2005 Audi S4 Consumer Reviews

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2005 Audi S 4
4.5
Average based on 14 reviews
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Great car with 1 major problem

by from Pennsylvania on March 19, 2012

The A4 is a spectacular car. I saw it on Top Gear (UK) a few years ago and have wanted one since. Interior is superb in typical Audi fashion of the era but keep in mind this is practically a sportsca...
The A4 is a spectacular car. I saw it on Top Gear (UK) a few years ago and have wanted one since. Interior is superb in typical Audi fashion of the era but keep in mind this is practically a sportscar and the ride is a little bumpy on rough roads with the stiffer springs/dampers and those low profile tires. But it does stick like glue in the twisties and goes wherever you point it. The exhaust/engine note is was sold me. Not to mention the performance. There is just something brilliant about that 4.2L V8 in the A4 chasis. On the flip side, before buying one of these used make sure to search "B6 S4 oil consumption" and fully understand what you may be getting into buying a used 4.2L S4. I would not buy one again without a certified pre-owned warranty that covers replacement of the engine (which could be a $10-$20k ordeal)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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funfunfun

by from boston on November 27, 2007

i traded in my 540 I for this, hoping to get the benefit of all wheel drive for these new england winters. I can't believe i'm saying this, but i also got improved performance for my hard earned dolla...
i traded in my 540 I for this, hoping to get the benefit of all wheel drive for these new england winters. I can't believe i'm saying this, but i also got improved performance for my hard earned dollars. I loved my BMW, but with all 4 wheels pushing, my S4 grabs the road and this car just scoots. the feel is also very solid.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Amazing S4

by from woodbridge,va on November 9, 2008

It is truely a drivers car. I had been an owner of two BMW, (very nice cars), and I recently did an unthinkable thing by trading in my 06 330i for an S4 and wasn't so sure of the move, but I'm so glad...
It is truely a drivers car. I had been an owner of two BMW, (very nice cars), and I recently did an unthinkable thing by trading in my 06 330i for an S4 and wasn't so sure of the move, but I'm so glad I did it, and love every bit about S4. It is Truely an amazing ride..
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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This car rocks

by from on November 1, 2008

This car rocks. If you test drive it - push it. You wont be disappointed. It simply runs. It likes to be pushed hard and in sport mode, it's downright scarey. If it had wings, it would fly. I've had 1...
This car rocks. If you test drive it - push it. You wont be disappointed. It simply runs. It likes to be pushed hard and in sport mode, it's downright scarey. If it had wings, it would fly. I've had 13 BMW's (Currently a 2001 m5) 4 Audi;s (currently an S4) two Merc's and a variety of second tier cars and this car tops them all - including the M5. It's not as fast, but the Audi is simply FUN. Reliability is a question for the older ones and maintenance is expensive, but when this car is right - there is nothing better to drive. I commute in it in the suits on the way to meeting, I kick it at 120+ Mph in my jeans on the weekends. This car is woerh every penny. Audi's dont hold there value, so I wouldnt buy one new, but I will keep this car for a long time.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Drive the rest, Settle for the BEST

by from brooklyn,NY on May 18, 2009

This car has power when needed, ample to be exact, tons of torque and the new Audi V8s are virtually bulletproof. Had mine now for 3yrs with zero problems. Had to once replace coil packs but its a sim...
This car has power when needed, ample to be exact, tons of torque and the new Audi V8s are virtually bulletproof. Had mine now for 3yrs with zero problems. Had to once replace coil packs but its a simple and inexpensive task. (common Audi issue) Extremely comfortable,did I mention the never ending torque...two thumbs up!!! Audi did it again!!
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Does recommend this car

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Unique Vehicle!!

by from Bay Area San Francisco, CA on March 16, 2011

I purchased a ised B6 S4 with 52k miles and this is one of a kind vehicle. I drive my son to school and do my daily commute and the pleasure of driving the car is unique and amazing. So far I have not...
I purchased a ised B6 S4 with 52k miles and this is one of a kind vehicle. I drive my son to school and do my daily commute and the pleasure of driving the car is unique and amazing. So far I have not had any issues with the car and soon is going for the 55k service. One thing is I would recommend the car but for service find yourself a good Indy mechanic.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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audi s4 b6 b7

by from new york on June 5, 2015

this cars are absolutely garbage after 100000 miles. the plastic parts inside the engine makes life miserable plus electrical problems , if u buy this car without warranty you'll be crazy you will mak...
this cars are absolutely garbage after 100000 miles. the plastic parts inside the engine makes life miserable plus electrical problems , if u buy this car without warranty you'll be crazy you will make biggest mistake in your life...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Fun X 4

by from PA on July 6, 2015

What a blast. Just purchased a 2005 with under 50K miles from a single older owner, dealer maintained. Having a Audi mechanic down the street from me sealed the deal. I owned a V8 SHO Taurus and a BMW...
What a blast. Just purchased a 2005 with under 50K miles from a single older owner, dealer maintained. Having a Audi mechanic down the street from me sealed the deal. I owned a V8 SHO Taurus and a BMW M3 convertible, so what do you get when you put those 2 in a blender? The S4 Cabrio. The expense to own and maintain is a bit scary, and not good on gas, also an expense, but so far, no regrets. Turning the key in the ignition seems to be another problem, not sure whether its worn out or if just a flaw in design, but very difficult to turn the key in the ignition. I use the Tiptronic gear gift when I want the extra performance and control, otherwise I pleasure cruise in automatic mode. No need to modify with a tuner or chip, it's good to go. Car is a dream, but you gotta pay to play.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Absolutely Fantastic

by from Baltimore, MD on February 4, 2011

I've had my B6 S4 for about six months now and it's by far the best car I've owned. Quick, responsive, stylish... just a great car to drive. It's a bit of a sleeper compared to other vehicles in the s...
I've had my B6 S4 for about six months now and it's by far the best car I've owned. Quick, responsive, stylish... just a great car to drive. It's a bit of a sleeper compared to other vehicles in the same performance range which helps with insurance among other things. I've got 80,000 miles on the clock and the car still feels solid. The only complaint so far is the 10 quarts of oil the 4.2 needs. I wasn't expecting $100 on oil+filter for each change. Ordering the filters online helps, but it's just something to keep in mind. The AWD system is fantastic. Even in 6" of snow the car just plows (literally) through - even with summer tires. The Ricardo seats are comfortable even for longer drives. Heated seats are also a plus. I haven't had any problems with the pixels in the stereo/climate controls. Back seat is a bit snug but it can fit a child safety seat just fine (my Goddaughter loves zipping around turns, it always brings a smile and a giggle). I get 19mpg on average when I'm not driving like an idiot but be forewarned, with 340hp and AWD it's really tempting to have a little fun... on a closed course with a professional driver of course.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Porsche 911 Killer...

by from Indiana on September 23, 2009

This car is great. German V8 is just unbelievable and all wheel drive is amazing. I will never drive anything else but the Audi all wheel drive. The car has plenty of power and stop signs have whole n...
This car is great. German V8 is just unbelievable and all wheel drive is amazing. I will never drive anything else but the Audi all wheel drive. The car has plenty of power and stop signs have whole new meaning....:)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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