Audi A4 2.0T FSI SE Avant Multitronic CVT, 5-dr, 2007 (07), Light Silver Metallic, 78k, £SOLD

Outstanding condition high quality and high specification estate, combining a powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine with smooth CVT automatic gearbox and very comprehensive equipment.  Over £3000 options when new, including full leather interior, dual zone climate control, upgraded Bose CD-player, 17” alloys, cruise control, electric windows, electric mirrors etc.  Only three owners from new.  Well maintained and fully valeted,  with full service history and brand new set of tyres and brakes, and balance of existing Warranty Assist warranty through to September 2019.

In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Fifteen large-format photos also below!

I’ve now known this A4 Avant for nearly three years, since I bought it through the trade for my daughter.  With a new baby, it was time for her to trade up from a VW Golf, and the A4 Avant has proved to be a great choice.  It’s got plenty of room, it’s comfortable, quick, well-equipped and is very stylish.  Fast forward three years though, and my daughter and her husband now have a growing family and a second baby, and they wanted something even bigger to handle two pushchairs and all the luggage when they go away… I’ve found them a replacement car, and I’m delighted to have taken the A4 back in part exchange to offer here.

The A4 is well respected in the trade for its superb German build quality and reliability.  That’s demonstrated by this example, which despite being 12-years old and having completed nearly 80k miles, is still completely free from rattles or loose trim etc.  Frankly, I’ve seen two –year old cars looking much worse than this.  That’s also partly due to the care and attention that has been given to it too – my son-in-law is fastidious when it comes to maintenance and to keeping the car clean and well detailed.  It is in outstanding condition throughout, with an immaculate interior and just some minor kerbing marks to the wheels and a couple of inevitable light scratches and stone chips to evidence its age and mileage.  That excellent condition applies to its mechanical condition too – helped by a family member being a specialist VW-Audi group mechanic.  The car has a full service history, and a new MoT has just been completed.

This A4 was first registered in March 2007 to a private buyer who kept the car for the first six years of its life, putting about 42000 miles on the clock.  It then sold – as an Audi Approved user car – to a second private buyer who kept it for three years, and then my daughter bought it three years ago with 56000 miles on the clock.  Since then, it has covered another 7000 miles or so each year, giving excellent service.

It’s fitted with the very powerful 1,984cc 4-cylinder turbo-charged petrol engine, which produces 197bhp and a storming 280 Nm torque.  This engine was also shared with the VW Golf GTI – so that shows its performance credentials.  Driving through the very smooth stepless ‘Multitronic’ Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox, it powers up to 60mph in just 7.6s and on to a quoted maximum speed of 142 mph.  In fact, only the 3.0 Turbo Diesels and the thirsty 3.2-litre and 4.2-litre petrol versions are more powerful.  It certainly doesn’t hang about on the road – there’s plenty of get up and go, and it certainly doesn’t feel like a big estate car.  It also handles well, cornering safely and securely on low-profile tyres.

This is the third generation of A4, and was introduced in 2005, running through to 2008 – so this example is roughly mid-way through the production run.  SE (Special Equipment) represents the luxurious trim level; in addition to the already generous Audi specification of alloy wheels, climate control, electric front windows and mirrors, front and rear fog lights and traction control, the SE spec adds on cruise control, heated mirrors, electric rear windows and a height adjustable driver’s seat.  This example then tops that off with more than £3000-worth of options when new, including full black leather upholstery, Bose audio system, walnut trim inlay, iPod connectivity, front armrest, electric lumbar control to both front seats and metallic silver paintwork.  It all comes together to make a very distinctive and attractive package.

With the family connection, the car has been maintained over the last three years by Badger5 (who are primarily tuning specialists, but also undertake standard VAG servicing and repairs).  This includes a service at the end of January 2019.  The full service details are below, but summarise to ten stamps in the service book, including replacement of the cambelt in January 2014 and replacement of the transmission fluid in the CVT gearbox in August 2018 at 74655 miles.  In preparing the car for sale, I noted that the tyres didn’t have a lot of life left on them, so they have all been replaced with a set of new mid-range Kumho tyres.  In addition, at the MoT the garage recommended replacement of the brake discs all round, so this has been done too, together with new pads.

The Audi is finished in Light Silver metallic paintwork, and you can see from the photographs that it is in excellent condition throughout.  Inevitably at this age and mileage there are one or two light surface scratches and stone chips, and some light kerbing scuffs to the alloys, but far less than you might normally expect.  The interior is in excellent condition throughout, with no damage or marks to the leather upholstery.  There are three 12v charging points fitted, but no cigarette lighter, suggesting that this car has not been owned by smokers throughout its life.  As well as the equipment levels mentioned previously, the car also has a full complement of safety equipment – as you would expect – including five 3-point seat belts, five head restraints, anti-lock brakes, seat-belt pretensioners, front,  side and curtain airbags, ISOFIX child seat mountings, electronic stabilisation programme (ESP), traction control system (ASR), and emergency brake assist.

The A4 shows a warranted 78,000 miles from new, supported by a comprehensive service history, all but one of the previous MoT certificates, and an MoT history printout.  A new MoT has just been completed, and a service was completed at the end of January 2019.  There aren’t any odd noises, squeaks or rattles, and the car performs effortlessly.  My daughter chose to take out a Warranty Assist vehicle warranty last September for 12-months – so the balance of that (up to the 16th September 2019) is also transferable to the new owner.

This car has also been fully valeted, and comes with an Experian Data Check report (like HPI) which shows no problems.

This series of A4 was introduced in 2005, continuing through to 2008.  Parker’s Car Guide gives it an outstanding 4.5 stars out of 5 rating, matching its rival BMW 3-series and beating the Mercedes C-Class (4 stars).  Parkers go on to comment:-

It may look similar to the old model but this A4 Avant has some significant differences under the skin that make it more comfortable and better to drive. It retains the excellent build quality and refinement that has made the A4 such a success but adds a little extra polish to the formula. There’s an air of sophistication inside the Audi thanks to soft touch materials and a stylish design. The switchgear has a simple layout, which, combined with clear dials, superb build quality and good visibility make the A4 great to live with. The A4 is slightly more spacious than the car it replaces and the front seats are more supportive too. Thanks to excellent noise insulation and a refined ride, it is extremely comfortable. Audi is a very well respected name on the used market “

On the road, the A4 drives just as well as you would expect.  It accelerates quickly and cleanly, with plenty of performance from the 2.0 Turbo engine.  The CVT gearbox is smooth and refined, and the handling and roadholding are excellent.  For a large and powerful car, it’s also very economical – with official figures of 34.9 mpg for the combined cycle and 44.8mpg for the extra urban test.

Equipment and Features

> Finished in Light Silver metallic paintwork, with charcoal leather interior trim
> 1984cc 4-cylinder 16-valve fuel-injection turbocharged petrol engine, producing 197 bhp and 280 Nm torque
> 7-speed stepless ‘Multitronic’ continuously variable automatic transmission
> Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Dual zone climate control
> 16-spoke (8xtwin) spoke 17” alloy wheels
> Audi Concert RDS Radio and single-CD player, with Bose speaker upgrade, ten speakers, iPod/iPhone connectivity, and integrated aerial
> Electric front and rear windows with one-touch operation on all windows
> Electrically adjusted, heated  and powerfolding door mirrors
> Cruise control
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
> Electronic Stability Programme and Traction control system
> Automatic headlights and wipers
> Central locking, with two full remote keys
> Tinted windows
> Tailgate wash/wipe
> Five seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts and head restraints
> 60/40 split folding rear seat
> Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
> Height and electric lumbar adjustable front seats
> Central front armrest
> Driver’s, Front Passenger’s, side and curtain airbags
> Front and rear fog lamps
> Electrically heated rear window
> Three 12v charging points
> Trip computer with Distance to Empty, average speed, current mpg, average mpg, distance since reset and time since reset readings
> Integral dashboard mounted cupholder
> Walnut finish inlays to the dashboard and doors
> Warning triangle integrated in boot lid
> Rear extendable load cover with integral rear sun blind
> Original Equipment carpet overmats

History and Documentation

> The current mileage is showing as 78,062 miles which is warranted as correct.
> The A4 comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 1st March 2007, transferred to its second owner on 7th June 2013, and to its third owner on 1st June 2016.  It has had just the three keepers from new.
> The current MoT expires at the beginning of March 2020.  An MoT history check shows previous MoTs completed at:-

05/02/2010;   21,923 miles
09/02/2011;   28,905 miles
17/02/2012;   34,910 miles
12/02/2013;   40,753 miles
28/02/2014;   44,689 miles
10/04/2015;   49,566 miles
09/04/2016;   55,738 miles
30/05/2017;   65,084 miles
04/05/2018;   72,978 miles
12/03/2019;    78,064 miles
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> The car has a thorough service history, with a mix of main agent and specialist independent garages, with stamps in the service book showing :-

10,101 miles; May 2008
18,915 miles; 04/08/2009
25,423 miles; Undated
32,415 miles; 19/09/2011
34,909 miles; 17/02/2012
unrecorded miles; 31/01/2014 – including replacement of cambelt
52,557 miles; 25/11/2015
61,591 miles; 30/12/2016
71,709 miles; 22/01/2018
77,442 miles; 31/01/2019
In addition, there is a stamp at 74,655 miles (31st August 2018) for replacement of the Automatic Transmission fluid in the multitronic gearbox
> The owners handbook, service book and book pack are all present.

BODYWORK AND INTERIOR CONDITION

> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is in excellent condition.  Inevitably at this age and mileage, there are a few light stone chips and scratches, but that doesn’t detract from the overall presentation and this Audi stands out for looking superb.
> The interior is also excellent, with no damage to the charcoal leather or carpets.  It is fitted with original equipment overmats, in excellent condition.

MECHANICAL CONDITION AND WHEELS/TYRES

> The car has covered just over 78,000 miles.  It goes extremely well – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners just as you would expect!
> All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should
> The 17” alloy road wheels have all had some minor kerbing scuffs, but this has been touched in.
> The brake discs and brake pads have just been replaced front and rear.
> The road tyres are a matched set of new Kumho 235/45 ZRx17s with 8mm of tread across the tyre.  The spare wheel is a full-size 17”alloy wheel, fitted with an Autogrip P308 tyre with between 5mm-6mm of tread
> The tools, jack, locking wheel nut key and wheelbrace are all present

All in all – this is a highly desirable, excellent quality mid-sized Estate car – unusual for combining a high specification with high performance without unduly compromising the fuel economy.  The A4 is justifiably highly respected in the used car market, and this car is a good example of why!  This one is in excellent condition throughout, well maintained, fully valeted, just serviced with new tyres and new MoT and with some well-chosen optional specification too.  I’m not expecting this to be here for long!

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.