A fun and safe car,good gas mileage but with the power when you need it,one time i was driving in the fwy almost hit the car in front of me turned the steering to the left and hit the brakes the car just stood still and did not even moved thank to the all wheel quattro technology...
Hey Guys, Made my purchase in September and the car is awesome triple black convertible with stainless steel interior trim. When the top is down and the winds ah blowin I get my cruise on. This is this retired man's dream car okay may the S5 the next time around, but I am really enjoying the ride.
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.
With a comprehensive redesign, the Audi A4 is a different car than i was when the 2008 model year came out. The outside is sleeker and wider now, and the inside is roomier, allowing for a higher level of comfort for the driver and passengers. A 6.3" longer wheelbase made for more comfort for rear-seat passengers, allowing for adults to fit much more easily than in past models. In short, Audi listened when its customers said they loved their cars but . The changes were much-needed, and the company delivered.
Audi has been a strong company for years, and when they started bringing their cars to American soil they offered sporty lines and sleek options.The 2009 model offered:
The Audi A4 drives the way one would expect, with class and style, but also with that sports car feel that the company provides. The handling is strong and the steering is responsive, giving the 2009 A4 a great feel. Both the four-cylinder and the six-cylinder versions of the A4 have their advantages, with the V6 being a bit heavier. However, drivers will not really notice the extra weight in the way the car handles. The four-cylinder matches the six-cylinder in acceleration due to the turbocharger, and is identical up to 80 mph, where the V6 gains an advantage due to the higher level of horsepower.
The V6 version of the 2009 Audi A4 had an MSRP of $35,850, while the four-cylinder version was priced just over $16,000 lower. That is a considerable difference, and the used value of the vehicles reflects that. Audis hold their value well, and a 2009 A4 can be purchased for around $25,000 for the V6 version, and around $13,000 for the four-cylinder option.
The sleek design of the 2009 Audi A4 gives drivers all the comfort and sports car feel they crave, providing plenty of strong performance to appreciate. The four-cylinder and six-cylinder options both offer strong acceleration, with 211 and 265 horsepower, respectively. The variable valve timing that was added to the 2009 model is an upgrade from the 2008 version, adding horsepower and torque to the engine. That, coupled with the sophisticated lines Audi always strives to provide, has made the 2009 A4 model a great choice for a sporty feel that melds with elegance.
The strength of the A4 is in the powertrain and the engine, where many give the advantage to the four-cylinder option. The torque is higher than what is offered with the V6 model, and the only difference in speed and power is in excess of 80 mph. Since most people do not drive that fast, at least very often, there is no solid advantage to purchasing the V6. The Audi A4 offers:
In the past, Audi had struggled with providing a comfortable, roomy interior for the driver and passengers. The 2008 A4 really only accommodated children and very small adults in the back seat, but the longer wheelbase and extra inch of rear legroom in the 2009 model has helped change that. The rear seat is now adult-friendly, which is a game changer for Audi and what the company can offer its customers. Some of its options include:
Audi has long been known for its quality and style over the years, and the 2009 A4 is no exception to the rule. With the changes that were made to it from the 2008 model year, it is a better, more well-rounded car for consumers to enjoy.