This car is very reliable to drive. I feel very safe and have had no issues whatsoever in the time I have owned it. I like its compact size. I've been able to put my niece and nephew (and their carseats) in the back and they still have enough room. I did a lot of research before purchasing the car, so I would advise anyone else to do the same, regardless if they are thinking about an A4 or another vehicle. I definitely would recommend it. The gas mileage is great. I fill up once every 2.5-3 weeks, full tank of premium gas is $30-35. The only downside to the car is if it is windy outside, I feel like the car swerves a bit.
Had wanted a sporty wagon for a number of year and finally got it. Originally wanted the Outback turbo, but they stopped making it. Same for the BMW 5 Series Wagon, the A6 Wagon and the Passat Wagon. I was left with looking at a BMW 3 series wagon, the A4 Avant, the Jetta Wagon and the Acura TSX wagon - the new Subaru Outback has gotten too SUV like and while its very practical, the handling/driving experience has gone downhill. The Jetta was just not upscale enough and the TSX is front wheel drive, a bit underpowered and a very difficult back seat to get into. Both the 3 Series Wagon the A4 are hard to find and the 2012 A4 Avant is the last year Audi will make it (it's being replaced with an A4 Allroad for 2013). Anyway, test drove both cars and really like the A4 Avant - a bit larger and better gas mileage. But I really liked the look of it better, was able to get a very good deal on it with very attractive financing. I got a Monsoon Gray/Blk with Premium Plus and NAV. It's a beautiful wagon (a friend described it as "sexy"). Handles really well with very good - though not great - power. Power is the only category that the BMW had the advantage. I've only got about 2,500 miles on the Avant, but I really love driving it. My only complaints are that I wish the rear area was a bit bigger for my dog and that the MMI NAV system is not particularly intuitive to me and I'm going to need to spend more time with the manual and practicing things.
Such a great buy super low miles and performs well w luxury and sportiness. Lot of car for the $, Def got a fun car whit out overspending, but it's def only a car to buy ur chick or girl