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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 12-27-2011, 02:40 PM
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:48 PM
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:51 PM
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Sexy.
I can't look at that front fascia and call it sexy, I am sorry.

I used to laugh at Audi's "bass mouth" front fascia, but not anymore.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:52 PM
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Yikes...that's a weird snout. Shrug, I put up with the bland of the e90, seems the F30, if I bother, will just be another eyesore. Oh well.
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Back to the E9X subforum you go; we discuss new cars here. And if that subforum has driven you out with it's 18 year old kids using their Bar Mitzvah money to buy your ancient E93, Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book have really good used car subforums. Check 'em out.

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I find the E90 pretty boring and the F30 will be better but still Audi is making the best looking cars in this class (IMO). Flame away . . .
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:39 AM
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I find the E90 pretty boring and the F30 will be better but still Audi is making the best looking cars in this class (IMO). Flame away . . .
opinion...too bad audis dont drive anything like they look
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:39 PM
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Respectfully disagree.

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opinion...too bad audis dont drive anything like they look
If you're out on the track, fine, you can argue about the nuances at the limit. But for the driving that 99/100 Americans actually do, this isn't really true. Modern Audis drive incredibly well, and I've owned both Audis and BMWs over the years.

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I've also driven my family's cars over the years, including the following:
2004 Allroad 4.2,
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I've had plenty of experience driving both BMWs and Audis over the years, and I disagree with your assessment.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:33 AM
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If you're out on the track, fine, you can argue about the nuances at the limit. But for the driving that 99/100 Americans actually do, this isn't really true. Modern Audis drive incredibly well, and I've owned both Audis and BMWs over the years.

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1998 Audi A4 (2.8Q Tip) [sold]

I've also driven my family's cars over the years, including the following:
2004 Allroad 4.2,
1990 V8 Quattro
Two 2009 A4s (one avant, one sedan),
2003 TT cabriolet,
2006 Audi A4 cabriolet, and
2000 Audi A8.

I've had plenty of experience driving both BMWs and Audis over the years, and I disagree with your assessment.
While it's wrong to say Audi's don't drive like they look an A4 still doesn't drive as nicely as a 328i. The BMW feels lighter and more balanced.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:43 AM
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opinion...too bad audis dont drive anything like they look
Yeah, my RS4 drives like ****. I will agree that a typical 328 drives a lot better than a typical A4. But most of the Audis that look really sweet, drive pretty sweet as well.

As for looks, anybody who is not a BMW fan or really into cars would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the F30 and E90. If you had a white E90 and brought home a new white F30, I don' think most of your neighbors would even realize you had a new car parked in the driveway. In many ways, I actually like the E90 design better - I really don't like the new crease in the hood.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:19 AM
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From a distance, the 3/5/7 sedans are now almost indistinguishable to me. Up close, they look either boring, kinda strange, or downright ugly depending on your tastes.

Back to the "1 sausage different lengths" school of design with a vengeance; thankfully they still offer coupes.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:42 AM
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...I will agree that a typical 328 drives a lot better than a typical A4...
So, what you're saying is the typical Audi driver configures his A4 more conservatively (i.e. less sporty) than the typical BMW driver configures his 328?

The point I was trying to make is that comparably equipped (sport package, manual, etc.) the A4 and 328 are indistinguishable in the sorts of driving Americans do, i.e. not on a track. We may each prefer one over the other, and that's fine.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:47 PM
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So, what you're saying is the typical Audi driver configures his A4 more conservatively (i.e. less sporty) than the typical BMW driver configures his 328?

The point I was trying to make is that comparably equipped (sport package, manual, etc.) the A4 and 328 are indistinguishable in the sorts of driving Americans do, i.e. not on a track. We may each prefer one over the other, and that's fine.
No. I'm saying that a basic 328 is a better drivers car than a basic A4. The 328 feels tighter and more connected. You don't have to go to the track to feel the difference. A spirited drive will do just fine.

Then again, I do get your point. Most drivers won't notice the difference because they just putt putt around to the point they probably wouldn't notice the difference between an Accord and an M3. I think it's safe to say that most drivers never push the peddle down any farther than necessary to gradually accelerate up to the speed limit. Most drivers slow down for every corner to the point that no cornering sensation is felt.
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Is that an E90 right behind it lol?
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opinion...too bad audis dont drive anything like they look
This thread is about sexiness, not how it drives.

From the standpoint of being sexy, I think most will agree Audi goes it better.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:02 PM
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This thread is about sexiness, not how it drives.

From the standpoint of being sexy, I think most will agree Audi goes it better.
lol...dtc100 your on a "I hate the F30" trip today, no?
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If its about "sexy" thats opinion based, and from the outside the a4 fugly..so is the c class. f30 is 10X better looking than both

amnd i could care less what others think...u dont buy a car based on what others say lmfao I buy the car I like.

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I'll certainly be anxious to see and drive one in person. Not too sure about that front end - the new headlights and grill are . . . Umm . . . Nevermind.
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