The B5 RS4 was good because it just was - aside from a crashing suspension and slightly numb steering, it was functional without an electronic nannies and choices. The B6/7 RS4 sorted out the steering, the brakes and the suspension, and was straight forward. The current RS4 is too tech-oriented. A multitude of choices for steering and throttle response - why?
I agree with his assessment of the RS4, and then his choice of the C63.