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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Audi A4 / S4   12 A4 / S4s, 5.4 months of data per A4 / S4, average 4400 miles

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2014 Audi A4 / S4 54 A4 / S4s, 8.6 months of data per A4 / S4, average 7700 miles10
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2013 Audi A4 / S4 104 A4 / S4s, 9.4 months of data per A4 / S4, average 18700 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
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2012 Audi A4 31 A4s, 9.0 months of data per A4, average 35700 miles26
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2012 Audi S4 53 S4s, 9.4 months of data per S4, average 32200 miles55
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2011 Audi A4 42 A4s, 10.1 months of data per A4, average 45000 miles

The repair frequency for the 2010 peaked at the same level a year ago, but has improved since. Could be an end-of-warranty blip.
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2011 Audi S4 51 S4s, 10.0 months of data per S4, average 44500 miles

The repair frequency for the 2010 peaked at the same level a year ago, but has improved since. Could be an end-of-warranty blip.
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2010 Audi A4 36 A4s, 8.8 months of data per A4, average 55100 miles

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
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2010 Audi S4 55 S4s, 10.7 months of data per S4, average 53400 miles

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated valves and piston rings.
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2009 Audi A4 2.0T 44 A4 2.0Ts, 9.8 months of data per A4 2.0T, average 60300 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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2009 Audi A4 3.2 37 A4 3.2s, 9.4 months of data per A4 3.2, average 57200 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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2008 Audi A4 40 A4s, 9.7 months of data per A4, average 73800 miles72
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2008 Audi S4 / RS4   10 S4 / RS4s, 11.2 months of data per S4 / RS4, average 58500 miles

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2007 Audi A4 47 A4s, 8.5 months of data per A4, average 84100 miles57
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2007 Audi S4 / RS4   19 S4 / RS4s, 9.9 months of data per S4 / RS4, average 67000 miles

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2006 Audi A4 67 A4s, 8.8 months of data per A4, average 102800 miles

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.
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2006 Audi S4   15 S4s, 8.5 months of data per S4, average 81900 miles

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2005 Audi A4   15 A4s, 9.1 months of data per A4, average 104500 miles

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2005 Audi S4   20 S4s, 9.6 months of data per S4, average 82000 miles

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2004 Audi A4 27 A4s, 8.4 months of data per A4, average 118900 miles127
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2004 Audi S4   19 S4s, 8.6 months of data per S4, average 96200 miles

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2003 Audi A4   23 A4s, 8.2 months of data per A4, average 136100 miles

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2002 Audi A4 28 A4s, 8.8 months of data per A4, average 151000 miles

First model year of the B6 A4, very high repair frequency. S4 still B5.
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2001 Audi A4 / S4   16 A4 / S4s, 8.2 months of data per A4 / S4, average 125100 miles

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2000 Audi A4 / S4   10 A4 / S4s, 8.1 months of data per A4 / S4, average 160500 miles

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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Reliability

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4

Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
65,000 miles and not a single problem other than routine oil changes and tires. My BMW 335i is always in the shop and is a maintenance nightmare.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 225hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
Like that I can drive an Audi for 6+ years/100k+ miles and still feel safe.
2006 4dr Sedan This car is bullet-proof. End of story. The B7 A4 is the evolution of B6/B7 platform and most of the kinks are ironed out in the final years. No worries here.
2006 4dr Sedan So far, perfect
2005 2dr Convertible so far so good, but I have only had the car less than a month, too soon to tell
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed manual AWD
120k miles + and counting, no major issues
Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Very expensive to fix and not with the same history of reliability as Benz.
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 225hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
My second A4 is better than the last, but I am glad I leased instead of buying. Reliability is just not world class.
2006 4dr Sedan 340-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed manual AWD
Do not buy one of these used unless the timing chain pre-tensioners have been replaced. There are a lot of complaints of these breaking at 100,000 miles. Mine went at 99,100 miles and the dealer quoted me $10,000 to fix. I had to sell this car at a loss. What a waste!
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 225hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
Not reliable, lots of dealer visits,
2005 4dr Sedan 340-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed manual AWD
The two cars I looked at were low mileage 2005s, CPO, and both had full service history, of which there was a lot. Both cars noted cooling issues and problems with the steering system repaired under warranty. Also numerous electrical problems.
2005 4dr Sedan In the shop 10 times during last seven months. Towed 4 times because not drivable
2004 4dr Sedan Reputation for mechanical problems and expensive repairs
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
6-speed manual AWD
The car is not reliable - sensors, electrics, etc.
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 225hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
Had to have many repairs before all the bugs worked out - now seems reliable (knock on wood)
2002 4dr Sedan The high tech nature of these cars requires somewhat more attention to maintenance.