2004 Audi S4 User Reviews

2004 Audi S4 Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.6 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: 4.6 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

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PROS
"power" 16 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"awd" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"legroom" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD Sedan Review
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Performance, comfort, safety, appearence, build quality, fun factor, value.

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Not the best gas mileage, lacks rear legroom.

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A Car That Everone Likes, Not Just The Driver! — Where to start? The 2004 Audi S4 is a sedan that couples German luxury with V8 performance. The 4.2 liter 340HP engine is harnessed by Audi's famous Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The combination provides an extremely fun car to drive with a feeling of security in bad weather. The handling is quite sporty with very little body roll when sticking it through a corner at high speed. This is due to excellent suspension that makes a great compromise when it comes to the choice between sportiness and the ability to iron out most of the bumps in the road. With large disc brakes on all four wheels, the stopping power is nothing short of exceptional. The S4 is also very comfortable to drive with its luxurious accommodations. Features such as a 10 speaker Bose sound system, satellite navigation, xenon headlights, OnStar and XM radio are all great to have, just to name a few. One of my favorite features is the ability to automatically flash the turn signal three times just by briefly moving the directional stalk. This is very convenient for lane changes during highway driving. The heated leather Recaro sport seats with alcantara inserts are very comfortable, but an overweight person probably will not fit in the seat well. The appearance is absolutely stunning as well. It combines contemporary Audi styling with sharp, well defined lines that give an aggressive stance. The S4 looks almost identical to the A4 on which it is based to all but the well trained eye. Some of the visual differences include vertical slats in the grille, a subtle body kit, S4 door blades, standard xenon headlights, polished aluminum mirrors, chrome trim and sporty S4 badges on the trunk lid and grille. The overall build quality is exceptional. The interior/exterior is made of high quality materials and has a solid feel to it. Also, there is plenty of sound insulation to dampen road noise. There are only a couple negative aspects of this amazing car. The first is that it is quite thirsty...I only get about 17-20 miles per gallon. The second is that the rear seat legroom is slightly lacking, but that is normal in a small car. The trunk is quite large which offsets the point about the rear legroom. I would recommend this car to any car enthusiast. It is extremely comfortable, luxurious, beautiful and fun to drive. At around $52,000 new (including options), it is also good value compared to its direct competitors, the BMW M3 and Mercedes C32 AMG. One final point is that this car does not carry the stereotypes that cars such as the BMW or Mercedes do...that is, people will like you.

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everything

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heavy cost dealership repair

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Top Audi Quattro — This car was my 40th birthday present and took me nearly 7 months to find the best,its turbo uprated engine on acceleration gives u enough head wrench to make you dizzy ,it also stops just as well,These audi cars feel so solid and well built and mine in white looks stunning

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Recarro seats

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too quiet

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S4's Are Great — Its an S4 whats not to like! I can't complain about the gas mileage either. It got 26 miles per gallon on my last trip with it. That was with a couple high speed runs. I would recommend this car for any one looking for a year round performance car.

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I love this car,  But I want more power.  I am trying to convince Liva to let me trade this car in for a MB C63.  Then maybe ill be content.... Yeah right.

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It sucks gas like no tomorrow.  I am starting to feel the wrath of $4.25 a gallon for super... Being that I get about 9mpg.  Yeah it sucks !

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Its An Awesome Fast Little Beast In A Calm Looking Wrapper. — Its power on tap. The car just goes when you want to and in any gear you may be in.

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2004 Audi S4 Avant quattro AWD Wagon Review
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Sleeper

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Price tag

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This Car Does Every Thing Well. It Is An Extreamly Fast Car That Can Be Driven Every Day. — One of the fastest cars i have ever drivin. Only problem is its an understeering beast.

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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD Cabriolet Review
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Powerful engine, nice subtle styling, beautiful and incredibly luxurious interior.

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Drives like it is really heavy, electrical system not very reliable.

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Luxurious, Sporty, And Fun On A Sunny Day — A convertible that doesn't shout out "hey look at me, I need attention because I'm hitting a mid-life crisis" unlike many others. Interior comfort doesn't get any better in my opinion. Comfortable seats that keep you in place around corners, beautiful leather interior that is incredible to the touch. The engine will definitely get the car moving fast, quickly, and with power to spare. The premium sound system makes you feel like you are at a concert. But the car handles like it is very heavy, which it is, and the electronics for the folding roof are very unreliable.

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Great performance, rich interior and sold build.

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Back seat is a little tight.

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True Love — It is a very solid car with great performance. It was the first car in it's class to give the M3 a run for it's money. Now everyone is trying to join the game. You cannot beat the fit and finish of the interior. Everything else I have been in feels cheap now. Even thought it is almost 4 years old now I still get a smile every time I turn the key.

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2004 Audi S4 quattro AWD Sedan Review
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The ENGINE! Quattro AWD system, dashboard layout, handling and steering feel, acceleration, brakes.

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It's a VW Group car.  Rear legroom is completely nonexistent, and the gas mileage is laughable...but if you're buying something like this, you don't care.  Some might find it too "clinical" and German.

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4.2 V8 In A Small Sedan? Yes, Please! — Take an Audi A4 and shoehorn a 4.2L, 40-valve V8 swiped from the A8 under the hood and you end up with the Audi S4. This is a good combination and I love this car...and this is coming from someone who doesn't like Volkswagens and their questionable reliability at all (Audi is part of the VW Group). PERFORMANCE: Amazing. The 4.2 V8 churns out 340 horsepower and sends the car from 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds. 0-200km/h (124mph) comes up in a shade over 20 seconds. The sound the engine makes is glorious - it's not obnoxious or objectionable in any way, but it's unmistakably V8 and unquestionably powerful. The six speed manual gearbox is quite nice, although the clutch seems to lack feel for its engagement point until you get used to it. Handling is tight and responsive, though some might find the ride too hard. It's not bone-jarring, but you will feel every road imperfection. The steering is appropriately weighty and has decent feel. The weight distribution is similar to a front-wheel-drive car because the engine is mounted ahead of the front axle line, so the prevailing characteristic at the limit will be understeer. The brakes are excellent.STomp on them, and you'll be having leather-wrapped steering wheel for lunch! Fuel mileage? Well, if you must ask, the one I drove has 16 average mpg on the display when I got in. Heh...with the rest of the car...you're not exactly going to be bothered about this factor when you're shopping for one. Five stars. BUILD QUALITY: It feels like it was carved from a solid block of granite. The interior is outstanding, as Audis always are. The exterior shows immaculate build quality, with perfect panel gaps and an outstanding paint finish on the black car I drove. However, being a Volkswagen product, I'm (understandably) leery of the all the electronic gizmos. There are a lot of electronics in this car, and that seems to be VW's weakness. Three stars because of the electrical concerns...I expect it to be average. APPEARANCE: This car is a total sleeper. You have to know what you're looking at to know what it is - it has subtle "S4" badging, bigger, unique wheels, and very slightly more aggressive fascias than the standard A4. If you want a small sports sedan that flies a little under the radar, this is it. It's much less conspicuous than a comparable BMW. Five stars. OVERALL: The big question: Would I buy one over a BMW 3-series? Yes, I would, without a second thought...if for no other reason than it is so much less pretentious than a BMW. Plus, how many quicker 3-series do you see every day? Now, how many S4s do you see every day? I thought so! Five stars. Great car, even though I'm neither a small sedan guy nor a VW fan.

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I touch the gas and its flying!! :-)

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None so far

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I'm In Love! — This is a first impression, everything seems like a dream but it's my new car, maybe it's just a crush.

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fast and comfie

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not meny if you come up with some tall me

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Nice — good car for luxury and performance it has cup holders..... rare in european cars neither of my bmw's had cup holders

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2013 Audi S4 Reviews

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2012 Audi S4 Reviews

Absolutely A Blast To Drive. Look For Excuses To Drive It. By smckeyd

Owning an Audi S4 is a unique experience. It offers the same performance and fun as an exotic car but is still practical for daily use. I got many compliments driving this car and never had a single i... Read More

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2011 Audi S4 Reviews

A Pure Sleeping Monster By Chad

Love this car. Super fast, Super reliable and great style. This was my car and when I purchased the S6, my son started working on this car. It is so fast, faster than my M5 and faster than my S6. ... Read More

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Great car but pricey. Has great tech, great luxury and still has great performance. It is on the small side for family use but it works for my family.must have a warranty and maintenance plan because ... Read More

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2010 Audi S4 Reviews

A Superior Car. By phergie38

This is a wonderful automobile that I plan to keep for some time to come. The back-up camera is a wonderful help. I think that the navigation system should be updated at no cost to the user. The hand... Read More

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We got the car three months ago with 30,000 miles...so far we have had some problems that have been taken care of through our 90 day limited warranty...but other than that this car is LOADED! We absol... Read More

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