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2004 Audi S4 Sedan

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Stable rocketry!
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By timcrow
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2004 Audi S4 Sedan quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Quite simply put, one of the most
stable rides out there. An incredibly
well thought out machine at a price
point that makes more
expensive "comparable" cars in class
appear laughably over-valued.
Ask any German national, by the way,
which of the big three manufacturers
cranks out the finest auto and without
fail, they'll say Audi (I've tested
this on several occasions). Do yourself
a favor and at least take an S4 for a
test drive.


Best Features

Too many to list -- is face peeling acceleration and drive on a rail performance a "feature"?


Worst Features

NA


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Why has no one heard of the S4?
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By chrisincalif
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2004 Audi S4 Sedan quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I had an '03 A4 CVT (hated CVT) and
upgraded to my S4. I actually laughed
out loud the first time I drove it.
An amazing car. The sound of the
engine alone makes you want to get
behind the wheel. The all-wheel drive
provides a secure feeling around
corners. Design-wise, no domestic,
BMW or Benz or Japanese car even
compares. I had a Nogaro blue with
enhanced black/blue interior. The
seats "hug" you and makes you feel
secure while driving.


Best Features

Everything: design, color, interior, premium sound system, silver side mirrors, Recaro seats, instrument cluster, engine (sound & performance), rear spoiler, Xenon headlights ... like I said, everything!


Worst Features

Gas milage is kinda stinky, but I realize this isn't Audi's fault ... comes with the territory of having a 340hp 4.2L V8.


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2004 V8 vs. 2001 Biturbo
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By adeshpa
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2004 Audi S4 Sedan quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I traded in my 2001 S4 biturbo for a
2004 6-spd. The 2004 is very quick
(with MT clocking a 5 second 60 MPH
sprint, versus the factory's 5.6
est.), with an incredibly usuable
torque curve. Unlike the 2001, there
is no lag in acceleration, and it
pulls hard from 2k RPM all the way to
5k before tailing off--you don't
have to work the engine hard to bring
a smile to your face. The torque
is noticeable on the highways as well,
where 60-90 MPH sprints pass by in a
blur. Minuses--Fit and finish is
poorer, mileage is terrible, harsh
ride (esp. if you live in the NE),
adaptive steering and handling
generally can be irritating. Gripes
are small.So far I love it.


Best Features

The sound of the engine (esp. on decel). The performance of the engine. Interior with Alcantara. Stereo (with subwoofer). Stealthy.


Worst Features

Fit and finish. Nav. All-season tires are more practical (in the NE anyway) than the stock Conti performance tires.


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Fun but on second engine
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By dexters4
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2004 Audi S4 Sedan quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Great car, lots of fun, much quicker
than previous S4, but reliability very
poor, had to have engine replaced
within first month. Quality otherwise
very impressive, could get better
mileage but with a car like this, who
cares. Sealer service dept great, but
rest of dealership experience
terrible. Audi America has work to do.


Best Features

Acceleration and seats


Worst Features

Find better dealer principals and don't leave customers in lurch after engine failure due to build defect


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If you have the means...
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By salmjo1
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2004 Audi S4 Sedan quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Each piece is done just right:
glorious motor, slick gearbox, fabulous
seats, sharp styling, all the creature
comforts. This car is just incredible
to drive.


Best Features

Motor. Seats. Motor motor motor!


Worst Features

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