2004 Audi A4 User Reviews

2004 Audi A4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 20 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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familygirl writes:
2004 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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4

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Hold its value well.  The 2004's had some corks, but once you work through those like we have with our Audi it is a very nice car and reliable.  I know that this car in particular can be modified for more power, and there are tons of aftermarket kits to do all sorts of things to make it into the car you want.  I heard of 300+ horse power out of this engine with the right mods.  So it defiantly is popular with the tuners out there.   It gets great gas milage too.

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The 80,000 service is very expensive to take care of.  Its a small European engine so its more difficult to work on, and you can't just take it to any old shop.  However, if you take the time and find a good smaller shop and take care of the maintenance and treat it like your baby it will last you forever, and not regret it.  All this being said when you buy a European car a person has to be aware of the fact that parts and labor will be more costly, and as long as you have this understanding you wont be in sticker shock when something does go wrong and you have to repair it.  All in all my personal opinion is this...the part cost and labor was not that much off from my older 2003 Lincoln Navigator, which is Ford luxury.  To be honest with the extensive computerized components of newer vehicles today you can't do much on them besides the oil and air filter, and it's just as costly to repair a new car as it is an Audi.  Like I said just don't take it to an Audi dealership, find an independent shop, because Audi will charge you a lot of money.

familygirl
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Fun, Sporty Sedan — The only thing that I did not like about the car was the rubbery like spray that they use over the interior plastic components. It's hard to find an older Audi or VW that this covering has not started to come off because of normal wear and tear. You see it normally on the radio buttons and light switch etc. The other thing would have to be the starting acceleration, you don't see a power boost till the turbo kicks in at about 2 rpm or so. So trying to pull into traffic can be an issue sometimes. I have to say though once the turbo kicks in it defiantly gets you up in mph very quickly. I know that with the proper mods it would be 100% better, I just wish they would have done something more with this to start off with. Other than those things I have had fun with the car...we bought it as a family ca,r more for the gas milage of a smaller car, but still having something that was fun to drive. Even though it is on the smaller size it still fit my 11 year old and 2 year old in a car seat and two adults well. We had to go to a larger car since we are expecting our third, and three in the back won't fit in the Audi. It's comfortable to drive on longer trips, it is quiet inside as well, with a great sound system for being stock. I never had and problems with blind spots in the car, its always been clear for view out of all windows for traffic and your surroundings. The trunk space is surprisingly roomy for a smaller car too.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jason writes:
2004 Audi A4 1.8T Avant Quattro Review
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interior, stereo, quattro, fuel efficient, handling, full size spare

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lack of power, long throw shifter, expensive to maintain once warranty is up

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One Helluva Nice Wagon — handles very well, especially at speed. great stereo, great interior, great attention to detail. heated rear seats

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baller414 writes:
2004 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro Review
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It's a really nice looking car and its quick

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repairs aren't cheap

baller414
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Awesome And Fast — I think this car is great its very sporty and quick it has a very nice ride and great fuel economy! The only thing I really dislike about this car is when something goes wrong with it, it's not cheap to fix!

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

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William writes:
2004 Audi A4 1.8T Review
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AWD

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four cylinders suck.

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Reasonable Performance, Looks Nice, Safe. — Nothing special off the line, but respectable from midrange up. Living in New England the AWD was the big selling point for me. Repairs have been pricey and fairly numerous now that I'm hitting the 100k mile mark, but the car has given me plenty of warning when there have been problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amer writes:
2004 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro Review
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Handling, Grip, Acceleration, Internal Styling

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Not much power in higher rev range

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Audi Has Won My Vote For A Good Mid Sized Car — The whole car was in sync with itself, everything worked well. Couldnt even feel gear changes, handling was absolutly flawless, where ever you point the nose it goes straight to. Pulls rather well, wasnt even putting pedal three quarters of the way down to the floor as it wasnt my car, Very good grip on the road. Good interior, not as flash as a Mercedes-Benz but all nobs and gadget are in reach of the drivers driving position.

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auto_racer writes:
2004 Audi A4 1.8T Avant Quattro Review
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Excellent handling.. Reliable and safe family car.

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regular service is costly at the dealer... Much better off to have it done at a certified Audi mechanic.  Know a great mechanic in Redwood City.

auto_racer
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A Great Reliable Family Car — Excellent handling and cargo space for long family trips. Reliable and easy to maintain if you know a good Audi certified mechanic. The sports package is a must have. Love the Bose sound system. Smooth driving experience. Solid feel on the road.

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Stacey writes:
2004 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro Review
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Excellent power

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Known for its computer problems

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Loved It! — What I loved about this car is that it had awesome power. Its acceleration was perfect and braking and handeling was amazing as well. It was such a fun car to drive, I loved it. The appearance was, of course, amazing. I love Audis appearances. They never let me down when it comes to the exterior and interior styling.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vinny writes:
2004 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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AWD handles amazingly, bose sound, slick, somewhat flashy.

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Only 190 hp

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German Cars Ftw — This car is tons of fun to drive. a little sluggish with more than 3 people in the car. handles amazingingly. extremely stable at high speeds. good pick up when passing cars. smooth heavy shifter. looks great. very reliable. i get an average of 25 - 35 mpg when i drive it.

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

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brandyns8 writes:
2004 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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Best Car Audi made well not really the best car as its not an R8 but this car drives great and the speed is the die for. I love everything about this car there is not one bad thing I can say about it.

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Who hates paying for gas to fill up is not good but over all the car is great

brandyns8
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The Best Car To Own — I love everything about this car I can't say one bad thing about this car. I got the car at a great price and couldn't say no. I love it its a must own if you ask me. Yes it is 10yrs. old but drives like its 1 years old.Thats a great thing to know about this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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DECLLC writes:
2004 Audi A4 3.0 Avant Quattro Review
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Sporty family wagon. Not to big, not to small.

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3.0 liter.....low MPG's around town/city

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Very Comfortable Traveling Vehicle. — Good family vehicle, load kids stuff in the back and go. Not very good MPG when driving around the city (stop and go). No problems when entering on freeways with the 3.0 liter motor. Put the pedal down just a little, and it goes.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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