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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Audi A4
21 reader reviews for Audi A4 Saloon.
  • 2.7 TDI SE 4dr

    Terence Clark , Beds . Date: 11/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own a 3 series 4door -18months old and have been disappointed in the vehicle and have looked at the Audi range and tested the A4 2.7 diesel multi. This can only be described as superb and clearly beats the BMW hands down. The ride is great the multi is so smooth and the overall finish and build quality is brilliant. It is also very apparent how the tyre performance on the Audi is what one expects from a car like this and lets hope they keep it as the run flats on the BMW are of no comparison and really do nothing to enhance ride or feel with the road. Although I would have preferred to have seen a new A4 rather than what one could percieve as face lifted I would buy this all day long.

  • 2.0 TDI 143 SE 4dr

    Tony Ritchie Date: 27/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I divested myself of the BMW 1 series and collected the Audi last Monday. From first sitting in the car and driving the two hundred miles back home I was impressed with the total attention to detail. Audi have made driving a pleasure again for the company car driver. This afternoon I had notched up a total of 1100 miles and have enjoyed the car to the max. A trip to the DIY store this afternoon allowed me to fit a large flat pack wardrobe with the seats folded down. Still had a massive amount of room left. Economy is better than my last car, average at 75mph works out at 48.8mpg. Not bad for a fully loaded car! I think that Audi are on a winner with this car. Combining load capacity, economy and driving pleasure is guaranteed to attract the high milage company car driver. BIK is a reasonable 19%. Hat doffed to Audi!

  • 2.0 TDI 143 S Line 4dr

    Phil Higginbotham , Derbyshire . Date: 23/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As an Audi fan, I turned in my 1.9 TDI Avant for a 2.0 TDI S Line Saloon - I bought an ex-demo model with 4,000 on the clock. There are two features on this car that concern me:

    1. When the car is on a hard left hand lock, there is a deep groaning noise and vibration on the steering - Audi tell me that this is a common fault, and the necessary part is on back-order.

    2. The gearbox exhibits a rattle/vibration when descending the gears, particularly from 3rd to 2nd - this is now evident on 4th to 3rd as well. The local Audi dealer seems unconcerned, and their Service Manager told me that this is normal.

    My attitude is "no, it isn't - not on a car that costs well in excess of £20,000". I have spent a working lifetime driving all the usual Vectras/Mondeos etc, and my reply is that this is why you pay the extra for an Audi. No modern car of this type should have these symptoms.

    I would very much like to learn if I am in a minority of one, or are there other A4 S Line owners who feel that the build quality does not match up to previous Audis.

  • 1.8 TFSI 160 SE 4dr

    Ingrid Black Date: 18/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's great to be driving a turbocharged petrol car again after five years of diesels.

    You can barely hear the engine at tickover. Performance is very responsive and smooth in all situations and the car feels very taught and unruffled, regardless of the road conditions.

    It has good sound insulation from wind and road noise. It's averaging 31mpg with 1500 miles under the wheels. My previous Mondeo TDCI with DPF averaged 38mpg, so what is the point driving diesel? It has already required 1/2 a litre of expensive FS oil right enough!

    It's a delightful-looking machine externally, especially in silver with the uprated 18" alloys. I opted for the leather and B&O sound - amazing.

    It's a definite improvement over previous model in terms of ride/handling compromise, although I do find the pedals to be offset too much to the right - but you get used to it.

    Has received numerous comments in car parks about how good it looks although I suppose that will wear off once it is more common on the road.

    So well done Audi for producing a quality all round package (initial immpressions) - hope it's reliable over the next few years.

Audi A4 Saloon

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