Audi A4

#1
Last week I was given the choice of a new Co. car, 3 were on offer,
1. Passat Bluemotion
2. Audi A4
3. Saab
All are 1.9, (new Company Policy with ref. to emissions), by the time I got
to our HQ the Passat had been taken so I chose the Audi, having owned
an original Quattro(Coupe) whilst in BAOR, I thought won't go far wrong
here. What a mistake, I hate the bloody thing, it's a dog!
I'm ringing the guy who got the Saab tomorrow, to see if he'll swop....
pretty please!!!
Anybody out there own one of these Audi's, if so do you think I should
live with it a bit longer or go for the Swede?
 
#4
What is the problem with it, or is it just a rant?
 
#7
Even though you don't like it, you should stick with the Audi. Those SAABs are a bunch of scrap. Dizzler BMW 3s are crap too:defective spiral flaps=cylinder head damage+eats its turbo. I have one of the things on my keyring to show people. £2100 for a recon engine.
 
#8
Even though you don't like it, you should stick with the Audi. Those SAABs are a bunch of scrap. Dizzler BMW 3s are crap too:defective spiral flaps=cylinder head damage+eats its turbo. I have one of the things on my keyring to show people. £2100 for a recon engine.
You have a BMW 3 on your key ring? You a giant?
 
#9
Expensive Car Walts!
 
#11
Skoda Octavia. Cheaper and surprisingly better than all 3 mentioned.
 
#13
Except for diesel fuel fires, driveshafts falling out when cornering, engine mountings letting go. And we're not talking lunar-mileage minicabs here, either.
Are you one of these people who can list any fault thats ever happened to any vehicle because you find me a car and I'll find you a horror story.

I know a certain group of people who torture their Diesel Octavia's for between 8-16 hours a day and they swear they're the best vehicles they've had for thrashing since Senators.
 
#14
The certain group from where I got those examples are the PSNI. They really don't like them. Mind you, I can't imagine the Vectras are much good either, or the Fords with their exploding dual mass flywheels.
 
#15
so what's rough with Audi A4? - have we established that?.
petrol / diesel? mileage?

I have an audi A4 avant 1.9tdi. '53 plate; only major problems I've had was A/C related. condenser and pump thingy.
seized windscreen wiper arm and rear screen washer tube disconnected..
But otherwise quite a sweet secondhand motor over 100K on it now.
 
#16
The certain group from where I got those examples are the PSNI. They really don't like them. Mind you, I can't imagine the Vectras are much good either, or the Fords with their exploding dual mass flywheels.
I agree with your sentiment but I still have to maintain given the choice of those 3 cars and an Octavia the octavia would win every time. The new Mondeo would even get a look in before an A4.

Unnecessary expensive maintainance and running costs for what is these days arguably minimal difference in quality between itself as the executive brand and it's so called poor relations Skoda and Seat.

Mind you the OP is using it as a company car so interior may matter. However if his issue is with performance and economy Audi and definately Saab would be getting kicked to the curb.
 
#17
so what's rough with Audi A4? - have we established that?.
petrol / diesel? mileage?

I have an audi A4 avant 1.9tdi. '53 plate; only major problems I've had was A/C related. condenser and pump thingy.
seized windscreen wiper arm and rear screen washer tube disconnected..
But otherwise quite a sweet secondhand motor over 100K on it now.
Not a bad motor when Audi was leaps ahead of its brothers in the VW group (Arguable with the VW itself depending on the vehicle I will confess). Change the Water pump and your belts when appropriate and that'll comfortably pass 150,000 without let down, usually :D
 
#19
I thought the diesel Mondeo was a good thing?
It is. The smaller engined ones are a bit "Stunned Slug" but good family motor and a comfortable drive.
 

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