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How does the S4 stack up against the V? anyone have any encounters? I have heard only great things about it. It has a beautiful interior and AWD is a plus, but it wont outrun the V with its 340hp. What is everyones 2 cents about the S4??
 

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from a start, if the guy can drive he will beat you up to like 60 IMHO - unless you can get traction and 0-60 in 5.0 like our cars are supposed to do, but they dont.
from a roll, you will crush.
 

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I hear you about that interior and the AWD, I've had many Audi S cars and I truly appreciate them. They also beat the V on resale value.

In the end though those things weren't enought to get me into another Audi. To be blunt, I just got sick of being outrun by Subarus, EVOs, and M3's. That issue is no longer a concern. I'm glad I bought the V, and I'd do it again.

I suppose the RS4 would have fit my need, but it's way too expensive. The V is the best fit for what I needed.
 

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I had a great run with one from 55mph to 140mph in the HOV lanes. Just he and I. The S4 is not happy above 60. I pulled away from him so hard that I though he wasn't trying. Had to go twice just to prove to him it wasn't a fluke. Sad day when driving your pretty $50,000 sport sedan.
 

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If you're only talking about straight line performance, then the V will own. Even on the twisties, if driven correctly the V will show its greatness. Now, throw a set of the countless coilovers offered for the Audi's on the S4 and add a matched set of sways and slightly larger tires...that's a different animal. Properly modded, and by properly I'm referring to a car's weaknesses, the Audi can be a phenomenal car for the track or street. I won't even bring up the mis-match we'd have if there was any rain or snow involved...
All in all, its a great car...almost had my money, but doesn't have the "rip-yer-balls-off" charisma of the V. And to make that S4 the track animal it can be...would take a nice pile of cash.

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"rip-yer-balls-off" charisma of the V. -ace
And there you have it kids. OUR QUOTE OF THE DAY!!!!!:worship:

I love it!
 

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All I can say is that after owning more Audis than I can count, I am more than done with them. The M and AMG offerings have laid them to waste and have gotten my money for the last 6 years which is amazing as I live in quattro country! Although the RS4 has a pretty good chance of earning a space in my garage.

Both the V and the AMG are the kings of the Rip-yer-balls off club and until the AMG comes with a manual(which it won't), I'm not going back there so it's the V for now!
 

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If you're only talking about straight line performance, then the V will own. Even on the twisties, if driven correctly the V will show its greatness. Now, throw a set of the countless coilovers offered for the Audi's on the S4 and add a matched set of sways and slightly larger tires...that's a different animal. Properly modded, and by properly I'm referring to a car's weaknesses, the Audi can be a phenomenal car for the track or street. I won't even bring up the mis-match we'd have if there was any rain or snow involved...
All in all, its a great car...almost had my money, but doesn't have the "rip-yer-balls-off" charisma of the V. And to make that S4 the track animal it can be...would take a nice pile of cash.

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Agreed-I took a long look at the S4 before deciding on my V.Pluses for the S4 were german engineering,refined interior,and of course AWD in a well balanced V8 touring package.The V won out for it's edgy aesthetics,and that 100 ft pounds more grunt was noticeable as the Audi had a very peaky power band.Still think it's a great car,but AWD V8's are thirsty,eat tires(all four)and blow drivelines-if you think our diff issue is an anomoly check out an S4 forum to see what real dealer horror is all about!~
 

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The British show Top Gear ran an S4 against a V and it wasn't even close. AWD helps but it also slows the car down during accelerating and turning. The resale value of an Audi is terrible, besides they are one of the most expensive cars to maintain. Mercedes are practically a cheaper option.
 

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Residuals were just slightly lower than the V when I compared them. The car was pretty good, and almost won me over as well. But the thought of owning one past the warrantee period made my stomach turn - I'd much rather take my changes with the V. But the big kicker for me was interior size. For a car that weighs as much as the V does, the interior is sure small, and really not adequate for my business use needs. Too bad, cause it would have been a great car to take on those one day up and back ski trips, since I live 3-4 hours away from the slopes. Sure would have been a lot more enjoyable than taking my huge SUV. But when the weather really turns nasty, I like having a full size truck under me with tons of ground clearance and a low transfer range - just in case. I've used it before...

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you will kill the V8 S4s hand over fist... the twin turbo 6 S4s (2000-2002) with the right mods (stage 3.. bigger turbos, programming, injectors, blah blah)... you'll need a maggie.
 

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I traded an 02 S4 in to get my V...

The Audi was too small inside and the blandish styling just got boring after a while. Already chipped, w/ intake and exhaust, I was considering upgrading to the RS style KO4 (?) turbos but one test drive in the V erased all thoughts of that. Three days later the Audi was gone, hello V.
 

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I had a 2001.5 S4 and all I can say is that the repair bills were atrocious. The K04 Stage 3 Audis are fun, but for the money you need for the 2 Ko4 Turbos and all the added plumbing, you could have a sweet V w/Maggie and heads and cams with money left over.


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Heck, I had a regular V-6 98 A4 and although I wasn't paying repair or service bills (warranty) at the time I sold it, I wasn't looking forward to paying them in the near future ($600 for a timing belt, $300 for a tune up). Part prices were out of this world (double anything from Caddy).
 

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hmmmmmm...... how can i fit that on my plates? :suspense:
RPURSAK :yup:
 

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RPURSAK :yup:
:histeric: Nice

My test drive of the Audi left me wanting more. The interior is amazing and the quattro would have been great in the snow but I was shooting for a car with that extra grunt that I found in the V. I inquired from a speed shop on the cost of putting a blower on the V8 Audi and they said it would run at or over $10k. A little bit much for a car that already costs close to $58k IMHO.
 

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Sold my 04 s4 to get my V. I only wish gm could do a better interior:hide: . Otherwise the V will crush:devil: Unless its wet outside....
 
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