Originally Posted by 335BBS
You get what you pay for. I agree about the steering feel but thats as far as I go. The S4 was more $ than my 335 (discounted it about $8,000) so I took it...big error.My 335 e92 has been brutal. Can't depend on it. In the last 4000 kms ive had radio replaced, hvac fan, replaced , 3 injectors and plugs replaced, steering hoses replaced, steering pump replaced, steering rack replaced and 3 more injectors and plugs replaced along with various bulbs etc. HPFP has been done and suspension is starting to creak. Great fun to drive but as soon as I get get rid of this and go back to Audi the better.
Yikes! But I see you have a 2009.
The s4 is not without its flaws from what I've researched. The 2010s had more issues though than the 2011-12s. Many people intermittently complain about how the STronic auto trans acts a little funky sometimes but I can't say I've read about a trans failure or any major engine issues with the 2011+ s4s. So, mane your right!
If there were more of a selection available, I'd probably be more inclined to seriously consider the s4. It was definitely a "special" car compared to the 335i, but its also more money so there you go.