What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For It's phenominally well built, and it'll go on forever if you take good care of it

Against There's less room in the boot than you might think, and 90bhp diesels are a bit sluggish

Verdict It's a relaxed, reliable, capable estate with a certain air of sophistication

Go for… 1.9 diesel SE

Avoid… 1.6 petrol

Audi A4 Avant
  • 1. This may be an estate, but boot space is not enormous, so check there's enough for you
  • 2. Brakes and suspension can be the weak areas, so take a decent test drive
  • 3. The cabin is built like a bank vault, so even high-milers should be free from rattles and squeaks
  • 4. Pick the 1.9 TDI SE - preferably the 110 or 115bhp version
  • 5. Space in the back for passengers is meagre
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