2005 Audi A4 User Reviews

2005 Audi A4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 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: 4.7 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 19 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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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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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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Antonio writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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build quality

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price?

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Love It!! — color,nothing else,interior is just the best in a car ever!!,a litle slow at the start but is the weight of the quattro system the best part is at night with all the ilumination inside,simply the best.....and you dont see that many of them like a BMW series 3....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2005 Audi A4 2.0T Review
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All-around class and fun.

Cons

Mechanical failure = bankruptcy.

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If They Made It More Reliable, I Would Shop For Nothing Else For The Rest Of My Life. — From a stop, the CVT takes some time to engage so acceleration is not so great. However, once the car is moving, if you stomp on it, maaaan it goes. Brakes are good, handling is sporty but not totally engaging. It's needed more repairs than I like, and suspiciously not long after warranty expiration to boot. Outside is clean and purposeful; inside is classic Audi beauty/function. Mileage is good when not pushing. It's German, so maintenance is pricey. The car is most definitely fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2005 Audi A4 2.0T Review
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Looks, Quality

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Diesel sounds like a tractor!

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Audi A4 Tdi 140 S-line — Well, technically its a 2.0 TDi 140 S-Line but that wasn't an option :D So far has been fun to drive (despite being a diesel) Build quality is great, comfortable & quick. Feels like an upgrade from my Honda Accord Type-R but I think thats mainly due to the honda being lightened for speed.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Andrew writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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everything

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insurance

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Buy A Car With 4 Rings On The Hood. — Just got it. It's simply awesome. Lot's of power, but still not enough, great styling, handles like it's on rails. I've tried to get it loose, it just sticks to the road. Great on gas too, 32 mpg!!! If you want a STI or Evo but are short on $$, get this instead, it won't let you down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

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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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Martin writes:
2005 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Review
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fast

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none

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Cool — this car is fast accelerates really fast and breaks really good now that is has brembo breaks. it goes trough turns just like it is goning in a strait line. it is really strong and has no problens. it has really awasome mods and grafics and it has neon inside. it used to get good gas mileage but it now has alot under the the hood so it is not as good now. this car is very fun to drive and just crusie in.

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

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Seth writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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Fun, peppy, turbo, standard transmission

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high operating costs, especially over 50,000miles if standard transmission

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Good Car Overall — Mine's a six speed manual, can get pricey when you have to replace the clutch because of high mileage. Also, had a few minor issues but only from wear and tear. (left windshield wiper stopped working). Looks great, fun to drive since its turbo and gets decent mileage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kadyn writes:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Review
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audi

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things break

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Fun — everything is good. acceleration is fast braking is fast handling is amazing, AWD is always helping. the rear ash tray and the glove box broke. same with fender but easily fixed. looks sporty and fast, and, window tint makes a hge difference.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Audi A4 Reviews

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2011 Audi A4 Reviews

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2010 Audi A4 Reviews

2010 Audi A4 2.0t Premium By zavid21

I feel that the A4 slots nicely between the soft C-Class and business-like 3-Series and provides the driver with a nice balance between luxury and performance. I replaced my A3 with a 2.0T quattro Pre... Read More

Solid Ride By Audi201014

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2009 Audi A4 Reviews

Audi A4 Quattro...the Car For The Mom Who Is Done With The Minivan! By Jakedog44

I am very happy with the performance and look of this luxury wagon. It looks great with Thule rocketing and ferring. I Ordered black wheels with Blizzak tires for winter and easily switch them out for... Read More

Love At First Sight By Tito

What drew me to this car was the natural lines of the car. The audi a4 has such a sleek beautiful design and the LED daytime running lights are the cherry on top. I went ahead and added a full AccuA... Read More

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