Overall, the A4 is a capable, well-finished car that's pleasant to drive. Its interior exhibits impressive attention to detail and excellent fit and finish, but the rear seat is cramped. Handling is fairly nimble, but the ride is stiff at low speeds.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"It handles very well in snow. Wish your ratings included this."

Anonymous, NY (2005 Audi A4)

"Really nice having a "sports car" with all wheel drive that works in the winter."

DENNIS D., MI (2005 Audi A4)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"There is a persistent musty smell that is exhibited when the car starts up. Audi has never been able to resolve after numerous times back to the shop. Except for this area, all other areas such as noise, ride, seats are fine."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Audi A4)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"the car drives and handles extremely well, it gets good gas milage"

JOHN M., IL (2005 Audi A4)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It looks great. I love the way it handles."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Audi A4)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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