TripleD's B9 S4 Avant Thread

TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
Well, it was picked up Saturday, and I've only now had the chance to post a thread with pictures. The car is awesome, and the sound .... wow! Puts a smile on your face!

Spec:
Mythos Black
Vision Pack - Virtual Cockpit and HUD
Traffic Sign Recognition
Elec Memory Front Seats
Elec Heated Mirrors
19 5-V Spoke
Privacy Glass

Here's a few snaps from the pick up:

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Had the V6T badges removed as I felt they looked a bit tacky, after seeing the S4 badge I couldn't make up my mine whether or not to keep it, but again decided to get it removed. I'm not a badge lover personally.

And it was a bit of a buy one get one free affair (yeah right I wish, cost me a fortune) we saw an A1 for the missus and I eventually gave in, so we ended up with two cars :)

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Am over the moon with the whole process, so much better than the Mercedes issues, once they took your money customer service went down hill, with BSE Audi it was excellent from start to finish! Highly recommend them, and the guy I spoke with Ian McClean knows his stuff!

Couple of issues I noticed when driving the S4 on some bumpy roads, the passenger seatbelt seems to rock around a bit and keeps hitting the B pillar, tad annoying.
Where do people keep there coins? Only thing I can see if either under armrest or buy a cupholder asktray, but when using the cup holders, that gets annoying.
 

TipToe

Registered User
Great little review and the S4 looks stunning in black. You have done the same as us, we have ordered a new S4 and A1. We pick them both up in march.

Congratulations.

Shaun
 

gbrown

Registered User
Well, it was picked up Saturday, and I've only now had the chance to post a thread with pictures. The car is awesome, and the sound .... wow! Puts a smile on your face!

Had the V6T badges removed as I felt they looked a bit tacky, after seeing the S4 badge I couldn't make up my mine whether or not to keep it, but again decided to get it removed. I'm not a badge lover personally.

Nice! I did the same thing with the V6T badges, I also thought they were a bit tacky and spoilt the line of the front wing, but I left the S4 badges as I like the little flash of colour they add!

And it was a bit of a buy one get one free affair (yeah right I wish, cost me a fortune) we saw an A1 for the missus and I eventually gave in, so we ended up with two cars :)

We got a slightly used A1 for the missus last year, so have the same combination. Hers is white with a daytona grey roof, so at least the roof matches the S4! The A1 is a lovely little car.

Couple of issues I noticed when driving the S4 on some bumpy roads, the passenger seatbelt seems to rock around a bit and keeps hitting the B pillar, tad annoying.

I have the same issue. I've tried adjusting the passenger belt to it's lowest height, and although it still moves about, it is a little further from the seat and so is less likely to hit it. Really poor design, I guess it only happens with the Super Sports Seats in the S4 so they haven't been prompted to deal with it before. They should have an adjuster on the belt to hold the buckle higher where it doesn't hit anything. I'd like to avoid having to fasten it in when there is no passenger, as that would look a bit naff!

Where do people keep there coins? Only thing I can see if either under armrest or buy a cupholder asktray, but when using the cup holders, that gets annoying.

Get hold of a small, girly purse, preferably pink and sparkly, and put it in the central arm rest. Looks really cool when you get it out to pay for parking...
 

Thundercliffe81

Registered User
Well, it was picked up Saturday, and I've only now had the chance to post a thread with pictures. The car is awesome, and the sound .... wow! Puts a smile on your face!

Spec:
Mythos Black
Vision Pack - Virtual Cockpit and HUD
Traffic Sign Recognition
Elec Memory Front Seats
Elec Heated Mirrors
19 5-V Spoke
Privacy Glass

Here's a few snaps from the pick up:

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Had the V6T badges removed as I felt they looked a bit tacky, after seeing the S4 badge I couldn't make up my mine whether or not to keep it, but again decided to get it removed. I'm not a badge lover personally.

And it was a bit of a buy one get one free affair (yeah right I wish, cost me a fortune) we saw an A1 for the missus and I eventually gave in, so we ended up with two cars :)

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Am over the moon with the whole process, so much better than the Mercedes issues, once they took your money customer service went down hill, with BSE Audi it was excellent from start to finish! Highly recommend them, and the guy I spoke with Ian McClean knows his stuff!

Couple of issues I noticed when driving the S4 on some bumpy roads, the passenger seatbelt seems to rock around a bit and keeps hitting the B pillar, tad annoying.
Where do people keep there coins? Only thing I can see if either under armrest or buy a cupholder asktray, but when using the cup holders, that gets annoying.

So good to see a black one Chrome really works with this B9. I think it's better than black edition.


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Grubb

Registered User
I didn't think the black would look good without the black pack. But it looks great.
Same combo here. S4 Avant & A1 185. Both goo fun in different ways.
 

wideboybloke

Registered User
I spoke very nicely to my dealer when I picked mine up and he let me keep the ashtray from the A3 I was trading in. It's perfect for storing coins. I also keep the remote control for the garage door in there.
 

TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
I didn't think the black would look good without the black pack. But it looks great.
Same combo here. S4 Avant & A1 185. Both goo fun in different ways.

The Mercedes I had before was the black/chrome option, I did see one in black/black but was a little too dark for my tastes.
Am loving the contrast it gives, just hope the grey on the front grill doesn't end up fading massively, at the moment it looks good!
 

TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
One thing I do miss is the Rear View Camera, have to look at retrofit possibilities at some point!
 

Brasso

Registered User
Very nice @ TripleD. The S4 certainly looks good in black.

I kept the ashtray from my s3 for coins. I'm not having the seat belt problem on mine, had a look at it today to try and work out if anything was different but couldn't see anything, but there's no rattle well not yet anyway.


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Brasso

Registered User
One thing I do miss is the Rear View Camera, have to look at retrofit possibilities at some point!

I must admit I'm glad I had it on mine, I'm sure there must be options on a retro fit. There have been some similar threads on the 8v forum.


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Bristle Hound

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Well, it was picked up Saturday, and I've only now had the chance to post a thread with pictures. The car is awesome, and the sound .... wow! Puts a smile on your face!

Spec:
Mythos Black
Vision Pack - Virtual Cockpit and HUD
Traffic Sign Recognition
Elec Memory Front Seats
Elec Heated Mirrors
19 5-V Spoke
Privacy Glass

Here's a few snaps from the pick up:

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Had the V6T badges removed as I felt they looked a bit tacky, after seeing the S4 badge I couldn't make up my mine whether or not to keep it, but again decided to get it removed. I'm not a badge lover personally.

And it was a bit of a buy one get one free affair (yeah right I wish, cost me a fortune) we saw an A1 for the missus and I eventually gave in, so we ended up with two cars :)

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Am over the moon with the whole process, so much better than the Mercedes issues, once they took your money customer service went down hill, with BSE Audi it was excellent from start to finish! Highly recommend them, and the guy I spoke with Ian McClean knows his stuff!

Couple of issues I noticed when driving the S4 on some bumpy roads, the passenger seatbelt seems to rock around a bit and keeps hitting the B pillar, tad annoying.
Where do people keep there coins? Only thing I can see if either under armrest or buy a cupholder asktray, but when using the cup holders, that gets annoying.
@TripleD - Great looking S4 Avant. Congrats :thumbs up:
Loving the chrome to break up the black. Looks ace

Liking all these 'new owner' threads that are appearing in the B9 section
 

TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
I must admit I'm glad I had it on mine, I'm sure there must be options on a retro fit. There have been some similar threads on the 8v forum.

Cool, will have a wander over see what they suggest


Thanks! I found VAG-TEC that do it also but their address looks like a house. And it's half the price of the ppl from your link. Cheap isn't always best so will have to research.

Any recommended retrofit installers?
 

pierreluigi88

Registered User
Cool, will have a wander over see what they suggest



Thanks! I found VAG-TEC that do it also but their address looks like a house. And it's half the price of the ppl from your link. Cheap isn't always best so will have to research.

Any recommended retrofit installers?

I used Hazzy Days to retrofit sat nav into my S3 a few years ago and they were really good, I'd use them again.

http://hazzydayz.com
 

pierreluigi88

Registered User
Where do people keep there coins? Only thing I can see if either under armrest or buy a cupholder asktray, but when using the cup holders, that gets annoying.

You can keep an assortment of up to 4 (yes 4!) coins in these handy coin slots that I just discovered in the glove box. I've filled them with an assortment of currency to demonstrate the flexibility of this feature :whistle2:

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cuke2u

Registered User
You can keep an assortment of up to 4 (yes 4!) coins in these handy coin slots that I just discovered in the glove box. I've filled them with an assortment of currency to demonstrate the flexibility of this feature :whistle2:

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You forgot the credit card and a pen for the whole ensemble :)
 

TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
Has anyone checked their Audi Connect License periods? Seems mine are all saying they expire on the 14th Nov 2017. I thought it had 36 months Audi Connect. My account has been linked etc, so not sure why these licenses haven't updated?
Now downloading the Nav update too :wtf: thought that would have been done in the pdi?
 

Thundercliffe81

Registered User
Has anyone checked their Audi Connect License periods? Seems mine are all saying they expire on the 14th Nov 2017. I thought it had 36 months Audi Connect. My account has been linked etc, so not sure why these licenses haven't updated?
Now downloading the Nav update too :wtf: thought that would have been done in the pdi?

Yeah mine is Dec 1st 17 which is odd as you got your car after me. Never mind the obvious 36month issue...


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Jabba1980

Registered User
Yeah mine is Dec 1st 17 which is odd as you got your car after me. Never mind the obvious 36month issue...
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Mine was 12 months too. I spoke to customer services and they didn't understand the problem. In the end I ended up emailing the Audi Connect team in Germany directly and they sorted it straight away. Think I gave them my Reg No and VIN. Their email address is: connect.license@audi.de
 

gbrown

Registered User
Mine was 12 months for a short time, then updated to 3 years quite soon after registration.

Interestingly, the SIM is licensed for 99 years! I doubt I'll be around to need to renew it...

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TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
So first issue today the Bluetooth connection to my phone kept dropping today, probably 8 times in a 2hour journey!
Had to plug it in on the way home because couldn't risk it.

Had 1 SIM card message, and 3 data connection messages!

Must be a bug in the MMI
 

Brasso

Registered User
So first issue today the Bluetooth connection to my phone kept dropping today, probably 8 times in a 2hour journey!
Had to plug it in on the way home because couldn't risk it.

Had 1 SIM card message, and 3 data connection messages!

Must be a bug in the MMI

I've had quite a few data connection messages on a couple of days but hasn't happened since


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TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
Deffo a fault somewhere, phone kept disconnecting again today, now need to find if it's the car or my phone with the issue!
 

cuke2u

Registered User
Now downloading the Nav update too :wtf: thought that would have been done in the pdi?
Unfortunately maps are not updated as part of a pdi, as the name suggests it is just an inspection...
 

cuke2u

Registered User
There is a lot they could do on a pdi that they don't, ensuring that the correct service intervals in the mmi is set when requested for one. Both my A3 and with my A4 despite, my requests, were left at the factory default of variable instead of fixed and the tyre pressures were also wrong on both cars as well...
 

TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
Looks like I've got my first problem after 2800 miles.
Passenger side rear suspension is creaking like mad, over every speed bump, going round corners etc. Gonna have to get it booked in for investigations, but got a 600 mile trip to do early next week :(
 

Thundercliffe81

Registered User
Looks like I've got my first problem after 2800 miles.
Passenger side rear suspension is creaking like mad, over every speed bump, going round corners etc. Gonna have to get it booked in for investigations, but got a 600 mile trip to do early next week :(

That sucks man. Any Notable incidents that may have caused it?


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TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
That sucks man. Any Notable incidents that may have caused it?

Not really, a week in wales driving around country roads, then cleaned Sunday and sat on driveway ever since.

Sounds like a rubber squeak, maybe something like a top mount, bush or something similar is my guess.
Hope it's something simple!
 

Thundercliffe81

Registered User
Not really, a week in wales driving around country roads, then cleaned Sunday and sat on driveway ever since.

Sounds like a rubber squeak, maybe something like a top mount, bush or something similar is my guess.
Hope it's something simple!

Yeah. Could be. Best of luck and keep us all posted.


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TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
Car booked in this afternoon @ 15:00 with the 'Master Technician' who apparently have "finely tuned ears" :D
 
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duckduck

Guest
Car booked in this afternoon @ 15:00 with the 'Master Technician' who apparently have "finely tuned ears" :D

Mine had a nasty suspension creak about 300 miles in. Unfortunately I couldn't get an appointment for 3 weeks but went in anyway and there was a technician free who had a quick look and solved it within 5 minutes :)
 

TripleD

Audi S4 Avant Owner
As @duckduck said, 5 minute fix, didn't even have to go on a test drive:

Offending item:

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Basically bump stop came out of it's housing, they added a bit of lube and slipped it back in (insert smutty jokes).
Well, least it was a nice coffee stop, and trip out of my office :)
 
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