2001 Audi S4 User Reviews

2001 Audi S4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 20 reviews
"handling" 16 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"awd" 7 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
CONS
"high maintenance" 6 reviews
"heavy car" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"expensive part" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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bgf18 writes:
2001 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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4

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Turbo V-6, brakes, inclement weather handling, beautiful interior clean exterior lines.

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Reliability, AWD under-steer, tight cockpit, short gearing.

bgf18
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German Sleeper — 2001 Audi S4 6MT Santorin Blue Pearl Effect w/ black Napa Leather.//Overall. This car was just understated beauty at its finest. Very quick, very sublime, very German. The classy exterior lines and the outstanding workmanship of the interior sold me immediately. //Performance. For inclement weather, you simply cannot go wrong with all wheel drive - and Audi has AWD performance nailed. The engine was strong enough, with little turbo lag and lots of torque down low. The only downside was there isn't really any reason to rev the engine beyond about 5500 RPM as the turbo runs out of steam by then. On long road-trips at highway speeds, this car really shines. Like most German cars, it gets more stable and responsive with triple-digit speeds. The brakes are quite good. The shifter was a bit notchy and clutch take-up tricky. I wouldn't want to drive this car in stop and go traffic.// Interior. This generation of Audis had some of the most beautiful interiors - ever. The Napa leather in this car is still my benchmark for automotive leather 14 years later...it was that soft, durable, free of blemishes and comfortable. The plastics, wood, metal and leather are all of the finest quality in these cars. The interior is tight though and the front seat bolsters can be a bit intrusive after an hour or so. //Summary. This was a great car brand-new, under warranty. I wouldn't recommend buying it used. My car was in the shop about six times in 15000 miles, so that didn't bode well for future reliability.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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beerock writes:
2001 Audi S4 4 Dr Avant quattro Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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5

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Great car tons of power, can haul 5 around even in snow handles amazing with tracksport suspension

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if your not a mechanic owning one of these canbecome pricey

beerock
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I Love This Car! — Theres not much to dislike and plenty to like how can you ask for more, a avant with room for 5, total sleeper that will take out 997 turbo porsches and you can drive in the snow. Take it to the track on the weekends and drive to work on the week. An amazing car that is very rare and sought after.

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mattginsberg writes:
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This car has been great.  Even after 11 years, it's still a blast to drive and has plenty of room for four.  The trunk is huge.

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None, really.  Great reliability, great fun, great handling.  Great in ice/snow as well.

mattginsberg
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German Engineering At Its Finest — I've had this car for 11 years and 150K+ miles, and I've enjoyed virtually every one. it's fun to drive, great traction and handling. I live about 15 miles outside of town, and going to and from work has always been a pleasure.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
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Great sounding engine (helps to install an exhaust system), tons of low-end torque, stylish appearance, luxury features in interior, solid handling, AWD is great in winter.  Tons of aftermarket support.

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Nose-heavy means understeer, not good for the track.  Parts are costly.  Stock turbos are not reliable.  Power out of the box a bit lacking.

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Great Car For The Enthusiast With Some Spare Funds For Modification Parts. Not A Good "only" Car. — I love the B5 chassis. However, I am an enthusiast who does not mind dumping money into one of these things. They are not incredibly reliable but with some mods this can be improved. The stock power is not really sufficient for a performance car, but there is a huge aftermarket segment devoted to performance modifications. The car's looks and features are great out of the box. Current prices are quite low, making it easy to snag one provided you have extra funding for repairs and mods.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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A2CarGuy writes:
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Great all-around AWD sports sedan. Quicker than many, more expensive sports cars.

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Well, I suppose the back seat is a little small.

A2CarGuy
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Great, Quick, All - Around Awd Sports Sedan — I love the looks (exterior & interior). This is perhaps the most well-balanced design ever from Audi. Its combination of power (twin turbo V6), AWD and handling make it a sports car that will comfortably carry four. A wonderful, year round classy transporter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ben writes:
2001 Audi S4 4 Dr Avant quattro Turbo AWD Wagon Review
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3

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The widebody

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Everything else

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Boo Audi — In short, this vehicle isn't a bad car if you don't have to work on it and nothing fails but that is a huge if since they regularly have failures and are built with the most akward parts available to man.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Steve writes:
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5

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Power, handling & braking.

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Rear seat leg room.

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B5 S4! — Love this car. Has just the right mods for me. Stage 1 kit, suspension, 18" summers, 17" winters. Still in great shape at eleven years and 100K+ miles. Timely looks. Great station wagon room, with station wagon stealth value. Fun!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Megan writes:
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Twin Turbo

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Amazing! — I absolutely love this car! It preforms just like I thought it would, its smooth and fast. I had to replace the clutch but other than that I haven't had any issues with my Audi. The car is extremely fun!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
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Sport and Luxury?!?!  What more could you ask for!!

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High maintenance costs.  Parts are not cheap.

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Fantastic Car If You Do Your Own Work On It. It Can Get Quite Expensive Taking It To The Dealer. — Pretty sweet car. Pulls all the way to 155 effortlessly. Doesn't ride too stiff nor too loose, its just right. The Germans build very nice cars and always will. When it comes time to purchase a new car, I'll be sure to purchase one built in Germany. I find it a very fun car to drive, especially in Tip mode. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking to get into the sport luxury sector.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
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Because I have fallen in love with audis

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if your broke

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Amazingly Fun And Good Looking Car If You Have The Money To Work On It. — Deffinately a Fun car! havent had any serious problems. it rides super smooth and with good tires it will take hard turns like a dream. the acceleration is more than enough to put you in your seat but i di plan on an ecu reprogramming to increase the tourqe by over 100 ftlbs! (a total of almost 400 ftlbs!).

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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