What used Audi A4 estate will I get for my budget?
You’ll need at least £10,000 to get on this latest generation of A4 Avant bandwagon. For that you’ll get a good 2016 car with a high mileage for the year, a full history and purchased from an independent dealer. You can pick a good one up for around £12,000. Up the ante to between £13,000 and £16,000 and you’ll find good 2016 or 2017 cars with a low mileage and full history available at franchised dealers. The same applies to the £17,000 to £19,000 range for 2018 models, and around £20,000 to £25,000 for 2019 cars.
Not surprisingly it’s the diesel-engined versions that are the bigger sellers, and the most economical. The 2.0 TDI Ultra versions have a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 70.6mpg, according to the older NEDC tests, while some versions of the more powerful 2.0 TDI 190 diesel can return a claimed 62.8mpg. The most economical petrol version is the 1.4 TFSI with a claimed figure as high as 51.4mpg in some trims, again under the NEDC test. Under the later, tougher WLTP tests, the 35 TFSI petrol claims an official 41.5mpg, the 40 TFSI a high of 40.9mpg, the 45 TFSI 35.8mpg, the diesels meanwhile offer 54.3mpg with the 30 TDI, 53.3mpg with the 35 TDI, and 47.1mpg with the 40 TDI in quattro form.
Audis do tend to be expensive to service at franchised dealers, but once these models are three years old they will qualify for Audi’s fixed-price servicing deal, which costs from £164 for a minor service and £319 for a major one (based on a 2.0 diesel model).