Used Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 - 2009) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 16 Jan 2009
4
The Audi A4 Cabriolet is all about understated elegance. It's smooth, refined, has a well designed interior and comes with some fine petrol and diesel engines.

4 out of 5

Safety

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The A4 wasn't tested by Euro NCAP (although the 2001-2005 saloon was a four star car), but it comes equipped with all the modern safety features you'd expect, such as twin front and side airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution. All cars have a new rollover system, too. In the event of the car rolling, two rollover hoops are deployed, in a similar, explosive, way to that of an airbag.

Security is taken care of by an immobiliser and alarm.

4 out of 5

Reliability

Only the 1.8T has caused any major grumbles - but the problems it suffered a few years ago have now been fixed. The previous model was superbly built and this car appears to be the same.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported.

Engine/Gearbox

Although there have been problems in the past with the 1.8T engine, this seems to have been rectified in recent years.

Other

No problems reported.