Used Audi A4 Saloon (1995 - 2001) Review

Review by Parkers on
3.5
The first A4 was a hugely important car for Audi. While it's predecessor, the 80, was a decent car, the new A4 was a big step up in terms of quality, design and refinement.
Audi A4 Saloon (95-01)
Strong image, good engines, top quality construction
Limited rear space, sensitive brakes

New price range:

£17,895 - £36,490

Used price range:

£263 - £2,110

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The first A4 was a hugely important car for Audi. While it's predecessor, the 80, was a decent car, the new A4 was a big step up in terms of quality, design and refinement. Most crucially it made buyers realise that were was a premium alternative to the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series. No easy feat. It was developed alongside the Passat and the A4 shares many of its virtues, including superb build quality and a wide choice of engines.

It's quite cramped in the back and the boot isn't huge but the A4 remains a great saloon.

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...

 Good boot, and quattro drive train. However, when you consider this was fairly much a mid-size premium saloon, it's amazing how newer A4s and BMW 3 series have grown bigger. This size of car is all...  

5 out of 5

Andrew Barber ,   26 May 2016    ... read more

 Excellent gear ratios for overtaking on A roads and motorways.  

4 out of 5

Eden Whittaker ,   28 Mar 2013    ... read more

 The largeish boot. The seat didn't fold down, but you could get several Top Gear suitcases in there.  

1 out of 5

Simon Jones ,   22 Jan 2011    ... read more

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