Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 – 2009) Review

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Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 – 2009) At A Glance

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

Windows prone to rattle.

On average it achieves 98% of the official MPG figure

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.

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Real MPG average for a Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 – 2009)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

98%

Real MPG

17–48 mpg

MPGs submitted

69

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

ASK HJ

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.
Answered by Honest John
Advice on buying an Audi A4 Cabriolet
I am thinking of buying a convertible and am leaning towards an Audi A4 or BMW 3 series. What would be your pick taking into account reliability, service costs, driving enjoyment and major repair risks?
The A4 has a soft-top. The E93 3 Series has a folding hard top. So depends where you regularly park. For problems check both the cabrio entries and the main model entries in http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar
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Engine failure after 6 years - who should pay for the repairs?
Three years ago I bought a 2007 Audi A4 Cabrio 2.0TDi from a main dealer. The car had a full service history and was in good condition. A few weeks ago I suffered complete power failure on the M4 and the oil pressure warning light came on. I’ve since been told that the fault is a well-known oil pump/balancer shaft failure and am facing a £5500 repair bill for a new engine. Audi are refusing any liability and state the car is out of warranty. It’s taken three weeks with Audi UK customer service to get to this point and am stunned at Audi's attitude on this. It’s clearly a very frequent failing, and while they may have not accepted liability or done a recall, they could have informed customers so they could have done the £300 fix to avoid catastrophic failure. Do I have any recourse at all?
Few manufacturers or suppliers offer liability beyond 6 years. This is a common problem. Researching the car before you bought it would have warned you. It's well detailed in all the relevant entries in http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar Obviously doesn't reflect well on Audi or on VAG.
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Uneven tyre wear on an Audi A4?
The rear tyres on my Audi A4 Cabriolet are worn on inside rear only. They are 235/40/R18 FALKEN ZE912 95W XL, fittted 03/05/2012. What could be the cause?
May be a geometry problem. Try a 'Four Way Laser Alignment' at a branch of http://www.alignmycar.co.uk
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What does a Audi A4 Cabriolet (2006 – 2009) cost?

Buy new from £23,784 (list price from £30,435)
Contract hire from £226.34 per month