Written on: 27/01/2011 by bigdom (1 review written)
Audi A4SE (130TDI)
I bought this car to do a job - commuting when I changed job and lost the benefit of a company car. I bought it with a FSH on 62k miles, it now has 155k miles on it. Apart from service parts, the only thing that has required additional replacement has been the wiper mechanism (early cars didn't have caps over the spindles and they are prone to seize), just changed the original battery, over 9 yrs old and 155K miles! I'm intrigued by the comment below that it eats tyres,... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2010
i have a 53 plate 1.9tdi avant, its my first audi after owning a bmw and i will stay with audi from now on, there is very little bad said about this car, perfornace for a under 2 litre car is exellent out performs petrol cars in the same engine size, economy is good if driven properly getting an average of 38mpg around town 45 on a motorway although the 50/ 60mpg can be achieved if driven slow, has not let me down at all and very comfortable. i think it also looks the part............ bad... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010 by skyworshipper (1 review written)
I have Owned an Audi a4 Tdi 130 or 2002 for a year.Simply love the car. I do a lot of miles on this car, Driving between England and Wales. No problems in anything. Surprising that this a a 8 yr old car and all the electricals and appliances still work fine. Excelent on diesel and drives great. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
I have owned my Audi A4 TDi SE 130 SE for 3 years and have not got a bad word for it. I do 18,000 very enjoyable miles in it every year. The ride is excellent, acceleration and handling too. I speak to a lot of owners who say the same. For a 51 plate every single electical device still works (unlike my Galaxy).If driven sensibly it will return 700miles to a tank. I cannot comment upon the Audi dealerships because I have mine serviced locally by a mechanic i trust. I have read some of... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2008 by audia4
I have a 53 plate 1.9tdi 130bhp on a triptronic/auto with sports mode. Delightful car which is nippy as well as comfortable. Really economical and smooth on motorway and sticks to the road on high speeds. Excellent handling on normal roads too. Also when cold in morning, the pick up is not effected unlike loads other diesels I have drove. Has sufficient space inside as well as the boot, this is coming from a 6ft 3inch lad. Cant fault this car, have had it for nearly a year now and beside... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2008 by gslack (46 reviews written)
Reliability, after 95,000 miles I've never been stranded. Cheap to run, 60 mpg driven sensibly. A reliable car and good 'all-rounder' but doesn't excel in any department. (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2008 by old anorak (1 review written)
Depends which dealer you use. Not all are the same. Many dealers are now part of bigger groups like Sytner or Stratstone. These tend to be less private customer focussed. The body coloured bumpers on the 2004 A4 are a poor colour match. My Moro blue car bumpers are a lighter shade particularly in the sunlight. The 51-03 cars with a grey bottom section were a better colour match. Perhaps it was a poor colour matching process on the run out year before the face lift models emerged. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2007
This is generally a good car but it can be fairly unreliable. (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2006 by Iain Macrae (17 reviews written)
What ever I say, the Audi A4 TDi is an excellent car to drive. It feels agile, accelerates well even at speed in 6th gear, it holds the road beyond my nerve, and controls the grip and braking through systems I trust even if I don't understand how they do it.
I drive the 2 litre TDI Euro IV, and with a lot of hard driving both motorway at speed and round town stop start I get 50 miles to the gallon. It does 600 miles to a tank and with cruise control and carefull driving would do much... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2006 by robrich649 (1 review written)
The past four years, I have been disappointed repeatedly with the reliance and dependability of my 2002 Audi A4 TDi SE, and have become fearful for my safety while driving.
First it was the ignition coils - one failed, it was replaced, and my Audi service reps sent me back out on the streets, knowing that other coils would undoubtedly fail. Of course, another one did, just weeks after the first one. During each of these episodes, the car continued to run but very roughly.
This winter,... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2006 by Jones8447
Overall the A4 2.0 litre TDi is an excellent car. Looks good, drives well and is comfortable.
However. I have had a major issue with the climate control since day one. It will not regulate the cabin temperature and when in Auto mode at speed makes a noise comparable with a Jet engine on take off. Audi cannot resolve this problem and I have been fobbed off for months being told to 'live with it' until they find a fix.
I'm currently taking legal action to reject the vehicle and recover costs.... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2005 by clivew (1 review written)
I purchased my Audi A4 TDi SE 130 in September 2004 on a 54 plate, and have had problem after problem with the climate control system. With the system switched to auto the fan will only reduce to around speed 4 or 5 at any temperature setting, and when the car is up to speeds in excess of 70 mph there is a roaring noise from the front of the car, along with an uncontrollable amount of air coming through the front vents. Audi have carried out many tests, and finally put it down to a feature... (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2004 by davepunter (1 review written)
I ordered the Audi A4 TDi Sport 1.9TDi 130 6sp in silver, and it was specified as having body colour bumpers 2004 model. On delivery not even the top bumpers match the bottom bumpers, and against the body the colour is awful. Audi have inspected it and say it is within tolerence. I am a qualified assessor dealing in Motor Accident Repair and would state that it is not of a commercially acceptable standard. Audi's answer was for me to try another dealer? The car itself is superb, but the... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2004 by joe banks (3 reviews written)
I ordered the Audi A4 Tdi SE 130 with lots of extras including leather, Xenons, sports suspension and sports seats.
The ride is excellent and well controlled. Changing direction at speed produces no shocks and country lane driving at good speed is far better than should be expected from a car which is basically built for economy.
Pickup is also excellent as is high speed motorway cruising.
Economy took some miles to run in and give best results. Now 50 mpg on a run is fairly easily achieved... (read more)
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