Is my '02 A4q an unusual piece of junk, or just a piece of junk?

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at
Sat Jan 22 10:35:13 EST 2005

Wow- that's pretty bad.

I've had the following on our '99.5 A4 1.8T:
radio display went bad- replaced (car was only a month old, if that)
temp sensor died- no temp indication on cluster gauge
rear diff seal leaking at 50k
uneven front brake pad wear- one rotor scored, one fine, both replaced, new pads
front control arm went bad at 50k
spark plug failure at 55k

Everything except the plug failure and control arm was covered under
warranty, everything was non-critical except the plug failure.

I guess you'd need to elaborate more, but I'm surprised you didn't
invoke lemon law buyback- with all of those problems, I don't see how
you could have not been able to do so.

I won't buy another new Audi simply because our local dealers are
mediocre at best, horrible at worst. None of the dealers I've been to-
Philadelphia metro, South and North Jersey, Westchester and Rockland
NY- none of these dealers meet the standard that I would expect from a
luxury car dealership. A few of the local BMW dealers are much, much,
much better in this regard. I have not looked at MBZ, so I don't know
how people are treated there.


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