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2001 Audi S4 - Consumer Reviews

2001 Audi S4

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A good alternative to an SUV
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By APB_S4
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2001 Audi S4 Avant Quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I own an 4-Runner and a '00 Boxster,
but I need another car (Since Boxster's
lease is ending shortly, and my mother
wants to use the 4-Runner, plus, I am
getting marry soon.)
I pick the S4 because:
1) Fast, with a Chipped ECU it can get
you over 300 hp and 350 tq/ft
2) 4WD, no need to worry about weather
3) Rich in features: comes with Bose
stereo system, heated and 8-way power
seat, glass sun roof, all dim mirrors,
roof bike rack, ESP, etc.
4) Space is about the same compare to
BMW and a bit better then IS300 in
terms of cabin and rear trunk space.

Compares with 325i Wagon or IS300
Wagon, I think this is a better buy ($$
vs features, comfort and power).


Best Features

1) Lots of power and torque. 2) Comfortable Seat design (comfortable yet wrap around your body nice and secure). 3) Rich in feature - bose stereo, sun roof, bike rack, dim mirror, heated + 8 way power seats, ESP, etc.


Worst Features

1) Need better By Pass Valve 2) Some small rattle noise from behind the seat. (easy fix under warranty) 3) Could use more rear space but 4 is ok 4) Suspension - I thought I was spoiled by Boxster, but after compare with others, Audi is the softest. So I changed wheels and spring/shocks.


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Twin Turbo Fast fun and practical
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By Zen Akita
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2001 Audi S4 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

This car is safe, VERY Fast, handles
like a super car and is Amazing in
snow and rain.

Is it the perfect car. I have found
it to be. You may also.


Best Features

Performance and all weather driving what else do u need.


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audiS4 kicksbtt
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
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By bindato
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2001 Audi S4 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

total fun, drove it on alcan, awesome
winter car, not good for big family-
rear space little tight


Best Features

power and handling


Worst Features

more power is always good


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living with an S4 AVANT
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By c o guy
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2001 Audi S4 Avant Quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

I went from an A4 avant to an S4 avant
by accident. I visited the dealership to
purchase some touch-up paint for the
A4...a friend there asked me If I liked
the S4, to which I replied yes except
for the shift linkage. He tossed me the
keys to an S4 AVANT Tip and said "go
drive this for a while" well after an
hour I ended up with a new car! It has
been flawless for me and is great fun to
drive. most people dont realize that a
little eurpoean stationwagon can turn in
a sub 6 second 0-60 time. It performs
flawlessly in daily city driving as well
as extended road trips. If it has a flaw
it would be that at 120 mph you feel
like you are doing 60. I LOVE this car!


Best Features

First and formost is the unbridled power. Twin turbos are a great way to produce smooth, startling acceleration. It is very ergonomic and all the controls fall readily to hand, although I might have placed the heater on off switch in a slightly different place, otherwise its perfect.


Worst Features

The only flaw that bothers me about this car is the very poor security system. A $40,000 car should have an anti-theft device that is not easily defeated by a 6 year old with a screw driver. otherwise the only improvement would have been to import the RS4!


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A Great Auto
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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Reliability
By magik
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2001 Audi S4 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

5.5 sec to 60mph; the '04 S4 with
340hp is only 0.1-0.2 sec faster and
has a very harsh ride but a little
better handling and shifter (but at a
$50K price). Winter requires snow
tires. Large trunk and full-size spare
tire. Owner's manual calls for 0w-30
or 5w-30 oil; the local dealer only
carries 10w-30 so I have to bring my
own oil in. Only reliability problem
was a seat heater needing replacement
at 49K. Nice Bose needs bass help; the
Avant has a subwoofer. Touchy brakes
stop quickly. I've averaged 24.4mpg
since 3/01 - trip computer exaggerates
mpg by 10%. I track every fill-up.
Over one 10K stretch, the trip
computer overstated the actual by 2.4
mpg


Best Features

Soft, supple ride quality w/17 inch wheels, acceleration, handling, awd. Leather is much softer than in the A4.


Worst Features

No seat memory for '01. Limited rear legroom and front could've used 1 more inch.The steering wheel has annoyingly placed bumps on the outside that make the wheel painful to grip on long drives; an extremely poor design. I bought a steering wheel cover to eliminate that problem.


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