"The S-4 is the gentleman's rocket, especially the S-tronic auto. I have the deep sea blue with the std black interior. The Rear diff really works and allows you to toss it around abit on out backroad 45mph corners.Having driven a GLI for 7 years, the sitting position suits the taller driver and feels tight and in control.
All this power and 25 miles per gallon? perfect!!!!"
"This is my 4th Audi. I bought the S4 to replace my A5. This car is a safety oriented German tank to take my son to daycare in, then I can take it to the track and beat several Porsches in the afternoon. It gets a combined MPG of about 21. My particular car is the prestige edition with navigation and Bang and Olufsen audio. While some may miss the V8 "burble" of S4's past, the supercharged V6 is quicker and seriously efficient. I drive a 50 mile commute each day and this really adds up. I'd recommend installing a different intake to actually hear the supercharger though. Many critics of the car have taken issue with the Drive Select feature. In "comfort" mode, the steering is artificially light, and in the other modes it provides relatively little feedback as compared to other cars of this performance level. I agree. In the drivetrain, 7 speed dual clutch gearbox shifts quickly enough, and the sport rear diff which has basically cured the typical Audi understeer. If you track it, you'll wish the brakes were just a bit bigger and grabbier and that there was a bit less body roll in hard turns. If you're looking for a pure, visceral experience, this is not the car for you. But, if you're an enthusiast looking for a realistic daily driver, packed with technology, and that can still hold its own on a track day, look no further. Buy the S4."
"Before shopping for a new car in July 2011 I wrote down the following ideal specs. Only one car met them all: the 2012 Audi S4 Prestige... Which is now parked in the garage
1: Speed - 0-60 under 5 seconds
2: Quattro - Safe in snow storms with 4 inches of loose snow and ice on the ground
3: Control - Manual transmission (never owned an automatic)
4: Cargo - Need 4 doors (kids) and carry 2 adult hockey players with gear bags
5: TechHead - Loaded with features (keyless, nav, rear camera, premium sound, HDD, etc.)
6: Commute - 22 MPG confirmed combined average as an aggressive driver
7: Quality - Would LOVE to buy American cars, but just can't.
8: Prestige - Highschool/college days are behind, cars don't need wings as spoilers!
9: Price - Under $60K, can't drop $100 K on a car yet
10: Unique - I see another S4 every other month at most.
If this is your spec list as well then the S4 is your car. Get one!"
Pros: "Blast to drive. Quarto provides excellent control."
Cons: "Easy to damage wheels."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I replaced my manual A4. I love this car. Do not... Do not keep the summer performance tires on during cold, snowy weather. With the Pirelli winter tires the can handles like it's on dry roads. The manual is probably not as fast as the auto, but I go out of my way to find excuses to go for drives."
"By far one of the best car i have ever driven in its class. The supercharger does the job and more. Whishes that the exhaust was a bit more racy, but really small detail.
I am having lots of fun with it and getting ready to take it to our local race track...."