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V-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Its a great car, nice to drive, smooth and responsive, having the sport pack on the car does make it a bit rough on the roads round here, but on well maintained roads its wonderful.
The handling is precise with a good sense of feedback and the sports seats really help hold you in place throwing it round corners.
The back seats are a bit cramped behind the drivers seat, but thats because i have it as far back as it goes.
The boot is a great size and comfortably handles a big monthly shop at the supermarket, although having the rear seats able to fold down would be handy.

The only thing i would moan about is the lack of traction control, the lack of cruise control and the fact the horn doesn't sound when the alarm is triggered, but since i didn't buy the car new, i cant really complain.

Overall im very happy with it, and next time i'll be buying an A6 just for the extra space.

Total score 8 out of 10

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My car is very reliable and well built. There are some 'buts' though. I have a Sportline model and I would never buy another one. The ride is very hard and I find the steering heavy - it really does need speed sensitive power steering. It has lots of performance (2.0 litre turbodiesel) and the handling is excellent. The seats are nowhere near as comfortable as those in my previous car (Volvo). Servicing is expensive - if infrequent. My car doesn't chew oil as others have found. Finally I think Audi is very mean with accesories. I insisted on having cruise control fitted (retro-fitted as it was an option on the sportline model) and folding rear seats are an optional extra. If Volvo can provide these things included in the price why on earth can't Audi?

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
Other-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The A4 is lovely to drive even if it's not lovely to be driven in (or carry coffee in!) since the ride is very firm indeed. I'd not buy another car so end to a production run though - the fact that VAG re-released the same car as a Seat Exeo has completely put me off the brand. It totally devalues it in my eyes. Also devalues my car I suspect! Silly decision and makes me suspicious that Audi isn't really in the same bracket as BMW or Mercedes. I paid BMW money for it so might as well have the BMW next time in my opinion.

I really like the new 5 series; since it'll be a while before there are 2-3 year old used F10 Touring examples out there I'll have my A4 for a while yet. And that's far from a bad thing issues with VAG aside.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg , Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have the 3.0 diesel Quattro S line. Best all rounder I have ever had.
Great blend of Performance, low running costs, high MPG, build quality and 4x4 grip.

V6 Diesel is one of best I have experienced (specially after re-map). Most
passengers assume it is a petrol.

Biggest failing for me is ride. Low profile tyres don't help but suspension/damping isn't as good as it should be.

Air con has been re-gassed 5 times under warranty. Rattling D pillar trim
drove me mad but was sorted under warranty. No probs now.

To sum up: Not as competent a car as my old BMW 330 Ci sport but as an
all weather, all rounder I find it hard to beat. Steep snow covered hills
failed to defeat it

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

My Audi A4 S-Line is without a doubt a great vehicle. Looks and style and refined. The extra's that have been added such as adaptive cruise control, multimedia interface, and bluetooth integration all add to it's appeal. The only downside that i feel needs to be addressed is the poor satellite navigation software used by Audi, if i were to be completely honest it is awful, and for the price that it cost to have installed i really think it could be a lot better.
So all in all the Audi A4 S-line is a great car and i can safely say the nicest car i have owned to date.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

You need to understand that this is the A4 Sport Cabriolet with 3-litre V6 diesel engine and every extra known to man except automatic transmissiom. Therefore it is everything you could want - drop-top sports car, 4WD mud- and snow-beater, smooth comfortable 5-seater GT saloon, perfect blend of power and economy. Only negative is the lack of feel and precision from the steering. My best car ever and In intend it to be my last!

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
51-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Still drives like new now with 90K miles compared to when I just got it (10K miles). Ride quality excellent, really sticks to the road. Excellent economical and powerful 1.9TDi engine. My estate version very practical with 2 kids with lots of boot space. feels very sound, solid and upmarket despite being 8 years old. Would have no hesitation buying a similar one with that age. Would recommend to anyone.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

my audi out performs my overall expectations last year our holiday to cornwall witch is so far my longest journey passed with no problems and driving in top at 60 mph returned better than 60 mpg overall a big saving from my previous car. my only tiny niggel is the passanger rear area, the center housing restricts passanger ride comfort especialy as i have 3 under 10 children.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A great looking car that really comes into its own in the summer - its an A4 convertable. And in the depths of winter it's as warm and feels as strong as an A4 saloon. Not much room in the back for passenagers of any age - but its the price you pay for a stylist convertible. Driving position is excellent, much better that the A5 I'm considering as its replacement.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A4 Avant 3.0 TDI Quattro : Very practical ' real world ' super car.
Good for everyday, good performance, with snow tyres goes anywhere in the snow. Brilliant all round car. Shame current A4 is flawed by lack of full size spare wheel and too firm ride. I would not be willing to buy current model because of these flaws.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Audi A4 1.8T S-Line - Very comfortable, nice power, stylish design - not flash. Negatives - very hard on petrol, arm rest too big - gets in way of the handbrake and gear stick when driving in town.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Stylish, with a good image and very smart interior. The car handles well but S Line sports suspension spolis the ride. A few small rattles and some wind noise are the main disappointments.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
Y-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Audi A4 avant may have been the pretentious car to own at one point but the load space, comfort level and engine performance / economy for a car of this age just makes it a dream to own.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An excellent overall package well built and very comfortable with lots of practical technology (electric handbrake, automatic headlights, etc etc). Quiet and well balanced

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Love it. Great looking convertible and as easy to drive and own in the winter as in the summer months. The dealer is great. Its as tight to day as the day i bought it.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
V-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Good practical space from the A4 Avant 2.5TDI Quattro with reasonable performance and economy. However, truly disappointing rear space and legroom for an estate car

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

19" wheels make the ride a bit stiff otherwise great,
Due to changing curcumstances i require something bigger poss 4 x 4 but do not want to part with the Audi

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Long in the tooth now, but is still comfy and reliable, keeps up with the flow of traffic just fine, but wont win any prizes at the traffic light grand prix

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I am truly happy with my car, its comfortable and smooth, I have owned 101 cars in my life, so I have some background and I am honest when I say, its great

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mine is a cabriolet and the styling is superb, the performance is good and the economy is excellent. A great looking and sporty car that's very practical.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Practical, comfortable and economical vehicle. Highly suitable for my towing a caravan with its quattro drive system. A leap forward from my last A4.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

So full of computers and gimmicks like the DSG gearbox they forgot to include the driver element. Posh reps car, I'll get another Golf in future.

Comfort: 1/5 Practicality: 1/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 1/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Superb build quality. Fantastic looks (latest Avant in S-Line form).
Economical. Great motorway cruiser. Only dislike - poor ride quality.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Overall I like it but I just find the passenger room in the back too tight and the driver seat gives me a bad lower back.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

RS4 is best blend of comfort/performance and practicality, just the shape is a little too common now for my liking.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nice car. Bit twitchy on pulling away with a degree of acceleration. Seats too hard for me. Space is not huge.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

a excellant make and model and far exceeds what i expected when i bought it a lot better than mercedes and bmw

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Good in last four years. gearbox issues (fixed under warranty) during first three years of ownership

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Major components good. bolt ons, such as turbo, have issues. Premium vehicle; premium part prices.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fun to drive in the summer with the roof off, but hard ride makes it an uncomfortable everyday car

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 1/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent build, good drive, good economy bearing in mind size of vehicle, very practical

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

A nice stylish car that is both practical and able to drive long distances in comfort

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great looking car but no space in the back or boot due to being a convertaible.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Solid, practical and efficient what else would you want from a german car!!!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Comfortable, practical and gives senses of security and safety when driving

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very comfortable and great driving position, nice looking and economical.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I like it. Looks good, reflects the impression I want to give of myself.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

OK but the SLine model is too firm a ride both me and the family.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

In 65,000 miles it has never gone wrong. Just services and tyres.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 1/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only issue related to failing hood motor. About what I expected.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

excellent purchase with good after sales service under warranty

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very pleasing to drive to own & look at . forever audi !

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

overall a good, comfortable drive and very economical.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great to drive and own, just high servicing costs

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Stylish, comfortable and timeless. A joy to own.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues yet. Expect better from an "eco" model.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues. Very reasonable for the engine size.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for

Excellent quiet comfortable and refined

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

FULFILLS ALL MY NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Smooth, quiet, economic & comfortable

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A brilliant piece of engineering.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great tourer and motorway car

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg , Owner for Less than a year

Great all round Car from Audi

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

not as good as expected

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Practical and reliable

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very pleased overall.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. Very low.

Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Good All round car.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It's OK

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 2/5