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    Meh I bought a shirt throw for mine. And that cleared up the arm rowing. Lol
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    Originally posted by colinxx235
    Wish I still had my S4, cause there is no way your car does 5.1... Not with that weight, slow transmission and hp. The G is a decent car but it does not compete with the 335/S4 range. You'd be viewing a lot of tail lights even with your exhaust/intake
    G37's are heavy cars. I'd expect likely a high 5 second range at our altitude.

    Also agree that anything sub 6 second is quick enough in Calgary traffic.
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    Thanks All for the advice and info sharing; very much appreciated! Will post once I've been able to find the right Audi for me
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    Aren't the V10 S6 models actually reasonably reliable? Don't quote me, but it might be worth looking into. I did some reading on them, as I was thinking about that car a few months ago.

    And before someone says it's a lambo-derived V10, no it's not.

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    Originally posted by cjblair
    Aren't the V10 S6 models actually reasonably reliable? Don't quote me, but it might be worth looking into. I did some reading on them, as I was thinking about that car a few months ago.

    And before someone says it's a lambo-derived V10, no it's not.
    because one of the Kijiji independent dealers uses the same wording in the ad for their S6.

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    Make sure the DSG fluid has been changed regularly. When working right, i'd take it over a manual any day. It smoothness and speed of upshifts are mind boggling. I would have never seen myself saying this 2 years ago.

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    Originally posted by JohnnyHockey
    .sucks to know the newer engines have problems too...beautiful cars
    What problems do the newer engines have?

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    Originally posted by rx7boi


    because one of the Kijiji independent dealers uses the same wording in the ad for their S6.
    Haha I just looked up the ad, and that is

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    I would stay away from it without any warranty.

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    Originally posted by PPF_YYC
    I would stay away from it without any warranty.
    I've learned my lesson personally and agree with this statement.
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    Audi/BMW/MB - if youre buying these around 5 years/80,000 kms, you'd better have the money ready to drop into repairing these luxury vehicles and either know someone or be ready to do the work yourself.

    For eg, a 15 year old S500 can be had for $8k but might need $4k immediately into the air suspension. Its all about how these vehicles were serviced during and after warranty.

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    Agreed on the G37 being slower than the S4 lol. Hell even my little Civic Si pulls on G35s no problemo haha.

    I would buy the S4 if the price is right. 6mt sounds like the way to go.

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    Ya ya I know. ...I kind of want to go back to an Audi just for the DSG...getting really annoyed with the slow shifting of the G's auto. .

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    Originally posted by JohnnyHockey
    Ya ya I know. ...I kind of want to go back to an Audi just for the DSG...getting really annoyed with the slow shifting of the G's auto. .
    Might be worth checking if your trans has the newest software or not, there was a tsb in ~2012 that improved the shifting. Still not great, but less bad.

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    No, I've owned a DSG before and its just buttery smooth and if you shift manually the shifts are instantaneous like a real manual. ..like if you've ever used any kind of manu-matic based on a traditional auto like my G37 then you know it's so pointless and stupid, the dual clutch tranny is truely an automated manual tranny...sigh...I think I might go for a Q5 next.
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    I didn't read the whole thread but we have an S4 on our lot right now if you're still interested in buying one.

    Edit:
    Nevermind it's an A4.
    http://www.precisionhyundai.com/used...6cfe7ff38f.htm
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    Thanks for the continued comments - love it! Based on this thread l'm leaning towards a 2012 - ideally 6MT but DSG if the price is right. By that year it appears the thermostat and most of the DSG issues have been ironed out - definitely agree that it will depend on how the maintenance has been done.

    Thanks for the A4 link - would definitely consider a 6MT S-Line A4 but not the auto; had one as a loaner and feels completely gutless with auto always reaching for the high gear and requiring a significant depression of the accelerator to get going (my opinion).

    Have my eye on some S4's and will be checking them out in the next week. There's 1 2012 with 46K KM on it and a manual; price is a little high but that would be ideal....
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    Originally posted by BokCh0y


    I've learned my lesson personally and agree with this statement.
    I've had a C63 before the engine (hydraulic lifters) went bad on it. Thankfully I had warranty on had that... Anyways, I have a B8.5 S4 as now with warranty!

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    Thanks for all the feedback everyone. Went in a different direction - S4 too high risk and cost with all the driving I do. Went for a 2014 TL SH-AWD. Not manual but liked the way it drove - doesn't handle like the S4 but a good comprise for me - comes with CPO warranty until 130000 km. Thanks again for all the input.
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    Good timing on the thread, I've been considering a used s4 with dsg, I guess I'll steer clear unless I find CPO.

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