I'm looking at the 2005 A4. I've driven the Quattro versions of the
3.2L sedan and the 3.0L cab. The cab's performance was, to say the
least, disappointing. Basically, no low-end torque. Punch the 3.2
sedan and it responds immediately while the 3.0 cab just whines.
Serious lack of acceleration. I know that there are a number of
differences between the 3.2 sedan and the 3.0 cab (that is, not just
the 30 hp difference) and the dealer tells me that one of the factors
affecting the cab's performance is the Quattro system. He has a FWD
version of the 3.0 cab and he is arranging for me to take a test drive
of that car.
So my questions:
Has anyone driven the new A4 cabs and do you notice the same lack of
Does anyone have any positive or negative experiences with the 3.0 A4
cabs (or the 3.2 sedans) they would like to share? If you have one,
would you recomment it?
I will be testing the FWD version of the cab this week and I'll see if
it performs better than the Quattro, but does anyone have an opinion
on FWD vs Quattro. Is the Quattro really all that much better than
FWD? I live in sunny southern California, so there is no ice or snow
to worry about.
Anyway, I'd appreciate any comments you guys/gals have on these A4's.
P.S. I'm not really interested in a turbo version.