Launched on the market in 1994, Audi A4 is one of the longest standing lines of vehicles and definitely a general people pleaser. Over the years, Audi has made many improvements to this car, while at the same time staying true to the basic elements of the A4. The latest installment in the A4 series was launched in 2009 and even now, eight years later, it remains one of the most coveted cars. Boasting new specs, new looks and new tech is does seem to tick all the boxes on car enthusiast’s checklist. But does this make it worth the price? Is the Audi A4 for you?
The Audi A4 falls into the category of luxury vehicles, so it goes without saying that you should consider it only if you are ready to go beyond a certain budget – especially if you want to buy the latest model. The A4 is an expensive car, but you are getting your money’s worth. Not only is a spending vehicle, with a chic design and durable build, but what’s under the hood is very impressive as well. The latest model can reach the highest speed compared to its predecessors and in safety tests the A4 has received maximum rating for the driver’s safety. You also benefit from great tech, including a navigation system, climate control, engine start button and more.
Opinions seem to be divided when it comes to fuel consumption on the Audi A4, but, right from the start, you should know that this is not the most fuel-efficient car. Unless you are a petrol heat through and through and you’re willing to spend more than average on gas, then this car is for you. This is after all a luxury vehicle and this is reflected in the price tag. But, if you’re not ready to spend this much on gas and you’re more interested in the potential of hybrid or electric cars, then you might want to look at another model instead. Or, you can always buy a used Audi A4. Edmunds offers used Audi A4, so that is a great starting place if you want to enjoy this car at a much lower price.
Although Audi A4 is quite spacious, we only recommend it for families of maximum three, simply because this car was not built for families. Instead, it has an individualistic, executive feel to it and caters more to a modern lifestyle.