Used Audi A4 2000 - 2005 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Ownership cost

2000 - 2005 review
Audi A4 (00 - 05)
  • Audi A4 (00 - 05)
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Ownership cost

What used Audi A4 saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Audi A4 saloon?

The Audi A4 should cost you less to maintain than a BMW 3 Series, Jaguar X-type, Mercedes C-Class or Lexus IS.

What's more, many of the engines and underpinnings are shared by other cars in the Volkswagen Group, so you're likely to find a competent independent garage that could save you a huge amount on franchised dealer labour rates.

Insurance costs are good compared with those of its rivals, too. The cheapest to insure, the 1.6-litre, slots into group 10, but you'll need big pockets for the extreme S4, which is group 20.

The frugal engines contribute to low running costs but, best of all, the A4 holds its value well as it ages, so it'll be worth a substantial amount when it's time to sell it on. You can see why we said earlier that it's even more rewarding to own than to drive.