Audi's drive great for a daily driver; great choice! I love the S4 as well, but they are expensive. Good luck with your purchase.
Will receive later this week. Monsoon grey, premium plus w/ nav and keyless entry. Walnut trim. Cant wait to get it. Pics when I do.
The S4 was just much more gas guzzling and I figured it would be more expensive to maintain. Ill opt for it for my next car in 3-5 years. The A4 was just sexy in person and I figured it would be good to be practical.
That has never really bothered me; the arm rest is in almost permanent use so having it next to the gear lever is perfectly fine.
One thing I do find unacceptable is that voice control is deactivated on their convertibles (because it wont work with the roof down) but they leave the button there. It just sits there in the steering wheel taunting you - you've paid for it, a man put in and wrote a page in the handbook explaining that you're not allowed to use it. Fuck that. Either put a trigger that deactivates it when the roof goes down and let it work with the roof up, or put a useful button or even a blank space in that spot.
I have looked at doing that, but I'm not comfortable messing with the computers on lease cars. The last thing I want to do is void some warranty or another and then get a disproportionately massive bill in 24 months time.
I picked up the 2013 s4 in monsoon grey, premium plus no walnut trim did the white on black seats. I love the car. It replaced my 2009 s5. the new V6T over the v8 is so much smoother and much faster than my s5.