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#1 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 12:52 PM
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Jalopnik's Audi A4 and S4 Buyer's Guide



Jalopnik has published a pretty long guide that goes over all the details of the Audi A4 and S4 for potential buyers. Here are a few snippets with a link at the bottom to the full article.

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If you take a gander at the Audi A4 in a group with the rest of the Audi lineup, the car will look boring, because all Audis look the same. But isolate an Audi A4 from the rest of the herd, and the car actually looks **** good. Its got that decidedly European subtle look devoid of any offensive lines or over-the-top styling features.
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Early next year, Audi will release their new 264-pound lighter A4 to dealerships. The new model sits on a revised platform shared with its larger A6 and A7 cousins. Despite the new MLB Evo platform, the new A4 looks ridiculously similar to the current model. Thats not a bad thing, necessarily, but maybe a bit unexciting.

In addition to the new architecture with larger dimensions, the next-gen A4 gets a revised interior, a more powerful 248 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo I4 (versus todays 220 hp car), more interior room, new safety and infotainment features and a revised seven-speed S Tronic automatic that replaces the B8s eight-speed auto or CVT. There might even be a diesel option available, but with all the Dieselgate stuff going on, who knows.
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If we wanted an Audi A4 or S4, wed wait until next year when the 2017 models went up for sale. If we really wanted one now, or we found a sweet deal on the current models, wed grab an A4 Premium Plus package with a six-speed manual, Quattro all-wheel-drive, and the Sports Plus package, which includes sport front seats, sport suspension with Audi drive select, and those gorgeous 19-inch Titanium-finish wheels.
http://buyersguide.jalopnik.com/audi...ide-1739993245



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So they're telling us to either wait next year when the 2017 models come out or go with a fully loaded A4 at a discount.
Does this apply for the A4 B9?
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#3 (permalink) Old 11-09-2015, 06:09 PM
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So they're telling us to either wait next year when the 2017 models come out or go with a fully loaded A4 at a discount.
Does this apply for the A4 B9?
Well they do make a good point of taking advantage of current models that you can get for a good price, as usual with end of the year discounts...it's a smart move. Not everyone is going to care for the latest gear but instead want the most value for their money.
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#4 (permalink) Old 11-10-2015, 01:21 PM
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The 2015 A4 with the $2,500 package is looking more and more tempting especially with the sales event coming up.

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you’re getting three-zone automatic climate control, heated power leather seats, Xenon self-leveling automatic headlights, 10-speaker audio system, power heated side mirrors, dual exhaust, headlight washers, 6.5-inch infotainment screen, fog lights, LED daytime running lights, rain sensing wipers and of course, all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter turbo I4.
How much will the A4 B9 cost with all of these perks in comparison? Need to have someone review both the newer and older model for handling comparison because that may be the deciding factor for me.
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Cost might or might not be worth considering depending on how much you're looking to get out of either vehicle along with how long you plan on keeping them for, factoring in that it might be worth to pay say... $8,000-10,000 more just for the b9 (for example.)
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I am usually torn between waiting for the next year model or just finally pulling the trigger since there is always going to be something new just over the next ridge.



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I am usually torn between waiting for the next year model or just finally pulling the trigger since there is always going to be something new just over the next ridge.
It all comes down to what you want out of a car, once you have clearly identified that, then deciding is MUCH easier. Then of course you have to drive each to help connect the dots to what you found out about them before.
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I think that after a test drive you just know, instead of trying to decide based on what the cars are on paper.



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