Audi RS4 Reviews

2001 Audi RS4 2.7 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.7 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 kilometres
Most recent distance129000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Awesome all round car - ticks all the boxes so well!

Faults:

Nothing! Been absolutely mint!

General Comments:

Great performance with 380 HP. Gearbox is a little agricultural - and the clutch possibly a little heavy - but that is fine by me (considering the power going through). Grips pretty well, although I have not pushed it. I would think it probably will under-steer a little if pushed hard. Traction control is quite intrusive under 60kph. Does have some turbo lag, and not much grunt low down; it's quite sluggish if you are in the wrong gear. Acceleration at speed is very good, such as when overtaking (it's a little scary the first few times when looking down at the speedo!!).

Looks great, comfortable inside, just a great place to be in!

Have been quite surprised by the economy considering the performance (~10.7L/100km since I have had it), and I don't drive like a Nana. Very good on the open road, but a little hard work in heavy traffic.

Was pretty disappointed with the first service I took it in for at the dealer. More the service I got and the mess they left in the car than the cost (the cost was less than I expected).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2013

2000 Audi RS4 Avant (B5) 2.7 V6 30V Biturbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 30V Biturbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Nice

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car other than needing a set of tyres as I drive it flat out.

I think it understeers a little bit too much at the limit.

General Comments:

Savage performance, 155mph limiter, excuse me sir, try 170mph.

Acceleration is stupidly quick in any gear thanks to a lot of torque from the 2.7 V6 Twin-turbo engine and the 6 gears.

Nice finish in the inside. Alloy wheels look amazing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2001

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews