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Old 06-02-2005, 03:46 PM
batmanwagon batmanwagon is offline
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Audi S4 (B6) or E90 330i?

So, while I've got a 330i on order, at the same time as I was shopping around for the 330i I stopped in at an Audi dealer looking at certified pre-owned B6 S4's - low mileage and a really good warranty.

The audi dealer has just called in saying that they've got a 6spd manual transmission S4 for about the same price that I'd be paying for a new 330i. I don't know the mileage on it, but it will be fairly low.

So, here's the dilemma: do I go for a slightly used Audi S4 with AWD, leather, xenon headlamps, 4.2l V8 and 330 or so hp, or do I go for a new BMW 330i for the same price ...
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:50 PM
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I was thinking about the same thing, but the S4 gets some horrendous gas mileage, about on par with my SUV. So that kinda decided it for me.
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:01 PM
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My perspective on it is stick with the 330. The S4 is fast, but it doesn't feel quite as "dynamic" as the 330. When I last drove a B6 S4 in March, it's fast, and the speedo and tach tell you that you're hauling, but you don't get much sensation of speed. However, the seats and all-wheel-drive are nice if you feel those beat the overall driving experience. I'd say the 330 is the best bet.
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