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Wish I had my 01 S4 back
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Andrew
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2004 Audi S4 Sedan quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I so wanted to love this car after enjoying my 01 SO MUCH but although it's fast and fun, the mpg is pathetic (my 01 averaged 18-22 but I got 33-36 on cruises in the Rockies) and electrical gremlins are numerous. Strut replacement at $2000 is obscene and why water dribbles out of the side panels days after a wash is pathetic. The Alcantara wears very badly.


Best Features

Power...surprises a lot of people on on-ramps. :}


Worst Features

Redesign the electrics for reliability. Don't use Alcantara. Stereo could use more bass.


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The perfect all around car
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By Joe
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2004 Audi S4 Sedan quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


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I bought this car as a Audi CPO and only had it a few months but this is the car for me! By far the fastest car I ever owned! Not flashy yet very stylish and gives you the best all around performance. I can pick up my kid from school, plow threw snow and rain, yet take a Porsche Boxster! You start to smile as soon as you start this car up. The rumble of the V-8 is just amazing but it still is quite and refined when you drive at high speeds. The AWD not only helps in the snow but but makes the handling unbelieveable. Even if this car loses grib it quickly corrects itself and keeps you in control. this is my first Audi so I just hope it is reliable because I want to keep it for a long time


Best Features

The 4.2 liter V-8 and the AWD


Worst Features

Better gas mileage without losing performance


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Supercar in a sedan!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jpez
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2004 Audi S4 Sedan quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


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I just bought this car as a certified pre-owned. So far I love the car! It is so fast and comfortable to drive! All the luxury I can ever need and fast enough to keep up with most of the sports cars on the road. All with all wheel drive and 4 doors! I can take my daughter to school in it, go through bad weather or run it at the track. This car was made for a family guy like myself who doesn't want to let go of the kid in them!


Best Features

The rumbling V-8, power, performace, and styling


Worst Features

A few miles per gallon better on gas.


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


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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 Sedan 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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