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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 12-21-2011, 09:28 AM
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cross shopping 328i with A6 2.0T

Loving the 328i in this video but as shown it's well over $50,000:



I realized the 328i is so expensive when you want sport package and nav that you can buy an A6 for the same price - $45k. If you're shopping 528i @ $55k, you can get an A6 3.0T with the S4 engine for the same price (and an extra 100 hp and 100 ft/lb).

It doesn't start as cheap as the 3 but it comes with everything so you just pick paint and leather color:

18" 5-spoke alloy wheels with 245/45 all-season tires
Audi xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
Audi MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
Audi MMI® touch handwriting recognition
Keyless start
Audi connect
Parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Eight-way power front seats, and four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver
Four-spoke multifunction steering wheel
Audi drive select
Keyless start
Driver seat memory
Audi music interface with iPod®/iPhone® integration
HomeLink® remote transmitter
LED taillights

Honestly for folks like me I'm not saving any money getting into a 3 because the value isn't there.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:24 AM
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thats a 50K audi a6 you just priced out...with a 2.0litre.....
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:25 AM
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Yup...and it still drives like an Audi. Might as well look at a VW Passat.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:47 PM
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:27 PM
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why not ban the troll?

clutters the board with fanboy audi nonsense once a week
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why not ban the troll?

clutters the board with fanboy audi nonsense once a week
The last time I suggested this my posts were removed.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:37 AM
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Loving the 328i in this video but as shown it's well over $50,000:



I realized the 328i is so expensive when you want sport package and nav that you can buy an A6 for the same price - $45k. If you're shopping 528i @ $55k, you can get an A6 3.0T with the S4 engine for the same price (and an extra 100 hp and 100 ft/lb).

It doesn't start as cheap as the 3 but it comes with everything so you just pick paint and leather color:

18" 5-spoke alloy wheels with 245/45 all-season tires
Audi xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
Audi MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
Audi MMI® touch handwriting recognition
Keyless start
Audi connect
Parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Eight-way power front seats, and four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver
Four-spoke multifunction steering wheel
Audi drive select
Keyless start
Driver seat memory
Audi music interface with iPod®/iPhone® integration
HomeLink® remote transmitter
LED taillights

Honestly for folks like me I'm not saving any money getting into a 3 because the value isn't there.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:41 PM
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Does that model come with the CVT?
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:28 PM
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i think it comes with the zf8
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:25 PM
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why not ban the troll?

clutters the board with fanboy audi nonsense once a week
Are you kidding? One of WestWest's threads is on Bimmerfest's home page, even though the first post read very similarly.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:30 PM
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If that's a "value" that you would buy, there are much better alternatives out there than a sedentary Audi with a out-of-class engine.

When you buy a 3-series, you don't buy a "value".

You are ridiculous once more.
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:01 AM
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I don't really know anyone who shops Audi or BMW for value. Seems like those who do may have missed the fact that these are high-margin vehicles less focused on value per dollar spent.

For the value shopper looking at the 528/A6, may I recommend a tour of a Hyundai Genesis? Far more "value"
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:02 AM
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He's got a point, though. I shopped both the X3 and Q5 recently and found essentially the same thing. Opting for Audi's premium plus package I got everything I wanted/needed. No having to take unnecessary options. The X3 came standard with vinyl, cheap looking rims, no sunroof, and so on. Once you added up the multiple options/packages that brought it up to Audi level, the X3 was $3500 higher.

I ended up buying the X3 but both are great SAVs. My wife liked them both. Had it not been for the $2K BMW incentives and the 4 month wait for an ordered Audi, my decision might have been different.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:37 PM
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I got wood from the engine sound of that 4. I take back everything I said.
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