Bought this A4 1.9 110 with 67000 miles on the clock. It now shows 150000 in the 4 years I have owned it and is still going strong. My only problems have been a faulty indicator switch, failed air mass meter and a CV joint. These are all quite common faults but not too expensive, just don't take it to an Audi garage. They charged me £716 to replace a cam belt and service! Am very pleased with the car and will buy another one when this shows 200000 miles. I still get 50mpg and I don't hang around. Drives superbly even now. Most recommended.
This is the first Audi i have ever driven and owned and i am soooo impressed! This car is awesome.
The drive is smooth, quiet and effortless, acceleration is good and the cornering is impressive.
I bought the 2.0 petrol and realise the fuel economy is only giving me 32 mpg or so, but then buy the diesel if that is your worry.
Inside the car everything is solid and feels new even though four year old. The seats are made well, and everything is where you would want it on the dash. The only thing missing from my A4 is a centre armrest (i am buying and installing for £130) and audio controls on the steering wheel.
The thing with Audis that i have discovered is that you pay the cash for the refinement not the gadgets as with a mondeo/vectra etc.
Will only ever buy a German car again, no more Ford, Vauxhall.
Audi rule! BUY! BUY!
June 2000 (W) 1.9 Tdi (115) SE Avant. Bought s/h at 16k miles and 1 year old. Now on 82.3k miles.
Superb build. Overall 54.8 mpg. Best this summer Osnabruck to Rotterdam (180 miles) computer showed 69.9 mpg. This is 4mpg over the true mpg but 65.9 and loaded up with crates of booze is not bad. I run on Shell diesel V Power now.
I like the extra dials you don't get now - voltmeter and oil temp. It's got everything you need except cruise. Standard radio superb with 6 stack cd and cassette player. Front brake pads changed at 59k. Back ones due for new discs and pads at next service. Original Michelin Pilots lasted 46k miles and brought in spare plus one new for front. Changed all four at 66k for Michelin Pilot Primacy and found much quieter running and better grip.
Overall a sensible car for the two of us with two dogs. It was the best ex-company car you could wish to find. I shall not be trading it in.
Only problems were leaks due to dual fuel high pressure pump leaking on three separate occasions. Unit updated by factory in 2003 and new unit fitted with no problems since. So comfy and you get out as fresh as you got in on long trips.
Highly recommended and superb body and engine.
I purchased my Audi from a Mazda dealership back in February. It had been traded in against a new Mazda. The car, an 03 plate with 53k on the clock was up for £11500.
I eventually paid £10800 which was a good price.
The car drives great and I can't fault the build quality or equipment level. However I've have had my fair share of niggles:
The car suffered from an intermittent starting fault, ie the car would start but immediately cut out. This was diagnosed (and is apparantly quite rare) by my main dealer as an fault with the immobiliser which meant a new ignition barrel and lock, key re-programmed etc - £150. Also I didn't notice when I purchased the car that the centre two dash vents were'nt working. These vents are controlled by individual motors. Anyway three hours at my main dealer later i was left with working vents, a new heater blower but a bill for over £800 pounds.
All in all though a good looking, very comfortable family estate with good performance and higher than average resale value, but beware those main dealer bills. It pays to shop around for parts also as there are companies that off dealer parts at a fraction of the cost... I discovered that I could have got an identical heater blower for £81 compared to £235 which I paid at the dealer.
I would recommend the car but would suggest weighing up the benefits of a full dealer history compared to a full history from an independant garage, is it really worth paying extra for AUDI screenwash?
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