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I had debated myself for couple of months, now, as to whether to post this or not. I had hoped to see other folks's experience. I was once a proud owner of a 2001 S4 and now that love has turned into utter comtemp!!! Thanks to Carousel Audi. I had bet my wife that S4 would outlast her 2002 BMW X5, looks like I'll be eating crow, and it would seems ... Read More
I dont want to really rain on your parade... but it really sounds like your full of ****.... I dont mean to be harsh or critical cause i love audi's... I have a 2002 s4... I have a hard time believing that your first of all running 22psi on stage 2..... maybe you are... but then running a 4.1... I have a stage 3.. and i dont think i run a ... Read More
It's amazing how far some people will go to spin the truth, distort information, and basically attempt to blur the facts about a car with serious reliability issues. I just told you EXACTLY where I got my information. I got all of my information from the Consumer Reports New Car Preview 2006. I just bought it today. I have no interest in misleading anyone. I just read the #'s and posted ... Read More
OK let's have a fact-based discussion. Firstly, which consumer report are you talking about? Go to Consumer Reports.org , and look up the BMW 3-series and Audi A4 reports. Granted, the Audi has atrocious reliability through 2001 (it is that reputation which hurts its resale value now ... ) but has shown consistent improvement since the new shape was introduced in 2002. Indeed, in 2003 it received only excellent and very ... Read More
The truth must really hurt about the Audi S4 being inferior to the M3. If you read all of messages on this site you will see that the statements are supported by facts and not biased propaganda. I went to Kelly Blue Book to check the trade in values for the M3 and the S4 and this is what they said: 2001 BMW M3 in excellent condition with 100,000 mi $20,375 ... Read More
Audibon here. Been a long time my friends both old and new. Since I was a part of the A4 board a while ago I will post this question here second but I will also post it on the A4 board. I no longer own my 2001.5 A4. Divorce can do that. However, I have some thoughts of getting the car I actually wanted back then. Either a 2001 or 2002 ... Read More
I'm just guessing- you have an S4 Sedan? Well, my Cabriolet already had a problem. I feel bad to rag on Audi, and this S4 is the best car I've ever owned. Anyway, I've owned it for a little less than two weeks. I haven't needed the A/C or heat yet, because the weather's been pretty perfect here (suburb of Chicago) for the past few days. But, yesterday, it got a ... Read More
bmwccc: Correct, no Bluetooth - sorry don't know what the new options for 2006 will be. Total invoice was almost identical to invoice as per edmunds.com "New 2005 Audi S4 listing" and the dealer "made" ~$1200 over invoice. This was the first 2005.5 S4 sold at my dealership, the car was traded for from another dealership. Good luck with negotiations, I had several other connections to this dealership and I had ... Read More
I was in the market for a new car (as someone above said - divorce will do that to you) as I "lost" my daily driver, a 2002 BMW 330CiC with Premium, Sport, Cold pkgs. After much research, the choices came down to MB E or CLK, Acura RL, or an Audi A6. After driving everything MB had to offer, including a new CLS (and while the SL was tempting, I ... Read More
Hi Jeskali, I just got out of a 2002 540i 6 speed. I loved it but before the the lease was up, I sold it and got into an Infiniti FX45 becasue of the all wheel drive. I thought I was making the right choice. BOY!! Was I wrong! The ride was terrible, gas mileage was super poor around 15 mpg. Ans the AWD is terrible. I was sliding all ... Read More
Thank you premiumdetail and natethomas for your detailed opinions. I wanted to point out another issue that poses problems if I choose the Audi. I have always admired Audis for their level of fit and finish and, genrally, for their looks. I also don't deny that its AWD system has been around a long time and has proven itself. My problem is that the resale value of Audis is abysmal, making ... Read More
Great car, a blast to drive -- brake rotors and oil changes happen at regular intervals. Beyond 50,000 miles, like all European cars, this will be "breathtakingly expensive" to repair. Get the Audi 100K warranty. Finally, but this is NOT an Audi issue so much, the thing eats tires -- especially the UHP and Max performance Summer Only tires that are standard equipment. The car is an absolute blast to drive. ... Read More
I have a 2000 S4 and i must say that the performance is out of this world! The 2 disadvantages is that it does drink gas, and it will become very expensive to keep outside of the Audi warranty. My car is in the shop for an oil leak. it turns out that it is from one of the Turbos. Audi recommends that both be changed and the engine has to ... Read More
I loved that car. I had a 2002 S4 that was Silver/Silver and was loaded except the Nav and Phone. Audi is re-purchasing it from me because of a dealer issue. I bring it back this Thursday. I think things would be different if I would have had a different dealer addressing my problems at first. The car is beautiful inside and out. It is safe and fast. a great car ... Read More
I currently own a Corvette 2002 Z06 and I don't think comparing both cars would be something possible nor comparing a M3 to a "2003" S4 would be possible or either the M5... Why? Not really the fact of the performance issue but I think that the S4 is different by all means. The S4 is all-wheel-drive and the M3 or M5 is rear wheel drive only. 4 doors for the ... Read More
FYI New car shoppers of the 2002 S4. Better snap yours up quick. I did a search on Autotrader and it surprised me with many new 2002 S4's out there. There is a dealer in NJ called Bellavia Audi and they had about 8 2002 S4's in stock. A few were manuals for those that like to shift. They also had many A6 2.7T's and a few in manual as well. ... Read More
Audi guys/gals - I'm in the market for a new car and have been comparing the A4, S4 and Subaru WRX. I'm aware of the explicit differences with the three: S4 has much higher performance than the A4; the WRX is a little "tinnier" and has less amenities than the Audis; the cost factors; etc. The one thing I'm not sure about is the differences under the skins of the A4 ... Read More
Caught your comment "sorry habitat", the only BMW 5 series worth the cash is a 540i. Funny how two people with common background can come to different conclusions! I also happen to own a 1995 Maxima SE. Although at 7 years and 111k miles it still runs like a charm, I am growing anxious to "upgrade" this fall/winter. About the only car I was prepared to rule out is the 540i ... Read More
My two cents on the issue from a slightly different value perspective. I have been doing a lot of advance shopping in anticipation of a late fall purchase. Had been looking primarily at BMW and Mercedes, but friends have suggested considering Audi as well. From purely a personal standpoint, I would not select an A6 at $43k over a relatively loaded 2002 530i Sport, which, through discounted Euro delivery, I could ... Read More
I just want to set the record straight on this issue. Is there going to be a S4 2002??? From what I heard and even going to European Audi sites, the S4 berline will be discontinued for at least a couple of years until the brand new model comes out (check out http://www.lltek.com/new_a4.htm) but the S4 Avant will continue. Thanx.
I will be purchasing a new car in late 2001 or early 2002. Primarily considering BMW 3 or 5 series. I must confess that I hadn't even seriously considered Audi based upon my impressions from years past of their reliability problems and severe depreciation. However, a few colleagues suggested I at least look at Audi. A quick check of the used car section of the Washington Post this morning found a ... Read More
I spoke with my dealer on Thursday -- he says there will be a 2002 S4 in the US -- and that it will be virtually identical in every way to the 2001 S4. Audi is doing the same thing they did with the previous S6 -- they are continuing the body, engine, etc. for a short while because demand for the S4 (as it was in 1995 for the then ... Read More
The information I have is there will not be a my 2002 s4. It will probably be 2003 or '04. I do not know if audi has decided what engine to use, there are several rumors floating around. Spridledog, that is no reason to procratinate about getting an '01 :) Jim W
The performance will be very good, but not as good as the 2.7T'd S4. The back seat will be bigger -- a bit. The amenities will be greater -- ESP w/Brake assist will be either standard or avail. Audi Telematics will be either standard or avail and free for one year. The body/chassis is stiffer -- the car will be quieter and handle better and ride better The price will be ... Read More
i heard rumors the other day from my uncle who happens to work at an audi dealership that come 2002 audi will release an s4 convertible! this baby will retain its four doors with the rear ones being modified into a suicide door configuration. just like big old american convertibles. like i said, these are rumors, but id definately be first in line to get one of those suckers.
I'm also considering buying a S4. I can't see buying a loaded 2.8 when the S4 is just a little more. Any advice? I'm also a little concerned to hear that Audi is discontinuing the S4 in 2002. What's up with that?
Only one change. There is no 2002 S4. The S4 is cancelled after 2001. This always happens when new models come out. Much as the M3 took a year off when the new 3-series came out, the S4 is disappearing worldwide when the new A4 comes out in Europe, which is 2002. This is what Audi says, at least. I'm sure the S4 will return later, but no one knows exactly ... Read More
Hi everyone I was wondering if anyone had heard or seen what the changes on the S4 will be on the 02 models.
I have been waiting for the S4 to be available... since I have been a Audi/VW fan for a while. I currently have a '94 325i that I have had a few Dinan things done to is: Level 3 suspension, chip, cold air intake & throttle body. My car has apros 220 hp & 215 fl/lbs of torque... and drives harder and edgier than an M3 The new S4 is a ... Read More