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Stable rocketry!
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By timcrow
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2004 Audi S4 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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S4 Cab,,,, the best of all worlds!
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By tmS4cab
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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 2dr Cabriolet (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Amazing looks, performance, comfort,
safety, room for 4 real people, top-
down fun and .... all-wheel drive! The
6 spd. stick is precise with crisp,
short throws. Keeping engine rpms
below 4500 in this break-in period, but
there is a ton of torque on hand in any
gear! Can't wait to "air it out".
Ordered the car back in January and
took delivery *exactly* when expected.
The Light Silver Alcantra interior is
rich and luxurious and contrasts
against the Black trim beautifully.
Chose the optional Carbon-Fiber trim
rather than the dark brown walnut.
Ordered mine Moro (dark) Blue with
matching Blue top. Car feels *very*
solid, hugging the road.


Best Features

Powerful V-8, tons of torque. Crisp, precise 6 spd. True throaty exhaust note. Extremely fun-to-drive. Solid feel, safe, comfortable. Classy looks... top-up or top-down. Room for 4. Quattro.. nothing beats all-wheel drive. All weather/ all season vehicle. Superb quality and materials.


Worst Features

Better cupholder (needs to be deeper).


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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 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 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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Love my new S4 Cabrio
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By KenSchwartz
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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD 2dr Cabriolet (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

This car is quick off the line with
true appeal on turns. The SMG paddle
shifters give the control of a stick
without the annoyance of a clutch in
traffic. Stereo is clear, seats are so
comfortable. This thing is just great
in turns and loves to jump off the line.
I had a 1999 Corvette and I like this
more - can't believe I'm saying this.
Mine- brilliant red with silver/wood
interior.


Best Features

The brushed aluminum windshield frame and mirrors, interior wood is real and nice quality. Seats/leather is soft but firm - good for a ride.


Worst Features

Polished wheels as option & other stock wheel options. Stereo could use more umphff with top down. Top is slow Gas tank remote button so attendants don't dig fingers into body to open. Chrome on entire grille facing may be nice. A nice, classy analog clock would be good touch


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