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Old 07-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #101
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Flashy will vary from area to area. In some areas, just being an Audi makes it flashy. In other areas, an S4 would just look like yet another Audi, meh, boring. Know your area, and you'll know how the car will be received there.

In my area its not noticed that I can tell which is great.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:13 PM   #102
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OP I switched to the sti because its $15k less expensive, its not as flashy so you don't get people hating on you for no reason in traffic as much, and i had some bad luck where my clutch failed twice and 2k installed each time was enough to make me give up on that car. I feel that was more bad luck than anything.
People hated on an S4 in traffic? Why? Compared to an STi? I live in opposite world, I guess. I liked being invisible when I had my S4. I removed all the S badges and bought a 1.8 badge to put on the trunk. Only place anyone realized what it was would be on the track.

It did self destruct.....repeatedly.....and then some more.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #103
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It did self destruct.....repeatedly.....and then some more.
So what parts broke repeatedly on your S4? The motor? Electronics?

I'm always curious about problem areas with other cars. It seems like many cars have them.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:32 PM   #104
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I have a hooked up 2006 wrx tr and I smoked the 2014 s4 there not fast at all I had a car length on it and the kid was trying hard he was pissed, I would never spend that much on that car to get smoked by a wrx. Now if u where looking at the rs4 or rs5 that's a diff story
Lmao, right right sure sure. Sorry, but the only way you beat a 2013 with your car is if he couldn't drive and it was a manual. The dsg runs 13.0 in avg weather repeatedly, all day long.

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:57 AM   #105
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People hated on an S4 in traffic? Why? Compared to an STi? I live in opposite world, I guess. I liked being invisible when I had my S4. I removed all the S badges and bought a 1.8 badge to put on the trunk. Only place anyone realized what it was would be on the track.

It did self destruct.....repeatedly.....and then some more.
I should say this now, the S4 i had was Imola yellow while the STI is black. Im sure that explains it all. Initially I didn't think it would matter all that much but the color makes a huge difference.

For example, making a left turn out into traffic oncoming cars will honk and or wave their arms as if you are cutting in front of them when they are nowhere near you. This actually happened more than once, about three times.

People at my job who i dont even know coming up to me talking about the car. Im talking non car enthusiasts. Corolla drivers. Obv the enthusiasts want to talk about the STI while the regular people probably have no idea what the car is. I prefer it that way.

Overall I can say I feel more comfortable in the STI while the S4 made me nervous. I should have just bought this car first. I can't really imagine replacing this car with anything at this point. Only way is the next sti is a revolutionary step up or vw comes out with a golf rs with the 2.5L 5cyl. I feel luxury cars aren't really for me anymore.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #106
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Have not driven S4 but I think it's one classy and sexy ride. Not over the top, but with nice luxury. Can't really be compared to Suby. Everything Impreza screams cheap inside (love the exterior), but then it's not a car for luxury. Two different vehicles targeting different demographic...

Having said that, I have a Q7 for family hauler that is infested with problems, and it has just over 30k miles.. Bulbs blew out out of nowhere countless times. Water entering the cabin due to stupid drainage design. Just few days ago, an amplifier went out turning off MMI completely (rear camera, navi, ac, heater all not functioning). Never have I been so glad I bought extended warranty (car is 2009) - but I'll be getting rid of that car well before the warranty expires for the next owner's sake.

With these problems, there still are enough things that I love about Audi for me to not hate it. Fantastic and ergonomic interior, technology and convenience is amazing and exterior looks great.

Bottom line is that... you'll never know unless you live with it. Different people with different purpose for a car. Performance isn't everyone's top priority.




aaaand I want a GD STi for the winter
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #107
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Wow stuff decision.........ummmm.............STI!!! duh
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:29 AM   #108
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S4 all day. Build quality. End story.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:46 AM   #109
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Before I bought my WRX, I looked at the S4...But, once I saw the S4 sticker price and read about their reliability in forums, I had to rule it out.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #110
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S4 all day. Build quality. End story.
I take it you have never owned an Audi.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #111
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Don't keep it past warranty and you should be fine...
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:55 PM   #112
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I take it you have never owned an Audi.
My family has owned two, currently a 2013 A6.

Nothing ever has gone wrong.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:49 PM   #113
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I have several friends with Audi's of various years including an RS4 and the only thing I saw break was a 10 year old A4 transmission. I hear lots of stories but first hand they have been legit cars IMO.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:53 AM   #114
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I have several friends with Audi's of various years including an RS4 and the only thing I saw break was a 10 year old A4 transmission. I hear lots of stories but first hand they have been legit cars IMO.

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new rule. You can't comment on a cars reliability unless you have owned one.

ok here goes.

2000 jeta 1.8 t, 90k miles. One turn signal failed and alternator died at 88k.

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2009 passat 3.6 4 motion. Amazing car. Flawless to 70k.

vw touareg tdi. Only had it to 20k. Loved it!

2013 s4...888 miles....lol.

2000 rs....perfect, 72 k
2002 wrx. Failed clutch ....twice....my bad!!

vw and Audi have come a long way, I have never been let down. Subaru was great too!
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:53 AM   #115
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Ps. Buddy has a 2008 rs4.....zero issues.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:57 AM   #116
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S4 all day. Build quality. End story.
Sit in a 2013 sti. Get out. go sit in a 2013 S4. Done.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:41 AM   #117
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Sit in a 2013 sti. Get out. go sit in a 2013 S4. Done.
I love Subaru and recommend them to everyone that asks about a reliable, awd car.

The test drive really did me in after owning a Subaru.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:00 AM   #118
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After my 2011 sti was totalled, I ordered my 2013 sti last August. My parents were like, hey if you're starting over, why not get an "adult" car and call it a day? I went to my local Audi dealership (Don Rosen Imports- Conshohocken, PA - salesmen was a dick. I have emails to prove it). Test drove the S5 and loved it.

People kept telling me that once the warranty was out...I'd be screwed. Kind of scared me but I still wanted it. Eventually, I decided against it only because of the mileage that I'd put on it. Less than a year and I already have 15K on my sti.

In retrospect, if I was going to keep it relatively stock, I would buy the S4/S5 but since I wanted to do some modding, I opted for the sti again. Once I get married, I'll pick up an S3....it should be available by than haha
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:53 PM   #119
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S4 will cost you more in the long run, so make sure you like it more. Used audis lose ther value fast as well( because everyone knows trouble is on way)
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