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A4 Test Report
I drove an A4 FWD Stick, Red one at that on Sunday at
Rusnak. I was very surprised about the silence inside
the cabin. I have never driven such a quiet small
VEry roomy front, rear is kind of small but good for
the class. Chassis is very tight and feels like a
Mercedes, kind of vault like.
Power was ok, I am not a Big fan of the V6, but it is
competent. Steering feel was excellent, and much
better than the last S4 I drove.
Handling was very good, kind of limpet like on some
tight sweepers I took. Made the salesperson look a
little sick after a dozens turns at speed.
Over-servoed brakes though, reminded me of american
cars, but that is after stepping out of my V8 which
has very poor pedal feel. I could get use to it.
Trunk!!!!! Very big and roomy.
I think the A6 is better if you need more room, but
the A4 has my vote versus the BMW 325 and Volvo 850.
Versus the C Class Mercedes, only redeeming virtues
are better resale, and Mecedes parts are a little less
expensivew than Audi, believe it or not.
I have a 190 2.3-16V and I have had to buy parts from
time to tim. They are cheaper than Audi for the same
or comparable Bosch/ATE Part.
I want to drive an A4 Quattro next!