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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 31 A4 / S4s, 4.5 months of data per A4 / S4, average 5100 miles0
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Audi A4 / S4 98 A4 / S4s, 9.9 months of data per A4 / S4, average 11200 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
11
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Audi A4 31 A4s, 9.4 months of data per A4, average 26300 miles12
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Audi S4 47 S4s, 8.7 months of data per S4, average 24300 miles29
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Audi A4 37 A4s, 9.9 months of data per A4, average 36300 miles42
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Audi S4 54 S4s, 8.9 months of data per S4, average 33900 miles48
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Audi S4 60 S4s, 9.5 months of data per S4, average 47000 miles

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
46
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Audi A4 34 A4s, 8.7 months of data per A4, average 51900 miles

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
49
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Audi A4 3.2 40 A4 3.2s, 9.8 months of data per A4 3.2, average 51600 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.
40
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Audi A4 2.0T 34 A4 2.0Ts, 10.5 months of data per A4 2.0T, average 55500 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.
64
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Audi A4 42 A4s, 9.2 months of data per A4, average 64800 miles50
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Audi S4 / RS4   11 S4 / RS4s, 9.1 months of data per S4 / RS4, average 56500 miles

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2007 Audi S4 / RS4   20 S4 / RS4s, 10.9 months of data per S4 / RS4, average 60500 miles

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2007 Audi A4 45 A4s, 9.7 months of data per A4, average 71900 miles74
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Audi S4   14 S4s, 10.1 months of data per S4, average 72100 miles

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2006 Audi A4 63 A4s, 8.9 months of data per A4, average 95300 miles

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Audi S4   16 S4s, 10.6 months of data per S4, average 77000 miles

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2005 Audi A4   15 A4s, 8.9 months of data per A4, average 94300 miles

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2004 Audi A4 28 A4s, 9.5 months of data per A4, average 113900 miles90
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Audi S4   19 S4s, 10.1 months of data per S4, average 90800 miles

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2003 Audi A4 26 A4s, 7.7 months of data per A4, average 126700 miles

Sample size right at the minimum, which might explain why this stat is so much lower than those for the 2001, 2004, and 2005.
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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Acura RSX   14 RSXs, 8.0 months of data per RSX, average 128700 miles

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2002 Audi A4 32 A4s, 8.9 months of data per A4, average 144400 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   12 A4 / S4s, 8.7 months of data per A4 / S4, average 113300 miles

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2000 Audi A4 / S4   13 A4 / S4s, 8.5 months of data per A4 / S4, average 146300 miles

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1999 Audi A4 / S4   10 A4 / S4s, 7.9 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 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I have had the car for five years with no problems and very little maintenance.
2003 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In 5 yrs/145000 miles had very few problems
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.
2002 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Have 180,000 miles n it. 75% highway miles

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