just wanted to put up a post about some weird handling on my A4.
Since I got the car 8 months ago, I've always thought the suspension was a little twitchy.
This was especially noticeable when either:
cruising at motorway speeds then lifting off the gas (car would sway to the side a little)
when breaking (car would initially sway to the side a little)
if breaking in a corner over a bump it almost felt like the back and the front of the car were not connected.
Both of these things sound bad - but in reality it was a very small sway. I knew I had a clunking sound coming from the O/S/F going over bumps, and that the O/S/F tyre was wearing a bit more than the others so I figured I had -ve camber + some toe in to boot.
After searching the forums, I was sure the rear axle bushes were shot (symptoms sounded similar) and I'd need at least 1 control arm on the front and tracking as a bare minimum.
Gave the car to the mechanic and let him loose, turns out the rear axle bushes were fine, but I needed O/S/F top rear and lower front control arms (one of the arms wasn't even tightened properly).
After getting all the work done the car feels much more positive. It goes, stops and turns in a predictable fashion.
Happy boy (till the next thing breaks)!