1997 Audi A4 User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 38 of 38 1997 Audi A4 reviews.

    1997 Audi A4 2.8 QuattroReview
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    Great Car If You Drive Like An Old Lady — another unreliable expensive german car that will break for no reason. i eventually got fed up sold it and it was crushed to pieces. if you ever try to drive the car hard it will break even faster. great car for the snow though, gotta love the quattro. v6 was very boring to drive.

    Pros: great looking car, great for snow and rain driving. fairly comfortable car.

    Cons: unreliable, could have had more hp from the factory. 200 for a awd sedan is a joke.

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    1997 Audi A4 2.8 QuattroReview
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    I Love It, Simply Wonderful To Drive! — i love my Audi, nothing has gone wrong with the car mechanically, however i get the usual german electrical glitches such as burnt taillights, flashers work inconsistantly. the car is a bulldozer in winter thanks to the 4 wheel drive, i never get stuck! the handling is fantastic, the acceleration

    Pros: amazing handling especially in winter, gorgeous look

    Cons: small electrical headaches

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    1997 Audi A4 1.8TReview
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    Great All Rounder — Lovely car, can accommodate 5 people comfortably & still handle like a small hatchback

    Pros: performance, handling, ride quality

    Cons: track rod ends prone to wear (every 6 months!)

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    I'd Recommend A Newer 1!!! — bought this car 3 maybe 4 months ago, had an opel corsa before that so had to get used to the size of it, not that its massive but its bigger than a corsa tha's for sure!!!

    Pros: pretty fast, looks okay,

    Cons: expensive car to fix when somethin goes wrong and its 11 years old this year so i wont be holding my breath.

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    1997 Audi A4Review
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    Great Handling,looks And Feel On The Road.just Needs More Power — i love everything about the car except the fact that it only have 150 horseower.

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    1997 Audi A4 1.8TReview
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    1997 Audi A4!!! —

    I love everything about my audi!!! I refuse to get rid of it. Im havent been able to drive my car since September. Due to them being really expensive to fix and no really wants to work on them come to find out. I was warned when i bought my a4. I thought everyone was just jealous that I was able to afford an audi. I quickly found out when my a4 broke down. That no one was jealous of my car. They really were trying to save me from dealing with the mess im in now. I think I blew my heads or transmission. I cant afford to fix my car now. I dont want to get rid of it cuz it really is a great car!! I just got screwed when i took my car in to have my oil pan relaped. The place I took it too did more damage then fixing it. I tried being reasonable with the guy who replaced my oil pan but when I questioning him about my car and since my car was never ran without oil in it after I busted my oil pan. I got denied service and my car was towed home. Its a super long story! I do know a little bit cars. I like getting greasy and when the guy realized I wasnt just a ditsy girl who knows nothing. He wanted nothing to with me or my car. After I just spent 600 dollars with his company. Audi's are really great cars!! I love mine and over all they are really nice and reliable cars. But your going to spend alot on car repairs if it breaks down. Thats the only thing i truely dislike about owning my audi. I refuse to get rid of it. I have faith ill someday be able to fix at reasonable price. So for now im carless but it will be worth in the end i know it!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: You have to own an to understand!!!! I love my audi.

    Cons: Cost to much to fix!!!!

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    1997 Audi A4 Review
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    Very comfortable,its like a Titanic on the road. Huge baggage room.
    vs1997 Volkswagen Passat
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    vs1997 BMW 3 Series
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    1997 Audi A4 1.8T Review
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    It is May, 2017 - and I have owned this car for only a week. I did not have high expectations. Until recently, my lifestyle did not involve daily driving - I worked from my home office during the week, and San Francisco is like Manhattan: for casual trips around town, nobody drives. Uber or public transit are where its at. But I love performance cars, and on weekends I would use an app called Audi on Demand to rent fully loaded, 2017-2018 Audis, delivered to me straight from the dealership. The 2017 A5 coupe and TT roadster were my favorites! It wasnt cheap, but it was fun... Then my startup turned into a real company overnight, and all of a sudden I needed a daily driver for the 30 mile San Francisco - Palo Alto commute. Because I had been using Audi On Demand a little too frequently, I had (a) fallen in love with Audis, and (b) hadnt saved much money. Financing wasnt a good option as I was newly building credit in this country, so I started looking for cheap used Audis. I got extremely lucky with this car. It is so old that KBB value the same, no matter what the mileage is. After a very bad experience with a sketchy dealer who wanted $3500 for this car (in dreadful exterior condition, 270,000 miles, and an unhealthy sounding engine), I found one with only 150,000 miles, a peppy engine, smooth transmission, and excellent handling. The exterior is good (some peeling paint and front bumper damage), the interior is merely fair (its got the leather seats which are immaculate, but all of the plastic trim, window seals, etc. are broken, missing, loose, aging, etc.) So theres wind noise when going fast, and annoying rattling (from the plastic, not the engine) when idling or driving on bumpy surfaces). But Im blown away by the performance of this thing, given the age, given the size of the engine, and most importantly, the price: the private seller wanted 2 grand, I bargained them down to $1500 because the airbags missing and I would need the money to replace them (f*** that, Im getting this puppy chipped and putting in a new exhaust system - but she didnt need to know that). According to Carfax the car has only been driven 5000 miles in the past 11 years - and 145000 miles in the 9 years before that. I basically got a 10 year old car for the price of a 20 year old car. The front end looks like it was in an accident and repaired cheaply - the front bumper may be from a slightly different model / year of A4 and the headlights & fog lights are not exactly the right shape. Im doing all of the interior and body work myself, as I get around to it... As for mechanical condition, my mechanic says its in excellent shape - its so much fun to drive Ive put 1000 miles on it in the first week Ive had it. The only problem was my own fault - hitting a HUGE pothole doing 90 in a 40, resulting in the loss of my temperature sensor, o-ring, and all of my coolant. This was in the middle of the mountains, so I kept refilling the coolant every 5 mins with jugs of water from a roadside general store and eventually made it to the nearest gas station, with smoke pouring from the hood and oil light on (engine temp had gotten high enough to start burning the oil). I thought for sure the car was totaled, given the low market value relative to the possible damage - Id driven an ancient car for 15 miles with no coolant... and burned up my engine oil. Id be lucky if it was a blown head gasket. Nevermind whatever I broke to cause the leak to begin with - I figured I would need a new radiator at very least. But the next morning, I topped up the oil, dumped in a jug of coolant (unfortunately, the wrong, green, kind), and drove extremely slowly to the nearest mechanic (who happened to be a VW / Audi specialist). 50 bucks and a temperature sensor later, I was on my way, and Ive spent the past 5 days running only water in my cooling system, because due to my incorrect use of green coolant, I need a radiator flush before I can safely add the correct pink VW coolant. I get the rad flush tomorrow, along with a much needed oil change (who knows when it was last done - the seller certainly had no idea, or claimed to). But Im astounded by how well this car is able to stay cool on nothing but WATER. And with serious overfillage of oil. I dumped 2 quarts in after that incident with the oil burning, and its an inch above the max mark on the dipstick. The only time the temperature gauge has gone to the right of 90 degrees (while on this water / dirty overfilled oil configuration) was a single incident where I was racing a V8 infiniti with double the horsepower on a 5 mile, uphill grade, AC on full blast, on a very hot day. Sustained uphill speeds of 90-110, 5000-6000 rpm... and then I pulled over, let it cool off a bit, and drove the rest of the way home with no further incidents. Oh, and I WON THE RACE. He couldnt believe it - this car has no mods or chips that I know of, and is supposedly stock. He was able to catch me on the straightaways, but I destroyed him on the curves due to Audis superior handling. I wonder if this is actuallly a quattro with the badge missing.... anyways, after the oil change and rad flush, it is definitely time to chip this car, put in a sporty exhaust system, and add a sport suspension.
    vs2006 Ford Mustang V6 Base
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