Audi A4 Avant 1996-2001

Audi A4 Avant 1996-2001

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Review by Jamster101
Monday, May 16, 2016

Overview

"Like an old Friend"

Exterior and Interior

This little beauty was ahead of it's class at time of manufacture. With burr walnut trim and a top quality stereo, cd changer and speakers that after 16 years are still going strong. The paint on the exterior still buffs up well to look like new and not a spot of rust! The only sign of degradation is on the alloys where the silver paint has come off in places.

Performance and Economy

With over 270,000 miles on the clock this car still performs well and will pull at 100mph (on the autobahn of course) and delivers around 44mpg even with some many miles on the clock. The only thing I noticed as it got older that she does enjoy the odd (monthly) tank of premium diesel just to clean the valves and make her feel happy.

Like to Drive

I have had a love affair with this car. She has never let me down. The AA man has never visited her and she drives like a dream. Fast when she needs to be, great road holding and solid breaking when required. The ABS and anti skid system is a massive plus and as with all Audi's you feel safe in the solid shell. <

Faults and Repairs

The only faults have been general wear and tear. I got the turbo reconditioned at around 150,000 miles and of course it's had regular cam belt changes. At 14 years old she sailed through her MOT without a single thing needed. For a car that is 16 years old to still have the original exhaust it's quite unbelievable. I'd buy another A4 but I hear they don't make them like they used to.
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