2012 Audi A4 User Reviews

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    2012 Audi A4 Review
    vs2012 Acura TSX
    2012 Audi A4 winning categories:
    • Power
    • Handling
    • Looks/Style
    • Front Seats
    • Back Seats
    • Cargo Capacity
    • Family Car
    • Value
    • Would Buy
    Front Seats Ranked 2012 Acura TSX better.
    "Very comfortable"
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Acura TSX better.
    "Lots of room"

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    2012 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Premium PlusReview
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    Amazing Car, Best Balance Of Work And Play —

    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 the highway, around 25 in town, but still have fun doing it. Honestly, I couldn't be happier with this car, I've had it for a year and like it more every day. Winter driving is a snap, I do have winter tires for it, but I used the all-season tires when it snowed at the end of last year and it was still amazing. You don't have to worry much in the snow, it has AWD and good traction control. Occasionally I turn down the traction control just to have a little fun, but you have to hold the button for 10 seconds or so in order to get it to turn fully off. The only thing I can say as a con is that in traffic (~10 mph) the transmission is a little jerky. This is probably due to the 8 speed automatic transmission since it shifts quite a bit a low speeds, but it also gives you great acceleration and gas mileage. The amount of gears makes the sport shift kind of annoying in town since you have to slap it up and down a lot, but I don't use that feature. If you want it to perform sportier, just put it in sport mode. As far as maintenance goes, I haven't paid for any yet. It came with Audi Care, which pays for all maintenance up to 50k miles with the option of extending it to 75k (which I plan on doing). What I do know about it is that scheduled maintenance starts at 5k miles and every 10k miles after that (including oil changes) so you aren't going be paying for it often, but it will be more expensive when you do since it is a foreign car. I didn't mis-speak, oil changes are every 10k miles as recommended by the manufacturer. I also plan on getting exhaust and an APR tune done to give it more power, I also heard it helps the low speed jerkiness. It is supposed to add ~65 more HP and ~60 ft-lb torque too, so I can satisfy the little race car driver in me. In the USA you end up spending years in your car over your lifetime, you might as well be happy in it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Performance, style, comfort, gas economy

    Cons: Price, low speed driving (10 mph) slight jerkiness, no Bluetooth music, only phone calls), didn't come with auto-start

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    2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Review
    Same interior, look and feel as VW CC but sat 1/2 the price!
    vs2012 Volkswagen CC Luxury
    2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium winning categories:
    • Power
    • Handling
    • Looks/Style
    • Front Seats
    • Back Seats
    • Cargo Capacity
    • Family Car
    • Value
    • Would Buy
    Handling Ranked 2012 Volkswagen CC Luxury better.
    "Dual sport transmission allows driver to shift from manual to automatic and really either cruise or drive the car hard when you want to have fun."
    Front Seats Ranked 2012 Volkswagen CC Luxury better.
    "Same seats with tan/black upholstery makes car more appealing than all black."
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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

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    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

    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

    2010 Audi A4 Reviews

    Fun Car By jamescohane

    I am a fan of this car. TBD if I will buy another one down the road. Not necessarily the most practical car - not a lot of cargo space and expensive to maintain. Just OK in snow and ice. Maybe a S... Read More

    2010 Audi A4 2.0t Premium By Zavid

    I feel that the A4 slots nicely between the soft C-Class and business-like 3-Series and provides the driver with a nice balance between luxury and performance. I replaced my A3 with a 2.0T quattro Pre... Read More

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