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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Going to be buying 2018 S4 - Any issues I should be aware of?

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    I am getting mixed opinions on the boards. Any issues with the 2018 S4? Plan on getting prestige with every option.

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    Active Member Two Rings Yabi's Avatar
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    2011 Toyota Prius 5
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    Cary, NC

    Congratulations!

    Make sure you have your User Key for AudiConnect and ask the Audi Tech to assist you in enabling the service
    Check rear calipers, some are missing the S-branded calipers and certain people have gotten the dealership to replace them.
    Ask for the latest MMI updates.

    As a Prestige owner myself, I really haven’t had any major issues to share. Good luck, you’ll enjoy her.

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    Active Member Two Rings Yabi's Avatar
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    Oh, one known issue with the S4 platform is that it can go into limp mode. If it happens, the dealer can do a software update to fix it. It happened for me and I haven’t had a problem since the update.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings ENVČ's Avatar
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    2018 Audi S4
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    NY

    Rears are supposed to have s branded calipers?

    Also yes make sure they have your Audi connect working before you leave the dealership. We had a 2 week ordeal with ours.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yabi View Post
    Congratulations!

    Make sure you have your User Key for AudiConnect and ask the Audi Tech to assist you in enabling the service
    Check rear calipers, some are missing the S-branded calipers and certain people have gotten the dealership to replace them.
    Ask for the latest MMI updates.

    As a Prestige owner myself, I really haven’t had any major issues to share. Good luck, you’ll enjoy her.
    Sent from a misfiring cylinder
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    2018 Audi S4 (wifemobile) -Navarra Blue/Black Optics/Virtual Cockpit/Carbon inlays -Mods coming soon..

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    Active Member Two Rings Yabi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ENVČ View Post
    Rears are supposed to have s branded calipers?
    I believe this was an unannounced design change where newer cars tend not to have them. However, some have been successful in getting the non-S-branded calipers replaced (my story). If purchasing new, could be a potential negotiation topic (if you really care).

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    Established Member Two Rings joe biker's Avatar
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    Going to be buying 2018 S4 - Any issues I should be aware of?

    Had mine for a yr no problem except that when I polish the right rear quarter panel my trunk opens.
    Nav could be better !!!
    Not paying for the MMI
    not worth anything


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    Veteran Member Four Rings ENVČ's Avatar
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    2018 Audi S4
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    NY

    Quote Originally Posted by joe biker View Post
    Had mine for a yr no problem except that when I polish the right rear quarter panel my trunk opens.
    Nav could be better !!!
    Not paying for the MMI
    not worth anything


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    Does it open when polishing only if key is in pocket? You know these cars come with the hand free trunk opening. I can't imagine it opening without the key nearby

    Sent from a misfiring cylinder
    2012 CTS-V 6MT WAGON - Corsa Sport/AirRaid/GreenFilter/2.4 Griptech/ID 1050x/Moroso Catch Can/B&B Test pipes/Core Short Shifter/Speidell Supercars Tuned 578WHP/579WTQ
    2018 Audi S4 (wifemobile) -Navarra Blue/Black Optics/Virtual Cockpit/Carbon inlays -Mods coming soon..

    @FlawlessFinishAuto
    @OfficialMomentumNutrition

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    Established Member Two Rings joe biker's Avatar
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    Going to be buying 2018 S4 - Any issues I should be aware of?

    Quote Originally Posted by ENVČ View Post
    Does it open when polishing only if key is in pocket? You know these cars come with the hand free trunk opening. I can't imagine it opening without the key nearby

    Sent from a misfiring cylinder
    Keys are not anywhere near the car
    Only happens if the car is open
    Dealer said to leave it in valet mode
    via switch in glove box.


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    Established Member Two Rings joe biker's Avatar
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    Going to be buying 2018 S4 - Any issues I should be aware of?

    Car gets great gas Milage on the open road have gotten 31 mpg at 80 mph.
    Average 25 mpg around town with the occasional
    red mist
    Brake dust is a pain in the azz !!!


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    Last edited by joe biker; 06-07-2018 at 12:25 AM.

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    Active Member One Ring
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    2018 S4 | 2018 Triumph Street Triple 765R
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    Quebec, Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by joe biker View Post
    Car gets great gas Milage on the open road have gotten 31 mpg at 80 mph.
    Average 25 mpg around town with the occasional
    red mist
    Brake dust is a pain in the azz !!!


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    Get your wheels ceramic coated or apply some of CarPro's hydro2 (iirc) product and you'll notice a difference and the clean up will be a breeze!
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    2018 Triumph Street Triple R

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    Active Member Two Rings Muad'Dib721's Avatar
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    2015 Q5 2.0T, 2018 S4 Prestige, 2008 A4 3.2 s-line
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    Lawrenceville, GA

    Quote Originally Posted by BenCDN View Post
    Get your wheels ceramic coated or apply some of CarPro's hydro2 (iirc) product and you'll notice a difference and the clean up will be a breeze!
    agree! get the caliper coated too.. and you can use sonax wheel cleaner plus also..



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