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S4 B6, Manual or Tip

Sulli Aug 14, 2011

  1. Sulli

    Sulli Member

    I am getting a 2003/4 Audi S4. I have heard that the auto/tip has trouble handling the power (???) from a manual owner, but I read the auto is more economical???
    Which is better???
    P.S. I did a search and either the search function is rubbish or no-one has asked this before (which I can't believe....)
  2. LeeT

    LeeT Member

    Ive had a noggy blue B6 S4 manual saloon and it was a great car, loved it. Ive also got the A6 4.2 in tiptronic which is slightly tuned and in my opinion is a much better drive than the manual was. A quick blip of the throttle and you are at 100mph in a blink of an eye. Ive not had any trouble with my autobox at all. I am usually a manual driver myself, ive got a b5 s4 too, but just cant fault the tiptronic v8. Add some decatted straight through pipes and you'll be in heaven
    oh and you posted in the B5 section not the B6 :)
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2011
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    No performance car should have an Auto! They're hateful things.
  4. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

    Autos are amazing. I love mine.

    But I do miss a good fast manual gear change.
  5. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    I'm doing the driving NOT the car. Therefore I want to change gear. I wouldn't consider a car with an auto box ever!
  6. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    I can understand why someone might want an Auto. Perhaps you do a lot of city driving, or lazy crusing up the motorway and never really drive the car "properly". I'd never have one myself, but i do see their value in certain situations.

    But the reasons for owning one are the opposite end of the spectrum to those for wanting a 360hp V8 engined saloon car.

    The two just dont go together.

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