10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Jan 012004

S4

  • miles
I own a 2000 Audi S4, and I am complaining about the inadequacy of the anti-theft system. Please see the following link: www.nicb.org/public/newsroom/whereismycar/top25bystate.cfm#NJ the Audi S4 is #25 on the most-stolen-car list in NJ, based on quantity alone. To show the severity of the situation, let me put this into perspective: Total annual production quantities: Audi S4: ~6000 Toyota Camry: ~300,000 Honda Accord: ~250,000 Ford escort: ~150,000 there are less than 4% the number of S4's on the road than Camry, Accord, and escorts! yet, based on quantity (not percentage) of stolen cars, the S4 is #25. If the list portrayed # of stolen vehicles as a percentage of # of vehicles produced, then surely the S4 would be at the top of this list and probably atop the list of several other states as well! this is a serious situation that must be dealt with. Keep in mind that Audi/VW decided to not place an immobilizer in these cars due to cost savings purposes. They had the technology, as it is available in the 99-up VW jetta. This car is simply a high risk automobile to own because of Audi's blatant disregard for the inadequacy of the anti-theft system. It literally only requires two tools and 2 minutes to break into the car, disable the alarm, and engage the ignition switch....done. Scary!

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA