2007 Audi S4 User Reviews
Sport Sedan shown
- $18,326 - $21,630
- No trim specified for this review
- V8, ride quality, handling, Quattro. It's not a 3-Series. Conservative appearance.
- Fuel economy, Nav System entry. Pricy to get ahead of a 335Xi. Paddle Shifters
I drove a 335i, S4 and RS4 back-to-back on the same roads. The 335i is nice, and not a bad ride even with the sport pack, but you can still feel the turbo lag no matter what they claim, especially at take-off. The S4 just moves forward linearly. It's very deceptive off the line because there is no fuss, no fury, just great power delivery. The RS4 was edgier, and while it has power, the torque isn't that much higher compared with the S4. So for a daily driver, on real roads, the slush-boxed S4 won out for me.
The interior and exterior styling is typical conservative rock solid Audi. No big rear wing to rattle the ricers, no big vents or insane rims, no "Hey Officer, please give me a ticket" badging.
Performance and handling are a blast, but you'd better set the constant electronic speed warning at something sensible, because it's very easy to overtake on the freeway and blow past 80 before you even really realize it. Put it in Drive and trundle along without a care in the world. Sport mode is surprisingly good. It keeps in the torque band, does a little engine braking when you ease up, and really is quite sporty indeed. Paddle Shifters are nice on the freeway (you can manually shift even in D), but stick with the Tiptronic shifter for reliable control when you go around corners!
You pay for this fun at the pump, but if you're going to whine about gas prices, buy yourself two Camry Hybrids for similar money and use the spare change to pay for your first year of gas.
An excellent car so far with great capabilities as a daily driver for the Pacific NW. Oh, and that V8 is a very special engine indeed.
23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
Most Viewed New Luxury
Research A Car
Free Dealer Price Quote
Select A Make And Model
- Up to 3 certified local dealers will contact you with a price.
- Get a hassle-free deal and guaranteed savings off MSRP.
- This service is totally FREE, with no obligation to buy.
Auto Loan Rates
Audi News & Articles
Audi bringing Q3 Stateside after all?
One of the major changes that made to the Audi SQ5 to get it ready for the US market was a ride heig...Read Full Review
Audi Testing Automated Parking, Including Payment!
Audi is becoming something of a leader when it comes to in car technology- but in ways that you may ...Read Full Review
Audi May Tempt Buyers With Tech
Audi has made some major moves to appeal to gadget-loving luxury buyers with cool car technology in ...Read Full Review
Audi Teases New Q1 Crossover
Audi will launch a new crossover positioned below its Q3 in 2016, the automaker confirmed today. To...Read Full Review
- More Audi News & Articles