Grey Dolphin: 2004 Audi S4 Avant

Everybody agrees on a few things about cars; First is that wagons are cool. Next is that V8s are the rad. And finally, Audi has some of the best styling in the sport-luxury-family car world. Combine all of that with the magic of depreciation and you get this 2004 Audi S4 Avant offered for $13,000 in West Hollywood, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2004 audi s4 avant
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 181000
paint color: grey
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon
This posting is for my Dolphin Grey 2004 Audi S4 Avant. Car is in excellent condition with 181k miles. Over $20k in maintenance done over the last 7 years, with $9k spent alone last year on repairs and maintenance. Stock drivetrain to maintain reliability.

The S4 runs flawlessly. Recaro seats are in good condition with solid bolsters and typical wear associated with its age. All electronics work as they should as well. Heated seats, paddle shifters, rear privacy shades, Bose audio that works perfectly. I love this car, it is just about the only car you can do a road course with, go to Costco and then take it to the mountains during a snowstorm. I really don’t want to sell it, but it’s the least driven of my cars and I am out of driveway space.

Recent work within the last 3k miles includes the following:
-JH Motorsports transmission filter and all fluid changed.
-JH Motorsports intake manifold spacers
-JH Motorsports throttle body coolant bypass
-JH Motorsports valley pan gasket kit and oil check valves
-Oem ac compressor, drier and o rings replaced- $1500 repair
-Oem valve cover gaskets/ valve covers stripped of all paint inside and out which is a common problem that leads to the oil pickup tube getting clogged
-Oem radiator hoses
-Rear differential bushings
-Oil pan resealed
-H&R sport springs with Koni hd’s on all 4 corners
-Ebc cryo treated rotors on all four corners, slotted rears with hawk hps 5.0 pads
-New Bridgestone pole positions on 19” Gunmetal Tsw wheels- square setup and perfect offset
-New headliner with oem fabric
-Hood and rear bumper resprayed for peeling clear coat
-Custom flat bottom steering wheel with red stitching

Prior to the work done in the last year, the previous owner has had the cam gears and pins replaced at approx 100k miles- little to no timing chain guide wear was observed then. Numerous transmission services, engine and axle services, etc over the years. It’s been well cared for. Not in a rush to sell, so low ballers need not apply.

See a better way to drive a fast wagon?