Bought a 2012 A4 quattro sedan with manual transmission in early January 2016. Had it for 7 months and so far no major problems and I really like it. Great looking car. I'm 6'3 and I have tons of leg ...
Bought a 2012 A4 quattro sedan with manual transmission in early January 2016. Had it for 7 months and so far no major problems and I really like it. Great looking car. I'm 6'3 and I have tons of leg room. Very comfortable power adjustable front seats, small rear seats though, especially if taller people are in the front. Great high quality interior that looks fantastic. The MMI controls are a little clumsy but are pretty good once you get used to it. All settings including nearly all heating/cooling plus fan speed are controlled from the MMI. The engine has a decent amount of power and a lot of "pull." The shifting is smooth and easy. The car feels very safe and stable at high speeds, the ride is really smooth but not so soft that it rolls sloppily around corners. It handles well and is really a lot of fun to drive. Its very easy to speed and not even notice. Great steering feel, very easy to turn the wheel at low speeds but it stiffens up at high speeds, which adds to the very stable and enjoyable driving experience. On snowy conditions the all wheel drive system is really great, used a set of all season tires and never had any problems. Can handle a Canadian winter. The car doesn't have a block heater which may be concerning to some, but Audi insists that its not necessary, and I never had trouble starting the car, even on the occasional -30C morning.
Another quirk is the lack of a dipstick, so you need to use the MMI system to check your oil. Not a big deal.
Overall Im happy I bought this car, its a lot of fun to drive and it looks great. Keep in mind that service/parts can be expensive, so its very important you maintain this car properly. Don't skip oil changes or any required maintenance. Some dealerships offer warranties on their used cars, for these its not a bad idea.