2001 Audi A4 Overview


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2001 Audi A4 Overview

The Audi A4 hit the market as Audi's value-minded line, considered an "entry level" family car, but with the extra luxury touches that give Audi an extra edge over competitors. The 2001 A4 comes as either a sedan or a wagon, depending on your family's needs. All wagons feature the much-loved quattro system, which provides more stability and traction in rough conditions and is fearless in the snow. Quattro is an option on the sedans, which come standard as four-wheel drive. All models have ABS, traction control, and get an electronic stability program for 2001.

Addressing some complaints about weak horsepower, Audi gives its 1.8 4-cylinder turbo a 20-hp boost to 170. All 2001 A4 models get side curtain airbags standard this year (only optional in the previous year) and shifting buttons located on the steering wheel. An optional navigation system is only available on the 2.8 models. Audis have earned a good reputation for their driving performance. If not exactly a firebrand off the line, the A4s cruise nicely on the highway, offering a balanced, precise, yet light handling, built on a firm suspension that keeps you safe and fairly shudder-free. Though it gets good fuel economy, the Audi A4 manual says to use premium gas, which in today's market can offset any savings the 19/26 mpg will give you.

The turbo is always fun to drive, giving the engine an extra kick and aggression upon acceleration. Drivers also love the durability of the 2001 Audi A4, which shows little wear and tear over the years. The interior styling is both comfortable and well-thought out, with a red-illuminated dash that most owners like. Many have found problems with the engine, particularly the engine coils, and also some electrical problems. This always leads to costly maintenance and unsatisfactory experiences with dealers. The Audi A4, though built for four, suffers from a lack of legroom in the backseat.


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Primary Engine Harness

I need the part number for a primary engine harness on an 2001A4 Quattro Turbo 1.8L. The dealer only has the superceded part number and my engine tag has been removed. I am trying to find it used but ...

Tried Everything 01 A4 2.8 Will Not Start

I recently bought my 2.8 and it ran fine no issues and then one day I went to go start it it tried to turn over would not start hooked up booster cables and still nothing no fuel pump kicking at al...

No Spark

Car went in ditch after that went to start car and ran for 5min then shut off now u can hear fuel pump and has good pressure but no spark.first it had a aftermarket stereo and its out i have origin...

Car Cranks But Wont Start,have,replaced Plugs,fuel Filter,evap Purge Valve,...

Why is my 2001 audi a4 quattro 2.8 still not starting ? I have replaced the spark plugs,evap purge valve,and fuel filter,it still wont start.

What Do I Do

I was driving anf it overheated and died! Battery wouldn't hold charge so I replaced it now it has power but doesn't want to turn over