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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Black
Engine:4.2L V8
Number of Cylinders:8
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Putting my 2005 Imola Yellow S4 (6 spd manual) up for sale -- love the car, but with my job being remote for almost 18 months due to COVID with no signs of relenting, I'd rather someone else enjoy it versus continuing the "Garage Queen" phase. Some background on ownership:
I'm the sixth owner, car has a clean title (PA, NY, and VA in the history) and 177k on the odometer. I've owned several VWs (R32, 20th AE) but this was my first Audi. I hunted for the famed 4.2 V8, and boy has it not disappointed. Personally I think Audi's decision not to keep that motor in the newer models is a huge mistake, but regardless for those who know about the motor, it lives up to legacy. Car still makes a great noise and shifts great despite it being 16 years old, and it has no problem powering down straights or holding the corners. Outside of my 2004 R32 I had, this has been my favorite car to drive.
Improvements wise, after purchasing the car, I installed or replaced the following:
New OEM radiator and upper hose from FCP Euro (due to COVID manufacturing issues I couldn't find a lower hose when I was doing the install)New Zimmerman slotted rotors and ceramic pads (all four wheels)New window regulator (driver door was wonky)New sparkplugs and wires (all eight cylinders)New batteryNew BF Goodrich G-Force tires (235/40ZR-18) on all four wheelsBiggest improvement that was made to the car under my ownership though was rust repair -- the entire right rear quarter-panel near the wheel well up just below the gas cap had significant buildup from neglect, and process wise the area was stripped to bare metal, corrected, then completely built back up with self-etching primer and new paint using the correct code blend (I have pictures of all that work and can share with serious inquiries only via PM). The car has two other rust areas on it (very small) that I didn't have time to get to due to the extent of the aforementioned right rear QP, but both of those for a future owner are not huge efforts to fix.
This car, though, is 16 years old, and if you're expecting a show pony, it isn't that. It's a solid machine, but it will need some TLC from the next owner. Some items that I neither have the time nor the energy to fix that have popped up include:
An annoying ABS/Traction Control issue (VCDS via scanner keeps giving me an Electric circuit error that leads me to believe it's either the ABS module or a wire between the brake pedal and module. I have diagnostic tested it with the scanner and the ABS engages properly) that leaves those lights on persistently on the dashThe driver side rear window doesn't work (tested it with the scanner and a probe and it's just the door module, everything else has signal including the connectors and speakers).AC has no vacuum leaks and is fully charged (was tested by a local German shop), but the AC switch inside the cab has broken (the shop's conclusion, not mine) and therefore the AC doesn't engage even though the system works, and frankly I didn't want the headache of taking that whole center console/dash out to get to the switch.The struts/shock assembly will likely need replacing soon as I did not get clear history from owner #5 on when those were last replacedI fixed one wheel well from rust, but I didn't investigate the extent of the other three and whether or not they were as bad beneath the wheel well liner.Not interested in trades or other deals. I own the car free and clear, so I don't need to sell it, but ultimately I hate that it just sits in a garage and would rather it be enjoyed.
P.S. Since I know this will be asked by any prospective buyer who knows these 4.2 v8 engines and has done the research, the timing chain tensioners/assembly on the back of the motor were done by owner #3 (didn't get exact mileage from owner #5 on that job) but it was not the upgraded metal RS4 package, just a stock replacement.

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