For The Audi A4 has plenty of grip and a wide range of powerful engines. Ownership costs are competitive, helped by reasonable list prices.
Against It’s feeling old now; its interior layout, ride quality and handling are way behind the best in the class.
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The Audi A4 is comparably cheap and feels solidly built, but an off-set driving position and poor ride quality let it down. It is outclassed by newer rivals.
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There are 32 Audi A4 versions available
Target Price team says:
You can expect a four-figure discount on an Audi A4, plus resale values are among the strongest in the class, especially on the smaller-engined diesel versions.
Audi is rightly renowned for its diesel models, and these certainly have the best engines in the range. They make the most sense for company car drivers, but private owners should do their sums carefully before buying one; you’ll need to do a high annual mileage to recoup the difference in list prices (compared with the cheaper petrol models) through the lower fuel bills.
Similarly, we don’t think it’s worth paying for the most expensive models, unless you need their four-wheel drive, since they have the least impressive fuel economy and the lowest resale values.
Reader test team says:
This my third A4 over a period of 16 years. I planned to buy a 2.0 TDI four years ago but the smooth power of the 3.0 TDI was so impressive and vastly…
Another reviewer has pretty much nailed specifics about this car which I agree completely with so I won't repeat. As far as the diesel A4 range goes…
Despite warnings that it is not as good as a BMW or even a Mondeo to handle, it goes where you point the wheel with no fuss and is fun when hacking…
I have run this as a company car for the last six months or so. It is a decent comapetent car which goes and handles resonably well, particularly if…