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I wake up everyday excited to drive it.
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By raji1278
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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


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This is my only car and it fills all my needs without ever complaining. My best analogy for this car would have to be the story, "Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". When needed, the car will get you to and from work, run errands, cruise across the country, whatever, all in a surprising amount of comfort. But, when you desire to have some fun with the car, it seems to transform into an absolute beast! It will pin you into the seat and scare the hell out of your passengers! Admittedly, the M3 performs slightly better in some categories, but it's also a VERY high-strung car, not nearly as comfortable to drive on a daily basis.


Best Features

Fantastic engine, low-profile look on the street (it's a definite "sleeper"), comfortable interior, large trunk for a compact sedan, top notch fit and finish.


Worst Features

The parking brake handle hits the armrest, I'm sure Audi could improve the fuel economy by using the FSI technology. That's it.


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Audi S4 - great fun car!!
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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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As the title suggests, I feel that this is a great car to drive. It's fun, has a great exhaust note (especially with my aftermarket exhaust) and provides for a very balanced driving experience. It might not be the fastest car out there for the money, but it provides for one of the best overall packages (quality of interior, performance, versatility, etc).


Best Features

v8, smooth 6-speed gearox, awd, recaro seats, etc


Worst Features

Since one can never have enough power, more power would be great!! props to audi for coming out with the new rs4...


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Eager Power - Needs more fun-to-drive.
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By Greybeard
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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


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Great ride - I'm a 4X BMW and former TT (225hp) owner. Love the power, stealth and sound. Went to Audi after BMW 'Banglized' and moved the clutch release point to top of throw. The S4 borders on a true driver's car. A very stable platform, wonderful, thrilling, power and great sounds. But misses on the fun-to-drive factor. AWD? - the thrill of the corner is not there. Almost oh-hum. There's a corner on my way home that takes 'skill' to traverse at speed. 528i-76 mph (thrilling), TT- 82 MPH (fun), S4-88 MPH stock rubber, 92 with better rubber - but no thrill. Seems like I live at the gas pump. Why do Audis have to be reprogrammed for keybob actuation of windows remote up/down.


Best Features

Seats, shifter throw, good wheel (3- spoke), power - did I say power. Good trunk, Good sound system and a real - useful glove box. I even like the wheels. Handles better than the TT. And after replacing the stock rubber - quiet interior.


Worst Features

Clutch is miserable and hard to regulate. Gearing is poor for 'normal' driving - I go 1st, 2nd, 3rd to 6th most of the time. Needs better stock tires, more rear leg room. & better heater fan control in Auto - seems always at half speed. Day-time running lights and keybob windows down/up std


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Best overall!!!!
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By Brad
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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


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Fun, fast and high quality.


Best Features

Quattro AWD makes steering and handling feel almost automated. Jaw dropping exterior design....be prepared for gaukers at filling stations.


Worst Features

Had a small problem with a whiny noise from the engine after a couple thousand miles.... Bad belt tensioner which was on recall..... Performance was not affected. Seat memory module will not hold seat position memory and needs to be replaced.


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All Weather Ripper
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By The Colonel
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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


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Beat you on the track or on the way to Squaw Valley. Great for Urban driving as well as interstate cruises and backroad burning. Only design flaw: Failure of interior light dimmer to work sufficiently!


Best Features

The all weather handling-and the engine of course!


Worst Features

Interior dashboard dimmer switch that really works.


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