1996 Audi A4 User Reviews

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    1996 Audi A4 2.8Review
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    Tough And Comfortable —

    Another one of my brother's cars. This one seems to be putting up with the rough justice of being owned by my brother quite well. It is 12 years old, so there have been a few items that have needed some work lately - but that's to be expected. A comfortable car, the A4 was Audi's first successful attempt at cracking the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C Class market. It was the model that really put Audi on the map and has been the foundation for what is an impressive model line-up. Audi dispensed with its venerable 5 cylinder and inserted either a new 4 cylinder engine (with turbo option) or the new V6 of either 2.6 or 2.8 litres. The V6 is a torquey and powerful unit, and when attached to a manual gearbox, makes for exciting performance. The trim quality is typical VW/Audi - just about faultless. The interior is made of high quality materials that wear well and look attractive over 10 years on. Occasional electrical faults are to be expected, as with any German car over 10 years old. Well equipped in even standard form, the first series A4 is now a relative bargain and servicing costs aren't as crippling as some people will have you believe (especially compared with some Asian manufacturers). A sensible choice for someone wanting a quality car at a reasonable price - but make sure it's got a full service history.

    Pros: Strong, impressive performance. Comfortable and practical.

    Cons: Some parts prices high; they don't like to be neglected.

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    1996 Audi A4 2.8 QuattroReview
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    Most Agile Car Ive Owned — amazingly quick, great handeling. custom paint job. lowered. remus cat back exhaust. 5 speed manual transmission. could out run any honda on any day. had a custom sound system with built in amp, custom headset. had red neons under the dash to match the red dash. all leather interior. amazing car, but just costs to much to repair anything the broke

    Pros: all wheel drive, quick,

    Cons: its an audi, anything breaks its a fortune to repair

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    1996 Audi A4 2.8 QuattroReview
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    285,000 Miles Can't Be Wrong! — My favorite car I have owned so far. I only rock the 5 speed.

    Pros: Comfortable, Great handling, Good speed.

    Cons: Radio doesn't work.  Expensive to repair.

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    1996 Audi A4 2.8 QuattroReview
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    A Little On The Boring Side But Nice. — This is the nicest car I've owned both in luxury and personality but overall not very exciting. Great in all weather and relatively good on gas.

    Pros: Nice overall

    Cons: Lacking a bit of excitement.

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    Nice Solid German Made Car — I've had the car for about 4 years and I love the car, it could use more power and torque. But it's a fun car to drive.

    Pros: All-wheel drive, cruises nice on the interstate, and it's really tight

    Cons: Is a little under powered for the weight.

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    1996 Audi A4 — Pretty quick for a car this size. I had problems with AC, left and right fron axle.

    Pros: It's an Audi.

    Cons: It's an Audi.

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    Good Power And Looks — Good build quality and looks good. Heavy car though and could do with more power

    Pros: Looks, smooth V6, build quality

    Cons: Heavy, mediocre acceleration

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    1996 Audi A4 2.8 QuattroReview
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    Great Driving Car — The audi a4 quattro is a lovely car. I had this one about a year and loved it. Parts are quite expensive but if you can fix it yourself your laughing. I drove this car in the snow and sun and it handled like it was on rails, the only fault with the handling is the usual audi fault with understeer on the limit....you can compensate this by using the scandinavian flick technique but it wont really go away.

    Pros: Lovely smooth drive and good handling.

    Cons: Expensive to run.

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    1996 Audi A4 2.8 QuattroReview
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    Bought Mine In 1996 And Still Going Strong. — I purchased my 4 Door 2.8 quattro AWD sedan back in 1996 and its been my primary daily driver since then. It now has about 170,000 miles and its still going strong. This didn't happen by chance, I've always kept up with all its maintenance needs, and sent it to the mechanic whenever anything sounded or felt off. The result has been a trustworthy ride with all its amenities in functioning order. However, over the years the auto industry has been increasing the horsepower available so that a car having over 200 hp is normal. Although still quite nimble with only 172 hp, I'm not smoking anyone in the 0-60 bucket. That's really the only issue that makes this A4 feel dated on the road. Otherwise, its a fine ride particularly when the Quattro kicks in during rains or snows. If you're going to own an Audi, do yourself a favor, get the Quattro option and find yourself a trustworthy mechanic. That should be all you need for years of enjoyable driving.

    Owner for 11 years, 4 months

    Miles Driven per Year:14,750

    Pros: Quattro option is amazing, bullet proof 6 cylinder engine, timeless conservative styling.

    Cons: By today's standards, it could use another 30 ponnies.

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    European Craftsmanship. —

    The A4. Well, it is a car made by people who knw what they are doing. Germans have always made good cars and this A4 is a good example. True, the spare parts are expensive and true, it is not the cheapest to buy, but it is worth it. The models that have AWD are the special ones. very comfortable to drive, very reliable and very safe. Engine variety is wide so you can have pretty much anything you wish. the 2.8 L petrol engine puts out roughly 165 Bhp and with its AWD, is quite quick off the line. Also it is very forgiving in icy and slippery conditions, making it a safe car. There are one or two issues though.. Owning one means that you are a frequent guest in petrolstations and when you need to replace some parts, you can count a salty price. None the less, the AWD system on Audis, is one of the best in the world, it can take a lot of beating. And the overall performance is also quite good, it can get you through a bend without any majour drama, the suspension is good and no matter how bad the road, you still feel confident driving her, also, the interiour build and sound dampening is well thought of, so it is nice and quiet inside. But be aware, all that is tricky, it does not tell you how fast you're really going and all that comfort can fool you and there is a limit of what a car can do. If you stay within that limit, it'll be fine. It's like owning a pet tiger - as long as you keep it in the cage, you can feel safe, once you let it out.. well.. you'll be eaten!

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Audi A4 Reviews

    Stylish Car For Everyday Use And Special Occasions By MaxF

    Nice car for commute and family fun, not that great for sports, but very stylish and handsome look. A lot of space for sedan, and entertainment system is very modern including navigation with Google E... Read More

    2014 Audi A4 Reviews

    Perfect By Beta_400

    I have never been more satisfied with a 4-door sedan. The A4 has every feature one needs for great moments on the road, and nothing one doesn't. It's refined, spirited, and practical - something hard ... Read More

    Kick-butt Car By cynshor

    I sat in the car and I knew it was mine. 2014 and my 3rd Audi. Will never drive another car. Picked the A4 over the A3 for size and look forward to an S the next time. Luxury in the palm of my han... Read More

    2013 Audi A4 Reviews

    Mindblowing By Erol

    This car is by far the nicest handling car i have driven. The new audi's really have it good with their electrical steering system and let me tell you it is right on! Once you drive this car you will ... Read More

    Sexy Car By drumrdame

    Nice, good car, German make, tinted, sporty look, great name, reliable, easy drive, good air conditioning, good sound, cute for a single or new couple. Car seat fits, but maybe not too ideal for a fam... Read More

    2012 Audi A4 Reviews

    Amazing Car, Best Balance Of Work And Play By DrAwesome

    This car has everything I want in a car. It is very comfortable, it has a good amount of room (even with a 6'3" driver), it has power when you want it and gas economy to boot. I can get 37 mpg on th... Read More

    2011 Audi A4 Reviews

    Sporty Redesign For The A4 By NickOllie24

    Owning a B6 model A4 I knew how reliable and comfortable Audi's are. The redesign of the A4 from the B7 to the B8 is on point with where Audi is going and it looks fantastic. The engine HP has incre... Read More

    I Love My Audi By Brittany

    I would recommend this car to anyone who appreciates the perfect balance between luxury and performance. I have owned it for one year and have loved it the whole time. Audi Care is so worth it. Drop ... Read More

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