Review: Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 – 2009)


More emphasis on handling, comfort and refinement than pre-facelift model. Very classy image.

Windows prone to rattle.

Recently Added To This Review

14 September 2016

Report of oil pump chain failing on a 63k mile 2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 Turbo Petrol S-Line. DSG, resulting in destruction of engine. Had been ritted with replacement timing belt in 2013. Read more

22 July 2014

Another Audi A4 B7 2.0 TDI BLB oil pump failure, this on a 60k mile 2007 A4 2.0 TDI cabrio. Dealer quoting £5,500 for new engine and turbo. Read more

1 February 2014

The drains to the sills may require periodic cleaning otherwise water can collect inside them. Read more

Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 – 2009): At A Glance

For 2006, the Audi A4 Cabriolet was revamped to Audi A4 B7 spec and look. It featured four engines new to the A4, including the 1.8 20v that became VAG's small perfoermance engine for many years, powering the Audi TT, the SEAT Leon Cupra, the Skoda Octavia vRS and WW Golf GTi.

What does a Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 – 2009) cost?

List Price from £29,260
Buy new from £225
Contract hire from £226.34 per month
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Real MPG average for a Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 – 2009)

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17–54 mpg

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What have we been asked about the Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 – 2009)?

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Buying a convertible for £4k

I'm thinking about buying a convertible. I want a diesel, preferably an auto, up to about £4000. I have had a few BMW diesel cars in the past and I like the fact that they are reliable and have a cam chain. I don't know too much about the Audi A4, but I do like the style. What would you personally have and what would you recommend?
I don't recommend a £4000 diesel because you will probably immediately need to spend £4000 - £6000 on a new DPF, turbo, EGR, etc. Get a petrol model. Definitely consider a post-2003 SAAB 9-3, but definitely don't go anywhere near the diesel version.
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