Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Audi A4 3.2 Quattro, Part 3

This image was lost some time after publication.
This image was lost some time after publication.
Jalopnik ReviewsAll of our test drives in one convenient place.

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

Advertisement

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]

Share This Story

Get our `newsletter`

DISCUSSION

my-favorite-car-is-a-motorcyc-old
my favorite car is a motorcycle

@TexansAreHot: Is this a problem of the automobile, or of Dallas, or of the local college sororities?

Any expensive vehicle with an automatic transmission, chances are it's owned by a poseur. If it's a manual with the Sport suspension, then maybe a real driver is behind the wheel.