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2012 Audi A4 / S4 Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by SkylineR34X

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Reviewed: 2012 Audi A4

4dr Sedan turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Why the 2012 Audi A4?

Exterior styling

I have the Base + Sport Pack (20mm lower, 18 Wheel) + Xenon/LED Pack. Although styling is subjective, but IMO it is one of the best looking vehicle in this segment

Fuel economy

Very surprised! Drive 80 Hwy / 20 City driving. If I watch how I accelerate (cruising speed not so much; I drive 110-125 on hwy). Averaging 6-7.5L/100km. (700+km per 55L tank every fill up).

Powertrain performance

Under rated numbers. It feels faster than the 211HP advertised. But there is notable turbo lag under 2500-3000RPM.

Handling

245/40/18 OEM GoodYear Eagle PS/2. Heard horrible stories about them. But at that width, that thing grips quite well for every day driving. Never break traction in my experience.

Audio & nav systems

Pleasantly surprised about Base audio. I can appreciate good audio. It's not as good as the Mark/Levinson on the 2004 RX330. But easily as good as Bose Unit in 2000 Nissans, and better than JBL on Camry.

Why Not the 2012 Audi A4?

Ride smoothness

Sport Package with 40 series tires makes a hard ride. (Not Audi's fault, the default non-sport suspension is good but I chose the sport for a lowered look)

Feature availability

Comparing available options in the US and Europe. You can't get Nav or upgraded B/O audio unless you have the most expensive model. Back up camera is not available. Sport package has to be special ordered ($500 extra fee).

Front seat support & comfort

Like German cars, the seats are quite hard.

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