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Audi fan forever! by Audiholic - Seattle, WA on 05/10/2008. Trim: 1997 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro, Owned 6 years.
Pros: I've owned a 1997 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L for almost 6 years now. Stock car is already beautiful and has great handling, but with just a few additions (for me: suspension, tint, wheels, etc.) it really stands out. The AWD system has been very reliable and is phenominal in dry, wet, snow/icy conditions...you name it. Lots of aftermarket cosmetic mods available. Car still gets compliments regularly and is a head turner. Perfect cross between luxury and sporty, yet extremely functional and safe. Great for road trips or daily driving. The extras like front/back fog lights, leather, heated seats, sport/cold weather packages really make this car. Car has never "broken down" and left me stranded.
Cons: Maintenance, parts, and labor are not the cheapest. You need to realize this before you buy, in addition to doing your homework on the previous owner (if you buy used). If possible, do as much work yourself to ofset the costs. Parts replaced (or replaced by my shop): belts, plugs, fluids in the engine/transmission/differential/cooling system, rear differential seals, right rear wheel bearing. Not many performance mods for this engine, and the ones you'll find are pretty expensive.
Overall review: For me, this car is perfect. AWD, compact yet 4 doors, beautiful European design with lots of options for modification, rediculously amazing in the snow (only snow deeper than the bumper has ever stopped it), and it will run circles around 95% of the vehilces on the road in when put in bad weather/road conditions. It just needs a little more power, although a good 2.8L driver can give a new 3.0 a run for his money! Repairs can be costly so keep it maintained and find a good Audi mechanic or European shop that you can TRUST. I recommed them over a dealership any day. For me, the safety it provdes and the confidence it gives you while driving is reason enough to buy. The beauty, comfort, functionality just make it that much better.
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97 Audi A4 v6 2.8 AWD by Leighton on 08/17/2010. Trim: 1997 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The car is quick. It has great looks, a fun sporty classy car. Love how it handles arount 90 degree corners at 50mph, good for not a sport suspencion.
Cons: The car would be better with a supercharger. Has bottom end lag and the cam comes on slow. The space where the battery sits needs to be make better. When it rains hard the space fills up and leaks into the interior, soaks my carpets. >:cl
Overall review: Great all around car for someone who loves to drive. Havnt drove in the snow yet. but i have confidence in my audi to do great.
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Its okay by GEEKMSL on 12/02/2009. Trim: 1997 Audi A4 2.8, Owned 3 years.
Pros: this car looks like awesome and great styles.
Cons: sadly, i paid thousand dollars for replaced on the front and rear wheels. it was really expensive than my old toyoa car. who can't afford this car for repaired if it needs.
Overall review: DARE, WHO CARE FOR BUY THIS AUDI CAR... this is great style car, it still work for high mileages.
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Recommended - 4 out of 5 stars. by MS-NYC on 02/16/2008. Trim: 1997 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: Owned it since new. Great car, very reliable, quiet, comfortable, the Quattro system is like a tractor during winter months in the snow, it proves itself over and over. It's great to drive past much more expensive BMW owners who are stuck in the snow and waive to them :)
Cons: No major problems to report, but repairs are expensive when needed at the dealership.
Overall review: Would recommend any Audi product, solid as most other German vehicles. If buying a used model though, make sure to take it to an Audi authorized dealer or someone with experience working on Audi's to make sure you're not getting yourself into a nightmare, since repairs tend to be very costly!
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audi for all by Hasan on 01/20/2007. Trim: 1997 Audi A4 1.8T, Owned 2 years.
Pros: very good for driving
Cons: not good for driving on snow
Overall review: good solid car
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