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My S4 thread

scotty76 Mar 12, 2015

  1. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    Mine's about six weeks away from being two years old and, therefore, due its first major service. Quotes will follow soon.
     
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    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    I doubt it does include the pollen filter. Looking at the invoices I have, the oil change service in year 1 was just that. Oil+filter and nothing else. The pollen filter was changed last year.
     
  4. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    VAG Autoworks £278.18

    I'll keep them in mind post warranty as I've heard good things about them (think @razza1 was a fan of them). Apparently they've been rebuilding an RS6 recently. :)
     
  5. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, used them on my audis for years, did some good work for me


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  6. Chop.

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    Is that £400 quote for just the oil, brake fluid and mot ?
     
  7. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Yes. :( #ripoff
     
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    Chop. Well-Known Member

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    Jesus that's ridiculous I need to open a garage :grimacing:
     
  9. Keef

    Keef Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S4

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    I've just traded my car in to avoid the cost of a brake fluid change & oil service!
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  10. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    :D The service isn't *that* expensive!! :)
     
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  13. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    longp2 Active Member

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    Now that is an example of man maths used as it should be!
     
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  15. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    So a quick mpg update as I've seen a few threads on this for the S4 again. DIS figures:

    19,131 miles
    27.6mpg avg

    Today's run to work:
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    32.4mpg avg
     
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    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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  17. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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  18. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    My last tankful averaged 22.1 mpg :(
    I may be doing something wrong lol
     
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  19. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    @Bristle Hound; you are driving how an S4 should be driven. Believe @scotty76 had one of those driving Ms. Daisy moments


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  20. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Nah. I just sit in a lot of traffic.
     
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  21. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    Managed to average 37.2mpg on 100 mile motorway run from Bexleyheath to Portsmouth on Wednesday. I put it down to using Shell V-Power.
     
  22. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Nice work @jdp1962! I managed 35.2mpg on the run to work this week on Texaco standard 95 unleaded.
     
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  23. Bristle Hound

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    I can only dream of these ^ mpg figures on my S4 :(
     
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  24. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    @Bristle Hound, not at all, Col. If you did a similar journey in similar conditions (100 miles on the motorway with traffic limiting you to cruising at 70-75), no reason why you wouldn't get the same. :)
     
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  25. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @jdp1962 - I have a 60 mile run, which is 90% motorway
    Best I've EVER got out my S4 on this was 35.1mpg, BUT I did have to put a pesky M140i in its place on that particular run ;) :D
    Or may be I need to invest in a pair of these lol

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    Apologies to @scotty76 I seem to have :sign hijacked:
    Won't happen anymore, honest :D
     
  26. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Stop posting slippers in my thread @Bristle Hound just coz you love the pink fluffy ones there's no need to share. :D
     
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  28. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Today is service day. #nervous Left the no wash sign in place, pointed it out to the service guy.

    3 years old on Friday, I'll try and post up some thoughts when I get a minute. I seem to have a fair collection of stone chips, including two on the alloys as well as a dent on the rear panel which I'm pretty sure is the result of a car park injury, where someone has opened their door into my car. :( It's right on the crease line of the panel so I reckon PDR is out.
     
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  29. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    We're on tenterhooks for the updates, @scotty76. :)
     
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  30. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    So the damage report is below. £327.39 all in service + MOT + brake fluid.

    The good: they didn't wash it.
    The bad: looking at the invoice and the service computer I'd say it's back on Flexible Servicing again having been previously set to Fixed. I suspect I'm just going to live with that and take it back in a year's time. The dealers seem unable to cope with this anomaly of annual servicing. :D Oh and they didn't stamp the supplementary service book but I forgot to leave it out and this car's service record is electronic, so I'll let them off.

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  31. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    Interesting @scotty76. I have booked mine in on 21/07 for the first MoT (she"ll be three then) and brake fluid change.
    Interested to see what your dealership charged you and what mine quoted me. Not massive but around £30 for MoT. Let me call them again and find out why


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  32. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    I have mine set on variable services but have an interim oil change done in between.
     
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    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    With hindsight that's what I should have done. It would have been cheaper and less hassle. I guess you have to make the mistake to learn from it. :)
     
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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    My version of that is "no point getting older if you don't get wiser". :)
     
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    Keef Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S4

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    @scotty76 get you with an MOT!
    Only 1 year warranty left then time for stage 2??
     
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    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    I think one year left then Octavia VRS. :D
     
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    Interseting! I had one prior to my S4 and it was definitely a Friday afternoon car, I said I'd never have another but I can't help thinking how good the new ones look. Once my daughter has a few years driving under her belt I may trade the focus in for a newish one to use as the family daily.
     
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  39. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    So, three years and 19,711 miles ticked by on Friday. What do I think at this point? Well, still happy with the car. I have kids so need bootspace. I commute through heavy traffic most mornings so need comfort. And I like to have a blast sometimes. I think the S4 is still a great all rounder and ticks a lot of boxes. S-Tronic for the commute, decent boot for the kids and the supercharged poke for the fun times. The only thing I would have specced with hindsight is ACC (adaptive cruise control). My wife's Golf has this and it is awesome. Coupled with the S-Tronic it would have been great. The car has a fair number of stone chips and one really annoying dent on the driver's side (car parking wound) but otherwise is intact. The mpg is now regularly over 30mpg, I know that's not the point of an S car but it's a nice plus. :)

    The coolant level still seems settled which is good.

    So far the car has had 3 services, 3 tyres (2 routine, 1 damaged), 2 pro details and a lot of petrol. :D

    And finally a few piccies.
     
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    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Pictures.

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    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Just a quick update to say that the brake pedal feel has improved massively since the brake fluid change. So IMHO 3 years seems to be too long for the first change. It's every 2 years thereafter so odd the first change is longer.
     
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    Since I sold my S4 I've been really regretting it. Bought the A6 with the same engine, but it felt a million miles away from the S4 as a total package. So . . . I've now got a golf r estate to replace the S4.

    I just thought it might be interesting for some to hear a compare and contrast from anyone that has mulled it over.

    First off, even with the brand new facelift of the golf, I think the B8 S4 is still the nicer place to be. Sure the dash/cockpit is a little dated, but fit/finish/materials etc are all still a notch up on the audi.

    Overall body/finish etc too is still a notch up on the audi. Some messy welds - particularly around the boot/roof when open - are quite apparent on the golf.

    Otherwise though - really impressed. It's still very tight as only done a few hundred miles, but the 4cyl sounds much better than expected and pulls very hard. Less low down linear torque, but revs out nicely. Feels a bit stiffer than the S4 too although I had the adaptive dampers on the S4 but don't have DCC on the golf.

    Interestingly my wife said - this feels just like the S4 when she drove it for the first time.

    All in - lower quality in a lot of places, but a lot of kit - ACC, new dash etc and feels far more me than the A6. [​IMG]


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  43. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    Mine was changed today. I'll report on brake pedal feel tomorrow.
     
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