Right this moment’s Good Worth or No Cube Audi S4 Avant isn’t just a uncommon sport wagon, it represents among the best of that breed. Let’s see if this seemingly well-maintained instance can nonetheless carry the warmth.
El Dorado was a legendary metropolis of gold, obsessively wanted by European explorers, most notably, the gold-hungry Spanish and Portuguese Conquistadors. The 1983 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz we checked out yesterday wasn’t the gold normal, nevertheless it was in fairly good form. At $22,000, although, that apparently wasn’t sufficient of a draw, as the automobile went down in an awesome 70 % No Cube loss.
Talking of gold requirements, what automobile do you assume greatest represents that title in terms of compact sport wagons? I do know that’s getting fairly particular with the choice standards, however then it type of must be because the description might cowl any variety of wagons that, it could possibly be argued, aren’t all that sporty.
I’ll save us all the difficulty of that argument by nominating the Audi S4 Avant because the singular benchmark by which all different sport wagons may be measured. Do you agree? Let’s take a look at this 2001 Audi S4 Avant Quattro and see if it meets our requirements.
In response to the vendor, that is one in all 22 U.S. S4 Avants to have been coated in Pearl White paint within the 2001 mannequin yr. I don’t know if that makes it appreciably uncommon or simply uncommon as a result of it was a much less fascinating shade selection on the time, however there you go.
A two-owner automobile, it definitely appears to have been cherished because it left the manufacturing facility. That’s apparent within the automobile’s 177,000-mile highway life and the large fan of service and upkeep information offered within the advert in help of its care and feeding.
The advert offers us a rundown of some pretty main upkeep and put on and tear replacements which have gone into the automobile over the course of simply the final 5 years. These embrace all of the notable bugaboos on the 250-horsepower twin-turbo V6 — issues just like the timing belt and tensioners, water pump, and so forth. There are additionally new synchros within the six-speed gearbox and a contemporary clutch to make sure they get correct train. A ton of different elements — Bilstein struts, wheel bearings, starter and brakes, and extra — are additionally documented.
That’s all wrapped in a automobile that, aesthetically, reveals all these miles in its Pearl White paint. There are a selection of scrapes and paint pops that mar the general presentation, though none of these appear to be greater than pores and skin deep. All of it could possibly be addressed by a top-notch physique store however these pearlescent paint jobs are nigh-on inconceivable to mix efficiently.
Higher then to give attention to the grey and black inside which appears to be in glorious situation. The Alcantara and leather-based upholstery reveals some patina however no shade switch or extra put on. Neither the steering wheel or shift knob look excessively shiny both. It’s all fairly unique in right here too, proper right down to the manufacturing facility double DIN.
It’s not all unique below the hood although. The vendor notes that the automobile comes with what’s described as a “Stage III improve” together with larger K04 turbos, an RS4 MAF and FPR, and greater downpipes and high-flow cats. It must be famous that the unique plumbing does come with the automobile. So too do two units of wheels — the unique Avus alloys and a set of polished A6 five-spokes.
In response to the vendor, the automobile has no rust, no leaks, and comes with a clear title. May that each one be definitely worth the $14,000 they’re asking for it?
What’s your opinion on this S4 and that $14K price ticket? Does that appear truthful for a reasonably well-maintained scorching wagon? Or, is that an excessive amount of to spend on an outdated Audi, benchmark or not?
H/T to RevUnlimiter for the hookup!
Assist me out with NPOND. Hit me up at [email protected] and ship me a fixed-price tip. Bear in mind to incorporate your Kinja deal with.