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S4 B6, Manual or Tip

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Sulli, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Sulli
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    [Aug 14, 2011]
    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....)
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    [Aug 14, 2011]
    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
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    oh and you posted in the B5 section not the B6 :)
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    No performance car should have an Auto! They're hateful things.
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    [Aug 14, 2011]
    Autos are amazing. I love mine.


    But I do miss a good fast manual gear change.
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    [Aug 15, 2011]
    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!
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    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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