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Audi RS4, Sedan
#177 of 216 Re: streets of tomorrow [dhamilton]
Jun 06, 2006 (7:34 am)
The track avability sounds excellent. We had congested city streets that with very short drives proved very little (only the Q7 was allowed a decent driving time).
Does VW and Audi attitude seem more for a race car rather than transporation with flair? Do Lotus, Noble and the other niche race cars have similar attitudes "Buy our car, go race, and don't bother us if it breaks"?
Jun 06, 2006 (9:40 am)
Also an Edmunds editor suggested an RS4 would be an excellent day to day hauler.
Wouldn't the RS4 be better suited for high speed cruising between cities (lux airplane on wheels)?
Jun 07, 2006 (7:28 am)
small children due to smallish back seat. But then I'm not going to be hot rodding with my kids in the back. For say a couple and a dog? Yes, excellent. This car rips. Editor in chief Karl on this here website said he'd take lt over the M5 if given a choice right now.
As far a as attitude, I don't know if that is their attitude but it would be hard for them to justify that thinking while putting out luxury models like the A8, A6,Q7.
Jun 07, 2006 (1:38 pm)
How did Audi do this time around in the '06 report?
Their parent, VW, was third....from the bottom, and worse than in '05.
Jun 08, 2006 (12:34 pm)
..Audi came in below average. 130 defects per 100 cars.
For comparison: Saturn 129, Merceces 139, VW 171 (3rd from bottom), Porsche 91, Lexus 93, Cadillac 117, BMW 142,
Chevrolet 124 (industry average)
#182 of 216 Re: never mind.... [kurtamaxxxguy]
Jun 12, 2006 (10:15 am)
Hey, it was better than BMW and Mercedes-Benz!
And people act like BMW doesn't have the same problem...
#183 of 216 Re: never mind.... [esf]
Jun 12, 2006 (3:02 pm)
Ahh, who cares about reliability on Audi's?
The main emphasis on 'em is drivability, especially on the Nürburgring (when do we get a Nürburgring freeway system here? Does Audi know something we don't know? )
Edmunds' new review was very positive about the RS4 as a drivers car, BTW. And Audi deserves praise for accomplishing a decent ride with those huge wheels and 35 profile tires! Detriot 3+Dubbers must be green with envy over that!
#184 of 216 Re: streets of tomorrow [dhamilton]
Jun 14, 2006 (9:43 pm)
I'll second this. Audi dropped some dime on this event. Made the 3er event there last year feel like a Kia event. The funniest thing was almost No one would take a A4 on the Quattro course. The guy kept saying there a case of beer in the trunk . I was surprised they tossed the keys to people without any instruction or a passenger instructor. Id guess my fastest lap was in the hardtop TT with a close second being the A3 2.0T. At least it "felt" quicker than the A3 3.2Q.
#185 of 216 RS4 Weight/Availability
Jun 16, 2006 (8:07 am)
Can anyone speculate why Audi still does not post the weight and weight distribution of the RS4 on the Audi USA site? I just do not see why this information is so hard to find.
Also, I read a story saying they will only make 1000/year or that might have been 1000/year to the USA. Is Audi that unsure of itself? Maybe they are just trying to let the dealers gouge customers.
#186 of 216 Re: RS4 Weight/Availability [jim2727]
Jun 17, 2006 (4:00 pm)
Go grab a car & driver or motor trend magazine. There are tons of TV spots & articles all over the net about the RS4. The Audi website is not going to have every last detail on there.
The RS4 is a very special car. It's made in a totally different production line than regular A4's. The car is actually made by the Quattro GmBH team. Basically the same people that make a large portion of the Gallardo for Lamborghini.
Audi is not unsure of itself. If you know anything about high end cars like the RS4, you would know that low production numbers make the car more special. They're harder to get, if you have one...you're special, and it increases the resale value and mystique of the car.