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  1. Quail

    B8.5 S4 Avant Ownership/Project Thread

    So the S4's understeer was completely addressed with some fresh tyres. Turns out the old Pilot Sports were older than I had assumed - they degraded horribly over the cold winter. I replaced them with Yokohama Advan Sport V105Ss after finding a cracking deal on them, and I've been very very...
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    B8.5 S4 Avant Ownership/Project Thread

    Yep the noise is absolutely awesome. Especially when first firing the car up. I went out for a Cotswold blast with a friend in his B9 S5. This thing is specced up with EVERYTHING (except memory seats), and is an absolute monster on the road. I was struggling to keep up with it around the...
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    B8.5 S4 Avant Ownership/Project Thread

    To quote him directly: Best: 24.3 MPG Average: 14.1 MPG over 7000 miles Worst: 6.1 MPG Absolutely brutal.
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    Damaged courtesy car!

    Absolutely this.
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    B8.5 S4 Avant Ownership/Project Thread

    Recently had a fun morning burning V-Power with my cousin. He made me feel a little better about my average MPG.
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    Help Please B8.5 S4 - Lag/Delay After Downshift

    Yep, the car is thoroughly enjoyable with the paddles. Went for a country-road blast with my cousin in his C63, and the car was exceptional. Thanks for your insight mate - again, good to know I'm not alone. I did ask a good friend about it (Audi master-tech), and he said it's pretty normal...
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    Help Please B8.5 S4 - Lag/Delay After Downshift

    Thanks guys - you've put my mind at ease a bit. Looks like I'll need to get in to the habit of using the paddles!
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    Help Please B8.5 S4 - Lag/Delay After Downshift

    Thanks vaf888, interesting. Do you also get the delayed engagement after it's downshifted? It's feels like the clutch is slow to re-engage after rev-matching.
  9. Quail

    Help Please B8.5 S4 - Lag/Delay After Downshift

    Hey guys - hoping you can clear this one up for me. When driving the car in comfort mode (and to a lesser degree, sport mode), the car is pretty lazy to downshift when you give it more gas. When it does downshift, if you're really trying to press on, sometimes it'll drop two gears, rev quite...
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    B8.5 S4 Avant Ownership/Project Thread

    I was a bit confused as to why Audi chose "brake dust grey" for the wheels, but now I'm thankful for it!
  11. Quail

    B8.5 S4 Avant Ownership/Project Thread

    Thanks! Agreed, Ibis White seems pretty low maintenance, even with the wet weather. The black cars I've owned were infinitely worse! Thanks for the heads up - will investigate further before replacing the existing ones.
  12. Quail

    B8.5 S4 Avant Ownership/Project Thread

    Thanks! The S14a is a turbo manual, and you're right, prices are definitely on the increase slowly but surely. I bought the car standard when I was 19 (now 30), so seen them go from obscurity, to extreme popularity, to becoming quite rare. It's definitely tricky to find one that hasn't been...
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    B8.5 S4 Avant Ownership/Project Thread

    Hey guys; after a BMW hiatus, I'm back in an Audi, and thrilled to be so. My previous car was an F30 335D which was a devastatingly capable all-rounder, but definitely didn't feel "special" to drive. I flirted with the idea of an S7, which would've bankrupted me, and an E92 M3, which seemed to...
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    No Sat Nav or Bluetooth Streaming in B8.5 S4?

    Hey guys, hope you can help. I just picked up my B8.5 S4 Avant (62 plate, registered Jan 2013). I'm very much enjoying the car so far, but a bit disappointed with the MMI. Unless I'm mistaken, the car doesn't have Sat Nav, and it doesn't allow me to stream music over Bluetooth (I assumed Sat...
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