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Acura RSX vs. Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Acura RSX or Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Acura RSX and the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Acura RSX and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Acura RSX and the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Acura RSX and the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Audi A4 / S4   15 A4 / S4s, 3.5 months of data per A4 / S4, average 3600 miles

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2013 Audi A4 / S4 94 A4 / S4s, 9.0 months of data per A4 / S4, average 9400 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
17
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Audi A4 32 A4s, 8.8 months of data per A4, average 22500 miles9
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Audi S4 45 S4s, 8.2 months of data per S4, average 21800 miles43
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Audi S4 51 S4s, 10.0 months of data per S4, average 31800 miles40
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Audi A4 38 A4s, 10.0 months of data per A4, average 33400 miles44
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Audi S4 66 S4s, 9.2 months of data per S4, average 42300 miles

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
45
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Audi A4 32 A4s, 9.6 months of data per A4, average 49500 miles

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
63
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Audi A4 3.2 37 A4 3.2s, 10.1 months of data per A4 3.2, average 48200 miles

First model year of the B8 A4. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
55
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Audi A4 2.0T 41 A4 2.0Ts, 8.5 months of data per A4 2.0T, average 53200 miles

First model year of the B8 A4. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Audi A4 42 A4s, 9.7 months of data per A4, average 61800 miles44
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Audi S4 / RS4   10 S4 / RS4s, 9.4 months of data per S4 / RS4, average 53600 miles

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2007 Audi S4 / RS4   21 S4 / RS4s, 10.2 months of data per S4 / RS4, average 57600 miles

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2007 Audi A4 44 A4s, 9.9 months of data per A4, average 69300 miles85
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Audi S4   15 S4s, 9.7 months of data per S4, average 69300 miles

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2006 Audi A4 66 A4s, 9.1 months of data per A4, average 92500 miles

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Audi S4   17 S4s, 9.6 months of data per S4, average 75200 miles

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2005 Audi A4   18 A4s, 8.4 months of data per A4, average 90800 miles

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2004 Audi A4 26 A4s, 9.4 months of data per A4, average 105400 miles78
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Audi S4   22 S4s, 9.6 months of data per S4, average 90200 miles

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2003 Audi A4 27 A4s, 7.6 months of data per A4, average 124200 miles64
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Acura RSX   17 RSXs, 7.8 months of data per RSX, average 130700 miles

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2002 Audi S4   10 S4s, 8.9 months of data per S4, average 94200 miles

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2002 Audi A4 35 A4s, 8.9 months of data per A4, average 141500 miles

First model year of the B6 A4. S4 still B5.
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100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Audi A4 / S4   13 A4 / S4s, 7.5 months of data per A4 / S4, average 129000 miles

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2000 Audi A4 / S4   14 A4 / S4s, 9.1 months of data per A4 / S4, average 145100 miles

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1999 Audi A4 / S4   14 A4 / S4s, 6.1 months of data per A4 / S4, average 153500 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Acura RSX

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What Our Members Are Saying about Acura RSX Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Acura RSX: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 2dr Hatch 201-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I did have a problem with the 2ed and 3rd gear grinding while shifting. Acura serviced under warranty and completely resolved the problem.
2003 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In 5 yrs/145000 miles had very few problems
2003 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I have had the car for five years with no problems and very little maintenance.
2002 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Have 180,000 miles n it. 75% highway miles
2002 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I have 125,000 miles and NOTHING that isnt a wear item has needed to be replaced. Bulletproof car.

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