i will be going to uni this fall semester and thought it would be a good time to upgrade from my current car (im hopin to sell my ford focus hatch for about $8k) and pick up a b6 s4 as a daily driver. The focus was a good car that i got from my dad but i want something sporty and i always liked the b6 s4 and theyre really cheap to buy. I know it will probably be bit more to maintain then my current car which all did was just change oil and brakes once.
1. do you think, if i budgeted $50 a month to cover repairs it is enough?I dont want to spend much more than $600/yr so i think this is fair
2. Is this a good daily car to go to ottawa and toronto all year around without rusting too badly
3. should i instead get a b5 s4 since i saw some for like 4000? which i can then save the money for mods
my friend thinks i should get a 2008 civic si but id rather have a luxury car that is faster and there both the same price so id rather get a german car than a jap car even though he says the civic si is a good car. he does auto cross so i trust his opinion but i just think the audi is a better car and has leather and a v8 (i think the civic has a v4? so half.
basically, i can get a cheap b4 s4 or a nicer b6 s4 that will be around 9000 and jus want to be sure it can be reliable if i change oil regularly and use synthetic.