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Audi A4

Audi A4

B9, B5, B6, B7 and B8
3.5 from 60 reviews

AUDI A4 - 2005. Dreaded "FLASHING PRNDS - Transmission Control Module Failure

My local Stealership quoted me $5,150 to replace faulty T.C.M but offered no options for repair of module.
I stated that their quote was more than the car was worth and they agreed. Were they expecting me to buy a new Audi?
Went to local mechanic who confirmed the fault on his diagnostic computer, removed the module which is bolted onto the back of the C.V.T The module was then sent to Melbourne (Injectronics) who replaced faulty components, tested the module and returned to Hobart mechanic. Installation and testing takes 2 hrs. Repaired modules do not require re-coding and is a straight forward job for a competent mechanic.
My old Audi is now great and repair cost was $1,400. Noted this model was recalled in the U.S.A. and the TCM replaced under warranty.

Purchased in November 2005.

TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
BoughtNew
Year2,005

Worst car i have ever owned a total nightmare

My audi a4 has been a total nightmare the engine has blown up the dsg gearbox failed and Audi have been totally unhelpful. I have been put off ever buying a German car again. Audi's aim is to deny known defects and make the customer's life as difficult as possible when trying to resolve an issue with their cars

BodySedan
BadgeS Line
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2012

Good Car

A4 is a stylish, practice, powerful yet economical vehicle.
Handles very well.
Disappointed in the Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system thou, too many rattles and bass is terrible.
Also don’t get the seat trim inserts with Alcantara cloth find them uncomfortable and difficult to adjust your seating position, seats bit too narrow also.

BodySedan
BadgeS Line
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedDec 2018

A quantum leap from my last car

I needed a new, or nearly new station wagon after my Skoda Superb was killed by lightning! I saw this fully specced A4 quattro S Line that HAD to be sold. Irrespective of price the car is without doubt one of the safest vehicles on the road (a priority for me). Beautiful supple leather everywhere. Ability to tow a single motorcycle trailer a necessity. Seats that are comfortable after 8 hours driving. Head up display is great as is the active cruise control and semi-autonomous driving (lane keeping, speed, overtaking warning etc.). I use this as my daily driver and have driven to Gippsland and Sunshine coast from The Illawarra. Excellent fuel consumption (ave. 7.8l/100km), lots of room (but not as much as the Skoda), enough power to lose your licence and an infotainment unit that does the lot.

BodyWagon
BadgeS Line
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionDual clutch with full auto or manual shift in normal or sport mode.
Date PurchasedMar 2018

Car has ever think you need and heaps of safety gear. Great to drive and a beautifully finished car.

Car is used for general duties ,shopping, appointments and going on holidays. The car is driven everyday and is serviced every 15000 KL at the local Audi dealer . Have had no problems with the car, would recommend to anyone. If driven responsibility you get very good fuel economy. It is a very easy car to drive.

BodyWagon
BadgeS Line
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2018

Check oil consumption specifications before you purchase Audi

Audi's oil consumption specifications are 500 ml per 1000 KM. So, if you drive your car a lot, prepare yourself to top up oil at least twice between services. And, if your car oil consumption is above Audi's specifications(500 ml/1000 KM), there is a high chance that you got piston rings failure problem, even if the car mileage is not high, because it is a common issue with some Audi cars.

BodyWagon
BadgeAvant
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2018

Great car, horrendous service costs as car life goes on ...

I fancy myself a bit of a car nut, so I was pretty happy for the first two years of ownership of my second hand 2010 Audi A4 B8 1.8TFSI. It drives well, it's extremely comfortable, the tech in it rivals new cars despite its age, and it just looks like a beautiful car.

My main gripe has been service costs. At just under 10 years old, and shy of 150,000km, the Transmission Control Module died which warranted a $4300 repair. I was not happy but understood it's a second hand Euro car so that costs are expected ...

The main gripe I have is that after the independent mechanic ordered the part from Audi, at no stage did Audi inform him that the car would need to be sent to Audi for coding. Independent mechanics can no longer code TCM's themselves. So Audi decided to hit me up for 4 hours labour for practically nothing.

As much as I love the car and the way it drives/handles, I would say beware when buying a second hand Audi. Yes you get the car at a discount, but Audi will make you pay in parts and maintenance costs ...

BodySedan
BadgeS Line
Engine Size1.8
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2016

Great Car. Lots of power.

The driving experience is like no other vehicle I have had. It’s smooth and the turbo sounds fluid. Long distance trips are a breeze as the cruise control saves leg cramp. Overall a pleasant driving vehicle and good value for money. The parts however are a bit expensive but of quality material.

BodySedan
BadgeSE
Engine Size1.8
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedMar 2017

Great when still under Wty

We loved the car for the first 4 years then everthing started to go wrong, Igintion coils,Pcv,hood lining dropped,front wheel bearings,water pump steering shudder and the dreadfull CVT died
To make matters worse most of these repairs have been recalled in other countries but the arrogant Audi Aust claim they haven't heard of the problems .Tried to trade it in but after spending nearly $50.000 they give you 15.000
Went to Mercedes they sell you a car but wont touch Audis as trades.
Buy one but get rid of it BEFORE the WTY is up

BodySedan
BadgeS Line Plus
Engine Size1.8
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2010

Love the car!

I bought the car as a dealer demo with around 5000 kms on it, and it was one of the best car I've ever had for 3 reasons. 1, the car drives beautifully; 2. the new interior of Audi beats any of the other competitors; 3. I love the subtleness of the car but also the luxury that comes with it. Overall, I am a very happy customer.

BodySedan
BadgeTFSI Quattro
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedNov 2017

Great car!

Bought one that had 20 000 km on it a few months ago. Has been great to drive. Suspension is OK but not great. I would prefer if the car was lower to the ground. Interior is nice and as expected but MMI system still needs to be updated as they are lagging behind other car companies. On 98 Octane, driving a manual, the car costs approximately $80/week for fuel on a relatively high usage rate.

BodySedan
BadgeQuattro
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJul 2017

Great car

Best car ever had without any problems. Very durable and reliable. The acceleration is not as good as BMW in the same engine range as BMW has valvetronic system which also can damage their engines. Drive smooth and nothing to be worried of. Definitely recommend if you can get a good price with a good gearbox.

BodySedan
BadgeTDI
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2017

My car was all I had :)

Bought the 2.0 turbo diesel model 1 year ago. Driving it is very comfortable. With the leather seat covers, they provide less heats in car space. The back seats have good space for passengers that I received few good compliments from several Uber rides. The only shame is it lack of bluetooth media audio, had to buy an adaptor to bypass this ‘fault’.

BodySedan
BadgeTDI
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2016

Smooth, comfortable and reliable

German cars are 'my thing': being a long-term BMW driver, I decided to give Audi a try.....What a difference ! Great breaks, the engine is silent and the fuel efficiency cannot be ignored. I like the seats and the ergonomics: the buttons on the side of the seat make everything so user-friendly. other functionalities on the steering wheel allow the driver to safely manoeuver the car and use the multimedia system simultaneously. Love my car !

BodySedan
BadgeAllroad
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2015

Quattro super elegant and a great drive

Audi A4 SLine Quattro superb car to drive with so many features, 2.0L the torque is unreal the leather interior is great even in summer does not scold you. 1 x cup holder is a negative as you usually want 2 minimum. The riot tonic gearbox is great for city driving or cruise control for the highway. I can not recommend this model and car type enough. Beautiful German crafted machinery and handles the Australia weather quite well no issues as long as serviced at the right intervals as per dashboard computer it will advise when issues or service is due.

BodySedan
BadgeS Line
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMay 2016

Great experience

Have had the A4 2.7TDI since new and it has been a really good car. The 2.7 diesel is a terrific engine and did not get caught in the cheat software scandal. Plenty of power in reserve that comes in handy on the open road. I think the current 3.0litre is essentially the same with extra volume and power. Very comfortable for long trips. Overall it has been very reliable, with just a couple of hiccups (1) with the catalytic converter (which failed about a month after the warranty expired, but I managed to negotiate successfully with Audi Australia to replace it), and (2) very annoying and expensive failure of the GPS (including $250 to paint the shark fin the car colour!). Other than that, each annual service tends to cost a bit for fixing normal wear and tear (engine mounts, glow plugs, steering arm bushes etc). There was a noticeable increased responsiveness, and reduction in fuel consumption around 50,000k. I hear this is a common experience with diesels. Had done 115,000km until we bought a VW Touareg SUV recently. It still looks and drives like a $70k car, but was almost worthless as a trade-in, so now our son is enjoying it.

BodySedan
BadgeTDI
Engine Size2.6
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2010

Very smooth ride

Since i have bought this car, i am very happy with it. It' s a very smooth drive and has low noise engine.
The breaks are very good and so is the transmission. It is fuel efficient and also features a V6 engine.
It uses fuel properly even when you use sports mode. You can drive in sports mode all day with a full tank without loosing half a tank of fuel within 2 hours of driving. Compared to 4WD this car is 2WD/FWD and has very nice steering/handling.

I like the seats and the ergonomics. I love the buttons on the side of the seat make everything so easy to use. Buttons on the steering wheel allow the driving to safely maneuver the car and use the multimedia system.

It's also has a convertible feature so during summer you can enjoy riding this fantastic ride.

BodyConvertible
BadgeSport Edition
Engine SizeV6 / 6 Cylinder
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMay 2017

Nice to drive, terrible car

Had nothing but problems. Central locking failed, transmission mechatronics failed, and finally the engine failed at 105k km's.. Audi servicing I experienced was expensive, arrogant and ignorant. I loved driving this car and it looks great but that's as much as I can say that's positive. If you buy an Audi, get rid of it before the warranty is up is my advice..

BodySedan
BadgeS Line
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2012

All New Stylish Audi A4

1) The driving experience is amazing specially the control.
2) Loved the interior especially the fact that you get Google Maps with Street View embedded into the satellite navigation system is a welcome touch, as is the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. Meanwhile, the ambient lighting in the doors, across the fascia and even in the cup-holders makes the cabin a proper event come nightfall.
3) Reliable vehicle but running cost is what you can expect from Audi.

BodySedan
BadgeSport
Engine Size1.4
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2016

Amazing car love it.

So different to drive than a commodore. All parts of this car make it beautiful. The leather, the performance, the handling. Very nice to drive and low fuel consumption but not as low as advertised. Will always stick to European cars from now on. Wish it had fold in mirrors to protect when parked.

BodySedan
BadgeTFSI
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2017

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Questions & Answers

Hi Guys, Looking to buy a 2016 A4 Quattro 2.0TDI, 24,000 k's the car has been flagged by the RACQ as having a shudder at a full lock turn. They mentioned that this wil lget progressivly worse and that it is likely in 20K to 40K it will be a really significant problem. Should I be running for the hills or is this a simple fix?
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am planning to buy one a4 2013 . wat is your reconmedations
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Fantastic car to drive however i wouldn't touch it without a warranty. Common issues are the engines and dsg gearboxes which can go and cost a fortune to replace. If you buy a demo with warranty at a good price it is a good car however the risk of a second hand one is high. It would not be uncommon to spend more than the car is worth in repairs no matter how well it has been looked after. BMWs and Lexus are more reliable cars generally. In addition Audi customer service is the worst I have experienced within the luxury car segment.My previous Audi was 1999 model. Had it for 10 years and 180,000km with no drama at all. If the one you are looking at is not AWD then you halved your problems. Now it depends on whether it is a diesel or petrol. The DPF in a diesel can clog up and burn out the catalytic converter. Very expensive. If the car has a full service history then you minimise problems. One problem with the DSG is that it can feel jerky on take off, more of a light judder. This could indicate the gearbox has a problem. I have always had good customer service. The only car I ever had a major problem with was a BMW.https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dicky-beach/cars-vans-utes/audi-a4-s-line-2013/1208839146?utm_source=WhatsApp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android

Does anyone know about the 2012 A4 3.2lt v6 FSI S.line quattro sedan? I am thinking of buying one. On & off road handling + comfort and reliability very important! HELP!!!! Betsy
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Release dateOct 2015May 2008Feb 2005Jul 2001Aug 1995
Discontinuation dateSep 2015Apr 2008Jan 2005Jun 2001
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