[A4] New car considerations

Scott DeWitt sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Wed Aug 31 16:01:04 EDT 2005

You have a conundrum, both vehicles you mentioned the Allroad and S4 will 
probably get worse mileage than the A4. In fact the Allroad gets downright 
disgusting fuel economy. Mileage in the low teens has been reported with the 
allroad. Too bad you can't import an A4 TDI to the states.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Azevedo" <Aaron.Azevedo at saucony.com>
To: <ericnmn at aol.com>; <A4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] New car considerations

> I'm in the same boat too.   I've got a '00 A4 avant with 99k on it.  Bad
> thing is that I'm getting 20 mpg. and my commute is going to 45 miles
> one way.
> Here's my dilemma - I want better gas mileage, want AWD, and don't want
> to drive Japanese.   And I'm pissed at Audi for the A3, as it is smaller
> than an A4 and more expensive than the A4 used to be.  To me is such an
> obvious scam to raise the price of the A4.
> I think I may end up with a CPO allroad, or S4 - used of course, as
> audis just don't maintain their value.  The other end of the spectrum
> has me driving my A4 into the ground and keeping my money.
> Aaron
> '00 A4 Avant 5sp, sport pkg - 99k
> '95 993 6sp, sport pkg - 62k
>>>> <ericnmn at aol.com> 8/31/2005 3:41:09 PM >>>
> I'm in the same boat - have a '96 A4 with 150k. I have two kids now and
> need a bit more room, but the trunk looks smaller. I'm thinking about
> the avant, but need to convince my wife. I'd be dropping two cylinders,
> but adding 28 hp, which might be more than an even trade. I did some
> research and found that 17" tires are fairly reasonable now. I think a
> lot of the 17" size on the 06 A4 costs the same as the 205-55/16's on my
> car.
> For those of you who have driven the 4 cyl turbo and the V6, how do
> they compare vibration-wise? (low revs and high)
> How useful is the Avant storage (whatever that area is called?) versus
> the sedan?
> Eric Schumacher
> '86 4kcsq (deceased)
> '96 A4 V6q
> Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:59:42 -0600
> From: "Glenn Ackerson" < gsackerson at comcast.net >
> Subject: [A4] New car considerations
> To: < a4 at audifans.com >
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> Hi folks,
> It's time for me to put the current A4 on the market and look at a new
> one. And, concerning that purchase, I'd be interested in your feedback
> on
> two options I'm considering:
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