Find of the Day: 2004 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="77579"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Wilmington Until the C8 RS 6 Avant hit the US, the B6/B7 S4 Avant with the 4.2 V8 was the best Avant we could have (my opinion of course). In fact, Jeremy Clarkson recently said the Audi 4.2 naturally aspirated V8 was in his top 3 engines ever made. Pair that with the panda interior AND a manual transmission? Oh man. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="77590"] Exterior Color: B...

Find of the Day: Manual Swapped 2009 Audi A4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76233"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Borkovskiy I do like a B8 and especially a B8 Avant. Years ago, I had a press fleet B8 A4 Avant Prestige and it was great but missing something...like a manual transmission. Denis must have felt the same way because he solved that problem. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76220"] 2009 Audi A4 Avant Prestige 6 Speed Manual with 124k miles The B8 Generation A4 Avant was never offer...

Find of the Day: 1995 Audi 90 Cabriolet

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74915"] words: Bill, photos: Ralph Hickling Summer is winding down but you can still buy a convertible to enjoy what's left of the beautiful warm days...unless you live in an area where it's sunny and warm year round or you're like me where you would put the top down even if it's snowing. This is an interesting example where it's a right-hand drive UK model and it's in Kingfisher Blue which I don't think we got this color in the States. Here's th...

Find of the Day: 2007 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73359"] words: Bill, photos: Asad Hussain Manual transmission Audi models are a thing of the past but one of them still brings a flutter to my heart, especially one in blue...Sprint Blue to be exact. This is a B7 2007 Audi S4 Avant and yes, it has a 6 speed manual. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73361"] Hi all – I have a 2007 Audi S4 avant in 6 speed manual with 90,000 miles for sale. The car runs and drives t...

Find of the Day: 2008 Audi R8 6-Speed Manual

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70391"] words: Bill, photos: Nate Morley The Audi R8. These days when you mention 'Audi R8', people immediately think V10 but back in the mid-2000s, it meant a much anticipated Audi supercar...with a V8. A lot of people scoff at the R8 V8 but the R8 was a game changer. Heck, even Tony Stark drove one. Combine that sonorous 4.2 V8 with the snick-snick of a manual and you have perfection. This Phantom Black beauty has all those and then some. Her...

Find of the Day: 2004 Nogaro Blue Audi S4 Avant 6-speed

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70111"] words: Bill, photos: Dr_EuroCar via Cars&Bids Funny how I mentioned the other day how I wished our Find of the Day was a B6 Nogaro Blue S4 Avant with a manual transmission and then boom, this shows up. This is a B6 Nogaro Blue S4 Avant with a manual transmission...pretty much the perfect Avant for me and it has a little surprise; a new engine. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70117"] Doug's Take The B6...

Find of the Day: 2004 Nogaro Blue Audi S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70018"] words: Bill, photos: The Eclectic Garage When the B6 S4 burst onto the scene, it was the first time a V8 was stuffed into the B-chassis. Enthusiasts were enamored with the throaty sounds coming out of the dual exhaust. We were fortunate enough to get a sedan, a wagon (Avant), and a convertible version. The 4.2 V8 was carried over to the B7 generation but then, it was gone. This one is a B6 S4 sedan in what some people would say is the ul...

Find of the Day: 2003 Highland Green Audi allroad

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69364"] words: Bill, photos: pin maniac via Bring A Trailer For the longest time, the only allroad in the States was the C5 A6 allroad. It was a time when Audi had plenty of Avant offerings such as the S4 Avant, A4 Avant, A6 Avant. Then these started to disappear with the only Avant offered for awhile being the B8.5 A4 allroad. Then the C8 RS 6 Avant showed up as well as its less powerful sister, the A6 allroad. But if you look around, you will...

Find of the Day: 1980 Audi 5000S Diesel

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67407"] words: Bill, photos: Ambassador Automobile It's good to see an old timer like this one. This is a 1980 Audi 5000S (C2) with an inline 2.0L 5-cylinder diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.  This is a front-wheel drive vehicle; Audi didn't fit the quattro system until the C3 model. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67385"] MAKE: AUDI MODEL: 5000S DIESEL STOCK: 338 TRANSMISSION: 5 SPEE...

Find of the Day: One-Owner 13K Mile 2004 Nogaro Blue Audi S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67293"] words: Bill, photos: ntkmotorcollector via PCarMarket I know, I know...it seems like I have a Nogaro Blue fetish as several of our latest Finds of the Day are Nogaro Blue. I swear, I'm not actively looking for this enticing shade of blue but they keep falling into my lap so... Whatever you think of the color though, this one is compelling. The B6/B7 S4s were offered with the throaty 4.2 V8 and combined with a 6sp manual, was a great (soun...

Find of the Day: 2003 Audi S8 6-speed

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65281"] words: Bill, photos: alxdgr8 via Bring A Trailer Ok, I will try to not make too many Ronin references with this post but it'll be hard not to. If you are not familiar with the movie Ronin...I mean, as an Audi enthusiast, you should be ashamed of yourself. Aside from stars like Robert De Niro and Jean Reno, the real star was the D2 S8. Go on YouTube (if you don't own a copy of the movie) and search for Ronin Audi S8. It will change your...

Find of the Day: 2006 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57116"] words: Bill, photos: MJ Motorsports With everyone going ga-ga over the RS 6 Avant (even us with our Audi Club RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes), we may tend to look over Avants of the past. Now while this may not be a twin turbo monster nor as a desirable color as Nogaro Blue but this B7 has something the RS 6 Avant doesn't...a manual transmission. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57108"] Ok, normally I would copy/pa...

Find of the Day: 2001 Imola Yellow Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52865"] words: Bill, photos: Niche Motors The Avant is big news again in the Audi world as the RS 6 Avants have finally hit our shores and the A6 allroad is back. Interest from Audi enthusiasts hasn't changed though as they seek out desirable Avants of yore and I think this specimen will grab someone's attention. Obviously the color, Imola Yellow, is hard to miss but there are a couple of other points: it's a beloved B5, it's a 6sp manual, and i...

Find of the Day: 2004 Nogaro Blue S4 Avant 6sp

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48590"] words: Bill, photos: dog2bert There are a few things about Audi that I really love: the Avant and Nogaro Blue are just a couple. Combine them in one vehicle, add a manual transmission and the 4.2 V8 and voila...Heaven. That is what you see here: a 2004 Nogaro Blue S4 Avant with a 6 speed manual transmission. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48606"] Highlights THIS... is a 2004 Audi S4 Avant, finished in ...

Find of the Day: 2016 Audi SQ5…Manual Swap

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="39810"] words: Bill, photos: Craigslist Normally I wouldn't feature a newer Audi here on our Find of the Day unless it's something very special...and this SQ5 is something very special. What you see here is a manual transmission swapped SQ5. Wait...what? Our quattro Magazine editor-in-chief posted this on Facebook with a caption that just said "Interesting build". You don't say *Nicholas Cage face*. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ...

Find of the Day: 2019 Audi A4 Ultra sport…the last of the manuals

words: Bill, photos: August Alpern Back in August 2018, we broke the story of the return of the A4 Ultra sport...and the demise of the manual transmission. For those who aren't familiar with the 2019 A4 Ultra sport, Audi of America decided to earmark the last 40 A4s as manual transmission cars. The Ultra sport spec was formulated to be as sporty in appearance as the S4 but with a manual transmission. As we stated in the aforementioned article, all of the cars were built identically. First, the...

Audi A4 Ultra sport Returns, Manual Only and Highly Limited

By now you may have heard that the remaining manual transmission models in the Audi lineup, including A4 and A5 coupé, will disappear with the arrival of the 2019 model year. No doubt manual transmission purists lament this day, though Audi of America’s own manual aficionados have created a proper send-off with the return of the A4 Ultra sport. The reality of today’s car market is that the fierce loyalty for manual transmission models simply doesn’t translate in sales. With the B9-...

Find of the Day: 2002 Audi S6 Avant – Big Turbos and Manual Transmission

words: Bill Cho, photos: Craiglist  After a title like that, do I even to explain why this is a Find of the Day? I mean who wouldn't want a manual transmission swapped S6 Avant? But wait, there's more. This is not a wolf in sheep's clothing; this is a freaking wild boar in pig's clothing. The 'normal' S6 Avant came with the venerable 4.2L V8. This beast has the 2.7T V6 with two big Tial 605 v1 turbos installed. The ad reads: For sale is my 2002 Audi S6 with a built 2.7t mot...