[BiturboS4] Re:S4 buying
dcheuk1 at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 27 19:16:06 EDT 2003
What build date differentiates a 01 and an 01.5? Are all new badge S4s
2001 (feb build date) Black S4 6-speed
1997 Red 911 Cabriolet 6-speed
>From: "Shon Libby" <wslibby at hotmail.com>
>To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
>Subject: [BiturboS4] Re:S4 buying
>Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 09:32:00 -0500
>The differences between the 00 and 01.5 include:
>--enlarged oil lines, different part numbers on the turbos (presumably they
>made an internal change).
>these changes were initiated to improve oil flow to the turbos
>--intake manifold and f-hose - 01.5 has a design that is more like a
>version of the RS4, which should flow slightly better and hold less heat
>(less material/bulk). The f-hose was a weak spot - I had an inch-long tear
>in mine - so they got rid of it when they introduced the new intake
>--ESP - standard on 01+ models. I find it to be very useful in the snow.
>can also turn it off for more, um, spirited driving. ;)
>That's all I can think of as far as differences go.
>Maintenance - oil changes are easily DIY. Transmission oil is a lifetime of
>the car synthetic, so you shouldn't have to change it.
>I was deciding between the 328 and the S4, and the S4 won by a long shot. I
>love the Audi interior, and I love the power the S4 is capable of. However,
>I'm sure you've heard of the turbo issues, so as far as longevity goes,
>would definitely be a concern in my mind. If I were to buy an used S4, I
>would try to find an Audi Assured car, and do the best I can to make sure
>was never chipped and always warmed up/cooled down properly.
>>From: "Greg Pollock" <gbp_14 at hotmail.com>
>>To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
>>Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 15:51:00 +0000
>>Subject: [BiturboS4] S4 Buying
>>I am new to the list as well as Audis. I am in the market for a new car
>>narrowed it down to a 2000 BMW 328ci or 2000 Audi S4. In my area they
>>sell for about the same price. Right now I am leaning towards the S4 due
>>the increased horsepower and torque as well as having all wheel drive. My
>>question is I understand there are some engine differences between the
>>and 2001.5 models, can anyone explain to me in laymen's terms what the
>>differences are? Where the changes due to ineffective engine design in
>>new engine? If I were to buy a 2000 would I experience more mechanical
>>problems versus a 2001.5? Lastly, are the S4s relatively easy to maintain
>>and do scheduled maintenance like engine and transmission oil changes,
>>Thanks for your help.
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