: Audi RS4



mccombie_5
12-05-05, 05:44 PM
What does everyone think of these?

I like them, and so does Claire. Just wondering what everyone else thought.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/Audi-RS4-005edit.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/Audi-RS4-001edit.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/Audi-RS4-007edit.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/Audi-RS4-002edit.jpg

danbuc
12-05-05, 06:04 PM
I like them alot, but I'm not a very big fan of the wagon. It's more practicle, but just not my thing. Personally, I would rather have a larger car, since the A/S/RS4 just seems a little small to me. I always liked the RS6 more, but of course they're no longer in production, are expensive, and hard to find.

powerglide
12-05-05, 06:08 PM
I like them alot.
Kinda small for me (ie If I was buying for myself at the budget id get something else) but I think its an uber chick car :thumbsup:

Playdrv4me
12-05-05, 06:16 PM
Do we even GET the RS4 in the U.S.?

Jesda
12-05-05, 06:21 PM
Freaking gorgeous.

mccombie_5
12-05-05, 06:24 PM
Do we even GET the RS4 in the U.S.?

I had'nt thought about this, surely you do?

Playdrv4me
12-05-05, 06:30 PM
No, we only got the RS6 and the S4 and S8. Im relatively certain the RS4 did not come on our shores, but the new generation is supposed to.

mccombie_5
12-05-05, 06:37 PM
Im looking at RS6 now too

2002 Audi RS6 Avant (we want the Avant, we dont need another sedan)

34,000 miles, 52 REG EBONY BLACK WITH LIGHT GREY LEATHER/BLACK PIPING PRIVACY GLASS SIDE + REAR SUNBLINDS HEATED FRONT AND REAR SEATS SAT NAV/TV, CARBON TRIM BOSE SOUND SYSTEM A/C TRACKER NEW BRAKES. 33,995. specialist cars.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/rs61.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/rs62.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/media.jpg

How's that?

34,000 isn't much more than we got for the ESV..... Im sure I could stretch another 8k

Playdrv4me
12-05-05, 06:56 PM
I think that car would blow your socks off, very very responsive and fast car, and what better than a FAST Wagon WITH Quattro! Its not quite on the level of the E55 AMG Wagon or the M5 Wagon, but it comes damn close, and IIRC, neither of those has AWD. If Im not mistaken its got something like 400hp. Price not bad either.

The retail on that thing was about £58k.

mccombie_5
12-05-05, 07:05 PM
Having just gotten rid of a 5-Series Touring I wouldnt touch another, nothing wrong with the car, but i didnt like it.

That Audi is nice, and its only 80 miles away. Im sure Claire could cope with that. We plan to sell her DHS in the near future anyway, so It would replace the ESV and leave an opening for her new car (i get new cars regular, she hasnt had one brand new for two years now) and i think she'd enjoy somethign like that. I'm just toying with ideas at the moment, we'd liek a fast wagon really, we just got rid of the 545i, and that was a fast wagon, so we like them.

Im open to ideas here really, we want something fun, fast, and semi practical. Manual gearbox, five doors etc.

Im just toying with ideas. I like these Audis though

Playdrv4me
12-05-05, 07:26 PM
Does she care about Slushbox vs. Manual tranny? Im pretty sure all of the RS's are exclusively manual transmission cars.

danbuc
12-05-05, 07:26 PM
I would buy that RS6 avant in a heartbeat if I had the money.

mccombie_5
12-05-05, 07:28 PM
Does she care about Slushbox vs. Manual tranny? Im pretty sure all of the RS's are exclusively manual transmission cars.

They are, well some of them have the paddles behind the wheel, tiptronic, if its a fast sporty car, a manual will be fine, she likes a manual as do I. This country has far more manual transmission cars than any other. People's preferences are reflected in this.

mccombie_5
12-05-05, 07:32 PM
I would buy that RS6 avant in a heartbeat if I had the money.

Well I hadnt considered this before, I just thought the RS4 Avant would be more fun, but obviously the 6 has merits over the 4 and the 4 has merits over the 6

ben72227
12-05-05, 08:50 PM
Beautiful car, but wagon's just aren't my thing...:rolleyes:

CVP33
12-05-05, 08:54 PM
Purty. If I was in the market for a wagon, this would be on the short list.

powerglide
12-05-05, 11:52 PM
I prefer that black rs6 much more.......thats cool!

mccombie_5
12-06-05, 04:28 AM
Im looking at other stuff too, we want a fun car, so the Lotus Elise is in the ballpark, a bit different you will agree, but i suppose if we are going to get something fun it may aswell be practical too.

I thought about a Golf GTI but then realised theyre fat and slow

mccombie_5
12-06-05, 08:02 PM
Ok, not very long ago Claire three another one into the mix

The Honda S2000. She knows hwo to deal witht hese engines, so that issue is nothing to worry about, but what about the car itself? Ive driven one, but i was too busy having fun to notice the actual car

danbuc
12-06-05, 08:17 PM
I'd rather have an Elise than an S2000.

mccombie_5
12-10-05, 08:12 PM
And here we go again

I saw one of these today. Theyre about 36,000 for a 2003 4.0 S model.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/tvr_tuscan_s_03.jpg

what do we think?

fast66
12-10-05, 10:46 PM
Wow 36K for a tvr, dont believe it

powerglide
12-10-05, 11:41 PM
Never seen one of those in person....but the price seems like a bargain!

mccombie_5
12-11-05, 01:57 AM
Wow 36K for a tvr, dont believe it

Well since im not up on these. Theyre about 50,000 new, and two years later, it seems that most of the ones that age on auto trader are 25,000 rather than 36,000.

powerglide
12-11-05, 02:16 AM
Oh right....these are domestics over there....lucky you!

mccombie_5
12-11-05, 02:29 AM
Oh right....these are domestics over there....lucky you!

:yup: :D

Great isnt it!

Heres one from Auto Trader.

2003 03 Reg TVR Tuscan 4.0 Speed Six Convertible

2 Doors, Manual, Convertible, Petrol, 11,700 miles, Black, 1 Owner. Adjustable steering column/wheel, Alloy wheels, Central locking, Computer, Electric mirrors, Electric windows, Lumbar support, Immobiliser, Power assisted steering. Red Leather Interior, CD Player, 29,750.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/blacktus3.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/blacktus2.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Car%20Pictures%20-and%20other%20random%20crap%20i%20need%20to%20host/blacktus1.jpg

powerglide
12-11-05, 02:33 AM
Sweeeeet! What a bargain....hell of a unique lookin car. Perfect for anyones 12th car :-)

mccombie_5
12-11-05, 02:39 AM
Sweeeeet! What a bargain....hell of a unique lookin car. Perfect for anyones 12th car :-)

Didnt you see that? I sold the ESV last Saturday. Also gone now are the BMW (son has his Jag) the Vauxhall Astra, and the Rover GTa.

Im buying this with the money from the ESV :D

powerglide
12-11-05, 02:52 AM
OK, 9th car then :D

....I didn't know your ESV is gone!

93devillejet
12-12-05, 02:47 AM
One of my favorite cars along with the rs6 for performance, awd+turbos = fun. Looks wise they are not my favorite, but I don't hate them either.

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
12-12-05, 07:10 AM
Of all the cars you've posted I like the TVR the most.

Make sure her RAC cover is up to date because she'll need it.
A friend of mine has a Supercharged Cerbera (work done by TVR) and it was hardly ever working.

As for the Audi's, uber fast estate cars get the thumbs up from me. Whereas the Audi saloons looks pants anyway.

I wouldn't touch an S2000 with a barge pole. No low down torque, got to rev the nuts off it to get anywhere quickly. Fun for 5mins but gets tiring fast.


Can she handle the TVR? It's a lot torque in lightweight rwd chassis...

My IROC has caught me out twice in the wet so far (ended up facing the wrong way down the road) and that's "only" 330lb/ft.

70eldo
12-12-05, 10:04 AM
I don't like the Audi too much. The technique is very good to superior, but the car looks inside out dull. It's all round with no flair. I thought I should post as I am the only one not positive about the Audi choice... ;)

The TVR is ok, but maybe too much out of the ordinary. It's ass is a little weird.

How about this one?
http://www.italiancar.com.au/images/SPYDER03_lg.jpg

mccombie_5
12-12-05, 02:49 PM
Of all the cars you've posted I like the TVR the most.

Make sure her RAC cover is up to date because she'll need it.
A friend of mine has a Supercharged Cerbera (work done by TVR) and it was hardly ever working.

As for the Audi's, uber fast estate cars get the thumbs up from me. Whereas the Audi saloons looks pants anyway.

I wouldn't touch an S2000 with a barge pole. No low down torque, got to rev the nuts off it to get anywhere quickly. Fun for 5mins but gets tiring fast.


Can she handle the TVR? It's a lot torque in lightweight rwd chassis...

My IROC has caught me out twice in the wet so far (ended up facing the wrong way down the road) and that's "only" 330lb/ft.


Yeah the S2000 needs technique. I think she can handle it, shes ALMOST as god a driver as me, i just dont go bouncing accross fields :D

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
12-12-05, 04:38 PM
Got to get that Range Rover further off-road than Tesco's mate!

;)

mccombie_5
12-12-05, 04:52 PM
Got to get that Range Rover further off-road than Tesco's mate!

;)

LOL

She hates off roaders, thats the only thing, shes only 5',2"

The Range Rover? It gets a hammering! I use it with work, its so much fun playing on building sites, dont believe what the signs tell you!