on demand. Lots of high end trim features that were never in or seem to be getting rarer in new models of American manufactors.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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nice ride

by from casper, wy on November 17, 2011

I purchased a 2004 a4 4 months ago and so far so good, winter is just hitting here in Wyoming and the all wheel drive quattro system is awesome, great traction and handling on the snow covered interst...
I purchased a 2004 a4 4 months ago and so far so good, winter is just hitting here in Wyoming and the all wheel drive quattro system is awesome, great traction and handling on the snow covered interstate. The interior and exterior is of high qualiity, no complaints here. The one thing I would say about this car if your looking to purchase one is get ready to go to the dealership. Everything for it, antifreeze, power steering fluid, you name it, its hard to dind anywhere other than the dealership. Definitely do your homework before you purchase but so far I'm a happy customer, good luck in the search
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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"An amazing ride with power and style"

by from Los Angeles, CA on January 26, 2007

A driving dream. I have been driving Audi's for over a decade and the 2004 A4 3.0 Quattro is honestly the best car I have ever had. The handling of the road is fantastic. It hugs every corner and ...
A driving dream. I have been driving Audi's for over a decade and the 2004 A4 3.0 Quattro is honestly the best car I have ever had. The handling of the road is fantastic. It hugs every corner and drives like a machine. It's nothing short of a strong reliable car with style and power.
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Does recommend this car

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sleeper

by from CT on July 4, 2010

Although it looks very much like an S4...it is not. Anybody that badges it as one, or misrepresents it should be ashamed. This car beleive it or not is much rarer than an S4. There were not many made ...
Although it looks very much like an S4...it is not. Anybody that badges it as one, or misrepresents it should be ashamed. This car beleive it or not is much rarer than an S4. There were not many made (about half as many as S4's) I would not trade this car for anything. It has all the bellsm and whistles, without the bad gas mileage. Take off the S4 badges people and love it for the car it IS!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Best mid-life crisis car

by from Colorado on December 31, 2009

I have an 2004 A4 Cabriolet and it is the best car I've ever owned, and I've owned some very nice cars in my past. I love the comments I get driving around in this hot car and you can't beat the power...
I have an 2004 A4 Cabriolet and it is the best car I've ever owned, and I've owned some very nice cars in my past. I love the comments I get driving around in this hot car and you can't beat the power and the handling abilities. I have passed SUV's that have been stuck in the snow with their wheels spinning...I love that! This car is HOT, HOT, HOT and I love it. My sons also love driving it ~ especially with the top down, so it's not just a chick car. To drive an Audi A4 Cabriolet is to buy it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Stylish for a wagon

by from Chicago, IL on May 10, 2006

I've so far had good luck with this car. I've heard that Audis can be buggy and expensive to fix but so far I've had no trouble. It's comfortable and handles well. There is a turbo lag with the 1.8T w...
I've so far had good luck with this car. I've heard that Audis can be buggy and expensive to fix but so far I've had no trouble. It's comfortable and handles well. There is a turbo lag with the 1.8T which could be overcome with a little more power; I hear the 2.0 models don't have the same issue. I've so far been very happy with this car and absolutely love it for long-distance trips. It gets good gas mileage unless you've got something strapped on the roof rack. My favorite thing about this car is that the Quattro all-wheel drive feels incredibly stable when there's snow and ice on the road.
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Does recommend this car

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Best Car I've Owned

by from Waterbury, CT on May 17, 2011

Bought this car new, (A4 Quattro) all service covered first 100,000. (so I ?? earlier post about 10K in repairs first year?) Needed regular maintenance, nothing special. Car was AWESOME in the snow!! ...
Bought this car new, (A4 Quattro) all service covered first 100,000. (so I ?? earlier post about 10K in repairs first year?) Needed regular maintenance, nothing special. Car was AWESOME in the snow!! Handled better than other vehicles I've owned including Silverado 4x4, Chevy Blazer and Jeep CJ7. This is a drivers car. The handling and steering is tight, sporty feel vs smooth luxury ride. Back seat is a little small but I didn't ue it much. Always felt safe and it's simply a cute car. Love that German engineering!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from Allentown, PA on July 7, 2008

One of the best cars I have ever owned... very reliable, safe, and has a good fuel rating. Its an all around great car to have! Also the car seems never to need any servicing , other than normal oil/f...
One of the best cars I have ever owned... very reliable, safe, and has a good fuel rating. Its an all around great car to have! Also the car seems never to need any servicing , other than normal oil/fluid changes. I highly recommend it!
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