Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI

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Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI

Audi present the A4 1.9 TDI Avant Estate with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Diesel

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Review of "Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI"

published 22/12/2006 | hootsmon69
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Pro Superb build quality, very reliable
Cons Awful ride and handling, over-priced
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Fuel consumption

"Avant, but not advanced"

First impressions were of its awkwardness to get into without banging ones head on the door frame, but once inside the cabin is very good, though space for small bits and pieces is poor. After owning it for 4 years I'm well used to getting in and out. One niggle of cabin detail is the poor legibilty of the numbers on the main instruments on gloomy days, long before it gets dark enough to switch on any lights. Even on bright days the secondary KMh markings on the speedo are almost invisible, a real pain when driving outside the UK.

The diesel engine has bags of torque and never disappoints, though it can be a bit noisy. The gearbox is sometimes a bit notchy and the clutch a tad heavy: the one place where the clutch really has problems is if one ever needs to reverse back up a slope: I've only needed to do it twice in 4 years, but both times it was impossible to do without large clouds of very pungent white smoke.

The headlights aren't adequate for what is a fairly fast car: I didn't go for the (very expensive) xenon option, and the standard halogens are pathetic.

My main grouse about the car is its dire ride over the inadequate crumbling roads that are typical today - fine on a motorway, but in a typical potholey urban environment you jolt over every imperfection. The handling is poor too: very easliy deflected by road imperfections, very sensitive to cross-winds, I never have full confidence in it - even though grip is actually very good.

Load space isn't completely flat when you fold the seats down, nevertheless the overall space is pretty good - I've carried large fridges and other awkward items of furniture very readily.

Standard equipment is a bit sparse, particularly given the high basic purchase price.

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Product Information : Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI

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Audi present the A4 1.9 TDI Avant Estate with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Diesel

Product Details

Range: Audi A4

Manufacturer: Audi

Available Trims: S line; SE

Height: 1427

Width: 1772

Length: 4586

Weight: 1450

Power: 115

Type: Car

Release Date: 01.01.2005

Insurance Group: 11

Engine Size (cc): 1896

Towing Limit (kg): 1500

Boot Capacity (litres): 1184

Fuel Type: Diesel

Body Type: Estate

Country of Origin: Germany

Emissions Class: EU4

Maximum Speed (mph): 122

Cylinders: 4

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Torque: 210@1900 lb/ft

Fuel Capacity (litres): 70

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 11.5 seconds - (Man)

CO2 Emissions: 157 g/km - (Man)

Range + Engine Type: A4 1.9

Classification: Premium Car

Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox


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