2005 Audi S4 4.2 from North America
This is a very fast and agile gas guzzler that meets all of my needs
I came from a BMW 540/six speed and after a very short relationship with an Infiniti G35 coupe, I realized that the two door lacked convenience and the Japanese interior was did not fit with the overall mission of the car.
I got back into a four door, eight cylinder German car with a six speed and, this time, with all wheel drive. I was comfortable and much more satisfied with the "experience" although at a substantially higher price.
It is a bit smaller than my BMW and the overall handling is a bit less refined, but the engine is a wonder and, so far, nothing has fallen off or quit working.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th May, 2006
28th May 2006, 10:36
"This is a very fast and agile gas guzzler that meets all of my needs"
What gas mileage does it get?
27th Jun 2006, 12:47
The mileage is about the same on both my Explorer and S4. Approximately 17 mpg mix city/highway. City driving only expect 13-14 mpg max.
19th Mar 2007, 17:43
Just wanted to add the comment that the tires that came stock with this 2004 model are very prone to slow leaks. I've had issues with all 4 of mine over the past three years.
Although it is not a huge deal to take somewhere and get the leak plugged I thought it was worth mentioning here because it happens so often.
They are Continental 235/40 ZR18. Otherwise the tires themselves feel great on dry pavement when fully inflated.
I purchased some caps that turn red when the tires are not fully inflated to 40psi.
10th Jun 2009, 01:11
I've owned a 2007 S4 for just over 2 years and I'm very satisfied using it as a commuter. I wished I'd bought a RS4, but couldn't wait six months.
My 1986 Saab 900S with 345,000+ miles was becoming too shop prone, and my mechanic recommended I give it a peaceful end.
The Audi is much more fun to drive than the Saab (understated I know). Additionally, I don't see one on every corner like BMWs & MBZs plus I'm a Pacific North-westerner that loves the winter weather in the mountains where Quattro is KING.