Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Risky Business: 2004 Audi S4 V8 6spd

In 2003 Audi replaced the previous twin-turbo V6 S4 sport sedan with a car that now featured V8 power...but with the same Audi Quattro four-wheel-drive grip and countless expensive repairs just waiting for whoever chooses to drive it past 100k miles.  This next one is REALLY cheap, which begs the question --how much can it really cost to repair?  Find this 2004 Audi S4 V8 6spd offered for $3000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

140k miles, 4.2L V8, 6 speed manual, AWD Quattro, power everything, recaro seats, CLEAN title, current registration. AC doesn't work, runs good. Needs work. Price is firm.

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  1. "..runs good. Needs work" Hmmmmmm, not much info in ad. Sometimes it is about what wasn't said. Move along nothing to see here.

  2. AC probably doesn't work because compressor is "jack-shaft" driven from the timing chain, you know, the one on the firewall that requires engine removal to service...

  3. Strip it down and track it maybe? The v8 in these sound amazing.

    1. As a father of a 16 year old who wants to get into crapcan-type motorsports, how feasible is this? My suspicion is that engine management in modern cars is so complex that “simplifying” a car like this isn’t so simple.

  4. What's the German word for too f'ing complex? Might as well go balls to the wall and get any 12 cylinder MB.

    I love German cars, have owned many, still own one, and when they are good, they are very, very good, and when

    they are bad they are abysmally horrid. $3K too much.

  5. I see it's been sold already. Someone has made a very rewarding short term decision and a very painful and expensive long term one.


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