Audi A4 Avant road tests and car reviews

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Audi A4

Allan Harvey, Sweden

A4 Avant 2.0 petrol 2005

I owned the left hand 2.0 petrol front wheel Avant for about 4 months The car has the Prosport packet, which I has a lower ride height and chassis than standard. The 2.0 L engine is not as quick as it’s might suggest and has the turbo in quite late through the however, it is rapid enough and not

On start up the car sounds quite however, I understand that is caused by the FSI engine design. The is a very pleasant place to be in. No or groans from the plastic, the glove box is annoyingly slow to and the hinges will break if forced. The standard Concert cd is more than adequate for my

The annoying storage box above the has a broken hinge, which I is very common. and £62 to You can just push it back or the lid if it’s annoying you. wise it is very comfortable, a feel through the steering and very light at slow which is great for those 3 turns.

The cabin is quiet despite running on 17’s. The is smooth, but can be a bit notchy at times and the action is very light and Luggage space is good, but certainly no Mondeo, but adequate

I’m still getting to the low roof after coming from the Rav4. Things to out for: Make sure the change has been done, I it’s 5years or 180,000kms; If engine bay doesn’t appear to a scuttle plate don’t

The water off the windscreen is suppose to via the drain holes at the bottom of the compartment, but the drain holes can be to blocking and you’ll find the appearing in your front foot wells. Also for rust, although Audi’s is notorious for being good and has a finish, I have noticed appearing on the underside of the front arches and one of the door skins stone chip damage.

packs are suppose to be quite and engines have an alledged for oil, so far I have not seen any of this and I have covered plus km’s since I changed the front pads and and new continental contcat 5’s, as looked a bit dodgy when I it. As far as economy goes, well I was a Rav4 petrol before and the ecomomy on the Avant is an improvement.

It appears to be very good on motorway journeys and thirstier in driving as you might expect, but I am sure it lives up to it’s figure of 0.78Litres for every I stay away from dealers unless for parts due to out of warranty and high mileage and use for any labour. So far, been a experience but aware of potential it’s a 7 year old car c’mon!

Update: 11th July, replaced the diverter valve ( off valve ) which may have the reason for the feeling that the was a bit slow. Cost £60 AUDI and half an hour to fit in a The diverter valve has been as the original was prone to failure. I mine had rips and tears in the skirt. Also, moved from long service oil to time and distance, now using 5w 40 synthetic Castrol.

I’ll you posted on this. Update – Now driven nearly 8k since purchase, current 186,000km’s. After a strange of what can only be described as pinking from the engine couldn’t be explained, I have now to 98 ( shell v power ) as opposed to 95 no issues now. I have noticed slight bubbling of the above the rear bumper on both sides.

So please make sure you paintwork on 2005 / 2006 around the wheel arches and lines. Apart from and the above it’s been Touch wood. Update Sept. Audi Sweden to repair the rust areas, I have to pay 30% towards all costs.

passed it’s MOT yesterday no advisories. Still very with it.

Clive Jones,

Audi A4 Avant 2.0 Tsi 2006

Audi A4 Avant

Manning, England

Audi A4 2.0 tdi multitronic 2008

Not a quality car. This 57 2.0 tdi mulitronic has been back times for steering noises, one of should have been a recall. A new rack and other and it is still not right. The mulitronic is in manual mode but has a real deciding which gear to when cold and really (software?).

A loan car had the same The tdi is not as refined as a 3 series and not as economical. The S ride is a bone shaker so go for the SE if you I hope the new A4 is better.

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