March 2012 Featured AZ'er: DownhillA4's 2004 A4 1.8T
March 11, 2012 - Written by Richard Melick, Photos by Erik Muller

User Name: DownhillA4
Real Name: Evan Gilardi
Location: Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Year of Vehicle: 2004
Model of Vehicle: A4 quattro
Engine of Vehicle: 1.8T
Color of Vehicle: Brilliant Red

It is often a challenge for an enthusiast to find their perfect car. This was the case for Evan Gilardi (AKA: DownhillA4) who personally searched for nine months to find that ideal B6 to fill his garage, in the process working across state lines and with multiple dealerships. In 2008, Evan had saved enough money to purchase his B6 - a 2004 model year Audi A4 1.8T in Brilliant Red.

As this is Evan's first car, it gave him the perfect palette to build his dream. A build that would span over four years. Unlike many his age, Evan focused on ensuring that his car not only represented his sense of style but maintained the ultimate in cleanliness that he sought from the very start. Some might say he takes it to the extreme, others might claim that it's due to some OCD tendencies, but in the end Evan has modded his car exactly how he's wanted and at his own pace.

That obsessive compulsiveness didn't start or end with the modifications either. What many will notice is that this B6 is one of the cleanest of its generation on Audizine, and it's for good reason. Dirty shoes are never welcome inside the car, and you can leave that Big Gulp and hot dog on the counter too. That isn’t even the meticulous part, as this car is washed more times in a week than most cars are washed in a year. It never sees the sun without a cleaning, and Evan details it every month to a sparkling shine. But whether its heading to a local gathering, across the country for a large show, or to the hills loaded with sporting gear, Evan makes sure the Audi looks its absolute best... More

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