So I received my new A4 40 tfsi stronic black edition with sound and comfort pack a few days ago and after the initial enthusiasm I now feel a little underwhelmed. My previous car was a 2016 plate Skoda Superb 2.0 diesel which I had for 4 years. I couldn't fault the car in finish, performance, economy, drive and specification but I was hoping moving to Audi I would be moving up in quality, I would say this is not the case. In fairness I probably should have moved to the A6 for a fair comparison, but the Skoda Superb is priced at under 30k compared to the Audi A4 at 40k, the A6 at 40k+. In some areas it's an improvement over the Skoda. The sports suspension is better than I feared, it's not harsh it's smooth and supple. The engine and stronic gearbox work like a dream and the virtual cockpit is good, overall the driving sensation is better but I'm comparing a diesel to a petrol. I do love the night driving experience with led interior lighting and led headlights though. But there are also some areas I do feel let down: 1. Road noise - It's maybe because the car is runing on 19 inch alloys, but it's definitely way noiser on certain surfaces than the Skoda something I was not expecting. 2. B&O sound package - Although I would rate the sound as good particularly in the bass so long as it is maxed out and considering bought as part of a package it's good value. It does not have the clarity of the Skoda Canton sound sytem, midrange and top end are simply not there. 3. Fit and finish - The car feels classy but it also feels a little dated in the cabin. Certain areas where I would have expected higher quality materials are lacking, carpets, floor mats, soft touch materials in the lower doors and around the centre console. Also moving to the piano black finish everywhere is a serious mistake. 4. Reversing all round camera - Poor quality graphics. 5. Two features lacking for the price compared to Skoda - Electric seats with memory key function which is brilliant if two drivers share the car and adaptive cruise control, a fantastic feature with an auto gearbox. Do I regret moving to a smaller lower spec Audi A4 compared to a bigger high spec Skoda Superb for a lesser or similar price, I'm not sure yet.