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B5 S4 to buy or not to buy

neil20vt Jun 2, 2007

  1. neil20vt

    neil20vt Member

    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
  2. Danielson

    Danielson Member

  3. If your looking for good mpg, start looking at othercars!!!
  4. shineydave

    shineydave Member

    on an R plate that must be the very first S4 in the country. earliest i've seen have been on S plates
  5. ZeroK66

    ZeroK66 Member

    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
  6. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

    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.
  7. 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!

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