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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.
  • 2.0 TDI 143 SE 4dr

    R L Date: 07/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      51

    My car

    have had three A4s now but mostly non-Audis over the years. This is the best car I have had.

    I have got for the automatic 2.0 SE A4 TDI, with front and rear parking sensors. The sensors proved their worth on the first day - detecting a small wooden stake in the garden as I was trying to reverse into a small space.

    The new A4 is a lot quieter than the previous version and the difference is quite startling. The road handling is good (although I rarely drive fast) and the automatic wipers and lights very useful.

    As for the automatic gearbox, it makes driving so much easier in built up areas. Do buy the hillstart option for £50: it makes things even easier.

    Very pleased overall. A smart car that is also smart looking. My friend has a 3-series diesel, but he prefers the new A4!

  • 1.8 TFSI 160 SE 4dr

    David Wenzel Date: 06/09/2008
    • 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

    Test drove a 320i MSport before buying the Audi, and the Audi won hands down. Better engine and cabin. Have driven a 1.8 TFSI SE for 2 months now and enjoying it for my cross-country commute and a recent 1,500m tour of Scotland. Only gripes - it's a touch too long for parking in tight spaces and the silver plastic trim around the instruments is tacky and can squeak at high speed. Otherwise, the engine, handling, Hi-Fi (B&O) and interior in general is great, and economy better than my 2005 Volvo 1.8 S40 despite the extra performance.

  • 2.0 TDI 143 SE 4dr

    bill chilvers Date: 11/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just covered the first 1000 miles. I opted for an additional 15 extras. Ranging from: - a B&O stereo, interior light pack, sunroof, Xenon lights. The new A4 is a great upgrade to my old Passat and the old A4.

    The new modular chassis is a big improvement, the ride is excellent, although a little bumpy on poor roads. I have found the gear box to be excellent, I did drive the 2.7 and found it grated a little on that.

    The interior with the MMI is a real boost as it makes everything easy. Tee B&O stereo with 14 speakers is fantastic. The 3 zone air con wow! The hill hold is great, you just flick the switch and the handbrake is engaged every time you stop. The little features i.e. a speed warning you can set, all four door windows being one shot - you just don’t get in other cars Fords etc, shows you why you buy Audi.

    We tested the BMW 320d and the Merc C class and the A4 is better. The BMW is looking old fashioned and there are just too many now on car sites. The Merc was a great drive but the footbrake with a handle that goes a very load clunk! Common Mercedes you can do better. AUDI residuals are the best the BMW in my view are on the slide, after all Germans buy Audi over BMW.

    I love the design the LEDs give it a special look. We tow a caravan (don’t laugh they are 14K!) and this does it easy. 54 mpg on a run.

    I just love driving it.

  • 1.8 TFSI 160 S line 4dr

    Nick Munce , Cumbria . Date: 30/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just covered th first 1200 miles in my new 1.8T S Line. I opted for the multitronic box as I had it in my previous A4 and once you go auto you can never go back. The new A4 is a revelation when compared to my last 04 model. The chassis is a major improvement and the ride is excellent even on the 18" rims. Turn in is much crisper and as a result cornering much more confidence inspiring.

    The interior with its silver stitching and half leather looks great - a nice blend between sportiness and subtlety. Also the SD card stereo saves CD's rattling around the cubby holes. My girlfriend drives a 3 series and it doesn't even come close to matching the quality and design of the audi. Although she disgrees - but you're wrong Jinty!

    Looks wise I must admit to enjoying the evolution not revolution approach. I parked up next to an old S Line and the difference is marked. Lets face it the LEDs are pretty cool too,anybody who says they aren't is just plain jealous.

    I look forward to racking up the miles.

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