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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet quattro AT5 Review

Summer Lovin'

2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet quattro AT5

In short: A fun loving, well-built and comfortable convertible

Put simply, leave it to the Germans to deliver yet another great car. With convertibles, you are always worried about space, handling, comfort and looks. Okay, this baby won’t win the beauty contest, but we love its genre. All of the other preceding concerns (i.e. space, handling, comfort) have been addressed in its design and concept.

It is a convertible, so you deal with your limited trunk space, which actually is not too bad here. You get four seats as well, so you may just drop that gym bag in.

2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet quattro AT5 2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet quattro AT5

The famous quattro permanent all-wheel drive system coupled with the handling features make this a safe car that you will love to keep on driving. We like its sounds because of the way they tuned the exhaust system.

2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet quattro AT5

This version is loaded with some of these luxurious options, which boost the price by $5,000:

Premium Package:
Infotainment Package:
Homelink Remote Transmitter
Bose Premium Sound
Wind Deflector
XM Satellite Radio
Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
with Compass
Sport Package:
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
17-Inch Cast Alloy Wheels
Memory for Driver Seat & Mirror Adjustments
Sport Suspension
Xenon Headlights
All-Season Tires
Multi-Function Steering Wheel
Heated Front Seats
Premium Leather Sport Seats
 

Read a review of the 2009 Audi A4 2.0 T quattro

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile no-charge scheduled maintenance; 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation.


QUICK SHEET
Price as tested: $49,945

Technical Specifications

Performance Data

Engine:
- 3.0 liter 220 hp DOHC Aluminum V6

Transmission:
5-speed Automatic with Triptronic and Dynamic Shift Protection

Safety:
Dual Level Driver/Passenger Front & Side Airbags; Front and Rear 3-Point Safety Belts with Automatic Pretensioning, Adjustable Heated Outside Rear View Mirrors

Top Speed: 130 mph

Acceleration: 0-60 mph 8.4 seconds

Braking:
Anti-lock brake system with vacuum power assist, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and hydraulic Brake Assist

Fuel Economy:
18 city / 25 highway

Handling:
Quattro Permanent All-wheel Drive System with Electronic Differential Lock, Electronic Stabilization Program, Alloy wheels, Four-link Front Suspension, Trapezoidal link, Fully Independent Rear Suspension, Rack and Pinion Power Steering

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Photography: Walter Mladina

  (Updated 10/12/09 SV)

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