The issue is that the wrong A4, we are referring to any A4 with a patchy or missing service history, any question marks hovering over it in terms of mechanical issues or potential accident issues or an A4 that has clearly been used and abused, we can almost guarantee, will be far more of a headache than you’re anticipating and could potentially cost you thousands of dollars just to keep it on the road.
Yes the A4 can be a good car, but the negatives surrounding questionable examples far outweigh any positives.
We cannot emphasise this enough, do not buy a questionable Audi A4. If you have even the slightest concern about its condition or history, do not buy that car.
However, if you find a single or second owner A4 that is in pristine condition, it has a full and thorough service history, it’s a higher spec model and it’s loaded with optional extras, plus it’s a great price, then should you buy one?
Again, probably not.
There are other cars out there that offer an equivalent driving experience, the same levels of refinement and sophistication and they come with a far more robust reputation for reliability. Yes they start with L and ends with exus, but we understand why you’d love an Audi A4.
We’ll compromise with our final verdict, if you can find a unicorn examples that tick all of the boxes, sure buy one but please know that the potential costs in maintaining a used Audi A4 can be exorbitant to say the least.
This generation of Audi A4 can be a great car, when they work faultlessly but, you’ve been warned.