2010 Audi S4 AutoWeek Long-Term Wrap-Up: Sweet Sorrow

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The 2010 Audi S4 was an all-around blast to drive, no substance the task.

By: Natalie Neff on 8/02/2011

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Some cars are contravention to fraction by means of supposed others. We loathed handing in the keys in for the 2000 Ford Focus ZX3, a bare-bones replica boasting crank windows and additional fun supposed any $14,000 car be hypothetical to offer. Then present now the Porsches, all of them--except for perhaps the unique Boxster, construct exhausted 38 existence in the shop. OK, strike that; the car rocked. We add up the 327 existence we had it a blessing.

We put the Audi S4 concerning to leave the fold in the similar category. For the history year, the car's person's name an all-around blast to drive no substance the task, the destination or the route. The final odometer interpretation stands in testament to our fondness--it stopped now shy of 29,600 on foot at what time the clock on our loan expired.

Typically, the vehicles so as to rack up the the majority on foot are the populace haulers, and to so as to end, the evidence motionless belongs to the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, at now fewer supposed 36,000 miles. Reaching so as to mark necessary at smallest amount two cross-country treks, a pair of vacations to Florida and a figure of additional lengthy street trips.

The S4, on the additional hand, earned each supplies the old-fashioned way: one at a time. It was reserved every day for anybody charitable to log a few on foot now for the heck of it. The inverse too held, so as to a nighttime in the S4 served as a ideal excuse to run a number of errands. Only an occasional jaunt to Chicago or Michigan's Upper Peninsula was terrified in for high-quality measure.

Along the way, the car averaged 20.2 mpg, far as of a spectacular figure but satisfactory considering the car exhausted the ,whole day existence form hustled at nine-tenths. Fuel costs did put a better dent in our budget in the direction of the end of the year, at what time a gallon of premium edged additional supposed $4. Our final tab for petroleum was $4,700.70.

The merely problem we ran eager on throughout the route of the loan occurred at the halfway tip and involved a unsuccessful irrigate pump, construct was replaced beneath warranty. The equilibrium of the service strong-minded dealt by means of usual maintenance stops, seasonal tire swaps, a cracked windshield repair and one odd $181.50 vanity item: We had the 3.0T badges on the front fenders replaced by means of a brilliant “supercharged” emblem and a number of chrome sill trim pieces added.

By the previous sheet in the logbook, our sentiments now the similar as of day one: To a person, we appreciated the Audi S4, its drive character, its authority delivery, the entire package, and we by no means wavered in our delight for the car.

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WRAP-UP

2010 Audi S4

MILES DRIVEN (QUARTER/YEAR): 6,307.5/29,598.4

FUEL ECONOMY (QUARTER/YEAR): 19.4/20.2 mpg

FUEL price (QUARTER/YEAR): $1,189.01/$4,700.70

DAYS OUT OF SERVICE (QUARTER/YEAR): Two/five

MAINTENANCE: 5,000-mile scheduled service counting oil alter and tire rotation (warranty); 15,000-mile service counting oil alter and air-cleaner substitute ($309.22); install optics wrap up counting supercharged badges and inferior rocker panels trim ($181.50); put back irrigate pump (warranty); put back windshield (covered beneath insurance); install chill tires ($54.00); scrap two summer tires ($30.00); 25,000-service counting oil change, tire rotation and brake-fluid flush ($277.21); reinstall summer tires ($78.11)

ORIGINAL STICKER PRICE: $58,675

TRADE-IN VALUE: $47,575 (www.kbb.com)



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