April 25, 2013, 11:34 am
Originally Posted by chris328
ive never driven an audi and i just never really liked them. people around here like to throw around the terms "entry level" and "entry level luxury" and to me audi has always defined that. its a way for people to look kind-of-rich but save money at the same time... thats why the s5 with its proud badge is priced similarly to a 335.
also my cousin just wrecked her X5 and got an audi coupe as a temporary replacement, even coming from an SUV she said the audi felt unconnected and wasnt fun to drive.
I wish that I'd have talked to you before buying our S5 if they are priced around a 335i, because our CPO'ed one was out of that range. Granted, we got a 2011 (last year for a V8 with all of the good options, such as Sports differential PDC,backup camera, and B&O sound.....which rocks by the way). It had 5100 miles on it, which doesn't help our case in getting the car cheaper either. Maybe we paid too much also, but it's my wife's favorite car to drive Ever, so that to me makes it worth it.
Is it the perfect car.............Nope, but what car is?
We changed the rear sway to a Stasis (helped with understeer ALOT), put on an alu-Kreuz rear dif stabilizer and are thinking of adding a twin turbo setup to it now too. That should make it close to perfect to me. We basically took away the understeer, low powered car and made it a supercar.
In closing, once again, I don't care if Audi, BMW any other brand drivers like what we have because we didn't buy it to impress anyone. We bought them because:
1) we liked them
2) Are blessed enough to be able to afford what we like.
Sorry about the Audi rant. It almost made me forget that I was on a BMW forum..............Just Kidding!
Enough with the Audi's now! Back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Originally Posted by hans007
I disagree with you 100%.
I sold my 2010 A4 quattro sport premium plus to get a 2013 328i m-sport.
THe a4 had less power and the engine runs out of breath in the 90mph range (the 328i i've uh driven at over 125... and it just has a lot more power), it was much much more nose heavy. The interior isn't any better or worse. In fact the silver painted plastic that is all around the speedometer cluster in the A4 is pretty cheap looking. I'd say the textured aluminum on the A4 looks worse than the hexagon aluminum on my m-sport, but thats more subjective than anything.
Only thing about the interior of the A4 I'd say is really obviously better is the cup holders are in a more convenient place (behind the shifter, the BMW large cups hit the center stack... this would be a very very minor issue)
audi's are decent cars and have good interiors, but they dont blow away anything from bmw. if you like driving a nose heavy "planted" car then I guess thats just your thing, but the bmws feel a lot better to drive in my opinion.
I Appreciate your comparison because at least you have actually owned both and are stating a fair opinion, rather than just saying....."Audi, VW, name your car brand here Sucks".
You are comparing a car that is three years older than your current BMW though. Alot can change in three years. Heck, Alot can change in one year. Take the change from the E90 to the F30 for example. Two compltely different cars. I do agree on the cup holders though. A more fair comparison would be a new S4 to the 3 Series. I do like the 3 Series over that A4 series too. They look nicer and drive well too.
I also respectfully disagree that the interiors aren't better though, but maybe it's because I'm comparing our S5 to the entry level BMW (335i Luxury) that is sitting next to it in our garage. The leather is leaps and bounds more comfortable to us in the Audi, but the BMW will hold up better in the long haul.
Once again, just my opinion.