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Pros: the experience of driving one, you kinda have to try it for yourself.
Advice: be sure to try it out on the freeway. thats where you realize why you spent all that moneyThe 05 audiS4 is most definitely a fun car. the power should be just as much as you could need. long drives on the freeway are incredibly comfortable for a car with that level of tune. problems...#1,clutch just went out last night. 9989mi. wasnt even beating it up.#2it is olmost impossible to get the back end to step out. in fact it will push the front end out before the back if it isnt manipulated just right. awesome daily driver though. makes you feel like everyone else is driving 'just another car' with the way it performs.
Pros: AutoTop, Heated Seats, overall Drive
Cons: BreakDust, glass wind deflector should come up to cover Roll bars, no HUD
Advice: Whether you look at this or something else, test drive everything b4 you decide. I didn't even think of this car as an option. Once I drove, it was the perfect car for me.I've test drove all roadsters up to 75K and this is by far my favorite. I'm a big guy (6'2') and the cabin had the most room of all the cars I've driven. 2 weeks after I purchased the car, I was still finding new features. While other cars may be more appealing from the outside, none can match the interior of the Audi TT.
Pros: 302lb-ft torque at 3200 RPM
Cons: no body kit option
Advice: This is a great sports car but at the same time a little practical with room for 4.I've always wanted an S4. So this year I got myself one finally. This is my third Audi. The first one was A4 2.8, then A4 1.8T, and now S4 Cab with manual trans. I truly enjoy driving this car. The sound of the engine and the exhaust is great. The low-end torque at about 3200 RPM, you can definitely feel. The handling is definitely an Audi Quattro. It's an all-around fun and great car to drive! And with just a few hundred S4 Cabs out there in the country or around the world, it makes it even a better value, and even an actual investment with its market value in Las Vegas gone up already.
Pros: Drop top and performance
Cons: no decent cup holders
Advice: get the sterring wheel audio control optionI loved the car right up to the point the clutch died at under 5000 mile. I had not driven the vehicle hard until that weekend and had the opportunity to try and test it out on a private runway and after runs up and back the clutch was gone. I never dumped it or slipped it just hard acceleration and it gave its life and had to cal in the roadside assistance crew. Out of town dealer says he had to 'put on boxing gloves' to get covered under the Audi Advantage warranty. I haven't picked the car up yet to get the details of the 'warranty Battle' but I have driven much greater and lessers cars (in price and performance) much harder and never had one fail. I'm not sure if this is an isolated incident or a flaw. Other than that the car is wonderful. Any others experience or comments would be helpful and appreciated.
Pros: V8 torque
Cons: nothing yet
Advice: Find your price range and test drive and test drive some more.I could not be more pleased with this car. I live in Canada and the quattro is superb. I have owned a 2003 M3, a great car, but not the low end torque that makes daily driving a pleasure. I wanted a classy looking car - I,ve had many compliments in this regard. The interior is a step up from the BMW. Hopefully the reliability will be better than Audis from the early 90's. So far I'm still smiling. Love that V8.
Pros: Accellerates like a rocket and corners like a snow leopard
Cons: Clutch is burned up under 10000 mi
Advice: Keep an eye out for possible early clutch failure- 344hp@3500 rpm puts the power to all 4 wheels right off the line. The fastest in its class not to mention the all condition quattro makes the car behave like a snow leopard. - Tha S4 is very balanced in terms of comfort and high end performance. The fastest way to get the groceries home for sure. Just under 10000 mi and the clutch is toast? This car has been fantastic as an everyday driver until the clutch burned up yesterday. Could this be the weakest link or just an isolated faulty part? I have driven the car as it was meant to be with a lot of brake shifting- the clutch failure has truly been a dissapointment. The dealer seemed more embarrassed than me when the tow truck pulled the 2004 S4 into the service dept at Audi.
Cons: The pain on the Audi TT is EXTREMELY prone to scratches and chips!!! (this is a real problem)
Advice: Get the 3.2 L V6 (I'll trade for the 3.2L in a year or two)I purchased my 180HP FWD Audi TT coupe in June of 2003. I never get tired or looking at the car and admiring its lines and style. The interior is awsome! First grade quality. The ride could be smoother and pick up (before the turbo kicks in) is definitely poor. Dealership service is the worst I've ever experience (they're nice and polite, but the quality of their work stinks). The car has had some unexpected little problems such as a defective sensor for the Tiptronic transmission that would make it not respond when switching from auto to Tiptronic, the glove compartment locked up and the handle broke for which the whole glove compartment was replaced, and one of the indicator lights on the front sides of the car came lose and had to be replaced.