2005 Audi A4 User Reviews

2005 Audi A4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 43 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 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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"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"expensive car" 8 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"high maintenance" 5 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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Dennis writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Cabriolet Review
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Great price

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Long mileages

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Stylish — This car has up to date maintenance record; There is no accident history; It is great for summer outing. Although it is from 2006, it has efficient gas mileage Most importantly, its stylish outlook is perfect for young people. Awesome handling;

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Nikola writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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One Of The Best Cars Ever

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NONE UNLESS YOU DONT NOE HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT

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The Best!!! — Performance-accelaration is good,braking amazing,handling perfect. build quality-not alot,never sqeaks or raddles. apperance-interior and exterior is sexy cost of ownership-gas and mileage are both very good,matience is also good fun factor- it has TURBO what more is there to say..!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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William writes:
2005 Audi A4 3.2 Quattro Review
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solid build and feel, quattro grip, excellent sound system, excellent engine sound, premium feel, surprisingly good gas mileage

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numb steering, could be faster, not edgy enough in feel or appearance, front-heavy handling

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Thoughts So Far — - Fast, but could be faster; braking is very good; feels front-heavy in the turns - Generally very solid build quality; no perceptible flexing, no groans or creaks, and everything feels high-quality - interior is beautiful; exterior could be more aggressive - mileage is surprisingly good - definitely a lot of fun to drive, but its not a BMW

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NickOllie24 writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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Great MPG, stylish, reliable, huge trunk space, great in snow

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Lack of HP

NickOllie24
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Reliable German Engineering — My 05 A4 survived great in Alaska and never left me stranded. The power lacks a bit since it has less than 200HP but I am very impressed with the awd feature and the quality german engineering so much that I bought an additional A4.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Review
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its an a4

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maintenance costs

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Great Car — great car fun to drive but not too reliable very easy to do a bt setup a lot of hidden goodies great vag capabilities nice looking fuel efficient a lot of room in the front big trunk though it does cost a lot to maintain and parts are expensive

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

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sirdouglas writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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Gas Milage, Performance, and Compfort

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The Dealer that certified the vehicle for sale

sirdouglas
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A Great Car For Long Distance Drives To The Mountains. — Great performance for 30 mpg. Now every other company is installing Turbo chargers in their cars. Handles like a sports car and drives quietly and comfortably. The 4-link suspension and performance tires grip the road, you'll never hear a sequel out of your tires around turns. I can't drive this car to it's full potential as the Highway Patrol has been out on 88 in force, Rats!. Audi built these cars to drive 100,000 miles before any major repairs. Handles well in the snow with the Quattro drive-train.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mary writes:
2005 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Review
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Its amazing

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It doesn't have GPS

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It Is Really Fast — It is amazing! It has really good acceleration and braking. It doesn't have any problems. But I have really good warrentys on it so I don't have to worry. It gets good milage but you have to spend a lot on gas because it uses premium. IT IS REALLY FUN TO DRIVE!!!!! : D

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narek_margaryan writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Review
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Fantastic looks, great MPG

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It could of been such a greater car if power was not lacked from Audi

narek_margaryan
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Love It — The looks were fantastic, always had a love for this styling, especially with the wrap, this car as an easy head turner, grabs a lot of attention and always spotting people staring at our car lol. I love this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tom writes:
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Styling, comfort, quality, performance

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Rear leg room

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Great Car — Nice styling, comfortable interior, excellent build quality & reliability, good fuel consumption, nice handling, good performance

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Ashim writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Review
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Nice color, good tints, great feel, drives smooth

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not fast enough

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About The Audi — When you hammer the gas in the A4, there's a brief delay and then you get a nice spurt of acceleration. Same with the steering. There's a little play in the wheel when you corner; then the sporty sedan bites into the pavement. The A4 takes to the road the way a debutante enters a party: There's a period of deferential reserve before it warms to the scene. You want the A4 to get up and boogie. Its shapely design suggests performance, and its curves resemble those of the more exotic Audi TT roadster. The cockpit grips you snugly, as if preparing the driver for some serious throttling. But the A4's head wins out over its heart, at least in the entry-level 1.8T model. It provides a refined ride that is spirited at times, but this car is too prim to let its hair down. The "Tiptronic" shifter that comes with the optional 5-speed automatic transmission reflects the A4's button-down soul. I was skeptical when I first pushed the gear selector out of conventional drive and over into clutchless shift mode, expecting a lazy driver's version of a stick shift. There is some of that. Moving through the Tiptronic's six gears requires nothing more than an effortless flick of the wrist. And in case you forget, the transmission downshifts for you when you slow down or stop. But there was some functionality on top of the faux racing schtick. The Tiptronic shifts gears the instant you tap the stick forward, without the delay there would be with a clutch. It will keep the transmission in any gear you choose, if you feel you need the power, while providing a broader range of choice than a typical automatic transmission. But for regular driving, why bother? The Tiptronic got boring after awhile, especially since it didn't serve much of a purpose. And it began to seem like an innovation designed to enhance the A4's image as a road car more than the actual driving experience. There's a lot of that identify confusion going on in the A4, which strives to fulfill the luxury and performance expectations that come with the Audi brand while staying squarely under $30,000 at the low end. A leatherette interior is standard, for instance, but the same trim level doesn't include power seats. There's both luxury and performance in the A4, but not quite enough of either.

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1996 Audi A4 Reviews

Good Car! By spankleton

I had a 1996 Audi A4 Quattro as my first vehicle. Overall I would say I was very satisfied with it. The Quattro AWD system is truly phenomenal in bad weather. Lots of luxury features, powerful engine ... Read More

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1997 Audi A4 Reviews

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My Audi A4 T Sport is a quick and fun to drive family car, that has the power to hand when you need it but has the build quality and reliability to make it a great Family car. it has a lot of fun fa... Read More

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1998 Audi A4 Reviews

Cute Car By Rdstallone

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 h... Read More

Very Good By Lloyd

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 ... Read More

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1999 Audi A4 Reviews

A Good Car By Tmi1080

A good all rounder 4WD, Great family car, great cargo space, Okay Reliability, Bad maintainace costs for an old car price was okay, uses a lot of gas, looks decent unlike most Audis in the 90's back s... Read More

A Car You'll Definitely Not Regret! By AudiValentine

What can i say? I love my Audi. The power and speed on such a small car as this one is amazing. Need a quick acceleration when turning or just to simply beat that guy next to you at a red light who th... Read More

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2000 Audi A4 Reviews

I Miss This Car. By jtfny478

I cant say anything bad about this car when i owned it other then cost for maintaining it. Drove great and was easy on the eyes. I enjoyed driving it over 500 miles too which is a huge plus going to N... Read More

Love This Car To Death & Plan To Buy Another Audi In The Future By Chris

By far the best car I have ever own. Has enough power to get me around as a daily driver. Maintenance costs haven't been too bad and insurance is cheap. Definitely a fun car in the snow and even in ... Read More

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