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campbellface by jamesadrian on 03/07/2012. Trim: 2003 Audi A4 1.8 T, Owned 1 year.
Pros: it look an run great
Cons: it drink gas in t mode
Overall review: 9
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Must have MONEY by Kyla from Spokane on 05/06/2008. Trim: 2003 Audi A4 1.8 T, Owned 2 years.
Pros: OK, it's a beautiful car, runs great, great gas mileage, fast, once it gets going. smooth. comfortable.
Cons: I bought it, and it needed a new transmission sensor, over 1000 bucks for that, cheapest i saw. every 10k miles or so it needs a service, full, understandable, but it's pricey and most likely a dealer needs to do it, so double the price. i luckily found a mechanic here that actually works on audis (rare). after it's all said and done, at 112K, i've had it for 2 years and put probably $3K into it, mainly services, breaks and trans censor. I'm worried about the transmission itself, but we'll see. Amazingly enough, it's hard to sell. But it runs great now and of course is beautiful, but when something goes wrong, watch out!
Overall review: great car as long as you can afford to keep it up. really.
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Great Car (minus repairs) by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/14/2012. Trim: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 quattro, Owned 9 years.
Pros: I'm looking to sell this car after 4 years of service. It is an awesome car. The 3.0 V6 matched with AWD and 6-speed manual is to dream for. So smooth on acceleration and gear shifting. The handling in any type of condition is excellent and almost beyond belief! The interior is small but very very classy in design. Leather seats are comfy and can be cold in the winter but the heated option takes care of that really quickly! And the sound system is great as well. 8-speaker (i think) delivers very clear sound and the subwoofer adds perfect amount of base to whichever song. But that's were it stops.
Cons: i bought this car with 60,000 miles on it and I've had many repairs with this car. Starting from just months after buying it. Issues with the power steering, cv-joints, tie-rod ends, cat converters, burning engine oil to list a few (ha). but man when she works it is an amazing car. Sort of like a bad girlfriend. Treats you like garbage, high maintenance, cheats on you with several mechanics, doesn't let you out with your other car driving buddies on long weekends to the ski hill. But then she treats you beautifully and puts out for 5 months at a time until the next repair. And it almost makes it worth it.
Overall review: Excellent piece of machinery if you have the patience and deep pockets. Bad girlfriend persona but handles like a dream.
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The source of my first gray hairs. YIKES! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/04/2008. Trim: 2003 Audi A4 1.8 T quattro with Tiptronic, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Very stylish, comfortable, fun to drive (when it's not in the shop).
Cons: This car will nickel and dime you. I've owned it for just over a year and have put on less than 10k miles on it. I've forked out thousands of dollars into problematic issues. The power steering pump has been replaced 3 times, several gaskets have gone out in the cooling system and now the security system in the ignition is going out. That's not to mention the issues like a bulb going out or the sunroof opening on it's own. The materials used on the inside trim are all peeling away - it almost looks as if someone painted over all of the interior parts, but this is the way it came from the factory. I've figured out why the previous owner only had the vehicle for a year before trading it in.
Overall review: I LOVE this car....when it works. Unfortunately it's been the only source of my headaches for the last 13 months. It's a scary thing when you know all the shop guys by name and they know you! Be very careful and do your research before purchasing this car. Then just be prepared for a lot of time with the dealer.
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" audi fan forever' by JBAR FROM COLORADO on 09/16/2008. Trim: 2003 Audi A4 3.0 quattro, Owned 5 years.
Pros: i bought this car new and at 50,000 (end of free warranty) my local audi service manager recommended i not buy an extended warranty due to cost of warranty and expected problems. so far he has been right 80k and no problems. my third audi and each one is better.
Overall review: pricy but good
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