Product Type: Audi cars
Newest Review: ... I never thought anyone could make more complicated controls than Mercedes-Benz, but Audi can. The display in the center of the gauge cluste... more
a good idea from Audi
Audi A4 1.8 T
Audi A4 1.8 T
Date: 14/01/02, updated on 15/01/02 (108 review reads)
Advantages: GOOD MIX
Disadvantages: nothing else
Not much to say here. It's a nice looking car. Smooth lines, tasteful badging, and a lot less common on the road than the 3-Series.
This car has one of the most beautiful interiors I have ever seen. The leather is gorgeous, the wood trim elegant, and everything was shaped very well.
The gadgetry was a mixed bag. I liked the way to sunroof operated: There is a dial by the map lights that controls it. Turn the dial 180 degrees, the sunroof opens all the way (you don't have to hold a button down for once... I'm surprised no one has thought of this sooner). Turn it 90 degrees, it opens halfway, etc. You can also push/pull the dial to tilt the sunroof.
The audio/climate controls were quite intimidating. I never thought anyone could make more complicated controls than Mercedes-Benz, but Audi can. The display in the center of the gauge cluster was ugly. It's like 2 inches wide and 4-5 inches tall, and it's ugly. It has a red background, with red illuminated text/pictures, and basically serves no purpose but to tell you which door is ajar and which gear you're in (and I hate to be picky, but the numbers look like something a 6 year-old makes in MS Paint).