Recently took delivery of a new Audi Cabriolet 2.0tdi s-line in met Phantom Black. To date very pleased, economical diesel engine with enough power 140bhp, loads of torque, 6 speed box. Audi have done an excellent job of keeping noise levels down with diesel engine and when the roof is open. Fantastic to drive, you will not be able to drive it without smiling!
Recommend this over the 1.8t which we had as a demo and found it flat and drank too much fuel for my liking. s-line spec is good with full nappa leather (black gets hot in 30 degrees + with roof down), 18" alloys, brushed alloy trim and lowered suspension which is a little hard but handles great. I hope it keeps its value as anticipated! A fun but practical car - can this be right?
I have an Audi A4 Cabroliet 3.0.(2003) I am very concerned about the defect I have experienced in the soft-top. At 50,000 miles, the back window has separated from the convertible top. I cannot believe that they can make a car with a window that cannot stay on the top. The window could not be bonded back onto the top instead I was told that the entire top needed to be replaced. The replacement cost for this soft-top a whooping $6,000.00. and not guaranteed to not happen again. I have contacted other dealerships and was told that they have seen this problem. Has anyone out there ever experienced this? This is a major defect with this car.
I own a 1.8T S-Line Multitronic bought in September 2005 - all in all, you would believe that this is a good, classy head-turning car and, being an Audi, is a top marque vehicle.
However, since purchasing it, I have had the following issues. Since day one, the windows do not function correctly on roof being operated either way. The result has been six months for the diagnosis of a faulty door controller, which has been replaced and now rectified.
There has also been a degrading drive and vibration through the steering wheel, leading to a knocking noise. It took eight months to diagnose faulty front suspension, which was all replaced and now rectified.
After six months, the glove box would not open. The dampers had broken and were replaced and it's now resolved.
The outside temperature reading was incorrect and reading temps of 26 degrees when you are lucky if it is 22 at most. I have given up and am now looking for a new car. If I keep it, I will be looking for a salary from my local Audi dealer, as I should qualify for a part-time wage with the amount of time I spend there.
My £30,000 car has had eight visits to the garage in eight months. I have had a chance to drive an A6 and A8 as courtesy cars and can say I still like Audi vehicles - but at what cost? I have owned all kinds of vehicles in my 24 years of driving and have never had problems with any car as I have had with this one in their whole ownership time with me.
I have never owned a cabriolet before and was concerned that it would not be refined enough for everyday use.However I have been pleasantly surprised at how well it copes with the 800mile+ that I cover each week. The only downside is that my 12 year old daughter complains about the lack of legroom in the back on long journeys.
If you want a car that can be a workhorse up and down the motorway all week and a toy at the weekends (weather permitting)then I don't think you could do better than the A4.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!