2009 Audi A 4
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1st year of any model, expect issues

by from Los Angeles on March 22, 2010

I have the A4 2.0T Premium Plus. I have 14k miles at the time of writing this review. It is a beautiful car inside and out. It is the fastest (0-60) car in its class by .2 sec. Handling is quite good,...
I have the A4 2.0T Premium Plus. I have 14k miles at the time of writing this review. It is a beautiful car inside and out. It is the fastest (0-60) car in its class by .2 sec. Handling is quite good, but not quite as good as the 3 series (same year). Shifting is a little slow in auto-sport, reasonable in manual-auto. The auto-sport mode does a pretty decent job in down-shifting and keeping the engine in the power curve. Very similar to the Mercedes C300, better than the BMW 328. I drove them all, and thought this one was the best overall, and less expensive to boot. I have to admit I like how everyone looks at the LED driving lights - it looks like an exotic sports car. You can't beat the level of grip, regardless of road condition. Now the ugly. Twice I experienced a transmission malfunction, which cleared when I turned the car off and then back on. I've already had to replace the fuel pump (under warranty). The engine is starting to idle a little rough. This is NOT a long trip car. The ride is decent, but I can not get the seat to not give me back and neck issues. I had the same problem in the BMW. Haven't taken a long trip in the MB. My mom has a '10 IS250 that is much more comfortable - fun to drive, albeit with a little less power than the other 3 I've mentioned. If I had to do it all again, I'd probably get the "inferior" IS250. I think what you gain in comfort and reliability outweighs any loses in performance. You don't need more.
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Don't Buy an Audi, Lease it if you love it

by from Chicago on February 21, 2014

I bought a used Audi A4 over 2 years ago with the extended warranty. Within the first year it became clear to me that I was the sucker left holding bag. Even with the gold plus extended warranty, I ha...
I bought a used Audi A4 over 2 years ago with the extended warranty. Within the first year it became clear to me that I was the sucker left holding bag. Even with the gold plus extended warranty, I have had to pay premium prices on random things that break, $400 broken trunk latch, $700 flex tube, plus of course the $100 deductible every time I take it in for what the does cover. I've taken it in 5 times within 2.5 years for some pretty expensive issues such as replacing the turbo charger (would have been $1900 without warranty).. It seems like the engine light is always on. Anyway, I recommend to anyone to not get one of these cars, but if you must have one, definitely lease it. You won't want to own it after 3 or 4 years anyway.
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Best in class for many reasons

by from Los Angeles, CA on January 6, 2011

I bought this car new, and after more than 2 years with the car, I can honestly say, it is very close to the perfect car (if the size fits your bill). The balance between comfort and performance is in...
I bought this car new, and after more than 2 years with the car, I can honestly say, it is very close to the perfect car (if the size fits your bill). The balance between comfort and performance is incredible, almost magical. It looks great, drives great, and is very reliable. What's more, Audi stands by their warranties and dealers are very accommodating. Typically a lot of things go wrong with 1st year design models, but to date only 2 things happened... the motor mounts and the fuel pump. Each time the dealer gave me an Audi loaner car while fixing it, and took no longer than 24 hrs. I'm particularly impressed with how flexible the car is in terms of power and efficiency. If you want you can get incredibly high mpg... just drive casually. But if don't care about mpg, put the pedal to the metal and this baby takes the resources it needs to do 0-60 in 6.7 seconds - I proved it myself. If the size is right for you, don't hesitate to buy one of these, you not only won't regret it, but you'll be amazed at the value you get.
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Great car.

by from Long Beach, CA on June 24, 2010

I've owned this car since January 2009. It's beautiful and at $28,000 after negotiations, it was a steal. The car is a 2.0T Quattro sedan in black with tan leather and almond wood accents. It's modern...
I've owned this car since January 2009. It's beautiful and at $28,000 after negotiations, it was a steal. The car is a 2.0T Quattro sedan in black with tan leather and almond wood accents. It's modern and sleek, everyday I look at it I'm amazed it's mine. The Quattro system is great and makes driving on freeway on and off ramps feel safe and makes me a more confident driver. I get many compliments on it, before I owned a 2007 BMW 530i and everyone gave me dirty looks. I love Audi! I was a 16 year BMW owner (minus a brief Mercedes-Benz), now I'm an Audi loyalist. The only issue I had was the oil cap falling into the engine and the trunk has some plastic covers on the beams that support it and they fell into the trunk, I've replaced them twice and still they fall. Oh well. It's still a beast of a car.
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A 35 yr old woman's viiew

by from Chicago, IL on April 30, 2010

After owning a small compact car, a mid-size sedan, and finally a small SUV (all practical, fuel-efficient models), I decided to change it up a bit. My friend in California has an Audi and I was amaze...
After owning a small compact car, a mid-size sedan, and finally a small SUV (all practical, fuel-efficient models), I decided to change it up a bit. My friend in California has an Audi and I was amazed at the features on it. I still was a little practical and bought a CPO A4, without most of the bells and whistles most Audi's have, but I have not been disappointed. I am not a car person, per se, but this car is making me one! The number one thing I love about it is the performance. The acceleration and braking are far superior than any of my "practical" cars. It makes me want to drive faster than I normally would and it's so smooth, you might need to watch your speed. It's been refreshing to go around a curve and not worry if my car is going to turn over! And the crash ratings are high, so that was a plus. I used to work in traffic safety, so I am not a crazy driver, but the handling is fun to test. The interior is spacious--especially the back seat--which was more cramped on the earlier models. The trunk is huge. The stereo system is excellent, except I would suggest adding a way to plug in an ipod (maybe it's just my model that doesn't have that option). I really enjoy the internal heating/cooling system. You can set it to auto and it keeps the car cool or warm without having to adjust. That is probably standard for higher end cars, but the first car I have had where I wasn't adjusting all the time. I hate when cup holders are marketed to women, but I have to admit, the cup holders are lacking. The main one is fine--fits all sizes, but the second one fits only a can. You can also put bottles in the side door pockets. Not a big deal when I am alone, but not great with other people in the car. No complaints otherwise. I look forward to driving in this car.
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Very Disappointed

by from Detroit, MI on April 21, 2014

I bought my 2009 A4 new, and it was fine for the first 20,000 miles or so. Since then, nothing but problems. 2 clutch replacements in less than 100,000 miles, fuel injectors replaced, 2 intake manifol...
I bought my 2009 A4 new, and it was fine for the first 20,000 miles or so. Since then, nothing but problems. 2 clutch replacements in less than 100,000 miles, fuel injectors replaced, 2 intake manifolds replaced. Repairs are frequent and expensive. Light went out on MMI screen, and was told the whole unit had to be replaced at $1,700. This is the least reliable car I have owned since my 1972 Chevy.
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Typically German

by from Chicago on February 16, 2011

I have the wagon, great car, not as good as the Jaguar X-type in snow but not bad. performance is great once the computer catches up, as fast as Civic SI. Mileage as expected 28-30 mpg. Comfortable an...
I have the wagon, great car, not as good as the Jaguar X-type in snow but not bad. performance is great once the computer catches up, as fast as Civic SI. Mileage as expected 28-30 mpg. Comfortable and German TIGHT after 70,000 miles. Stays in Alignment and has no problems, other than a set of tires. Keep snow out of rims ... You'll know it, feels like totally out of balance. Great Ski car!
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2009 Audi A4 awesome

by from New York, NY on February 10, 2011

I really enjoy driving this car. It is comfortable for long trips, great in the snow and super safe. It gets great highway gas mileage. Overall, it has been a treat to own. I really like the new body ...
I really enjoy driving this car. It is comfortable for long trips, great in the snow and super safe. It gets great highway gas mileage. Overall, it has been a treat to own. I really like the new body style comparable to the A6.
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A4 - 6 cylinders

by from Carmichael, California on January 30, 2010

This is an awesome beast. Power-to-spare, quiet ride, fun to drive. The fuel efficiency is not great but not bad considering it's a performance car... in mind. The metal work was and is flawless. It d...
This is an awesome beast. Power-to-spare, quiet ride, fun to drive. The fuel efficiency is not great but not bad considering it's a performance car... in mind. The metal work was and is flawless. It doesn't have people-stopping beauty but it is elegant in every other way. It's really roomy inside and a pleasure to drive on a quick jaunt from Sacramento to SanDiego.
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Audi 2009 , New Feel, Great Drive

by from Phila, Pa on January 6, 2009

The new basic Audi Quattro 2.0 is a great car with its basic equiptment alone. Seating is very comfortable with all the features within easy reach. Bluetooth was a snap to set up and very convenient. ...
The new basic Audi Quattro 2.0 is a great car with its basic equiptment alone. Seating is very comfortable with all the features within easy reach. Bluetooth was a snap to set up and very convenient. I carefully considered some of the optional packages but did not let spur of the moment decisions take over my better judgement. (See standard equiptment)... Power heat seats , good sound system, power sunroof, were the main features I wanted. I have portable GPS that adapts perfectly, and use this in my other car also, and a great stereo system in my home so my AM FM 6 CD and 120 Sirius channels in the car is more than adequate. The car is classy, a pleasure to drive. Audi does a nice job!! Very pleased with my lease.
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