2005 Audi S4 Consumer Review: Updated review of my 2005 S4

2005 Audi S4 - Consumer Review

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quattro Sedan (4.2L V8 AWD 6-speed Manual)

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Updated review of my 2005 S4
By jnicho1 on


2005 Audi S4 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


I previously wrote a review on my car at about 70k miles and she was still an awesome car (I bought her used in 2007 with 28k miles). I say still because at about 84k miles my timing tensioners started to fail and my timing chain had the infamous rattle at start up. At first, not a big deal, but the check engine light came on and the rattle became worse and worse. I knew the repairs would cost thousands, so I had to get rid of her. It was bitter sweet because I got a new S4, but I miss the V8. The suspension isn't meant for bad roads, so beware of suspension work if you live in a city of anywhere the roads aren't great. That was several thousand $$$ too.

Best Features

Great car, but beware of maintenance cost. Awesome engine, handling, seats, interior and exterior. I received compliments...a lot of them. Truly a sexy car.

Worst Features

Recall the timing tensioners. I had to sell the car because the repairs were not worth it.
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