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.
Good ride except for maintenance
2010 Audi A4A Man - BALTIMORE, MD01/24/2016
The oil consumption is a bit annoying every 500-800 miles (must add a quart of oil).
2010 Audi A4Alex - Bethesda, MD01/02/2012
Great car! Handles very, very well with all wheel drive. Don't let the 4cyl engine fool you about lack of acceleration. When turbo kicks in, this car has tons of acceleration. Very smooth drive with lots of comfort details and more than enough space.
2010 Audi A4 Overview
When it comes to luxury executive mid-sized vehicles, Audi has historically been in a class of its own. Yes, the German automaker, and subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, has been manufacturing vehicles in its modern era since the 1960s and its been making its A4 model since 1994. As part of the Volkswagen Group B platform, the A4 is still in production, currently in its sixth generation. arious models include that of a sedan, station wagon and even a convertible. The 2010 Audi A4, specifically, is part of the B8 generation, which spanned from 2009 to 2015. Read on for more about the Audi A4 mid-sized sedan.
2010 Audi A4 History
The Audi A4's roots date back to 1994, succeeding the Audi 80.
The first generation A4, also known as the Typ 8D, spanned from 1994 to 2001. It was the first vehicle to debut Audi's 1.8-liter, 20-volt engine. Over 1.6 million units of the first-generation A4 were moved.
The second generation of the A4 was known as the Typ 8E, and spanned a period from 2001 to 2006. The second-generation A4 was available with V6 and V8 engines under the hood, in addition to the four-cylinder engine.
The third-generation A4 spanned from 2006 to 2009. It offered a convertible among its models and introduced an electronic chassis and revised steering settings.
The fourth generation featured better handling and cornering abilities along with a new feature called Audi Drive Select.
The fifth-generation A4 includes the 2010 model year. It offered more legroom for passengers and also featured a 10 percent reduction in curb weight. Other notable features included the Drive Select option on higher trim models, which aimed to provide an enhanced driving experience.
The sixth generation of the A4 began in 2015 and is ongoing.
How It Drives
Audi is a manufacturer of luxury automobiles, so it should come as no surprise that the 2010 A4 drives and handles well. A lot of this has to do with the refined suspension that is featured in the vehicle, as well as the offering of frontwheel drive as a standard feature. Another key in the A4s drive and handling is a special feature that redistributes the weight of the vehicle so that it has a center of gravity that is more in the back than it is in the front. This improves vehicle handling and balance due to a more even distribution of weight between the front and the back axles compared to previous A4 models.
Used 2010 Audi A4 Value
All vehicles depreciate, but Audi vehicles tend to hold their value better than standard comparable cars simply due to their luxury status and advanced design and manufacturing. For instance, the standard A4 MSRP ranges between $31,000 and about $33,500. The average used price for a 2010 A4 is typically between $14,000 and $17,000. Considering that the average car loses about 20 percent of its value in the first year and more in subsequent years, the A4 is able to hold its value fairly well comparatively.
Design & Performance
The 2010 A4 has a larger wheelbase and it is longer than its predecessors, which allows for more passenger comfort.
The trunk is also larger than previous A4 models.
The A4 is available in many different models, which impact the overall design of the vehicle. For instance, there's the sedan, station wagon, and other models.
In terms of the 2010 A4's performance, most auto critics don't describe it as powerful, but they do characterize it as peppy.
Powertrain & Engine
The A4 offers a standard four-cylinder, 211-horsepower engine under the hood. Options for V6 and V8 engines are also available on the Avant station wagon and other larger extensions of the A4. What's also great about the engine is that it is equipped with the Drive Select feature, which adjusts the steering, suspension, and throttle settings to give driving enthusiasts more of an experience. The feature, however, is only available on more upscale trims.
The 2010 A4 is also available with both front- and all-wheel drive features, and can be purchased with either an automatic or manual transmission.
Body Style & Interior Comfort
The 2010 A4 is available in several different body types, such as sedan, Avant station wagon, A4L, and A4L allroad quattro.
The 2010 A4 interior is described as comfortable, high-quality, and roomy for a mid-sized sedan. The added room is an improvement over previous A4 versions, as the 2010 model is a longer overall vehicle.
The 2010 A4 seats up to five passengers.
The A4 comes standard with leather seats, which upholds Audi's reputation of high-quality, well-designed interiors.
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