1 week on and 900 miles later I am very impressed with the car. Just returned from a 600 mile round trip on M ways, A and B roads from Leeds to north east Scotland and back in two days.
The car holds the road like no other I've owned - including a Mk1 TT and Mazda MX5. The power delivery is smooth and linear once you get past 2500 rpm and this makes over taking a breeze - especially useful behind HGVs on the A66 in atrocious weather coming back last night. The Xenons were superb.
The car is silent at 90mph and I got a very surprising 37mpg overall.
My only gripe is that the offset pedals and cramped space around them makes for a slightly uncomfortable drive. There just isn't enough room around the accelerator for my size 9s. I think I've got the seat position sorted now but daren't move it!
Cant imagine that the S4 is that much better () Overall I'm very pleased indeed!! Great family car but also brilliant in the twisties when you want to have a bit of fun too!!