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Every Audi Has Problems. Some More Than Others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Audi generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Why You Should Avoid the 3rd Generation Audi A4

From 2005 to 2007, the A4 accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 8.74. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Rank Model Gen Years PainRank
52nd A4 Gen 3 2005—2007 8.74
51st A4 Gen 2 2001—2004 7.71
50th A4 Gen 4 2008—2015 5.23

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