For the past six months, Carwow’s Mat Watson has lived with an Audi RS4 Avant as a long-term loaner from Audi. We know, what a hardship. But his six months with the car has been able to give not only him but us a great idea of what it’s like to actually own an RS4 Avant. In this new video, Watson wraps up his time with it and explains the ups and downs during the six months.
Typically, a press loaner is about a week long, give or take a few days occasionally. In a week’s time, you can get a general idea of what the car’s like to own but not an exact idea. That’s what long-term loans are for. In six months, you can get a great idea of what it’s like to own and live with everyday. So what’s the Audi RS4 Avant like after six months?
Well, it seems pretty good. Watson claims that it feels as solid and as well-made as it did when it arrived. It’s also been incredibly reliable, with no issues of its own. Although, some of his colleagues did cause some damage to it, including curbing two of its 20-inch wheels and even backing it into a pole and damaging some body work.
Thankfully, all of that damage was repaired, with AuAdi supplying a new piece of trim and the dents removed by a paintless dent removal company. Also, Watson makes the colleague who dented the car eat a hot chili as revenge.
On top of being reliable, it was also quite practical for the Carwow team, being useful as a camera car and just for lugging stuff around. That’s the benefit of owning a fast wagon; they’re practical as well as being fun to drive.
Speaking of fun to drive, the Audi RS4 Avant is an absolute monster of a performance car. With 450 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque from its 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6, the RS4 is capable of 0-60 mph in about four seconds flat. It’s also surprisingly fun to drive and a very competent handling sports car.
So the Audi RS4 Avant really does cover all bases. It’s good looking, practical, comfortable, fast and fun to drive. It seems like it’s hard to find a better car for the money that can be all of those things.