Sign in | Register | My account |

I have driven a 5-speed 1998 Audi A4 2.8. How much differnt is the standard 5-speed than the automatic?

baseballtobias13
0

Asked by baseballtobias13 Feb 24, 2007 at 01:15 AM about the 1998 Audi A4

Question type: General

The 1998 Audi A4 2.8 5-speed was so much fun to drive. The shifting was great and smooth. How much different is it from the automatic version?

3 Answers

carGrrl
10,415

Hello, Manual vs. automatic is really a matter of preference. In my humble opinion, the manual is a much more fun car to drive. If you live in an urban area, the automatic may seem just as fun, because you are no longer needing to hit the clutch and shift every three seconds. The A4's are nice because both automatic and standard transmissions give the feeling of sportiness and comfort. The manual is probably more fun to drive, but the automatic wouldn't be a bore either. Best of luck! CarGrrl

Since59
145

If memory servesme correctly the A$ automatic comes with a manual feature. Audi/VW did a very good job developing the manumatic transmission. However, a true manual transmission will get the most out of this sweet V6. While the 2.8 doesn't really enjoy high revs it's a very good natured engine that will gladly cruise at high speed. The automatic will remove you somewhat from the "total" connection you'll have with the car and your gas mileage will never be as good as with a manual transmission.

James III
165

In an automatic, you don't have to shift it with your hands. There's no clutch. In a manual, the ride is subject to the driver. There is a clutch. I can draw a diagram if you need me to.

Your Answer

Related Questions

A4
Looking for a Used A4 in your area?
CarGurus has 10,713 nationwide A4 listings starting at $2,995.
ZIP:

Search Audi A4 Questions

Audi A4 Experts

#1 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 250
#2 mlp
mlp
Reputation 190
#3 David Gross
David Gross
Reputation 170
View All

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Audi A4 For Sale 5173 listings
2013 Audi A4 For Sale 632 listings
2012 Audi A4 For Sale 315 listings
2011 Audi A4 For Sale 884 listings
2010 Audi A4 For Sale 321 listings