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Old 07-17-2010, 03:35 PM   #51
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Are you not ever going to purchase an AUDI because of the dealership or is there a problem with the cars? I wouldn't let poor dealings with the dealership stop me from purchasing a quality car of my choice.
I agree mikeh, to me Audi has been the best driving, best looking, best recognized and most comfortable car ive driven, and ive driven in a "few" high class cars!

Audi all the way for me!

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I agree mikeh, to me Audi has been the best driving, best looking, best recognized and most comfortable car ive driven, and ive driven in a "few" high class cars!

Audi all the way for me!

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Way to go!!!!! You are bound to encounter bad dealers no mater what brand you choose, so choose the car you want, and for me its Audi right now, and find a better dealer or garage.
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The fact of the matter is that although Audis look great, drive great, and are comfortable, they're only average for reliability.
I've had plenty of issues with my '04 Avant (fuel pump,pcv, many coils, various rubber engine hoses, passenger window mechanism, leaks) with only 140,000 km.

Combine that with the arrogance of the "stealership" and I'll gladly pick up my Acura MDX next week.
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The fact of the matter is that although Audis look great, drive great, and are comfortable, they're only average for reliability.
I've had plenty of issues with my '04 Avant (fuel pump,pcv, many coils, various rubber engine hoses, passenger window mechanism, leaks) with only 140,000 km.

Combine that with the arrogance of the "stealership" and I'll gladly pick up my Acura MDX next week.
It is interesting that you say AUDIs are average for reliability and you have had numerous issues. I am not disputing your numerous issues as I have no evidence to the contrary however, I would ask that you qualify your statement that Audis are average for reliability. I have read plenty of consumer reports before purchasing my S4 and have evidence contrary to your statement. As you are leaving the AUDI platform please don't use this forum to make false statements or AUDI bash. Just move on with dignity!
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The fact of the matter is that although Audis look great, drive great, and are comfortable, they're only average for reliability.
I've had plenty of issues with my '04 Avant (fuel pump,pcv, many coils, various rubber engine hoses, passenger window mechanism, leaks) with only 140,000 km.

Combine that with the arrogance of the "stealership" and I'll gladly pick up my Acura MDX next week.
Ive had to replace my timing belt(well didnt have to but thought would be best), had to replace 2 different kind of sensors, my TCU went so had to replace that, replaced coil packs on warranty... but to me that still doesnt warrant a reason to stop going with Audis.

i guess everyone has their own opinions but ive driven a 2003 or so Acura TL 3.2L and it drove nice enough but i missed my audi after the first minute or so...
my friends Lincoln LS with 250HP is nice too but he had to spend more money in the first week of owning it then i had to in the first year and need i say that his 80HP advantage didnt help much from a 30kmh running race, i actually got one and a half car lengths lead on him up to about 120Kmh(that was full throttle btw on both cars!!), thats when his big V8 had the advantage on my 4cyl!! It always just beats my mind how my "station wagon" is actually a "super wagon"

to me going with anything else that Audi would be downgrading, and i dont like downgrading. Upgrading would be to get a S4 like Mikeh!!!

btw i just passed the 182,000km marker and am planning to keep this baby until she croaks!!
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I have an 04 as well. All I can say is I don't even drive it up to my cottage because I'm too concerned about it breaking down.
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Used cars to avoid

Follow the link....
Like ALL manufacturers, Audi has some problem models.
Cars are made by human beings, so stuff happens.

You seem to missing the point entirely, so I'll say it again really slowly:
The attitude of, and treatment of customers, by the only Audi dealer in Edmonton, has convinced me to take my buisness elsewhere.
Notwithstanding the fact that I could buy elsewhere, I'd still have to deal with those characters for warranty service...NO THANKS!

BTW, I'll be keeping my Avant because, yes, it is a nice car to drive, and as a more than capable DIYer, I can keep it on the road WITHOUT the stealership putting it's hands on it.
Also, resale value sucks.

As for your comment about "leaving the platform with dignity" and "making false statements"-give your head a shake...all my statements are true, expressed clearly (and with dignity)in this "forum for opinions of enthusiasts". I haven't, after all, insulted your wife (or you for that matter)... take a deep breath, and go hug your wnderful S4.
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2006 Audi S4 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6M)

Review

One of the fastest cars I have ever owned (and I like fast expensive cars), a blast to drive for fun, but after a year I can't live with it anymore. A fifteen gallon tank and 15-18 miles to the gallon means filling up every other day. At 80 mph the car is turning 3200 rpm and while the suspension feels great on back roads, on the highway (where I spend too much time) the suspension makes small road imperfections feel like speed bumps. I know I won't get much sympathy here, but when talking on the cell phone on the highway, road imperfections make my voice warble, not good when talking to clients. A GREAT weekend car, but a tough daily driver.

Favorite Features

The engine, exhaust and the seats. Every high end sports sedan should have Recaros and a quad exhaust V-8 rumble.

Suggested Improvements

A larger gas tank, an overdrive for 6th gear and an adjustable suspension.

2006 Audi S4 25quattro Special Edition quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6M)

Review

The Audi is flawless with exception to the throttle. Quite abrupt and takes careful modulation to get the smoothest operation. Best car I've owned to date. Comfort is wonderful and conveniences are outstanding. Performance is on par or better than most sport cars in the higher dollar range. Engine performance and torque are nothing short of massive, without being peaky. Lug it in a lower gear and it accelerates away without hesitation. I can't wait to drive the RS4. Fit and trim is perfect. Transmission is precise with positive shifting. Front to rear bias is absolutely terrific with neutral steering. Sound system is perfectly matched to the Audi without being harsh and overbearing.

Favorite Features

The whole package! It's just what you'd expect in a germany Touring Sedan. Rivals and surpasses anything in it's class. If you didn't have a chance to purchase one of the 250 you're going to have to step up to the RS4 to eclipse it.

Suggested Improvements

Better throttle modulation. Less abrupt on/off fly-by-wire in lower gears. Can be annoying at low speeds. Get rid of the top speed and rev limiters.

2006 Audi S4 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

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I spent 6 months looking for an AWD Sport Sedan (live in NE, lots of snow and hills). Really didn't love any of them. Finally decided on BMW530XI over InfinitiM35X and LexusGS300. Went to buy 530XI and saw this at the dealer. One drive and I was sold. The car has the excitement that all the others are lacking. Acceleration, cornering, grip, etc... without the "ego" factor - understated "stealth". And the interior is much more functional than the BMW. Electronics (NAV, SAT Radio) work flawlessly! Recaro seats are perfect for a comfortable, but aggressive drive. This car competes as a realistic option for more than just the M3 it is usually compared with. I couldn't be more pleased!

Favorite Features

Engine - the performance is awesome and the sound is incredible. Flawless handling and cornering. Confidence of AWD. Incredibly easy Nav/Stereo/SAT Radio interface. Seats (shape, adjustabilty, leather quality). Unexpected trunk capacity. Real cupholders, convenient pockets, drawers. ABS Wheels

Suggested Improvements

Slightly bigger backseat. Bluetooth. Voice Recognition. Keyless entry. A touch less jiggle over bumps. Better fuel economy (but worth it for the power), or at least a bigger gas tank. Ventilated/Cooled front seats.


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ACCELERATION
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
6 6 6 8 6.2


A4 2.0 Ts are smooth and strong. Manual-transmission test sedan did 6.8 sec 0-60 mph; frequent shifting helps. Test automatic 2.0 T Avant did 7.6 sec 0-60. No opportunity to test 3.2 V6 version, but Audi pegs it at under 7.0 sec. V6 CVT Cabrio peppy enough for most situations--test car did 7.6 sec--but feels lazy on takeoff. S4s are muscle machines; test manual-transmission Cabrio took just 5.6 sec 0-60. FUEL ECONOMY
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
6 5 5 4 5.4


Test manual-transmission 2.0 Ts averaged 20.3-22.5 mpg. Test automatic 2.0 T Avant averaged 19.2 mpg including gas-eating performance runs. Test V6 automatic-transmission Cabrios averaged 19.8-20.7 mpg. With manual transmission, S4 sedans averaged 16.1-18.4 mpg, S4 wagons 15.0-15.8 mpg, S4 Cabrios 14.1 mpg. Audi recommends premium-grade fuel for all models. RIDE QUALITY
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
6 7 7 3 5.9


Base suspension furnishes firm control and, with 17-inch tires, mostly good bump absorption. No opportunity to test with 16-inch tires or S line package. S4s quite stiff, but seldom punishing; show impressive high-speed stability. STEERING/HANDLING/BRAKING
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
7 7 7 9 7.2


True driver's cars all, especially S4s. Quattro gives extra measure of all-weather grip. Steering nicely weighted, direct. Cabriolets suffer impressively little body quiver typical of convertibles. QUIETNESS
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
6 6 6 5 6.1


Engines purr at cruise, snarl under full throttle. Cabrios show modest top-up wind noise and minimal top-down buffeting, the latter helped by available wind deflector. Low-profile 18-inch tires whine on concrete, thump on ruts. A few interior rattles noted in some test Avants. CONTROLS
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
8 8 8 8 7


Clear, well-lit gauges. Dual-zone automatic climate system a bit complex, its controls awkwardly low on dashboard. Front center armrest blocks use of handbrake lever, cupholders. Sophisticated cabin materials, design. Convertible top completely automatic, powers up or down in 24.0 sec. MMI absorbs most audio, some climate functions, requires long look from road to adjust. ROOM/COMFORT/DRIVER SEATING (FRONT)
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
7 7 7 7 6.5


Firm, comfortable seats. Special sport buckets in S4s have pronounced side bolsters to snug occupants in place during fast cornering. All models have ample head, leg room, though central console cuts into knee space enough to annoy some drivers. ROOM/COMFORT (REAR)
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
4 4 3 4 3.6


Supportive, nicely contoured seats, but no surplus of head and leg room in sedan, wagon. Entry/exit also tight. Cabriolet even more cramped, with taxing ingress and egress. CARGO ROOM
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
3 6 2 3 4.7


Sedans have usefully roomy trunk, standard fold-down rear seatbacks. Wagons more versatile, but not big-load luggers. Convertible's trunk shrinks from small to marginal with top down. Interior storage limited to glovebox, small center console bin. VALUE WITHIN CLASS
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
9 9 7 6 6.1


Some like-priced competitors have more outright power and rear-seat space. However, these Audis are sophisticated designs that match anything in this class for balanced performance, features, and materials quality. That's why they're Best Buys. Total Score
2.0 T sedan w/17-in. whls., man. 2.0 T Avant, auto. 3.0 Cabriolet, auto. S4 sedan, man. Class Average
62 65 58 57 58.7

Total Score: 61
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Total score of 61 with the class average being 58.7

This is for the 2006 A4
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Mikeh,

You can't live with it anymore? Are you putting it up for sale?

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