Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Red Red Seats: 2005 Audi S4 Convertible

The B5 generation Audi S4 introduced V8 power to Audi's sport luxury compact offering...and that wasn't a bad thing for anyone involved.  Perhaps a few turbo enthusiasts missed the turbo lag and monstrous maintenance costs of the outgoing 2.7T powertrain, but everybody else marveled in the sweet V8 soundtrack and power everywhere.  Find this 2005 Audi S4 Convertible here on eBay offered for $7,990 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Claremont, CA with 16 days to go.


From the seller:

CONVERTIBLE ROCKET V8 4.2L CORROSION FREE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SILVER RED RED BEAUTY.  MILD CLIMATE GARAGE KEPT WELL MAINTAINED BEAUTY.  

EXTERIOR-- SEE ALL PHOTOS!  GARAGE KEPT MILD CLIMATE DING, DENT, + CORROSION FREE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOPLESS BEAUTY!  EXCELLENT FROM THE TOP OF THE ORIGINAL RED STAYFAST CONVERTIBLE TOP, TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HIGH TREAD HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRES.  FRESHLY PROFESSIONALLY DETAIL EXTERIOR. GLOSSY ORIGINAL SILVER PAINT, ON A DAMAGE FREE CORROSION FREE SLICK BODY.

INTERIOR-- SEE ALL PHOTOS! FRESHLY PROFESSIONALLY DETAILED. EXCELLENT FROM THE HEADLINER TO THE RED CARPET! DASH, DOOR PANELS, SEATS, CONSOLE, CARPETS ARE ALL EXCELLENT.  To note-- someone tried to steal the aftermarket navigation/stereo + in the process they broke one of the glovebox hinges, one of the dash cupholders, latch on the ashtray, center console top. The glovebox opens and closes fine but has to be supported while open, I have purchased the cupholder + will install before delivery, the ashtray opens and closes now w/ a tad of velcro. The center console top has also been converted to velcro.

MECHANICAL-- SUCH A GREAT SETUP! MUSCLE CAR! FIRM + FIERCE! ROCKET TORQUE + POWER!  DRIVES AMAZING, RUNS AMAZING! NO WARNING LIGHTS!  POWER TOP AND ALL ELECTRONICS SEEM TO WORK AS THEY SHOULD!  EXCELLENT AS A WELL LOVED WELL MAINTAINED LOW MILEAGE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEAUTY SHOULD BE.

SHIPPING-- WE WILL HAPPILY ORGANIZE WHOLESALE LOW COST BONDED + INSURED SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.  FOR A QUOTE PROVIDE YOUR ZIP OR IF INTERNATIONAL YOUR CITY + COUNTRY.  EXAMPLE PRICING-- CLAREMONT CA TO VEGAS. CLAREMONT TO MIAMI FL. $695


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6 comments:

  1. A coworker had one of these with a manual transmission. Impressive power, horrific gas mileage, he said it was too expensive to daily drive - no matter what speed he went on the highway the best gas mileage he could get was about 17 mpg. Lots of smiles per gallon though...

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  2. Amazing how technology has improved mileage for performance oriented gas drivetrains. My mildly modified 6.4 ltr. in my '17 Dodge Charger rolls down the highway at 27+ mpg and gets 15 to 17 in town. Not bad for a dyno'ed 460 hp at the tires.

    From my experience, this was a pretty good era for Audi. I had a TT with the 3.6 ltr. V6 and it was bullet. Ran it HARD (a lot) and never had a single issue during ownership. Granted, it's not the V8 here, but knew a couple folks who did have this V8 and never had any issues either. With this one, being that it has 110k, I'd be more concerned with the tranny down the line than anything else.

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  3. "a few turbo enthusiasts missed the turbo lag and monstrous maintenance costs of the outgoing 2.7T powertrain"

    yes, maybe, but ask the people who own the v8 about their $5k-$10k timing chain issues....

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  4. I owned an A8 with this drive train in it. My advice to prospective buyers is to inquire as to the timing belt service (overdue, if not already performed), and drive the car, looking for any anomalous behavior of the transmission. Check the trans fluid as well. These cars are among the best when healthy, and a gaping hole in your wallet when not. Don't ask me how I know this.

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  5. Saw one of these parked in the South Hills-- the owner came out of his house-- "Nice car!" I said... He looked at me quizzically... "Nice, if you don't own it, and don't have to pay for maintenance!" he replied, with a dour face...

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  6. Note to Prospective Buyers - This is a Timing Chain engine with a serious failure issue at 100K. It's a $7000 and up fix - it's at the firewall and the whole engine has to come out and a ton of work to make right - look up S4 timing chain rattle - GLTWS

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