I was somewhat hesitant to buy my A4 as well (I have a 2003 3.0). I've
always owned Nissans and Hondas and trusted them to be problem-free... but
heard less-than-glowing opinions about audis and VWs. However, as I knock
on this wood table, I can say that the past year I've had my car (about
11,500 miles) have been trouble-free with no problems. As far as the speed
difference, I can't say since I've never driven the 1.8T--- but you should
ALWAYS buy the biggest engine in anything you get-- that's my philosophy!
I would buy the 3.0 if I could, but that's quite a bit more money. I could
afford a used a4 3.0 with about 18k miles on it but I really want something
with no miles as to make the warrantly last me as long as possible.
<< I could afford a used a4 3.0 with about 18k miles on it but I really want
something with no miles as to make the warrantly last me as long as
If the car has an Audi Assured warrenty on it, that warrenty extends the
base warrenty by two years and another fifty thousand miles (6yr/100k mi).
That's from the original purchase date, of course, but that still might be
longer than a standard warrenty would be for a new car.
Something to consider.
<< A4 3.0
0-60 mph in seconds
Tiptronic: 7.7 >>
Can't remember which mag it was, but one of the big publications has a 3.0 in
their long-term garage. Once it'd gone through the initial "break-in" period,
it was posting 0-60 times of 6.5 seconds. Even so, it's a sad state of affirs
that anyone with performance in mind is probably better off looking at the 330I
(which is overpriced, despite it's performance) and the new G35. I love Audi,
but I can no longer honestly say they'd be my hands-down first choice. It's
really depressing, but the fact remains, a Maxima 3.5 in fancy clothes is
outperforming the A4.
On 27 Aug 2003 00:12:47 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve Grauman) wrote:
It is depressing. Here is something interesting...
Curb weight (lbs.):
multitronic, FrontTrak: 3462
Manual, quattro: 3583
Tiptronic, quattro: 3627
Base model 3,336 lbs
Leather model 3,369 lbs
Leather 6MT model 3,398 lbs
In addition to having 40 extra horsies, the G35 is lighter -
substantially lighter if quattro is added. That is one of the reasons
I had a Front Trak A4. <Sigh>
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