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autoverruckt
10-11-2004, 08:31 PM
So sources say its around 14 city 20 highway. What are you guys getting?

I drove one today and fell in love with the torque!

DGS4
10-11-2004, 09:00 PM
I dont know about MPG and its accuracy on the cluster. But on straight highway I get about 250 miles. Local only about 170-180

JetBlue
10-11-2004, 09:11 PM
I get about 13 on average.
MO

autoverruckt
10-11-2004, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by DGS4
I dont know about MPG and its accuracy on the cluster. But on straight highway I get about 250 miles. Local only about 170-180

Ouch, I was afraid of that. I drive mostly city and put on about 325 miles on a tank in a "good week". My dealer is trying to come up with a nice lease figure for me to trade up. Sad thing is, with that new S4 lease offer, I may get a fair rate but for right now, can't seem to justify the fuel expense. I got spoiled by the 4 banger!

DGS4
10-11-2004, 09:20 PM
Trust me. If your gonna buy that kinda 8 cylinder, your pockets better be deep. Especially when you cant use anything lower than 91 octane. In my case 93 Octane. [mad]

JetBlue
10-11-2004, 10:46 PM
I would agree that if you are worried about the fuel economy I would stay away from the V8. It is not a cheap car to operate, but not as bad as my Touareg.
MO

Richard 350z
10-11-2004, 11:23 PM
Never more than 12 mpg. 11.5 is more like it. I run on about 95 - 96 octane by mixing 91 oct. with 100 or 101 octane race gas that is available in a few places in L.A.

I admit I have a lead foot, and the 340 hp V8 is just too tempting to rev like crazy.

autoverruckt
10-12-2004, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by Richard 350z

I admit I have a lead foot, and the 340 hp V8 is just too tempting to rev like crazy.

I would have that problem for sure.[;)]

S4arch
10-12-2004, 08:55 AM
13 I'd say is a good average, I only drive it only on the weekends so by then I'm usually dieing to race around everywhere so lately I've been around 11-12. ha, cheap that car is not, but damn its fun

Imperial
10-12-2004, 09:46 AM
C'mon guys, S4 + fuel economy? Seriously now [;)]

JetBlue
10-12-2004, 09:52 AM
^^ Exactly my point!!
MO

Satan4
10-13-2004, 01:45 PM
The way I drive I get 11, and long trips on the highway at times I can get 8. 140 MPH screams rape my wallet.

DGS4
10-13-2004, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Satan4
The way I drive I get 11, and long trips on the highway at times I can get 8. 140 MPH screams rape my wallet.

But the rape never felt sooo good. [:D]

Dolphin_Vic
10-14-2004, 10:20 AM
it's an S4....
if u want to get a good rate
get to me!!
let me try to help you guys

Bossman
10-14-2004, 10:23 AM
V8 = lots fuel = lots $$$ = ability to buy an V8
What's your problem?

neoprufrok
10-14-2004, 11:08 AM
Yeah, operating costs of owning a more expensive car goes up proportionally to the cost of the car. So yeah, driving a 20k car around is going to be a little cheaper, but driving a 50k car around is going to be more expensive in insurance and gas.

I think a lot of people don't budget for that, and own the car with a tight budget.

As the saying goes, you gotta pay to play... and gas is one of those things.

Imperial
10-14-2004, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by neoprufrok
Yeah, operating costs of owning a more expensive car goes up proportionally to the cost of the car. So yeah, driving a 20k car around is going to be a little cheaper, but driving a 50k car around is going to be more expensive in insurance and gas.

I think a lot of people don't budget for that, and own the car with a tight budget.

As the saying goes, you gotta pay to play... and gas is one of those things.


Valid points indeed. There are so many associated expenses with owning a car and a lot of times, people fail to factor those costs in when budgeting. Always gotta look at the big picture...


...of couse, most people lack the vision and foresight required to really consider "the big picture" in general, so it's not much of a surprise really.

vananron
10-14-2004, 12:28 PM
Funny thing with mine is, the S4, is worth double what my last car was, and yet my insurance has gone down. I guess the insurance companies hate S2000's

illusive45
10-14-2004, 01:27 PM
Good lawd! You guys make me feel better since I thought getting 19-20MPG in my Stage 1 B5 S4 with mixed city/freeway driving "spiritedly" was bad!

I'd probably be getting 12-14MPG too if I had 340 V8 ponies under my right foot!

SBGirl
10-14-2004, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by vananron
Funny thing with mine is, the S4, is worth double what my last car was, and yet my insurance has gone down. I guess the insurance companies hate S2000's

Insurance on my 97 Explorer is more expensive that my 02 A4 and what I'll be paying for the S4.

S4arch
10-14-2004, 06:06 PM
if you think about it, a car is one of the biggest liabilities you can own. they cost a lot (initially and to operate), and they depreciate instantly so they don't make a whole lot of financial sense. owning an expensive car (like the S4) should be considered a luxury, meaning you should use expendable income to buy and operate it, NOT overextend yourself with large payments/loans. you guys are right in saying that the price of gas or insurance should have been considered and expected. but its still fun to bitch isn't it?

Imperial
10-14-2004, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by S4arch
but its still fun to bitch isn't it?


Absolutely [:p]

JetBlue
10-14-2004, 10:53 PM
Yeah, the insurance goes down for a lot of people when going from the 1.8 to the 4.2...

Don't ask me why, I am not an actuary! I know the S4 is less than the Cabrio was even though the S4 is more expensive. That is somewhat understandable though.

Monthly gas bills at $2.50+ per gallon will overcome the difference quickly though. The fact that my company pays for all of my gas and oil changes makes me happy right now!
MO

Richard 350z
10-15-2004, 10:13 PM
This thread reminds me of when I had just gotten my 350Z in March 2003 when there weren't very many on the street yet. Some bozo comes up to me at a gas station, walks all they way around, staring at the car, screws up his courage and asks me his question: "what kind of gas mileage do you get?"

LMFAO [:D]

Spidee
10-18-2004, 08:47 PM
I'm glad that if I get this car, it'll be my third car and most likely sitting in the garage waiting for the weekend. Therefore, fuel consumption won't be an issue.[:D]

autoverruckt
11-01-2004, 04:30 PM
Despite the fuel costs I was worried about, I got the car anyway and I am loving it. You gotta pay to play for sure.

And boy does this brand new tight engine suck gas for sure!

bigshrimpin
11-01-2004, 04:36 PM
damn... thats a guzzler


what does the m3/m5/c32/e55 get in comparison?

my 4banger gets 22mpg! yay!

and that even when i drive it like an s4... nice and slow