The Audi A4 has a nicely finished interior, comfortable ride and secure handling, but it lacks the agility of other cars in this segment. Further, the engine is noisy and unrefined. Our A4 came with all-wheel drive for added foul-weather traction. The interior shows excellent attention to detail and crash test results are impressive.
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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

"The Audi is close to Porsche outstanding handling qualities. Absolutely superb. All wheel drive hugs the road with confidence in rainy weather. It is a truly wonderful driving car. My car has a flash upgrade to the fuel control which boosts HP to 244! It's fast and fun to drive."

PAUL S., SC (2006 Audi A4)

"superb handling excellent performance"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Audi A4)

"Great pickup, powerful engine for such a light car."

STEVEN G., CO (2006 Audi A4)

"fun and comfortable car"

SCOTT S., CA (2006 Audi A4)

"Great acceleration, love the way it handles, especially on curvy roads. Very fun to drive. Very solid feeling for a convertible"

James D., CT (2006 Audi A4)

"2006 Audi A4 has a fantastic all-wheel-drive system that can handle most of the inclement weather we get in the Southeast PA with ease."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Audi A4)

"Excellent engine, handling, and acceleration"

Jeff B., VT (2006 Audi A4)

"The handling remains excellent, the car goes where you want it too and holds the road; the acceleration is excellent and the turbo provides the extra boost expected."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Audi A4)

"Great acceleration and handling"

Elizabeth E., FL (2006 Audi A4)


Anonymous, AZ (2006 Audi A4)

"The acceleration and handling are still both excellent. The car is sure footed and has readily available power."

Ian G., MA (2006 Audi A4)

"My convertible is fun to drive when it is convertible weather in Texas and is comfortable on all the others."

Christopher E., TX (2006 Audi A4)

"Fun to drive and reliable, but the big hills of Seattle really put the motor to the test with my manual transmission. I'll opt for a car with more power or an automatic next time."

Mark C., WA (2006 Audi A4)

"Fun to drive, we bought it because it was the last year they offered a manual transmission. Very full of pep."

Steven G., CO (2006 Audi A4)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats and ergonomics are awful for me, 6'2" and 180 pounds. I have to hold my right leg up to position it on the accelerator and that leads to discomfort that prevents us from using it on long trips."

STEVEN G., CO (2006 Audi A4)

"Heated seats, lumbar support, quiet, road handling"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Audi A4)

"Even though it's an old car, you can still feel the build quality of this car. It's still a very smooth and quiet ride. We've taken a couple of long trips in it (> 300 miles) and still a pleasure to drive this car."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Audi A4)

"Again, the style is timeless it's just a beautiful automobile!"

James B., WA (2006 Audi A4)

"The seats give little thigh support and thus I have to hold my leg up to drive which makes this car very tiring to drive for more than an hour. If you slide the seats back then the steering wheel is too far forward, it doesn't extend far enough."

Steven G., CO (2006 Audi A4)

"This 2006 Audi Cabriolet has bee very reliable and is very quite for a convertable"

Elizabeth E., FL (2006 Audi A4)

"The car is quiet and comfortable."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Audi A4)

"Comfy ride, turbo boost =quick response. Noisy tires"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Audi A4)

"Seats are very comfortable, include seat warmers, and have power adjustments"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Audi A4)

"Car has a premium feel. The engine has got a bit noisy as the car has aged. The ride is still good."

Ian G., MA (2006 Audi A4)

"The seats just don't adjust to be comfortable for a tall person to drive so I find the car too small to fit well for me."

Steven G., CO (2006 Audi A4)


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

What Owners Say

"One thing I got in my 2003 Audi was performance. My 2006 has a smaller engine and is a lot less fun to drive. However, the price was substantially less."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Audi A4)

"This continues to be an exception automobile. Over 150K miles and still fun to drive and reliable. No trouble ever; so only maintenance costs, as expected."

DOLORES V., WI (2006 Audi A4)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"We have been looking to acquire a second car, and the vast majority of new car interiors pale in comparison to this one even at 11 years old. Both leather and plastic components still look and feel great."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Audi A4)

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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