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#14279 of 16087 Re: Graphicguy [flightnurse]
Jun 17, 2012 (9:53 am)
How did you get RS4? Did you go to Germany to drive it? I'm asking because as for now, there is no RS4 for sale. There is S4. RS4 is one step above, they sold it in the US a few years ago, but not very recently. Last time it was 2007 and 2008.
#14280 of 16087 Re: Graphicguy [dino001]
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 17, 2012 (2:14 pm)
He didn't say it was new.. ?
#14281 of 16087 Re: Graphicguy [kyfdx]
Jun 17, 2012 (3:08 pm)
I don't know, that's why I was asking. Either he drove an older one, or he drove one in Europe, or he simply drove S4, calling it RS4...
#14282 of 16087 Re: Graphicguy [dino001]
Jun 17, 2012 (4:52 pm)
I once drove a s4 v8 - was pretty sweet - huge grunt, not the best in the corners as its front heavy, I'm sure the new 6 is better. Rs4 I've seem a few but brand new premium was large vs the s4, is it worth it ? Glad we are back talking 4 door salons again.
Btw saw an e53 ? Wagon today - pretty cool- or is it the e55
Jun 17, 2012 (6:55 pm)
OK.....without further adieu, pics of the S4. I know you'd rather see these first before posting the story of how it ended up in our possession. It's a 2013, with S-Tronic, MMI NAV, Bang and Olefson media player, drive select (maps performance parameters), torque vectoring, Quattro, some other stuff that's on the sticker that I can't remember....
#14284 of 16087 Re: Audi pics [graphicguy]
Jun 17, 2012 (7:28 pm)
Beuautiful. Out of my range, for sure. Audis is definitely best styling from Germany, if not from all brand, bort exteriors and interiors, and its tech is also not to shaby, not at all. Hope you'll be happy together Congrats.
#14285 of 16087 Re: Audi pics [graphicguy]
Jun 17, 2012 (7:54 pm)
Mazel-tov! It's GORGEOUS! We MUST hear how it drives!
#14286 of 16087 Re: Audi pics [graphicguy]
Jun 17, 2012 (7:58 pm)
Not sure what happend there with the pictures, but it looks like they were cut off. Probably a story more suited to the Sales Front Lines Forum, but that one's drifted a bit.
So, how'd this come about?
Well, GF had been driving my Fiesta. She has a couple of vehicles of her own....an Avalanche and a Subaru....both in good shape.
When I had test driven the S4, I admit I loved the way it drove. It's as fast as my 335i (maybe a tenth or two quicker with the S4, 0-60, if that's important to know). But, as good as the ride/handling balance is on my 335i, it's better with the S4. Plus, I'd never sat in sport seats as good, or as comfortable as the ones in the S4. S-Tronic dual clutch transmission is a gem.
Trunk is bigger, more room, etc in the S4 (vs my 335i coupe).
So, GF had been talking about how she was planning to sell the Subaru as she wasn't using it much (because she was using my 2nd car, the Fiesta, most of the time). In addition, my son, who's been driving a car I game him, an '06 Honda Accord, with about 100K miles, was talking about buying something else.
So, as we started plotting what, if anything we were going to do, I found a reason to test drive S4s at local dealers. We have two. One, about 30 minutes from me, the other about 45 mins-1 hour away. The closest one had one S4. Nice car....they acted like it was made of solid platinum. The other one further away, had one '12 and one '13. They were willing to deal, but really low balled the trade.
Speaking of the trade, I decided to take my son's Accord back (actually, the title was still in my name), in trade for the Fiesta (less than a year old with about 5K miles on it). And, he gave me $5K, on a loan I made to him a year or so ago.
With Father's Day upon us, we decided to spend the weekend, all together (GF, son, son's GF) in Chicago (about a 4.5-5 hour drive). Based on that, and the desire for the GF, and son's GF to go clothes shopping, and the men going car shopping. We drove the Accord, with the understanding as described above.
Called a couple of dealerships around the Chicago area to see if they had any S4s. Not a lot of these cars out there. One dealership had 4 of them, but all the rest had 1-2. Again, these are scarce cars.
Did a little homework before heading out to the big city. The Accord was worth between low $9s to high $9s on a trade. I came down right in the middle since the miles were a shade high.....$9,500 was the trade number. I had also done some contract work for VW of USA a few years back. My contact had told me at the time to let him know if I was ever in the market for a VW product, and he'd get my a supplier number for the discount they offer (6% off MSRP). I had that in my pocket.
To be continued.....
#14287 of 16087 Re: Audi pics [graphicguy]
Jun 18, 2012 (5:50 am)
Lol, as nyccarguy said...Mazel tov. Lots of luck.
Jun 18, 2012 (5:57 am)
Is that interior black with Alcantara inserts?
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