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Old 06-14-2014, 01:35 PM
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hello S4 fans, this is my first post.

I just switched 2 weeks ago from a 2010 6MT base S4 (end of lease) to a 2014 Technik with S-Tronic and Sport Diff.

Needless to say my 2010 car had set the bar pretty high for other contenders and after considering many options on the market and same price range, I thought the S4 still had the most to offer (looks, finish, mechanics, winter-friendly)

The big question was if I had to pick the S-Tronic over 6MT, having always been a fan of manual transmissions. But after having read a lot on double-clutch systems in the past few years, and the enthusiasm that they had generated, I was confused about which one to choose.

After 2 weeks of driving I can tell the S-Tronic is very impressive and versatile. But I couldn't say which one I prefer, so far.

What I can say is that the S4 is a very cool car anyways.

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Looks great, congrats!
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Beautiful! Congrats!!!!
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I did not have the guts to order the red inserts for the seats as I had not seen them in person. Yours look great.


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Got them on my latest S4 have to say that they don't look as bright as the picture seems to show. I like them though. Best thing is the red stitching on the other leather parts.
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I'll second that entirely. In person, it is more of a deeper red and not a bright red. And the contrast red stitching on the steering wheel, shifter boot, arm rest and around the black part of the seats is very cool looking.


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Got them on my latest S4 have to say that they don't look as bright as the picture seems to show. I like them though. Best thing is the red stitching on the other leather parts.
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For those considering it in the future, this is the most accurate picture I have been able to take that shows off the color of the red/black seats:

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I did not have the guts to order the red inserts for the seats as I had not seen them in person. Yours look great.


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Can't blame you, I was hesitating a lot before ordering it. I wanted something new and like the other guys said, the pic I posted makes the red leather look way brighter than it is.

Plus, the tone will look a notch darker after I'll have the windows tinted which I chose not to do at the dealer before delivery.

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Originally Posted by carguyrob View Post
For those considering it in the future, this is the most accurate picture I have been able to take that shows off the color of the red/black seats:

That is definitely closer. But you really need to see it in person to appreciate it. Lighting has a big influence as to how it appears.
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Originally Posted by QuattroNorth View Post
Can't blame you, I was hesitating a lot before ordering it. I wanted something new and like the other guys said, the pic I posted makes the red leather look way brighter than it is.

Plus, the tone will look a notch darker after I'll have the windows tinted which I chose not to do at the dealer before delivery.

thanks for the comments
Window tinting can cause leaks and are not covered under warranty. Such Leaks may also cause electrical problems and speaker problems...also not covered.

No window tint for me.


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