• Bill Burke Posted: 9/28/2010 2:50pm PDT

    Now if these poor owners read the automotive press they would be under the illusion that "imports good, domestics bad". These owners would have been far better off in buying the much criticized Chrysler Sebring, that may have a "cheap" interior, but few mechanical problems. You'd never know it from the reviews. "Chrysler bad, Audi good"..
    Time to own up guys, your in a negative-American mindset from your good old college days and you bring that baggage to every evaluation. You can't trust the NY Times let alone Car & Driver. I'm buying domestic, despite the press.....

  • Dusty Posted: 11/8/2010 6:05pm PST

    BEWARE!!! I have a 2005 Passat with 75,000 miles that is having this same sludge problem, but is NOT covered by the warranty. They claim to have fixed the issue by 2005, but the only 'fix' I can see is them recommending fully synthetic oil being used. I have only owned my car for a year and have maintained it as Volkswagen recommends, and I'm still looking at a $2,000 bill to get the issue fixed... IF there's no engine damage. I'll never buy a Volkswagen again.

  • Thos5646 Posted: 11/9/2010 2:23pm PST

    Anybody have a 2005 A4 with sludge issues? 53,000 miles and all correct oil changes and Audi still won't cover the repair! They just settled a class-action lawsuit for A4 models 1997-2004 but obviously 2005 models are affected as well. There is a groundswell of people online complaining about the same problem with their 2005 A4 models. I don't know why Audi isn't standing behind their product. I used to love AUdi but it is something to think about before you buy another Audi... they don't care about their customers at all.

  • Steve Posted: 12/30/2010 10:28am PST

    2004 audi a4 bought used so no history of maintaince. Car ran fine and was serviced during my time at dealer. Still oil light came on, wasn't low but filled anyway and still intermittent until engine completely went out. Was told should have stopped immediately at oil light for repair. Quoted almost 8000 for new engine, sold for scrap. Worst car ever and now find I was also completely screwed over this issue.

  • Jose gamboa Posted: 1/4/2011 12:11pm PST

    I had the sludge problem on my car but as soon as I saw the oil light going off I stoped my car have it towed to the shop, long story short after 3500.00 it was up and running again I bought this car used so what can of oil the previous owner was using who knows but I never seen something like this before to me is stupid and expensive, it is such of nice car but the maintenace is extreamly expesive I have all my receipts and I got the settlement letter I hope I get some money back.

  • BOB O'BRADOVICH Posted: 1/13/2011 5:24pm PST

    And I thouhght my Dad and his buddies put an end of the "Super race" putting the srcews to the world in Berlin , August 1945. I think that little guy with the Charlie Chaplin stash has come back as the 1.8 Turbo. I'm getting the double whammy as I no douth many of you are. Some has ruled that these 1.8T's run just fine in the New Bettle, Jetta and one other. I'm on my 3rd replacement engine in my 01 New Beetle to date. If any of you are in the same boat we have to get in on this class action suit, and time is very short. Three weeks ad of today. 2/11/11 cut off date for ojections. If you want more info email me at PARROTHEADHEAD@SACORIVER.NET and include your phone #. We got ripped off bad........Bob