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Old 01-17-2005   #1  
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Wish I never sold my Civic for the S4



own the car 2 months and it has been in the shop 10 times. 1st time 5 days after deliver. I find out what is wrong on the internet and tell them and they can not figure what is causing the CEL to come on. Dealer flys in engineers from germany to work on car, they tell dealer they need to change the same part # i gave them 2 weeks earlier(coolant system parts). Pick up car and 30 miles later the engine blows. coolant in 2 of the cylinders due to their sloppy work.
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damn..yah shoulda kept ur civic...but s4's are nice tho..u just got a bad one..
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dumb question what is an s4
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Its an Audi... which means its really an expensive VW with AWD.
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Its an Audi... which means its really an expensive VW with AWD.
I think some of the new VW's come with AWD too
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I love S4's. I'm really sorry for your trouble man. That civic looked hella hot. If I remember correctly, you parted it out right??
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I remember when you started a thread about you're getting an S4 a lot of people told you that you will regret it cuz Audi quality is junk... hehe

Still a killer looking car though
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audi s4 are the coolest, my mom has one she loves it and i do to hehe.

sorry two hear that buy the way what year do you have?
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My mom has an S4 Convertible. Tight as hell if you ask me. Shes in that "omg im 40!" type kinda stage.
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Damn that stinks. Wish you would of asked me for advice before you made your purchase. I used to work for an Audi dealer. The build quality on Audi's/Vw's, isnt as great as the build quality on Mercedes or BMW. Audi and VW's still have major problems, in fact they are the same problems that the cars have been having for years. Don't get me wrong, the S4 is a hot car that is really fast and handles amazing....thats not the problem....The problem is the reliability on the car and the quirky problems that they have.
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i say get yer $ back and get a 330 ci
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^Funny that BMW is considered one of the most unreliable cars on the road...heh.
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^Funny that BMW is considered one of the most unreliable cars on the road...heh.

Really who says that? Is that something you heard of or is that your opinion?
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well i think they will give me my money back if i want it.

i may get another S4. Trust me I have been through a horrible experience from delivery to today and I am still thinking about getting another one. Anyone who has made a negative comment about the S4 has never sat in the drivers seat. The car is just amazing, I have drove everything from a pinto to a lambo and nothing comes close to its handling in that price range. I have witnessed S4 avants( that is a station wagon) walk on Porsche around the track. The car just sticks to the road no matter what you throw at it.

But I will say you guys did warn me about the service issues. I bought a lemon, every company has them and Audi has only 25 more than Honda in the last 2 years...that info is available on the net.


My other choice I am thinking about is a Caddy SRX, land rover LR3, or maybe a used C4 ???
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Well I would have kept my Civic if it looked like yours..Ive been showing your civic pics toa few people at work and they would litterally pass out lolll..

That was a fine car dude...

I hate A4's

Your Vic looked like an F22 man thats how hot it was..Now sell the A4 and get into another Honda...
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Well I would have kept my Civic if it looked like yours..Ive been showing your civic pics toa few people at work and they would litterally pass out lolll..

That was a fine car dude...

I hate A4's

Your Vic looked like an F22 man thats how hot it was..Now sell the A4 and get into another Honda...
reading > you.

He has a S4, not an A4.
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Yeah your civic looks really nice, what kit is that?
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well i think they will give me my money back if i want it.

i may get another S4. Trust me I have been through a horrible experience from delivery to today and I am still thinking about getting another one. Anyone who has made a negative comment about the S4 has never sat in the drivers seat. The car is just amazing, I have drove everything from a pinto to a lambo and nothing comes close to its handling in that price range. I have witnessed S4 avants( that is a station wagon) walk on Porsche around the track. The car just sticks to the road no matter what you throw at it.

But I will say you guys did warn me about the service issues. I bought a lemon, every company has them and Audi has only 25 more than Honda in the last 2 years...that info is available on the net.


My other choice I am thinking about is a Caddy SRX, land rover LR3, or maybe a used C4 ???
I agree the S4 is a nice car for the buck. But the fact that Audi only has 25 more lemons than Honda is a little skewed since Honda probably put out 10 time the number of car Audi did. I know I can't find teh specific webpage you are talking about, but I'm guessing they are talking about the total number of cars that have fallen under the lemmon law in a specific year by a specific manufacture, and if that's the case, then Honda wooped Audi's rear becasue the precentage of honda's would be way lowwer becasue a lot more hOnda are amde than Audi's and if they both have about the same amount of lemmons, well you get the idea, but that's just my interpertation.
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He has a S4, not an A4.
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well im not hating or anything. the s4 is a great car but there are just better cars out there for the money! if i was in your shoes i would get an M3 or a lexus GS430. both cost about the same and will give you far less problems than the audi. but im pretty sure you just got unlucky with the s4, get another one i guess.
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S...A whats the difference its still an audi lollll

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S...A whats the difference its still an audi lollll

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I wasn't really lolling at you, just the way he put it.
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I agree the S4 is a nice car for the buck. But the fact that Audi only has 25 more lemons than Honda is a little skewed since Honda probably put out 10 time the number of car Audi did. I know I can't find teh specific webpage you are talking about, but I'm guessing they are talking about the total number of cars that have fallen under the lemmon law in a specific year by a specific manufacture, and if that's the case, then Honda wooped Audi's rear becasue the precentage of honda's would be way lowwer becasue a lot more hOnda are amde than Audi's and if they both have about the same amount of lemmons, well you get the idea, but that's just my interpertation.
that is a very good point
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that is a very good point

Ford and GM had 4 times the amount as honda and audi
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Really who says that? Is that something you heard of or is that your opinion?
Not really something I heard. It was something I read. Los Angeles Times.
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Ford and GM had 4 times the amount as honda and audi
Agian, Ford and GM probably sold more than Honda
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wow man that sucks hey i guess all german cars are not that great
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I had a VW. The quality is terrible, thats why I have a Honda now. Your experiences define what VW/Audi stands for. Something stupid goes wrong with the car, they don't know how to fix it.
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