Used Audi A4 Cabriolet 2002 - 2005 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Ownership cost

2002 - 2005 review
Audi A4 Cabriolet (00 - 05)
  • Audi A4 Cabriolet (00 - 05)
  • Audi A4 Cabriolet (00 - 05)
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Ownership cost

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

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

There's no reason why the Audi A4 Cabtiolet should cost you a fortune to run. They're expensive to buy, but lose value slowly, which keeps whole-life costs down. Servicing costs are as for other A4s, and middling for a compact executive car. Using a reputable Audi specialist rather than a main dealer slices a third off labour rates.

Spares are expensive and Audis aren't as reliable as you might expect, so set aside a sizeable budget once the car is a few years old. Insurance is no dearer than it is for an A4 saloon. The 1.8T, 2.0T FSi and 2.0 diesel fall within group 15, the 3.0 diesel and 3.2 petrol are group 17 and the S4 is group 20.

The 2.0 TDi is that rare thing, a soft-top that promises up to 44mpg, and the 3.0 TDi manages up to 35mpg. Of the petrols, the 1.8T and 2.0T FSi should return up to 33mpg, while the 3.2 posts 25mpg and the S4 20mpg.