Audi A4 2.0 TDI Cabrio
13 September 2006
Audi has made the A4 Cabriolet as business-friendly as possible by fitting the 140PS 2.0 diesel found in the A4 saloon and Avant to produce an 'entry-level' car powered by fleet's favourite fuel.
Prestige feel and image means you can cut it in the more expensive areas of London. However, colour choice is critical. You must go for contrasting interior and exterior.
Good Rear seat room is good enough to fit adults or a rear-facing child seat. If you're not carrying passengers the optional wind-break works well.
Average Powered fabric soft-top is simple and smooth, but not as quick as some, and the folding metal tops are now considered more welcome on choice lists because they are classed as coupes too.
Poor The 2.0-litre engine may be frugal (43.5mpg) but it's noisy and there's no forgetting your fuel choice with the top down.
Verdict A sound business pick for its running costs. Only the fabric roof lets it down against competitors that now have folding metal tops.