First off, Audi's S4 is an absolute blast to drive. No one realizes just how fast this car is just by looking at it. The 4.2L V8 is an amazing motor. The driving experience doesn't stop at the motor either; the seats are deeply bolstered and I love the extendable thigh support in the seat bottoms. The steering is speed sensitive and tightens as needed for a extremely communicative feel of the road. The all-wheel drive keeps the wheels connected even in rain (or snow I've been told) for a very stable handler. The Audi fit and finish is as expected for a high-end German car: exceptional. The way they use leather and soft plastics is so far ahead of even the Japanese luxury competitors, it's no comparison when it comes to general ergonomics and comfort. Although I still maintain that German's don't quite understand what a fully functional cup holder is (the S4 comes with 3 that can be hidden away in various places like the dash and center console). The other downsides to this beast would have to be the rear seat legroom and gas mileage. The rear seats could use a bit more space if you cart adults around, especially tall ones, but Audi's A4 and S4 are well know for that already. The gas mileage could be better as I've been averaging about 18mpg in mixed city and highway driving but I think that's a fair trade off for just how fun this car is to drive. Overall, I love the thing. It looks great, it drives wonderfully, has great back support, and best of all, I don't look like a racer to the police or other tuner types on the road. Hands down, this is one of the best sleeper performance vehicles around.
Great car but expensive
2013 Audi S4B - Dublin, OH03/18/2015
Great horsepower and torque (can accelerate even when already going fast). Fun to drive. Back seat is small.
Fast, Comfortable, and Fun
2010 Audi S4Will Lawler - Waltham, MA01/18/2016
- Extremely versatile. Can drive this on a track or commute every day.
- Great looking car
- Good gas mileage considering it's a supercharged V6
- Great 4 wheel drive for winter
- Some of the technology is a little outdated (understandably)
- The transmission can be rough at low speeds sometimes
- Cost to maintain