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Has been properly maintained.Timing belt changed and engine rebuilted 10.000 miles ago.The clutch was replaced last year as well.Has some minor scratches on the body.NON/smoker, No/PETS.This car two owners .Family got biggers,selling to get family car.|, Airbags, Air Conditioning, Car Alarm, CD Player, Diesel, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Cruise Control, Climate Control
More is more
RS4 is a sensation
Safe ‘n’ sound
Better than rivals
Handsome, huge range, great engines.
Getting on now
Slow 1.6/1.9 TDi
Lesser A4s bore
So many options
Bewildering options, tight-ish cabin, getting old.
The A4’s basic shape has been around since 2001 so it’s no longer the freshest car on the market. A 2005 facelift brought the ‘single frame’ grille and tweaked rear styling, but it’s essentially the same since launch. It’s conservative and understated, but dressed-up right it can look fantastic.
1.6 is slow (0-100km/h 12.6s); 1.8T much faster (8.6). 2.0 (9.9) & 1.9TDi (11.2) underwhelm. 2.0T is a stormer: 7.1 (200bhp) & 6.9 (220bhp)-almost 3.2V6 quick (6.4). 2.0TDi 140bhp is fast (9.7) but 170bhp is faster (8.6). 2.7TDi moves (8.4) but 3.0TDi is a beast (6.8). S4 (5.6) & RS4 (4.8) are mad!
R&H quality depends on the model. The RS4 is one of the world’s best handlers but the S4 isn’t as honed. Quattro A4s are balanced, but over-engined FWD models are no fun. The 2.0T is the best front driver while 2.0TDi is the best ordinary Quattro. The ride suffers from bad wheel/suspension combos.
The A4’s dashboard is as sober and uneventful as a dashboard can be, but it is extremely easy to use, with near-perfect ergonomics and a driving position that can be adjusted to fit anybody. The more you spend, the better it gets in there, but upmarket stereos get confusing.
The A4’s plastics are mostly soft-feel and expensive, but it’s let down by some down-market switchgear (the stalks, for example) and patchy quality. Refinement is excellent, though, as long as you don’t order anything bigger than 17” wheels and avoid the sport suspension.
The A4 has a 4-Star NCAP score and comes with front, side and curtain airbags as standard. ESP, three 3-point safety belts and headrests in the rear, fog lights, a warning triangle and even a first aid kit, are standard. Why is ISOFIX a silly €137 option then?
There’s adequate space in the A4, but at no point will you be saying ‘wow’. Front passengers are well catered to and rear passengers will be reasonably happy, as long as they’re not too tall. Or broad. The boot is spacious but split-folding seats are optional. Oh, dear.
The A4 is more affordable than its premium rivals (lower entry price & running costs), but is on a par when comparably equipped and powered. Resale is solid but some expensive options (Quattro, leather) won’t make much difference. Diesels are best in all respects. S models are eye-watering to run.
1.6 has 16” alloys, climate control, CD player, power f/windows & mirrors, foglamps & remote locks. Ts & TDis add sports seats & leather wheels. V6s get power r/windows & f/armrest. SE adds cruise. Sport adds S-Line kit & 17” alloys. S4 gets 18” alloys & Recaros. RS4 gets bodykit & 19” alloys.
102bhp 1.6 struggles but 163bhp 1.8T’s a peach. 130bhp 2.0 is OK but sweet 200 & 220bhp 2.0Ts render 255bhp 3.2V6 pointless. Avoid 115bhp 1.9TDi. 140 or 170bhp 2.0TDi rock! New 180bhp 2.7TDi V6 & 204bhp 3.0TDi V6 Quattro are superb. S4’s 344bhp 4.2 V8 is glorious but 414bhp RS4 4.2V8 is masterful.