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Old 07-16-2014, 03:27 PM
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Audi A-7 TDI

Saw my first Audi A-7 TDI heading home on I-75 last night. Very nice looking ride for sure, good lines. I haven't priced one out but suppose it would be in the 535D range.

A bit large for my daily commuter but a very handsome car indeed.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:37 PM
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As I suspected, good comparison between the two.

I'd have to admit that the Audi looks much sexier.

http://www.autoguide.com/car-compari...535d-3756.html
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:03 PM
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I agree. Audi is building some nice cars. Their interiors are exquisite. Drive one of their TDIs, it's a nice experience.

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:44 PM
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I'm seriously considering an A7 TDI as my next car, but it is pricey! I added all options, except B&O (Prestige, LED, Innovation (HUD), Driver Assistance (cameras, folding mirrors, ACC), ZCW, and 19in sport pkg) and it's $78k!

Gorgeous car though

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Old 07-20-2014, 04:00 PM
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Indeed, that said I remain pretty pleased with my 335D after almost 5 years now.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:05 PM
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Drove an A7 TDI while I was in France over Christmas. My parents' friend has one. Gorgeous car, fantastic to drive. Had the start / stop which was OK, but weird for the ten miles or so miles I drove the car. Other than that I was loving every second.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:31 PM
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My sister in law just bought an A6 TDI, picked it up last Saturday, so far so good. Haven't seen it in person but look forward to. She's been an Audi loyalist for years. Looked at BMW, but felt most comfortable with what she knows...she's very brand loyal.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:05 AM
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It will be interesting to see how these age. Haven't seen as many old good looking Audis as BMWs on the road but maybe that's changing. If Audi can get their diesels on par or better than BMW and Mercedes they might be well positioned to pull ahead. Not sure that would be too hard reading through this forum. I've also been seeing a lot of new Audi's around lately- mostly gas- and agree they look pretty sexy new. I've heard they perform pretty well also. If you were going to lease and not keep I would definitely think that an Audi would be due some consideration. Longer term it will be instructive to see resale values on these.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:00 AM
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My only quip on Audi is how they chose to place the screen.

It looks unusually tall and even more distracting.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:23 PM
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My friend just got an A6 TDI, says it is much better than the MB E350 TDI that it replaced. When the lease was up on my 335d, I tried the A6 and A7 TDI (they are very similar mechanically) but the leases were sky high at the time. I thought they were better than the 535d but leases were $200 and $300/month higher respectively (they are more competitive now). In the end I bought my 335d, just couldn't find anything I liked better and the new 328d was a huge disappointment.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:42 PM
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I look at Ford Fusions and they remind me of the A7....
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:30 PM
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I look at Ford Fusions and they remind me of the A7....
My 12 yo son refers to them as Ford Confusions. Looks too much like an Aston Martin grille.
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My only quip on Audi is how they chose to place the screen.

It looks unusually tall and even more distracting.
The NAV screen can be lowered flush with the dash and the directions are still available in the center cluster. I love my A6 Quattro. Great road car.
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