by 1st Audi Man on Oct 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)
This is the perfect car if you don't want to be seen in a "sports car". Not to mention, you can haul a few kids along the way as well. Although it is not as athletic as a Cayman, it will easily blow away your expectation as to what a grocery hauler can do. It has the class inside and out as you'd expect from an Audi. The 4.2L V8 is a battle-tested dynamo in the lineup. Sure, you can complain about the mileage, but don't buy this car if that's on the top of your list - high performance is what it is. Although we haven't used it to tow anything, it is our do it all car anytime of the year. If you can find one (sedan or wagon), jump on it, you will be happy
by admiral on Sep 1, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)
What a great year round vehicle! Classy looks, classy interior, good handling, comfortable ride, 4 doors, wagon versatility, great power, all wheel drive, powerful brakes, and in my case, absolutely reliable, no problems. This car offers a combination that few, if any can match. Great engineering. Get your M3s out of the barn in the Midwest during winter. LOL
by S4AudiAvantAdvocate on Oct 5, 2007 Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)
Purchased my S4 Avant in July 07. Most enjoyable car I have owned. It has utility but is refined and comfortable, the design and styling of the B6 model S4 is timeless. The handling is incredible and effortless despite a 2 ton curb weight, 4 doors, a fully functional rear seat and a large wagon cargo area. My fuel economy has averaged 17.8. I have gotten as high as 21 in highway only driving. Not as bad as others suggest, but certainly no economy or hybrid. The acceleration certainly provides a more than adequate trade off. The rear seat is comfortable for average adult passengers. Not as spacious as a full size (A6/8, 5/7series) but the other options don't provide a V8 6 spd manual.
by PikesPeak on Sep 18, 2007 Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)
Over the years I have owned a number of fast cars and this ranks as one of the best. I originally intended buying the sedan but ended up getting the wagon (with a 6 speed) which I think is even better looking and a bit more practical.
by christhegoalie on Jun 6, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)
I am one of the 10 Americans that LOVE
wagons and this one is as good as you
can buy. I have the one from the ads,
blue w/ blue and black int. Looks
awesome. V8 is stellar! (especially
after you add the APR complete exhaust
sys.) Great brakes (I might even leave
them factory!) Decent suspension
(likely to upgrade) Downside: Even
being super nice I can't get 20 MPG.
by gvanpelt on May 13, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)
I have owned several Audis including two high end
wagons, a 200 Wagon and a 95 S6 Wagon, both
very strong performing cars especially on the
highway, but this car is at whole other level.
Although the other two wagons were turbos the
340 HP V8 in the S4 is far quicker in any gear at any
speed, there is never any turbo lag, step on it and it
moves. The S4 is a great highway drive, but it is
also has a sporter feel that my older larger Audis.
Far and away the best car I have ever owned. I may
buy a second.
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