Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Audi A4 3.2 Quattro, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You always wanted a German performance sedan but care too much about what others think about you to get a BMW; you really like Audi but the wife won't let you get "that station wagon," also known as the A3.

Why you shouldn't buy this car: You've got a little too much "flava" to go with the automotive equivalent of a fine gray suit. After all, there are a lot of choices in this price segment.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: Yes
· Fashion Victims: Yes
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: No
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: Yes
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: Yes
· Working Stiffs: No
· Technogeeks: Yes
· Poseurs: No
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: No

Also Consider:
· Infiniti G35/G35x Sedan
· BMW 3-series
· Mercedes-Benz C-class

Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Audi
· Model tested: A4 Sedan 3.2 Quattro S-line
· Model year: 2006
· Base Price: $34,840
· Price as Tested: $40,835
· Engine type: 3.2-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6
· Horsepower: 255 hp @ 6500 rpm
· Torque: 243 ft.-lbs. @ 3250 rpm
· Redline: 7000 rpm
· Transmission: 6-speed manual
· Curb Weight: 3649 lbs
· LxWxH: 180.6 x 69.8 x 56.2 in
· Wheelbase: 104.3 in
· Tires: P235/40R18
· Drive type: all-wheel-drive
· 0 - 60 mph: 6.5 sec.
· Fuel economy city/highway: 17 / 27
· NHTSA crash test rating: front 4/4 (driver/passenger); side: 5/4 (front/rear); rollover: 4

Related:
Jalopnik Reviews: Audi A4 3.2 Quattro, Part 1, Part 2 [internal]