Used Audi A4 Saloon (2005 - 2007) Review

Review by David Ross on
4.5
The third-generation A4 tries harder than ever to be a credible alternative to the class-leading BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. Although it looks very similar to the outgoing model, every body panel has changed and there's a new, more aggressive, look for the front end.
Audi A4 Saloon (05-07)
Good all rounder, wide range of engine, feels classy
Still tight in the back, not quite as polished as BMW 3-Series

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£19,035 - £38,615

Used price range:

£683 - £8,363

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The third-generation A4 tries harder than ever to be a credible alternative to the class-leading BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. Although it looks very similar to the outgoing model, every body panel has changed and there's a new, more aggressive, look for the front end. There are also some new engine options, new gearboxes and the suspension has been redesigned.

The formula is essentially unchanged but the A4 now has some extra polish to keep it on top of its game. It can't quite better its rivals, but it remains a worthy contender.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Folding rear seat was an optional extra on the saloon, and mines didn't have it. Very, very infuriating after a short time. I'd say stay away from any A4 saloon that doesn't have this vital option!  

4 out of 5

Kevin Steele ,   03 Apr 2012    ... read more

 OK, 650 mile of a full tank of diesel. getting at times (driving sensibly 69 mpg. Nice and light to drive. Smaller than a passat but roomy enough inside and ultra comfortable. Excellent driving...  

5 out of 5

John McGarry ,   25 Mar 2012    ... read more

 I'm 6'4" and the car has amazing driver comfort for taller drivers. Front legroom is excellent and driving position is the best I've experienced.  

3 out of 5

Neil Morgan ,   14 Oct 2010    ... read more

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