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Beats my BMW
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By carlylsdad
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2000 Audi S4 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

Love this car! Bought it new in 2000 after test driving it.....the salesman said I'd buy it and he was right! Have 50,000 miles on it and the only trouble was a wheel bearing at 36000 miles. Still drives like new. Put a Garrett Industries chip in it and it has 310hp and will drive up a wall with the 4wd. Great in snow with 4 snow tires and in the summer with 4 performance tires. Beats the pants of my old 540 BMW at 15 grand less!


Favorite Features

4 wd, handling


Suggested Improvements

radio controls on the steering wheel


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Stealthy, wild & fun
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By yobblue
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2000 Audi S4 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

Have loved my S4 since March 04' - would have chosen stick, but couldn't wait to have one. I am just as happy with this car since day 1. No problems. Fast! Diplay panel is like jet dashboard - lights up red, and all passengers comment. I am still finding features I didn't know existed on the car. For winter geo's - must have winter tires! Perf's only during other seasons- dont mix with all season - you lose the experience.


Favorite Features

Car fits like a glove. Favorite features are simply the interior layout. Once you know the panel, you really just focus on the road. And the performance is great. It's a surprisingly sporty car, despite what I think that a 4-door car is exactly NOT.


Suggested Improvements

Oh, what a 2-door version would look like! Dreaming on....


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Fundamental design flaw
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By Florida Owner
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2000 Audi S4 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

There is a reason Audi stopped selling ars with the 2.7 liter engine. The engine is flawed BY DESIGN. The 2000-2002 S4s (B5 platform) all came with K03 turbo chargers. Given the way the 2.7 liter engine in the S4 was designed, this turbo does not have adequate cooling to prolong it's life. IT WILL FAIL, even if you don't race or chip the car. When the turbos fail, it requires removal of ENTIRE ENGINE to replace them. This is close to $6000 in labor and parts. The problem can be avoided in the future by replacing the K03 with K04 turbos, but it's expensive. This flawed design has contributed to the lousy resale value. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR! STAY AWAY!


Favorite Features

Black/Blue alcantara interior option. Good torque on the low end.


Suggested Improvements

If you are stuck with this car because of lousy residuals, replace the K03 turbos with K04 turbos. Expensive to do, but the engine will last a lot longer.


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Love my S4
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By jprny
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2000 Audi S4 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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This has been the best car I have ever owned. Fun to drive, but with the comfort, solidity, etc. you expect from a 40k car. 52000 miles & I still absolutely love the car.


Favorite Features

performance, brakes, interior, looks more or less like a "regular" 4dr.


Suggested Improvements

needs aftermarket tires better shifter (both easily solved aftermarket)


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Practicality was never so much fun!
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By jatwrite
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2000 Audi S4 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

The S4 is an outstanding overall vehicle for someone who likes to have fun driving but has practical needs too -- like a fold-down rear seat, decent trunk, four doors, etc. Also fun to modify: for $600 I bought a chip (APR) that adds 58 hp and 100 lb ft of torque, making torque 358!!! Quarter mile under 14 yet still a comfortable ride.


Favorite Features

All wheel drive, powerful engine, easy 6-spd, one-touch up/down for windows


Suggested Improvements

More room in back seat, tho that already has been addressed in newer models


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