The A4 Cabriolet's automatic roof takes around 20 seconds to put down, but its stylish topless profile is well worth the wait.

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Also part of the premium audio package is Sirius Satellite radio, which can be programmed using the in-dash LCD screen.

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With the roof up, the A4 Cabriolet's variable cargo bay can be increased in size, for those trips to the shopping mall.

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We were impressed with nearly every aspect of the Audi's Bluetooth interface. The system copies over a cell phone's address book and call records, including recently made calls, missed calls, and outgoing calls.

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As we found in our review of the 2007 A4 sedan, entering destinations using the alphabetized rotary dial is simple, but time-consuming.

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To program destinations into the navigation system, drivers must use a simplified, stack-mounted version of Audi's MMI interface. This system is due to be replaced on the 2008 A4 with a full, central console-mounted system, such as that on the 2007 Audi A6.

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With the navigation system installed, the as-standard six-disc changer moves over to the glove box, and, curiously, loses the ability to read MP3 discs. Digital-age audiophiles can opt for an iPod connection instead of the CD changer.

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Considering it had the smaller of the model's two engine options, our 2-liter A4 Cabriolet tester was still an impressive performer. It may take all of 7.9 seconds to get to 60mph (half a second slower than the heavier A4 sedan) but in city driving, the direct-injection, turbocharged A4 Cabriolet feels responsive and light on its feet.

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The peppy A4 Cabriolet 2.0T Quattro will appeal to those looking for a stylish, sporty ride with an element of real-world functionality, thanks to its relatively good gas mileage, comfortable cabin, and impressive storage facilities.

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Those who option up the $1,000 premium audio package get a Bose-branded Sirius Satellite radio, which can be programmed using the in-dash LCD screen.

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