Used Audi A4 Avant (1996 - 2001) Review

Review by Parkers on
3.5
Like it's saloon counterpart, the A4 Avant was a breakthrough model for Audi. It had the quality and refinement to compete with estate rivals from BMW and Mercedes, something which the brand had never quite managed before.
Audi A4 Avant (96-01)
Strong image, good engines, top quality construction
Limited rear space, sensitive brakes

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£18,222 - £46,345

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£294 - £16,687

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Like it's saloon counterpart, the A4 Avant was a breakthrough model for Audi. It had the quality and refinement to compete with estate rivals from BMW and Mercedes, something which the brand had never quite managed before. It looks stylish - but this is at the expense of luggage space, while rear passenger space is tight too. Otherwise it's a great choice with well built interiors, safe handling and a great choice of strong engines.

There's even a crazy high performance RS4 version with a mind boggling 380bhp.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 It's got a large boot, has a towbar fitted and will tow a trailer with half a ton of stone in it no problem. It will also tow a caravan no bother. It cruises effortlessly and on the German auto bahns...  

4 out of 5

Mark Thirlwell ,   21 Oct 2014    ... read more

 The boot space is excellent. It is supposed to be small for its class, but I have never needed any more space than this car has provided.  

5 out of 5

Peter Causey-Freeman ,   18 Oct 2013    ... read more

 Quite a lot of load space especially with rear seats folded.  

5 out of 5

Paul Withington ,   12 Sep 2012    ... read more

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