So far, we’ve kept it low-end when it comes to recommending vehicles. While the $1500 928 might make a great commuter car for you, it’s important you put the rest of the family in something practical and safe. We’re big believers in active safety: giving a skilled driver the necessary tools to stay in control of the car and avoid the accident in the first place. To that end, today’s find gives us three very important safety tools: all-wheel drive, a 6-speed manual and a 340hp 4.2L V8. Say it with us: “Really, honey, it’s all about safety“…
With room for two adults, 3 munchkins and Buddy the Dog, the S4 Avant (Ingolstadt-speak for wagon) offers 80% of the room of a midsize SUV and 180% of the performance: 0-60 in the low 5s range ain’t too shabby for a vehicle that’ll allow you to blow through those pesky CalTrans chain checkpoints with the windows up.
Like we said, the $23.9k asking price isn’t paper-route money, and we’ll readily admit this uberwagen’s next 55k miles will bring several times the maintenance costs the previous 55k did. On the other hand, that’s still not a crazy amount of money for a crazy amount of fun. For the price of a bottom-end Camcord or Fusibu, you could be rocking heated seats, xenon lights and a moonroof on your way to go shopping for repo-ed cabins in the mountains. After all, the wise man always buys used.
2004 Audi S4 Avant on Autotrader