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Understated excellence
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By Homer742
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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I've owned my 2004 S4 for almost two years now (bought w/ 15k miles), sufficient time both to get over any new car puppy love and to notice any reliability issues. Well, I'm still in love and the only reliability issue was a balky sunroof switch that was replaced under warranty. At first glance, it appears to be a mild-mannered A4: solid German engineering in a conservatively styled sedan. But once you've settled into a front seat that holds you tight and heard the V8 grumble to life, you know this is no A4. A few corners at high speed and one highway on-ramp are all that's needed to confirm that you're driving an agile machine that carries speed deceptively well.


Best Features

Handling. Power. Comfort. Understated styling


Worst Features

Larger back seat Better fuel economy (though this is a small price to pay for the exhilaration of 340 hp and pleasing growl of a V8)


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Fun car to own and drive
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By Nick
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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


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Car is an everyday car with performance, although a bit heavy. Glad I bought it and has been worth it so far. No major repairs needed as with the other reviewers and I'm just under 30k miles and put 6k on when I bought it used. Have run it through snow, sleet, and rain and it hasn't failed me yet! I would recommend this car if you've got income to spend on it snacking on fuel every opportunity it can get.


Best Features

Acceleration, Fit and finish, foldable rearseats for extra storage, comfort, handling, ergonomically sound interior


Worst Features

Gas mileage is poor and you have to fill on premium, funky electricals with driver wheel buttons sometimes don't respond and issues with turn signal lights and rear lights going out on a whim then coming back, rear seats are cramp if you're hauling people over 5'7


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


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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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Never Follow
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By greekaudifanatic
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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


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I'm 22 and have now owned 3 audis. Loved my 2000 A6 2.7T for 3 years then looked to get a new Audi. Was first looking for a 2006 A8L which is such a great luxury sedan. I test drove a Dolpin Grey S4 as well on the lot and ever since never wanted to stop driving it. Can't say enough about the whole package, engine is awesome and fit and finish as well.


Best Features

Taking it on a windy road or just going all out on the highway. And having complete control at all speeds and in all weather - coming from a person who lives in Mass.


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