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Old 07-01-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Quick Intro: My name is Jason, I am 22 years old and just finished school and begun working. I was able to get my dream car, Audi s4. I was hoping for a 2012, but I found a perfect 2011 close by and closer into my price range.

This past weekend I picked up a 2011 Audi s4 Prestige. It is white with red and black leather (cant get over it), has navigation/rear view camera, engine start button, 19 inch audi rims, audi sports differential. Pictures below.

I was told by the salesman a ton of lies and have been disappointed in a few things after getting home. I wanted to ask you guys somethings maybe could help me learn more about the car.

1. No bluetooth audio! WTF! planning to buy a bluetooth audio adapter and hook it into the audi 3.5mm aux cord cable. I believe this would be better than the modified audio cable with a receiver, since i read bad reviews about it.
2. No automatic folding side mirrors, Thought this was really cool, but i guess it was a cut back.
3. I would think that the speedometer LCD panel would have the current speed, i saw that it can do average speed and current mpg, but any way to do current speed (mph)?
4. I was offered for 3500$ to extend my warranty since mine will end in a couple months. What you guys think on it? They say it will cover a lot of parts and seems like they cover all the expensive parts. They also said that it covers labor but i doubt this. Have you guys had mechanical or electrical issues where u wish you extended your warranty? Is the warranty worth it?

Is there anything you think I should know about the car? I want to know every thing I can about this vehicle.


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its a beautiful car! theres Bluetooth!!!! unless its broken or not activated.
no auto folding mirrors that I know of,theres a way to get the miles per hour in lcd between tach and speedometer, 3500 its too much for warranty but if it gives you piece of mind be happy you got it
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ir order to know everything about the car look in the forum, read your manual
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1. Not certain about Bluetooth audio as I do to use it.
2. No folding mirrors but there is a kit available from vendors (ECS Tuning I think is one) if you want it badly enough - fairly pricey though.
3. The LCD speedo will show current MPH if you toggle through using the button on the end of the stalk.
4. Prices of warranties vary by coverage, deductible, term and mileage on the car. I got mine from FD Warranty online, which sells a warranty underwritten by Fidelity, the one sold by most Audi dealers. At least check their pricing. Be sure to understand how it works - term (years) starts on date bought; mileage is added to miles on car at the time of purchase for a Fidelity. Other warranty companies work differently so you need to understand those terms (as well as deductible and coverage) to compare warranty prices.
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Great car.

You can get the current MPH, if you toggle through the bottom button on the wiper stalk. There a load of variations that can be seen, and it's pretty intuitive if you start by toying around with it.

The folding mirrors can be had, but frankly it's not worth it. It's a costly add on.

The streaming bluetooth, which is what I am assuming you are referring to, was a let down for me too. You'll need a Tune2Air, or something of that ilk (though that's the only unit I know of that works with regularity). You can then stream bluetooth from your phone, without tethering it from your glove box. It's still not perfect, though , as you won't be able to control the phone's functionality beyond volume and track forward and back.

The warranty I added to my car -- a 2012 B8 -- was approximately $1,800. I will admit that your is a year older, and mine was purchased in 1.5 years ago, but $3.5K sounds steep. If I were you, I would self-insure and put that money away for a fix if needed. That way if you don't use it, you don't end up out any cash and can use the money toward something fun like a slick CBE.

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Who is the company backing the warranty? Just curious, as not all warranties are created equally... Zurich is a decent one, and I talked to Audi service professionals who said that Preferred Advantage is also easy for them to work with. A call to a different dealer, and a quick conversation with a service rep may help guide you on what companies they like and dislike. That ought tell you the value of the company you're talking about...

How many miles on the S4? More miles = higher probability of issues arising.

Congrats on the purchase. It's a slick ride.
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Actually, the mileage and term of the Fidelity warranty and others is calculated from the new car delivery date. When purchased on a used car, the same applies. So, for example, a 7 yr/70K mile extended warranty would only add 3 more years or 20K miles, whichever comes first, to the existing manf warranty. Also be aware these warranties have exclusions not found on the OEM warranty and often have deductibles for each service incidence.
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The Audi web site claims new models with MMI have Bluetooth streaming audio. When was this added?
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My guess is that it's new for 2015, after the engineers realized every Kia coming off the line has it standard. Well, maybe not every one, but you get the idea. It's fairly common
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The Audi web site claims new models with MMI have Bluetooth streaming audio. When was this added?
That was added with the 2013 model year or to say the B8.5 model.
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Coulda swore I heard people griping about the B8.5 not having it, but I stand corrected.

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My guess is that it's new for 2015, after the engineers realized every Kia coming off the line has it standard. Well, maybe not every one, but you get the idea. It's fairly common
Yes, I have had rental Toyotas with it. The feature list on the Audi site is still for 2014, so I guess that makes it pretty certain for my 2015 October European Delivery.
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Coulda swore I heard people griping about the B8.5 not having it, but I stand corrected.
Yup, the MY2013 B8s were upgraded to MMI 3G Nav Plus which added bluetooth audio, Audi Connect, Google Earth, in car wifi, and more.
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Put the Tune2air in my 2011 and it works JUST THE SAME as the factory blue tooth in my previous 2014 S4. Cost $80
. The Prem + pre 2013 cars do not have mirrors that tilt in reverse. NO B8 S4s have folding mirros but there is a kit avilable to allow them to fold. BUT with a simple vag com change, they will tilt in reverse
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Actually, the mileage and term of the Fidelity warranty and others is calculated from the new car delivery date. When purchased on a used car, the same applies. So, for example, a 7 yr/70K mile extended warranty would only add 3 more years or 20K miles, whichever comes first, to the existing manf warranty. Also be aware these warranties have exclusions not found on the OEM warranty and often have deductibles for each service incidence.
I'm afraid I disagree. I have a Fidelity warranty and it clearly starts on the purchase date of the warranty and extends to the mileage in the warranty + the mileage at the time of purchase, which is why they include the vehicle mileage in the warranty agreement. I got the car in August 2012 and purchased the 5/100 warranty in February 2014 when the car had just under 25K miles on it. I am certain it runs until the earlier of February 2019 or just under 125K miles. Not all warranties work the same way. A 5/100 from AAA, for example, would get you 5 years from the warranty purchase date or 100K total vehicle miles, whichever occurs first.

I concur that you should always get the warranty agreement and review it thoroughly before purchasing. They are definitely not all the same and even the Fidelity warranties have 5 different tiers of coverage ranging from Powertrain only to Platinum. See "Service Contract Period":


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Put the Tune2air in my 2011 and it works JUST THE SAME as the factory blue tooth in my previous 2014 S4. Cost $80 ViseeO WMA 1000 - Tune2Air - YouTube. The Prem + pre 2013 cars do not have mirrors that tilt in reverse. NO B8 S4s have folding mirros but there is a kit avilable to allow them to fold. BUT with a simple vag com change, they will tilt in reverse

i plan to use my galaxy s5, would this still work just as well, quality wise? And I just purchased the 3.5mm aux cable, and not the ipod, im buying it offline rather than the audi dealership since id rather spend the money saved on the Bluetooth audio adapter. Does the adapter connect automatically after the first pair attempt?
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Pretty sure it's the same for Android, and the quality with BT4 is superb. All new Androis have the same technology as in the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S.

Do a quick search though and I'm sure you'll find the definitive answer. I believe you want the 1000 model, and the device has memory and should auto-connect once you've got the switched power engaged.

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i plan to use my galaxy s5, would this still work just as well, quality wise? And I just purchased the 3.5mm aux cable, and not the ipod, im buying it offline rather than the audi dealership since id rather spend the money saved on the Bluetooth audio adapter. Does the adapter connect automatically after the first pair attempt?
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My Preferred Advantage "warranty" goes through 75K, and it was not 75K on top of the manufacturers warranty (75K in total). It has a deductible of $100, but it covers almost anything that goes wrong -- aside from incidentals due to stupidity.

Also note that you MUST adhere to manufacturers specifications with regard to maintenance. If you miss anything, it is at the warranty company's discretion as to whether or not they will cover the work. Obviously, it's good practice to follow the schedule in your book, but it is something to keep in mind if you decide to buy an extended "warranty"/protection plan.

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I'm afraid I disagree. I have a Fidelity warranty and it clearly starts on the purchase date of the warranty and extends to the mileage in the warranty + the mileage at the time of purchase, which is why they include the vehicle mileage in the warranty agreement. I got the car in August 2012 and purchased the 5/100 warranty in February 2014 when the car had just under 25K miles on it. I am certain it runs until the earlier of February 2019 or just under 125K miles. Not all warranties work the same way. A 5/100 from AAA, for example, would get you 5 years from the warranty purchase date or 100K total vehicle miles, whichever occurs first.

I concur that you should always get the warranty agreement and review it thoroughly before purchasing. They are definitely not all the same and even the Fidelity warranties have 5 different tiers of coverage ranging from Powertrain only to Platinum. See "Service Contract Period":


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i plan to use my galaxy s5, would this still work just as well, quality wise? And I just purchased the 3.5mm aux cable, and not the ipod, im buying it offline rather than the audi dealership since id rather spend the money saved on the Bluetooth audio adapter. Does the adapter connect automatically after the first pair attempt?
You will need to buy a Tune2 air that is not for the iphone. Once it is paired. it automatically connects.
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My Preferred Advantage "warranty" goes through 75K, and it was not 75K on top of the manufacturers warranty (75K in total). It has a deductible of $100, but it covers almost anything that goes wrong -- aside from incidentals due to stupidity.

Also note that you MUST adhere to manufacturers specifications with regard to maintenance. If you miss anything, it is at the warranty company's discretion as to whether or not they will cover the work. Obviously, it's good practice to follow the schedule in your book, but it is something to keep in mind if you decide to buy an extended "warranty"/protection plan.
Yeah, that's what makes them so difficult to compare - they don't all work the same way. My deductible is $250 and also covers almost everything (aside from some limited specific exclusions). Without looking it up I believe the cost was $3,200 but coverage to 125K miles was a big deal to me and price difference to only 100K miles wasn't that big a difference.

Agreed on maintenance. Warranty or not, I wouldn't plan on hanging onto a car like this past 100K miles without having regular maintenance.
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