The 1st generation of the A4 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.79. That can be compared against other Audi generations. Shopping for a Audi? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1996–2000 A4 model years have sent in 16 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the body (12%) followed by the drivetrain (12%) and the electrical (12%).