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...