2008 Audi A4 Overview

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2008 Audi A4 Overview

Introduced in 1996 and redesigned in 2005, the 2008 Audi A4 reflects few changes from its '07 edition. Recognized as Audi's competition for the BMW 3 series, the A4 has managed to fall between the more sports oriented Beemer and the more luxury oriented Mercedes C-Class.

The A4 sedan line's basic building blocks can be reduced to engine size, front- or all-wheel drive, and transmission type. Three basic engines are available: a 200-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four cylinder; a 255-hp, 3.2-liter V6; and a 344-hp, 4.2-liter V8. The V8s come standard with Audi's legendary Quattro four-wheel-drive system, while the inline four and V6 offer it as an option. All engines offer the six-speed manual transmission. The V6 comes standard with a CVT (continuously variable transmission), with the six-speed manual and Tiptronic transmissions as options. The turbo four cylinder mates with all transmissions, though reviewers recommend the manual. The 344-hp V8 offers either the automatic or manual.

Along with the Quattro system, Audis have a well-founded reputation for quality interiors and attention to safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the A4 as a "Top Safety Pick" in the midsize category. The A4 comes standard with dual front, front side, and side curtain airbags as well as antilock braking and an Electronic Stabilization Program. The A4 achieves the highest-level crash ratings.

Although impeccably appointed and built, the interior is tight in the rear for adults over six feet. Up front, the driver will find all controls ergonomically placed within easy reach. All interior materials are of the highest quality and build.

A very competent all-weather road machine, reviewers find the turbo four cylinder an excellent sports sedan and the V6 an excellent highway cruiser, while the V8 combines and magnifies both qualities. A manual turbo four cylinder achieved 27 mpg in highway cruising; the EPA rates it at 22/31 mpg city/highway.

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    2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0t - Starts Then Dies

    2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0T - Starts then dies. I have a manual transmission, can get the car started and revved up to 3500rpm then it idles down to 1000rpms and dies. Changed battery & Spark plugs....

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    Mike French
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    Overheating

    My car is over heating when I have the air conditioner turned on and I am idling in drive like at a stop light or something. I've been told that it is probably caused by one of the electric fans n...

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    Mike French
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    Overheating

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    Please Help !

    When I put gas in my 2008 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro it's hard for me to start after I have to keep pumping the gas peddle and spinning it over to finally get it to start then I have to hurry up and tak...

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    meggers24
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    Audi A4 Quattro Turbo

    My check engine light has been on for about 8 months now. Well about the same time when I put gas in the car I have to Rev the gas for it to start. Now more recently the past few months, the car w...

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