1998 Audi A4 User Reviews

1998 Audi A4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 55 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 22 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"ride" 20 reviews
"comfortable car" 11 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"high maintenance" 10 reviews
"heavy car" 4 reviews

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1998 Audi A4 2.8 Avant Quattro Review
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Really nice, quality car.  Handles smoothly.  Steering is solid.

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Not great on gas but it is a v6.

Rdstallone
25

Cute Car — Nice car that is reliable. A tad expensive for repairs but nice car in general. The car is comfortable and roomy. Cargo area has more room than you would think! Lots of room for bringing anquiqes home. It handles super in snow!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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very tight and you can feel the entire car just by sitting upfront. easy to handle, i think its just a great car to have but the year is lacking what i need in a vehicle and that is multiple options on the dashboard.

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i dont know if its the fact that i drive all day but i would say im usually visiting the gas station frequently.

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Very Good — i like the kick it gives off when i press the gas, this car really picks up speed when needs to. This is a great car for someone who is just starting out driving or just needs a vehicle for a year or a few months to get from point A to Point B without problems.

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Good handling. Especially great in snow with the right tires

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Expensive to fix. A little low on power compared to newer models.

Caymonster
35

Great All Season Car — Comfortable solid commuter. Style has held up well over the years. Handles well. Fold down back seat gives it lots of utility. Can hold a lot of stuff in the back with the seats folded. Great foul weather transportation. Good size

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love driving this car, absolute joy to drive

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i bought it used, prior owner obviously didn't do the basic maintenance so i have put a lot into getting it into shape, have had quite a bit of downtime getting it fixed, not to mention cost

BSTAHARA
35

Love It When It's Running — back seat leg room is poor, oil leaks and break repairs were costly at first; fun to drive; fuel economy is good for a 6cylinder, AWD car. front seat/driving comfort very good; handling/power very good also; parts are fairly easy to find

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1998 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro Review
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car runs good and handles great. the engines last quite a long time if you keep it well maintained.

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Calipers tend to stick if not driven which reduces braking power. parts are expensive new like most audi's but not as bad as the later models in the 2000 range and up

Deathjam4
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Ballsy — love the handling, love the all wheel drive. this is a car that likes to go fast and keep you glued to the back of your seat. i have not had a chance to drive a 2 wheel drive model but the 4 wheel drive model sticks to the road like glue.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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29 MPG Hwy. In it's element in deep snow. Visibility. Handling. Price.

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Head gasket.

Litew8
55

4 Lanes Of Virgin Snow Calling Me Out While Everyone Is Crawling In The 5th Lane — The day after I completed the engine swap from the original AEB to an ATW (hope that's right, been a while) I left New Mexico headed to Seattle. In the trunk was the AEB engine and a 2.1L VW Vanagon engine and all the accessories. She ran like a top. With proper maintenance, this lightweight tank will remain reliable.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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I like it over all

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but am fearful of the day I have to repair it.

25

Audi A4 — goes fast Really nice one the inside very comfortable I love driving it the grip is out standing even in bad conditions Has a nice sound system Tranny has issues it will slip sometimes even though it is a automatic the tiptronics stopped working the brakes aren't very good but i still stop just fine stalls out sometimes cruise control stopped working not very good on gas but i am a lead foot

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Had quite a bit of character. The 30 valve V6 sounded incredible with the exhaust set up. (5 valves per cylinder) (w/ cats, & only one muffler mounted past the rear wheels)

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0% modifiable. Audi designed this car to be what it was from the factory, and not littered with aftermarket parts.  That is, unless you had an unrestrained budget.

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Honestly, If I Agreed With You We'd Both Be Wrong. — Didn't have time for a full review, but I can offer you this advice. If you are planning on buying one to modify, used with high-miles, perhaps I would recommend a different car; or at least one with the 1.8t four cylinder. ...Still think it had one of the best sounding V6s. (You must figure out an optimal exhaust setup. I had to experiment with mounting one muffler in several places from towards the front, to the rear.) I've found mounting it where the OEM end-muffler was, is the best place. (Obviously, why Audi put it there in the first place...)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Rt — •Performance - Awesome performance however lags a bit from not to go •Build Quality - fantastic build quality nothing less from the germans •Appearance - happy with the exterior however lights extened to trunk lid as in earlier models would be cool. in love with the interior •Cost of Ownership - car hasnt been costly to own yet •Fun Factor - this is a really fun car to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Its fun to drive this

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dont advoid this car or any other models like this

C_Audi07
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Awesome Car — This is my First car i had this since 2007- present its the best audi ever and never had a big bill to pay except some new tires. This car is fun to drive and in the snow too! if ur looking to be in the Audi/Vw or bmw and more family buy a audi!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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