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2004 Audi A4 Review
Behzad says:
Despite its shortcomings in the functional / Practicability department, the Audi is much more fun to drive and handles better.
vs2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2004 Audi A4 winning categories:
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  • Would Buy
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2004 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Sedan AWDReview
brandyns8 writes:
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The Best Car To Own — I love everything about this car I can't say one bad thing about this car. I got the car at a great price and couldn't say no. I love it its a must own if you ask me. Yes it is 10yrs. old but drives like its 1 years old.Thats a great thing to know about this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Best Car Audi made well not really the best car as its not an R8 but this car drives great and the speed is the die for. I love everything about this car there is not one bad thing I can say about it.

Cons: Who hates paying for gas to fill up is not good but over all the car is great

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2004 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Sedan AWDReview
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Fun, Sporty Sedan —

The only thing that I did not like about the car was the rubbery like spray that they use over the interior plastic components. It's hard to find an older Audi or VW that this covering has not started to come off because of normal wear and tear. You see it normally on the radio buttons and light switch etc. The other thing would have to be the starting acceleration, you don't see a power boost till the turbo kicks in at about 2 rpm or so. So trying to pull into traffic can be an issue sometimes. I have to say though once the turbo kicks in it defiantly gets you up in mph very quickly. I know that with the proper mods it would be 100% better, I just wish they would have done something more with this to start off with. Other than those things I have had fun with the car...we bought it as a family ca,r more for the gas milage of a smaller car, but still having something that was fun to drive. Even though it is on the smaller size it still fit my 11 year old and 2 year old in a car seat and two adults well. We had to go to a larger car since we are expecting our third, and three in the back won't fit in the Audi. It's comfortable to drive on longer trips, it is quiet inside as well, with a great sound system for being stock. I never had and problems with blind spots in the car, its always been clear for view out of all windows for traffic and your surroundings. The trunk space is surprisingly roomy for a smaller car too.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Hold its value well.  The 2004's had some corks, but once you work through those like we have with our Audi it is a very nice car and reliable.  I know that this car in particular can be modified for more power, and there are tons of aftermarket kits to do all sorts of things to make it into the car you want.  I heard of 300+ horse power out of this engine with the right mods.  So it defiantly is popular with the tuners out there.   It gets great gas milage too.

Cons: The 80,000 service is very expensive to take care of.  Its a small European engine so its more difficult to work on, and you can't just take it to any old shop.  However, if you take the time and find a good smaller shop and take care of the maintenance and treat it like your baby it will last you forever, and not regret it.  All this being said when you buy a European car a person has to be aware of the fact that parts and labor will be more costly, and as long as you have this understanding you wont be in sticker shock when something does go wrong and you have to repair it.  All in all my personal opinion is this...the part cost and labor was not that much off from my older 2003 Lincoln Navigator, which is Ford luxury.  To be honest with the extensive computerized components of newer vehicles today you can't do much on them besides the oil and air filter, and it's just as costly to repair a new car as it is an Audi.  Like I said just don't take it to an Audi dealership, find an independent shop, because Audi will charge you a lot of money.

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2004 Audi A4 3.0 quattro Sedan AWDReview
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Awesome And Fast — I think this car is great its very sporty and quick it has a very nice ride and great fuel economy! The only thing I really dislike about this car is when something goes wrong with it, it's not cheap to fix!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: It's a really nice looking car and its quick

Cons: repairs aren't cheap

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2004 Audi A4 3.0 quattro Sedan AWDReview
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Rich — The car is stock except for a cat back exhaust, lowered springs with bilstein struts, rs4 rear sway bar kit, milltek cat back exhaust, 19 inch bbs rims and led interior lighting. More mods in the future. Car rides firm and sticks to the road. Gets good gas mileage even when stomping down the 3.0 v6.

Pros: Quattro handling

Cons: None so far

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2004 Audi A4 3.0 quattro Sedan AWDReview
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I Loved It. — It had decent acceleration in the first few gears but it was primarily top end with the 2.8 N/A engine. I liked it, it was a fun little psuedo rally toy in the right environment. It squeaked and roared like hell due to a big ol' tear in the muffler. It had a few issues with a piece of trim having come off the exterior and small rust spots. Relatively good on gas, but that depended on how well ya drove. Wicked fun to drive, find a lot filled with dirt and buy some spare tires. Audi repairs are expensive as hell..even for aftermarket parts.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great five speed.  Good car for semi-experienced stick drviers.

Cons: Expensive repairs.  Redefines 'foreign car'

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2004 Audi A4 3.0 quattro Cabriolet AWDReview
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Great Car , I Also Drive A Big Dodge Truck This Is My Fun Car But I Need Money — I like everything about the car. Looks good runs good plus convertible for fun in the sun. gets great gas mileage ,comfortable to drive and handles very well in the turns I live in Florida and this car is a Chick Magnet LOL.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Great Handling and very good on gas

Cons: Small back leg room

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2004 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Sedan AWDReview
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85% Good It Needs More Hp And Back Seat Leg Room. — My Audi A4 1.8T quattro doesn't have amazing acceleration in regular Drive trans but when switched to either Tiptronics or the Sports trans the accel. increases a decent amount since the RPMs can be controlled. The overall quality is good just needs its regular tune-ups etc..Appearance outside I love IMO the interior is all tan leather and some wood/plastic trim. MPG is normal..about 20city and averages 75+mpg hgwy. It's a fun car to drive cause it drifts around curves very easy due to the quattro.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun, stylish, sporty, good body style.

Cons: The back seats do not have enough leg room. I think if the trunk was about 6 inches less so the seats can be pushed back I believe it would be fine.

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2004 Audi A4 1.8T quattro Sedan AWDReview
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Audi A4 — its a very fun car, and is deffinetly worth having. It is a fast car when you do the right mods to it. It also has alot of room for you to drive people in it even though it might look small.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: This car is fun as hell to drive

Cons: its gas sucks when it gets upgraded.

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2004 Audi A4 1.8T Turbo Sedan FWDReview
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Reasonable Performance, Looks Nice, Safe. — Nothing special off the line, but respectable from midrange up. Living in New England the AWD was the big selling point for me. Repairs have been pricey and fairly numerous now that I'm hitting the 100k mile mark, but the car has given me plenty of warning when there have been problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: AWD

Cons: four cylinders suck.

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