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Re: A4 Driveline Shudder

David L. Rowney writes:
> I'm considering purchasing an A4q 2.8 or 1.8T  w/manual but I'm concerned
> about the 'driveline shudder' mentioned here.    I just tested a FWD A4
> ('97) and didn't experience the 'shudder'.   Only about a 20 min. drive -
> could have missed it.

I have had an A4q 2.8 for more than 7 months now and I have
not experienced any serious "driveline shudder".  Sure, there
is a slightly bit of vibration felt through the shift knob
under certain condition, and there is a little bit of additional
rumble when I make the engine rev at exactly 1450rpm (felt
only when car is stationary and in neutral), but these IMHO
is picking nits.  The car is soooo quiet, docile and smooth,
I guess it makes people notice such small things.

I'm perfectly happy with the A4q driveline.  It makes my other
Audis seem quite crude in comparison.  I wouldn't hesitate to
recommend an A4 to anyone.

96 A4 2.8 quattro
84 5000S 2.1 Turbo
80 4000 2.0
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