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

"It is a joy to drive"

Mark H., CO (2008 Audi A4)

"It is a standard transmission (6 speed). That is the main reason I purchased this car - to have control over acceleration/handling."

Tim H., TX (2008 Audi A4)

"It is a joy to drive on twisty roads"

Anonymous, VT (2008 Audi A4)

"Twin turbo performance gives exceptional acceleration. Combines with economical four-cylindar when not using turbo. Quatro traction is excellent in Colorado mountain winter weather."

Roger P., CO (2008 Audi A4)

"Handling excellent with acceleration a down shift away"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Audi A4)

"Its acceleration is great, very quick and peppy"

Kathleen M., WI (2008 Audi A4)

"Car is quick off the park and fun to drive on any road surface."

George J., NY (2008 Audi A4)

"Wonderful acceleration, handling, road-feel. Comfortable on ice and in rain: it hugs the road. Love this car."

David S., OH (2008 Audi A4)

"Agile and responsive"

Joyce P., PA (2008 Audi A4)

"This is a fun car to drive. Very peppy and turns on a dime. Handles well."

Chuck B., TN (2008 Audi A4)

"Love the handling, acceleration and agility. Handles great On windy roads. The all wheel drive makes the car 'stick' to the road in all weather conditions, especially in rain and snow."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Audi A4)

"Absolutely support in all aspects a great pleasure to drive"

Thomas F., OH (2008 Audi A4)

"high quality handles well in city and on highway, great pick up and cornering"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Audi A4)

"Great acceleration!"

Pamela S., PA (2008 Audi A4)

"Like I said earlier my loves almost everything about her audi."

VINCE S., OH (2008 Audi A4)

"Love the performance of the Audi and the comfort, but we live in a rural area and I haven't been all that happy with how it handles gravel roads. It drives fine, but vents in the trunk to reduce wind noise suck gravel dust into the cab of the car and certain filters and sensors seem to require more frequent maintenance because of driving on gravel roads. I owned a VW Passat that had none of these issues. Apparently they think rich people never live on gravel!"

LAURA M., IA (2008 Audi A4)

"Very agile"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Audi A4)

"Amazing handling with AWD on mountainous and bumpy roads in CA. Best gearshift (manual) I've ever used, so smooth and precise. Lots of zip with turbo, even on San Francisco's hills. It's a sports car disguised as a family sedan!"

PAUL C., CA (2008 Audi A4)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"A bit noisy after 10 years, makes weird sound when turning"

James J., VA (2008 Audi A4)

"Comfortable for long drives and quite."

Anonymous, WA (2008 Audi A4)

"Seats are ergonomic and provide support in all the right places. Ride is sporty."

George J., NY (2008 Audi A4)

"You can dive all day and have no discomfort"

Anonymous, VT (2008 Audi A4)

"The seat is unhealthy for long drives. Causes back and hip joint problems."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Audi A4)

"Acceleration, comfort, ease of handling."

WILLIAM T., WA (2008 Audi A4)

"It has a very quiet interior and comfortable ride at normal city and highway speed in all weather. However, the front seats need more side supports, we do find ourselves slide across the leather seats all the time. We are both average weight and sizes."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Audi A4)


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

What Owners Say

"Well, my initiated this transaction 6 years ago. He loves the car. I think it was over priced and, of course gets terrible gas miliage and uncomfortable to drive, so bad value..."

Anonymous, WA (2008 Audi A4)

"Happy with the infinity"

DON B., BC (2008 Audi A4)

"The car is relatively pricey - on the other hand it is the best car (trouble-free) I have ever owned."

SHERWIN R., ON (2008 Audi A4)

"Every time it is infor an oil change there are approx $1200 of other stuff that needs fixing."

T W., FL (2008 Audi A4)

"It is a great car. You will love the handling and comfort while driving."

WILLIAM T., WA (2008 Audi A4)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"This is my wife's car.She loves the handling,style and comfort.Oh yeah she's an AUDI Fanatic loves the cars!"

VINCE S., OH (2008 Audi A4)

"Very nice looking car even though it's 8 years old"

SAM M., IL (2008 Audi A4)

"A beautiful, small convertible - as described to us by an admirer "understated elegance". \ The engine problem referred to was continuing high oil consumption."

R R., BC (2008 Audi A4)

"It has the classic German car no non sense practical, clean and bulky look."

Anonymous, AB (2008 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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