What's the used Audi A4 like?
The high-quality, flush-fitting dashboard of the opriginal Audi A4 set the standards of the time, while the fully adjustable seat and wheel place any driver just where he or she wants to be. The view out is clear and switchgear is well sited, though the stereo has too many tiny buttons.
Room up front is generous but it's tighter for rear passengers and the boot's small opening can make loading a pain.
The A4 is relaxed and safe on the motorway, and wind and road noise is muted. Its ride is composed, although sudden jolts can intrude and it can't match a BMW's precise steering, grip and feedback.
The controls are well damped and smooth, but the brakes can be a challenge – more than a dab on the pedal and you'll jerk to a stop. Euro NCAP awarded three stars for occupant crash protection but warned that the driver risked fatal injuries in a severe side-on impact.