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4.7 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 41 reviews
2005 Audi A4 Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 41 reviews
Calling the Audi A4 a value-oriented car may be reaching a bit, but the A4 is Audi's lowest-priced car, and even though it's still quite expensive, you get a lot for what you pay. The 2005 Audi A4 had few changes until midyear, when the sports sedan/family car got two new engines.
Looking a lot like the old Audi A6 on the outside, with its gigantic grille and rounded edges, the 2005 A4 is available as a sedan, wagon, or convertible Cabriolet. While the Cabriolet continues to offer the 1.8T and 3.0 V6, the 2005 sedans and wagons have been upgraded to the much stronger 2.0T, 4-cylinder, direct-fuel injection (FSI) engine rated at 200 horsepower, the first time an FSI has been combined with a turbo. When paired with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, any past doubts about off-the-line power have been dispelled. The old 3.0 engine is replaced by a 3.2, 255-hp V6, which unfortunately only comes with the 6-speed Tiptronic auto transmission, which offers manual-like shifting. AWD quattros come with either the manual or Tiptronic transmission, while front-wheel drives have the option of the CVT, continuously variable transmission.
A Sports Package/S-Line option adds a firmer suspension, 17-inch performance tires, rear spoiler, badging, and other performance-oriented features. The 2005 A4 suspension is already top-notch, even without this package, and offers a smoother, stabler ride along with precise responsiveness and road-hugging excellence.
Drivers love the new boost in power, and say the Audi A4 is a blast to drive, due to its handling and steering. The interior setup is both cool (a red-lit dash) and convenient. Many like the Bose sound system. Cupholder uselessness is still a problem, as is a tiny backseat. Some drivers complain of turbo lag, especially in the older 1.8T models. For all the power in the 3.2 engine, a lot of experts and owners say the 2.0 Turbo paired with a manual transmission is much more fun to drive.
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Audi A4 Questions
2005 Audi A4 Burns Oil
I have an 2005+ Audi A4 Cabriolet with 1.8 engine and it burns oil at 115,000 miles - about 600 miles now and I need a qt of oil. Will this be an expensive repair or should I be thinking of a new ca...
Hii I Had A Bad Fuel Pump And Fuel Filter.last Week Pump Dead.it Wont Start...
Audi Turbo Hesitates On Accleration, When Hot
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0T has hesitation on acceleration. After 10-15 minutes of drive, hesitation happens when car is in D. Runs smooth when in N or R. Hesitation get worse in stop-and-go traffic, w...
Alarm Keeps Going Off
Hi, I have a Audi a4 quattro 2005.5 and it started making roaring sounds last night after I stopped at a stop sign. It roars when the gas pedal is pushed in park and in drive. I think it's the muff...