2004 Audi S4 User Reviews

2004 Audi S4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • 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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Neal writes:
2004 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro AWD Sedan Review
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5

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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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Karin writes:
2004 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro AWD Sedan Review
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5

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

Cons

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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bscruggs writes:
2004 Audi S4 2 Dr quattro AWD Convertible Review
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Great Mix Of Luxury And Fun, But Will Ring You Up At The Pump — I've had my S4 Cab for nearly two years and it still puts a smile on my face every time I look at it, let alone drive it. Living in Chicago, this car has proven to be a joy to drive in all seasons, not just in the summer as is the case with most convertibles. The Quattro system helps with winter driving (although I still recommend getting a set of winter tires in addition to the OEM performance tires for true winter driving confidence), and the soft top does a commendable job of keeping the cold air out of the cabin. The engine is quite responsive at all RPMs, and when really stomping on it, this car will just take-off in 3rd, 4th, and 5th gears (6-speed manual). And, the braking is as solid as I've ever experienced. The car will stay on a straight braking line even in emergency braking situations. Overall, this car is just a joy to drive, an excellent performer, and is quite confidence inspiring. Its tendency when pushed hard in corners is to understeer, which can be easily relieved by simply backing-off the gas, but you'll want to enter aggressive turns early to avoid completely losing the line. The soft top folds-up quickly and neatly. I've had no issues with mine to date. With top down and wind screen / side windows up, the riding experience in the front two seats is quite comfortable even at highway speeds. The road noise is high, as is probably expected with the top down, but largely due to the size of the tires holding this car to the road. The interior styling, as with most Audi's, in my mind is second to none. Very clean and stylish. The added trim in the S4 is a nice touch with the white piping on the black leather seats, as well as the stainless steel surroundings on the air vents and gauges. All around tight, with the exception of the plastic cover holding the review mirror to the windshield, which on my car actually popped-off and will no longer stay properly attached. The seats and general seating position are quite comfortable and won't wear you out on longer trips. At 6'2" and with long legs, I still find there to be plenty of room in this car, and don't even have the driver's seat extended backwards to its maximum point. The rear seats are really best for kids or a second set of golf clubs... good luck putting any adults back there for any length of time. As for the downsides resulting in a rating below "Love It": 1) The car really swallows a lot of gas. I get about 15 - 18 MPG around the city, and about 20 MPG on the highway. With a smallish tank, this means filling-up on longer trips every 250 - 300 miles. 2) Trunk size is limited, even with the top up. A function of the size of the car and the convertible, though. 3) This car is HEAVY! To be expected given the size of the engine, Quattro system, and converitible, but it is definitely felt in its performance. Although the S4 will stay close to an M3, in the end it can't really keep-up and is noticeably less agile. Tends to be a bit more towards the luxury end of the spectrum than the M3. 4) Poor visibility with the top up. A covertible, so I don't expect anything other than this, but is worth noting. For me and my driving style, this car is a great fit due to its versatility. All-season and high-utility performance convertible that is a lot of fun to drive with both top up and down while not knocking the fillings out of your teeth on the rough Chicago streets. It will leave most cars in the dust, yet is not an awful pain to be stuck in when facing Chicago rush hour traffic. For those seeking a truely high performance two seater, you should probably look elsewhre. This car is about confidence, style, and class with a good deal of power to back it up.

Owner for 1 years, 11 months

Miles Driven per Year:2,000

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Charles writes:
2004 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro AWD Sedan Review
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Stealthy V8

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Price

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S4's Are Nice. — Being a V8, it was not a gas miser by any stretch. It provided plenty of smiles per gallon however. :) Loved the V8 exhaust note. No performance modifications for the car. Tracked it several times. Decent performer as a bone stock vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marty writes:
2004 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro AWD Sedan Review
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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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Christopher writes:
2004 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro AWD Sedan Review
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5

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V8 Performance, Quattro AWD

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Cost to maintain high, poor gas mileage

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I Would Buy This Car Again. — 4.2 V8 is a little thirsty, car is fast as hell, V8 rumble is the best sound, a little expensive to maintain, best car I've owned, great handling in the rain, quattro is a Godsend, interior fit and finish is top rate, build quality is solid, car feels like a tank and is very safe, 117K+ trouble-free miles!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gordon writes:
2004 Audi S4 2 Dr quattro AWD Convertible Review
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5

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4 seasons fun

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no money

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Be Prepare For The Gas! — one of a kind sport car, All wheel drive is awesome in winter, with the top down is awesome for summer. The only concern is gas and insurance, but it's all expected anyway. I prefer this better than a M3 cab until I see a AWD M3, which will never happen in my opinion.

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

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Mike8068 writes:
2004 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro AWD Sedan Review
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Power

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Low end acceleration, balance

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* — So much power in reserve from that V8. And in spite of how nose heavy it was, with Michelin PS2's it was very tossable in the twisties. Solid brakes. Impeccable fit and finish, as with all Audis. Horrendous gas mileage, but that's the price we pay... Loved that car.

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Leonhard writes:
2004 Audi S4 4 Dr quattro AWD Sedan Review
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5

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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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Adam writes:
2004 Audi S4 4 Dr Avant quattro AWD Wagon Review
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5

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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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1992 Audi S4 Reviews

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1993 Audi S4 Reviews

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It is the best performance sedan of it's time. The sound of the Inline 5 20-valve DOHC motor is sweet. There is nothing else like it. With minimal modifications, it can out perform most of todays m... Read More

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1994 Audi S4 Reviews

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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

very nice performance, all wheel drive stick shift, fast car. no problems as far as i know Read More

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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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