2001 Audi A4 User Reviews

2001 Audi A4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 13 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"awd" 6 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"high maintenance" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Dante writes:
2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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performance and luxury

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low end torque

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2001 Audi A4 — Performance pros: *GIAA chip put outs 210hp now *at 4k turbo kicks in and the pull is great *handling is great..very tight corners very fast Performance cons: *low end torque isnt very good because of turbo lag (stock) Appearance: *timeless look *many people without prior knowledge of audi models have thought my car was a 03-04 *interior still very stylish in comparison to new cars I love driving this car, although it is my first car i have experience with manyyy other cars and audi really takes the cake when it comes to a great combination of luxury and performace. has 75k on it and i have had almost no problems in 11k miles of driving. My dad prior to driving my car has always been a BMW enthusiast but now owns a 2006 a6 s line 3.2 quattro. I have a bailey diverter valve that i plan on installing in order to get rid of the turbo lag.

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Frank writes:
2001 Audi A4 1.8T Review
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4

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Great cargo space with folding rear seats that I could fit my surf boards in the car, but if I had a choice I would have not had it for a first car because it had to many problems, It was costly to fix and maintain, It used PREMIUM gas, and was pretty plain, Great car for a single person/ small family but not a college or high school age kid that has to pay to use it, If your rich, well that's a different story.

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As far as Audi goes, I was impressed, and maybe will buy one in the future, after college and if I can afford it. Just remember these cars need some serious dough to keep in good running order.

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7/10, Safe, Not Great For Cost Of Ownership,( Unless You Get One Free Like Me) No Style — My first car, given to me free by my awesome uncle when he got a new BMW. Needed a lot of pricey repairs for uncommon breaking parts. My uncle and aunt bought it in 2001 new and kept it in great shape and when they had my cousin to my surprise they decided to give me( and eventually my sister when she got old enough) the car. They did all the routine maintenance and had the engine replaced at 80,000 miles due to a recall issue so I had a very well maintained luxury car with an engine with 20,000 miles on it for a 1st car! I could had been happier of more thankful seeing as I pay my own gas and Insurance which was a lot of a 16 year old male. But, fate works in weird ways and on I-95 going south to a school function a car blew its tire and flipped in front of me. Thanks to this cars ABS I was able to slow down very fast and avoid the flipping car, but the Ford F-150 behind me could not stop as fast as my Audi and Totaled my car. Thank fully no body was hurt and the ford owners insurance payed for the cost of my car seeing as I only had liability and not collision insurance(which I had dropped 2 weeks before the accident due to cost). It was a great cost while it lasted. out of 10 Performance - acceleration(7) because of the Tiptronic shifting and Turbo, braking(8) , handling(7) Build Quality - has it needed repairs?Many, and was not rated well by consumer reports (5) squeaks/rattles(10) none Appearance - both interior(10) leather and all of the interior was spotless and exterior styling(7) only because there was not a scratch on that car but it lacked style, would have really like to have installed a body kit/ Cost of Ownership - gas mileage (6) Highway(23-22) City 20-18, maintenance(2) Audi's prices we insane and there was a lot of mechanical problems that really no other cars have Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? yes, would have been better had I been able to tune it and not have to get rid of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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AWD turbo sedan, very fun.

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Hard to work on yourself

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Excellent Car, If You Can Do The Work Yourself It Won't Cost You As Much As You Think! — Great in the snow, great pop in the 1.8t engine, handles like a dream and has been very reliable with no major problems as long as you keep up the with maintenance. It is a blast to drive and I would buy one again!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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chancemcpants writes:
2001 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro Review
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All wheel drive handling. Eats snow like a snow plow. Looks pretty.

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averages 19-21mpg. A new Ford F250 gets better gas mileage :( and good Audi mechanics cost more than good lawyers. Learn how to fix it yourself.

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A4 Rules, Wish The Gas Milage Did — I bought my A4 in 2013 certified pre-owed. Its has ran like a top for the most part, but ANY repairs will cost you an arm and a leg at a good Audi Mechanic. Do yourself a favor and learn how to fix it yourself or get used to muti-thousand dollar repair bills. Anything beyond an oil change starts at $1000 and goes up from there.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marc writes:
2001 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro Review
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Prestige, luxury, driving experience.

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Cost of ownership

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If You Can Afford The Maintnance And Gas, You'll Enjoy This Car For A Long Time. — 2.8L engine is more than adequate to power this solid machine. Build quality is among the best. Classic styling, truly timeless. If maintained properly, car will drive forever, but the occasional repair is costly. Gas mileage is mediocre. Rear seat legroom is not the best. Fun to drive, considering it is a four door sedan.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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AWD fun

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people recognize you a mile away

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Fun Fun — The only draw back about this car is that the maintenance tends to be expensive. On the flip side, you hardly ever have any maintenance. So the cost up front is more but less in the long run. It gets great gas mileage (when your don't put the turbo to extreme work). It's like driving a fast V6 while having 4 cylinder mpg. This car is also easily customizable. The stock exhaust sound pretty deep for stock and doesn't even sound like a 4 cylinder. Plus the all-wheel-drive (AWD) is fun and good for bad weather.

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Alex writes:
2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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Audi A4 - Love It & Hate It — I love the way my car looks, feels & drives. I chipped it & upgraded the intake & suspension so it feels better while going faster. The only thing that keeps getting to me about it is how temperamental it can be -- I feel like I have to take it in to get something or other fixed every few months. And, being a German car, those repairs are NEVER cheap unfortunately!

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Jeff2183 writes:
2001 Audi A4 1.8T Review
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Look
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high maintenance costs
negligent corporate support

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It's A Nice Car But... — Since purchasing this vehicle in March of 2006 I have dropped quite a few fun coupons into it. After speaking with a representative from Audi's corporate offices about the expensive upkeep and maintenance I will never purchase another Audi product.

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Nic writes:
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reliability  turbo lag

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A4 — This was actually the car that i learned how to drive on. The quattro system is the best in the buisness you never seem to lose control. The build quality is untouchable and the look is classic forever. However the reliability factor is just aweful. I only had the car for five months and in that five months i had to pay 700 for rear ball bearings. 300 for a new engine oil dipstick and assembly. and another 400-500 for some more seals.

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Matt7200 writes:
2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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Incredible modding potential, I recieved compliments about it ALL the time.

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Too many gremlins. Spent more on repairs than I did on the car.

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High Performance, But High Maintenance — Great modding 'potential'. Too many reliability issues to explore that potential. The following on the 1.8T engine is incredible, and the help from the forums on www.audizine.com allowed me to fix most problems myself. If i kept the car I would have installed a full GT35r turbo w/ Unitronics tune. But at the time I sold it, I only had the full 2.25" Borla exhaust, Dahlback race software (AMAZING!!!!), upgraded brakes/rotors, 18" B5 RS4's, 6000k HIDs and a few other mods. I wouldnt recommend buying this car if you dont have a disposable income.

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2012 Audi A4 Reviews

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2011 Audi A4 Reviews

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2010 Audi A4 Reviews

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2009 Audi A4 Reviews

Its A Nice Driving Machine, And Sexy Too. By lilmonkey

I love the seats too, its a good little people's car, it fits me. - Wish it had a little more cargo room but that is the trade off for the top. I think it looks really sharp and I get a lot of complim... Read More

I Love The Seats Too, Its A Good Little People's Car, It Fits Me. By lilmonkey

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