Which used Audi A4 estate should I buy?
The 1.9 TDi turbodiesels came in two basic states of tune and it's worth paying a little extra to get the higher-powered variants (110bhp or 115bhp). They have much more mid-range muscle than the 1.8-litre petrol and better fuel economy.
The 90bhp 1.9 TDI cars can feel lethargic at times and the 1.6-litre isn't really worth bothering with. If you want more pull than our recommended model, there's a meaty 1.8 turbo petrol and a range of V6s, some with six-speed gearboxes.
When it was new, the A4 Avant was well equipped, even in basic trim. However, it's woth tracking down an SE version, which brings extra luxuries, including climate control, and you may even find some models equipped with tasty options, such as leather seats.
The ideal car will be sold privately through the classifieds by a caring owner. They do exist, but watch out for the lemons. Alternatively, try a specialist independent trader.
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