[s-cars] URS4 vs Biturbo S4
fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com
Mon May 9 20:22:41 EDT 2005
I'm probably one of the few people on this list that own two UrS4's,
both 93's (no we won't trade our carbon fibre trim).
The wife drives a black 93 S4 with ~ 165,000 miles, We'd take it
anywhere. Repairs required so far other than maintance: after run
coolant pump, new battery and coolant overflow tank. Stock suspension,
original clutch, has a coil I'll be replacing soon (swapped the coil
assembly with my car to isolate miss under load).
I drive a 93 Silver S4 with ~ 234,000 miles, After run coolant pump,
windshield washer fluid resevoir, Heater/AC blower motor, valve cover
gasket, oil cap gasket and MAF - turbo hose. Suspension seems worn and
it will be needing a new Bomb soon. IS currently at RS2 specs and
I wouldn't hesitate to take either anywhere, I have GREAT traction in
our Michigan winters and enjoy the performance these cars deliver.
--- JR <audiurs4 at mailforce.net> wrote:
> I'm not upgrading it, just maintaining it. Maybe I'm just easily
> annoyed, but it seems as soon as I get one thing fixed another thing
> goes wrong. I just fixed the coolant leak and now I have a gas leak.
> just fixed a front end wobble with a control arm/ball joint
> and now it sounds like a wheel bearing is going.
> I know it is a 13 year old car with 100,000 miles on it, but I've got
> this 91 beater Civic for the daily commute, which I drive like I
> it every day of it's life, and nothing ever goes wrong with it. It's
> got 220,000 miles on it and purs like a kitten. It's making my good
> look bad :-(
> Don't get me wrong. I love the car...when it's working. I'm now
> on german cars. Notice I'm asking about the next S4. I'm still
> semi-loyal :-P But the S4 seems to be parked more often than not
> lately. Maybe I need to take it somewhere and just spend the million
> bucks it will cost to get all of these nagging things fixed so I can
> start enjoying the car again. Don't mind me, I'm just venting.
> On Mon, 09 May 2005 17:04:07 -0400, "matt ludwig"
> <matt.ludwig2 at verizon.net> said:
> > With all due respect JR,
> > I would argue (and let the gods just bring it after 'send' is hit)
> > the UrS4 is only a 'money pit' in terms of upgrades/tuning/mods and
> > of the breed i am assuming you are implying as one w/ constant
> > and annoying upkeep. I know we have UrS's on the list here w/ many,
> > many 100s of thousands on the odometers and they are just getting
> > warmed up so to speak. I am not going to through a soapbox opinion
> > there about the NeuS4 as I really only have fun time experience
> > them, but I do know those V6's like to loosen up over time from all
> > have read.
> > Sincerely,
> > matt ludwig.
> > 1995.5 S6 Avant
> > On May 9, 2005, at 4:58 PM, JR wrote:
> > > Aside from the URS4 being less expensive due to its age why would
> > > choose the URS4 over the Biturbo 2000-2003 S4? Why would one
> > > the
> > > Biturbo over the URS4? Why do you folks prefer the URS4 over the
> > > Biturbo?
> > >
> > > I'm at a crossroads with the car. The URS4 is a known money pit
> > > needing attention. I'm wondering if it would be less costly in
> > > long
> > > run to just upgrade to a used Biturbo now or keep the URS4 and
> > > putting money into it. Are the Biturbos just as needy? Does
> > > hurt more? Is the engine as strong and will it last as many
> miles as I
> > > hear the URS4 will?
> > >
> > > Thoughts?
> > >
> > >
> > > JR
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