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    B5 S4 to buy or not to buy

    Hi,i'm considering buying a 98R S4 avant,what should i look out for bad points and good,what are they like to use as an everyday vehicle,running costs,servicing etc ??

    Cheers Neil

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    If your looking for good mpg, start looking at othercars!!!
    1999 S4, MIJ Performance exhaust with 100 cell cats

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    on an R plate that must be the very first S4 in the country. earliest i've seen have been on S plates
    Dave

    "If that's the Turbo Fairy knocking tell Her I'm not in"

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    The S4 offers the best ratio of that level of performance and economy. I managed 250 miles out of a tank from my MTM chipped S4 running 300-330ish bhp and around 220 around town. Not many heavy 300+hp cruisers can offer this mileage.

    The S4 if you are lucky not to suffer turbo failure are simply fantastic. Checkout RS246.com and the many many many many posts by new owners about how absolutely thrilled they are day in day out at the effortless performance, class and enjoyment they get out of the car. It is very special and for the money not much can touch it I dont think. It pretty much ticks all the boxes.

    If you can buy one with K04's fitted already or even better stretch and afford an RS4 you will be a very happy bunny :D
    Facelift Imola S4 | Custom: K04's, Tubular Manifolds, 3" DPs-> 2.75" Catback | FMIC | H&R Coilovers + ARB's | Brembo 8-Pots | SS + DTS | 503HP/475lbs/ft | 1800W RMS

    Sold: Audi A4 (B5) 2.8 Quattro | Ivory Pearl
    Melted: Corrado - IHI 1.8 20vT: 343BHP

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    Go for it

    They're VERY addictive

    I've done around 740 miles this week (with all the family gear and luggage etc), and managed a 26mpg average.

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    I get 22.8 avg all the time, but mine is high miles now.

    I think i am going to swap for a newish 3.0 oil burner!
    1999 S4, MIJ Performance exhaust with 100 cell cats

 

 

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