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      12-29-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Test Drove 2010 Audi S4

It is sweeeeet!

Very well damped ride. No leaning through the corners. Let's you know bumps are there but they don't annoy you. Feels nice and taunt.

Engine note sounds great. Nice whine from the supercharger and smooth, smooth, smooth V6.

Dare I say almost as smooth as BMW's inline 6. No lag in power at all, feels normally aspirated. 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Deceptively fast.

Interior quality is top notch. Not a big fan of the aluminum detail on the dash but everything else looks nice.

Good seats, could hug a little tighter.

Only $45K U.S. or about $52KCDN.

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      12-29-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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I fucking love this car.
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      12-29-2009, 09:47 PM   #3
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seats are hot=] dont like the doors, the inner panel of the doors on the e90 is better IMO. Drive is great, quattro>=]
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      12-29-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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Friend had one for a few weeks to break in the press car. LOVE this thing, but still think the e90 with sport package looks a little more badass.
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      12-29-2009, 10:29 PM   #5
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seats are hot, dont like the doors
I agree the doors are a little busy and the seats are pretty wide american style seats.
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I test drove it few months back and I also like it, especially the interior.
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      12-29-2009, 11:59 PM   #7
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audi's r pretty vault-like.. love that bout them
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      12-30-2009, 12:39 AM   #8
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I've driven it a few times, both trannys. The S tronic is fantastic paired with the motor.. and I love MT

I disagree about the body roll, it's definitely there. Coming from a car on coilovers almost any car is going to have it, the obvious aside.

52k CAN is very base, no premium, or any cool options. I agree the Alum trim cheapens the amazing interior though, even though I like it in my coupe. For $500 you can have the carbon atlas trim. I actually think the seats are perfect for a car like itself, tight but not suffocating. I feel ZSP seats are too tight on my sides some days. Guess that depends on your size though. I will add overall the car just isn't as 'tight' as my 335i. This is probably attributed to the coilovers on my car and the rear wheel drive. As nice as quattro/awd is, there is loss in steering feel. Regardless, the car is a great all arounder which I can appreciate.

My Dad has a Loaded Meteor grey on black leather MY 10' coming in February. The options really bring the price up, as with any German car. Some are really nice, Audi Drive Select, B&O stereo, and Sport Diff to name a few. Car came in at about 69k.

Might just be my next car, depending what the F30 is like. I'm sure BMW won't disappoint with the bread n' butter.

Some coils and wheels would set it off

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      12-30-2009, 02:19 AM   #9
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I've driven it a few times, both trannys. The S tronic is fantastic paired with the motor.. and I love MT

I disagree about the body roll, it's definitely there. Coming from a car on coilovers almost any car is going to have it, the obvious aside.

52k CAN is very base, no premium, or any cool options. I agree the Alum trim cheapens the amazing interior though, even though I like it in my coupe. For $500 you can have the carbon atlas trim. I actually think the seats are perfect for a car like itself, tight but not suffocating. I feel ZSP seats are too tight on my sides some days. Guess that depends on your size though. I will add overall the car just isn't as 'tight' as my 335i. This is probably attributed to the coilovers on my car and the rear wheel drive. As nice as quattro/awd is, there is loss in steering feel. Regardless, the car is a great all arounder which I can appreciate.

My Dad has a Loaded Meteor grey on black leather MY 10' coming in February. The options really bring the price up, as with any German car. Some are really nice, Audi Drive Select, B&O stereo, and Sport Diff to name a few. Car came in at about 69k.

Might just be my next car, depending what the F30 is like. I'm sure BMW won't disappoint with the bread n' butter.

Some coils and wheels would set it off
The f30 isn't slated to be released until 2012/2013, right?

...and yeah, the S5 I was looking at came up to $74k when it's loaded properly... the 74k price tag is only part of the problem... the other part: 6.5% APR... wtf man lol
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I'm a big fan of the S4, but I think the MMI would drive me crazy. I just can't understand why all of the motoring journalists go on about how intuitive it is. I had an S5 for a few days and an A5 for a week or so. In both cases, I just found all of the buttons around the controller to be really maddening.
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That middle island portion is very busy! I do love everything about it!
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      12-30-2009, 11:41 AM   #12
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so nice.
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      12-30-2009, 11:44 AM   #13
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haha dave..you wont get it cause you wont rock the same whip as your dad. plain and simple
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biggest thing I didn't like were

1. 4000 lb curb weight
2. ugly as sin tail lights

other than that, Audi has a winner and some serious competition for the 335's, especially at $45-50k


oh and sorry for jumping into the canadian sections... I just saw the thread on the new posts page.
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oh and sorry for jumping into the canadian sections... I just saw the thread on the new posts page.
Get out of here! You do not belong!!!!!!! haha jk jk!
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Where are you guys getting the $45K figure - is that without the engine?
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Where are you guys getting the $45K figure - is that without the engine?
prolly USD base model
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If I recall correctly, the last time I specced one out with the options I wanted I thought it was well into the $60K range...
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If I recall correctly, the last time I specced one out with the options I wanted I thought it was well into the $60K range...
going off the US premium plus base model 6MT of $45,900

looking more like $50k for a premium plus with a few options and about $53k optioned out with all the good stuff. I don't see a need for the prestige since you can basically add stuff to the premium plus to make it the prestige and it comes out cheaper in the end.
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Audi have designed some good cars as of late but this S4 is not one of them.

1. All Audis look the same now except for the R8 and TT
2. Interior is too dull but yet its still so busy, how is it possible for BMW to have the same functions but only uses half as many buttons
3. I wonder how easily the SC can be tuned relative to the old B5 S4 turbo or even the current 2.0 T-FSI engines
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Audi have designed some good cars as of late but this S4 is not one of them.

1. All Audis look the same now except for the R8 and TT
2. Interior is too dull but yet its still so busy, how is it possible for BMW to have the same functions but only uses half as many buttons
3. I wonder how easily the SC can be tuned relative to the old B5 S4 turbo or even the current 2.0 T-FSI engines
I agree in regards to the 1st 2. As for the 3rd, it looks like they are making good numbers off of it already... more than most modified 335's are.

MTM already has a chip for it and although its pricey its said that APR and GIAC will have theirs out shortly for a more reasonable price with just as good of numbers.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=313543
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