I have always had a love hate relationship with VAG cars. My very first car was a VW 16V GTI. I loved that car even through the bad. Fast forward to college. I lived in a duplex with my friends and they were all car nuts. One of them had an idea of starting a VW/Audi performance shop. Found another Audi guy that was an EE that knew how to dissect the Bosch ECU so they started APR. APR actually started as being Auburn Performance and Repair. Most of the guys in the duplex either was a founding partner or worked for APR. Today they are the world's biggest VAG performance tuner. Part of me sometimes wonders what would have happened if I stayed in Auburn and just worked for them. Pretty much any car nut that has gone to Auburn since 1998 knows most of the guys at APR…including swine In 2002 I finally broke down and bought an Audi A4. I was very unlucky with the car and it had multiple problems with it. Every single problem that the particular model had problems with, my car had. I ended up trading it in on a 2004 Forester XT and swore never to go back to Audi. I was still friends with all the APR guys and they always taunted me with R8's, S7's, RS5's, Lamborghini's, etc....When the B8 S4 was released, I got to drive one that was at Stage 2+ from APR. I instantly fell in love with it. After reading up on the reliability of that platform, I decided to search for a CPO. I found one in Montgomery at a dealership that APR had a personal relationship with the owner. They gave the owner a call for me and he personally called me back with a price. I accepted the offer (way below wholesale) and drove down to pick it up. The reason why I went with a CPO is because the Audi CPO program gives you a better warranty than a new car. It is 6 years/100k miles so now worries on having problems. APR also pulled the Audi vehicle history and the previous owner changed the oil with synthetic at the dealership every 3k miles on the dot. The car is a 2011 S4, 6MT, Meteor Gray, Premium Plus, with every option that was available for Premium Plus that year. I went straight from the dealership to APR. They went ahead and got the car to Stage 2+ which included a pulley kit, Stage 2 carbon fiber cold air intake, and software. The car makes roughly 400 whp or close to 500 chp at Stage 2+. With this setup cars consistently run in the mid to high 11’s. The launching is as expected from any high HP AWD car but where the car really shines is 60+ MPH. My kids love it and tells everyone daddy got a new race car. I will update this thread if I ever do anything else to it. I plan to just enjoy it for now and maybe a few exterior mods.