2002 Audi S4 User Reviews

2002 Audi S4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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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"ride" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
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Matthew writes:
2002 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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The engine

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The weight and it's distribution

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The B5 Audi S4 — The B5 S4 is a veritable sport sedan complemented by immense tunability but plagued with deadly timing belt and turbocharger failures. The heart of this car is it's parallel turbocharged 30 valve V6 engine, which in it's United States specification produces 250hp and 252 ft/lb of torque. Despite weighing around 3700 pounds, it still manages a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds. It's speed is as deceptive as it's looks: a sedan that is difficult to distinguish from it's base platform, the A4. The visual differences are in the front bumper, chrome mirror covers, S4 badges, exhaust tips, and a wider variety of paint options. The build quality of the car is impeccable. The interior has a refined ambiance not found in it's competitors of the time. The stock maintenance is dependent on how hard one drives the vehicle, as it does effect the life of the turbochargers and the timing belt. A well maintained and cared for vehicle, one with an owner who anticipates the timing belt maintenance, yields costs that don't break the bank. The fun factor of the car is high, with the torquey engine there is a lot of fun to be had on both the highway and the bends. This car is a european sport saloon and as such is far more at home on the highway than anywhere else, but around town it is still great fun with peak torque available at a mere 1850rpm. What makes this vehicle so special though is the aforementioned tunability. Whether one is interested in adding some pep, hitting the drag strip or transforming the vehicle into a track loving monster, it is all possible thanks to an overwhelmingly large aftermarket part availability. It is not cheap at all, but returns much of the value in fun with an induction into the brotherhood of Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts. It is the underdog of it's other German competitors BMW and Mercedes-Benz but with patience and a few thousand dollars it can easily stand toe to toe with both the BMW M3 and the Mercedes C class AMG of it's time. I would recommend this car to anyone interested in tuning an Audi, as it has the most potential and ease of tuning for an entry level enthusiast.

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

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Dennis writes:
2002 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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To feel scary fast speed

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none

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The Best Car I Ever Drove — This car is extremly fast because it has a v6 twin turbo with sports suspension and 17 inch rims, this car is good in any kind of weather, i raced a porche once and won in a close race. Audi!!!!!!

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

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Matt writes:
2002 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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Loved the interior, Engine, 6 speed

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value, the turbos are known to go at 100 000km thats about 10 grand a turbo:S

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Amazing Car, Has The Most Amazing Twin Turbo V6! — This may look like a regular A4 but it packs a punch. The S4 is a Bi-turbo 2.7L V6 the most amazing feeling when you slam those gears and you let the turbos spool up.

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Anthony writes:
2002 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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Everything

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Nothing

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Audi B5 S4 — What can I say... Well what do you expect from a TWIN TURBO V6 Audi.... its audi so its luxury and the engine/ transmision/ suspension is built for performance..... Oh baby.... The twin turbo setup also allows for big upgrade potential with huge gains... Performance + Sleek style = Audi B5 S4

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nicetie writes:
2002 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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5

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TONS of power, sounds amazing, smooth ride, handles well for a sedan, cops don't give it a second glance

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Parts are expensive, always has a boost leak somewhere, gas mileage isn't the best

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The Most Fun Car I've Owned — This car has been impeccably maintained, so maintenance has been inexpensive to this point. It's extremely satisfying to pull up next to a C6 corvette and blow their doors off and then see the stupefied look on their face when they catch back up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Austin writes:
2002 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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torque everywhere

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its broken

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My Little Blue Mustang Eater — fun powerfull car if u dont mind the outragous price to fix it. handles well but goes through tires like no other. the limited slip awd is amazing. fun to play in the snow with. ...spanked a modded c5 vette on the interstate

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

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Ahkmed writes:
2002 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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you will love the performance

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to small

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Gangsta — twin turbo and its pretty dang fast for a 6 cylinder cuz it out runs alot of cars in 2009 and this audi is a 2002. you will love the way it handles and the way it picks up speed

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

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Jurjen writes:
2002 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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Great power, excellent grip, comfortable ride, subtle looks

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If your idea of maintenance is filling it up with gas, don't get this car.

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The Proverbial Sleeper — Great car, fast as all sin. The Quattro is killer in bad weather - can't go back to 2wd. Styling is conservative yet classy, and its aged well - still looks sharp for a car designed in the early 90's Speaking of the 90's, the build quality is about on par from what you'd expect from something designed 15 years ago. Some things are over engineered, and in typical German fashion, some things are totally under engineered. Braided black hoses anyone? Cost of ownership is fairly high, if you don't maintain it, it will bankrupt you. Nip problems in the ass before they get expensive. That said, my particular car seems to be better than most, hardly any issues in 3+ years of ownership. Fun factor, well, if kicking the rear out all day long is your kinda thing, get a BMW or Mustang, but if being a traffic light hero tickles you pink, this car delivers. Thanks to Quattro, a short geared 6spd and a ass load of low end torque (like 380lb/ft @ 2500rpm), nothing will beat you across an intersection. You shoot across an intersection from a dead-stop in probably 3-4 seconds, smoking anyone in the lane next to you, and remain under the speed limit - 1st-2nd gears to redline, pop her gently into 6th and go about your day :)

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

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Tim writes:
2002 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan Review
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fast , fun, gorgeus, reasonable price to performance

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impossible to find parts esesially transmission, and way 2 expensive 2 fix

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Best Car I Ever Drove — one of the most fun vheicle out there 2 drive. i used to try 2 race everyone in this thing its fast i got it going 260kmh and ran into traffic on an empty road it would've gone faster, but parts are extreamly hard if not impossibe to find i wouldnt recomend this car to anyone who isnt a german mechanic

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1993 Audi S4 Reviews

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1994 Audi S4 Reviews

A Great Saloon Racer By Alan

I loved this car alot. Gave me great joy. A real solid saloon cruiser, perfect on highways n great grip. I had one for 4 great years. Read More

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1997 Audi S4 Reviews

Fastest Car I've Ever Driven By Kevin

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1999 Audi S4 Reviews

Avoid Audis-- Lesson Learned By Me And Jon By Stephen

nothing like saving up 6000 dollars only to put it in a ditch 3 weeks later. sold it for 1550. ouch to the pocket book. in those three weeks, changed a cv axle u joints a turbo mounting gasket, coil a... Read More

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