Head Up Display, Auto Cruise Control, 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Parking Sensors
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.0L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 14K Miles, Gray/Red
Sport Package, Cold Weather Package, Head Up Display, 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.0L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 4K Miles, Gray/Black
Fast, fun and better still it's an Audi and you can never go wrong with that combo.
After spending almost 6 months test driving cars my decision came down to the e46 M3 and the Audi S4. Having owned the previous two generations of M3 and being quite pleased with them I was more than ready to get my third. From the beginning, the S4 made an impression and the only things that really edged the S4 over the M3 for me were the 4 doors and the quattro system. With occasional trips to the snow and passengers becoming more commonplace the Audi became the better choice. The Pros of the S4 Unbelievable fit and finish - This is a well built car and the quality is obvious. Great performance - The M3 will win in a straight away but not by much. quattro System - All wheel drive system definitely a plus. TechnoMania - This car has more technology and creature comforts than you can shake stick at. This is the first time I've ever had to read and re-read an owner's manual for a car. It seems Audi has thought of everything. The Cons of the S4 This may be the only Achilles Heal of this car (and to some degree, the M3)... The V8 motor in the Audi is so thirsty for gas that in our current gas price climate it may be cost prohibitive for many. I have been carefully recording mpg performance and in comparison to other cars it could be labeled "dismal". I have gone from filling up every other week with my previous M3 to every week with the Audi. While this is something that I can deal with financially and am willing to do for the trade-offs, it's still an issue for the average consumer. MPG ratings for my S4 currently sit at 17 mpg for city driving and 21 mpg for highway trips. Overall I wish I would have looked at Audis before because from this example they seem to be great cars. I would highly recommend this car and even more so the RS4 - that is too much fun. Though they're expensive at first, the used car market makes Audis and BMWs worth a second look.
Great performance and interior accommodations. The only real negative thing I have to say about the car is what I expected when purchasing this engine combination; the gas mileage and subsequent range between fill-ups. Other than the that, the car looks great, performs as expected and the Recaro seats are a god-send I every time I feel them. I have had lasting lower back problems, but I can honestly say I always feel better after having sat in those seats.