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2004 Audi S4 Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2004 Audi S4 Wagon

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This One Does it All
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By 1st Audi Man
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2004 Audi S4 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

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


Best Features

Power for the size of the vehicle and relative price of the car for a polished V8. Capability in our family where Dad gets his "car" and Mom has a useful car as well. Budget-wise, it works in this day and age where you can't just keep an extra car around for weekend fun.


Worst Features

I can't complain that the RS level is not available in Avant trim as it isn't as popular in the US, but power is addictive.


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Uber wagon, year round satisfaction
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By admiral
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2004 Audi S4 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

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


Best Features

6 speed manual, V8 engine, solid build quality, classy looks


Worst Features

more power would be a plus.


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S4 Avant - A car to love
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By S4AudiAvantAdvocate
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2004 Audi S4 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

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.


Best Features

Torque, interior design and quality. The stereo is more than adequate for my listening preference, very balanced and accurate. The V8 5 valve/cylinder engine will leave you speechless. Very stable braking and handling. Have not driven in winter weather, but look forward to it. Full size spare!


Worst Features

Only minor things... Steering can feel a bit removed at times. Great for highway miles, but feels numb if you push it on tight roads. Stock wheels are drab and the color finish contrasts with the polished aluminum accents (roof rails and side-view mirror housing). Brake dust.


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One of my favorites
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By PikesPeak
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2004 Audi S4 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

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.


Best Features

The V8 of course. Understated yet handsome looks inside and out. Great all weather performance when fitted with appropriate tires. Reliability and free maintenance.


Worst Features

Car could be lighter with better steering feel.


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The most camoflaged car on the road!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bogue
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2004 Audi S4 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Third child came/ TT had to go/wife
got minivan and I got a world class
sports car disguised as a family
station wagon.Audi builds great
exteriors(Black on Black)and even
better interiors(two-tone black/grey
Alcantara,Recaro seats,both front&back
seats).Bose concert sound is very nice
but the throaty rumble of 340HP is
even nicer.Quattro lends confidence
that even in the worst weather my
family is safer in the Avant than in
our minivan.A note about gas mileage
big V8s can have big appetites
especially in city driving, however I
found the highway gas mileage to be
comparable to other V8s.


Best Features

Gauge layout was no-nonsense approach to what I need, when I need it.


Worst Features

Move the dash cup holder to the center arm rest and have more than one cup holder to serve the front seats.


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