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Audi A4 Questions
Car Won't Completely Start Up
Recently my car has been giving me problems when I try to start it. When I press my key in the ignition sometimes the car does not fully turn on. I took it to the shop and they said they couldn't f...
Car Only Starts When Cold.
I have 2006 Audi A4 (B7) 2lt Turbo. After riving it for a couple of km it will not start. The dash light comes on and go through the normal procedure, but on turning the key nothing happens.( No e...
How's it going? I need to how I would go about opening the shifter housing to repair shift cable in order to reconnect it to select lever. The housing has no screws or buttons or anything in order...
2004 Audi A4 Quarttro 3.0
Should i buy this audi a4 with 184,463 mile on it . It runs and drives fine. The only problem is it has a power steering leak. The pump has been replace so i think it might be the steering rack. W...
2003 Audi A4 Stalls And Jerks When I Start
I just purchased a 2003 Audi A4t convertible and ran great but went crazy about 10 hours in my truck across country. When I stopped to get the car started to lurch and stall below 10 mph. I thought...
Older Audi A4
About the Audi A4
When the Audi 80 and 90, the "entry-level" Audi models in the U.S., were discontinued in 1995, they were restyled, retooled, and reborn as the Audi A4. Originally just a four-door family sedan with lots of creature comforts added on for free, this baby A6 was a bit shorter and wider than its predecessor 90, but still a great first car for budget-conscious Audi buyers (perhaps an oxymoron?) wanting to save a little money. In Europe the Audi A4 was voted the safest car and the best value-for-money vehicle ever.
The Audi A4 became very popular in the U.S., though not nearly as popular as its European counterpart, and Audi sought ways to reinvent it over the ensuing years by introducing the Avant wagon and later the sporty TT-inspired two-door Cabriolet convertible. Quattro AWD technology was available in all A4s and much loved by drivers, who said it turned the dreaded chore of driving in snow and ice into something pleasurable that some said they actually looked forward to. Coupled with Audi's always impeccably tuned suspension, shocks, and responsive steering, the A4 added a smooth, comfortable ride to its already elegant interior.
Some interesting firsts for the Audi A4 include the first pairing of a turbo engine with FSI direct fuel injection (which spit gas directly into the combustion chambers to improve fuel economy). A new CVT, or continuously variable transmission, was also introduced for the first time in a luxury sedan. Using an electric clutch, this automatic transmission was intended to deliver optimal RPM performance by anticipating gears. Owners seem to love it or hate it.
Although marketed as Audi's "budget" car, the A4 is not exactly cheap, and options such as a power sunroof and heated seats will cost you plenty. But for a lot less than the A6, you'll get comparable luxury, room for a family of four (kids rather than adults fit best in the cramped backseat), and lots of cargo space in the Avant wagon. With recent engine upgrades, the A4 now delivers enough power to make this sports sedan/wagon not only practical and utilitarian for everyday use, but a kick to take out for the occasional romp on back roads.