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Next to the 330Cic and the CLK, Audi's got something of a
contender here.

Less of an "enthusiast's car", but still a nice ride.

Will post pics and my observations later tonite when I get home...
 

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Jon Shafer said:
Next to the 330Cic and the CLK, Audi's got something of a
contender here.

Less of an "enthusiast's car", but still a nice ride.

Will post pics and my observations later tonite when I get home...
It's a beauty . . . too bad you can't get quattro and a stick :mad:
 

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Re: Re: Went to Audi A4 Cabrio Ride 'N Drive today...

Alan F said:


It's a beauty . . . too bad you can't get quattro and a stick :mad:
They offer a stick in Europe with it but no quattro yet. I happen to agree with AudiNA on this one. The CVT is supposed to be a good transmission and I assume 99% of convertibles would be bought with a auto anyways. Thus FWD with CVT.

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They offer a stick in Europe with it but no quattro yet. I happen to agree with AudiNA on this one. The CVT is supposed to be a good transmission and I assume 99% of convertibles would be bought with a auto anyways. Thus FWD with CVT.

Jeff
The new A4 Cabriolet was really a treat to drive...
The car is absolutely gorgeous - and no doubt will appeal
to a lot of convertible buyers. Especially women...

The fit & finish is 1st class all the way; the leather seating may even be superior to what we have with the "non-M" E46 BMW Convertibles... The interior sound level in the cabin is remarkably quiet too; Audi now is using a sort of foam-injection process within the body panels to keep the noise to a minimum. The insulation in the convertible top itself was noticeably thicker than what we have with the BMW as well.

Another standout aspect of the new Cabriolet is the stiffness
of the chassis. Convertibles are not usually known for their
structural rigidity, but the new A4 is truly exceptional!
You guys will appreciate this engineering feat: the convertible
A4 actually weighs significantly less than its' sedan counterpart... How'd they do that?? ;)

The only shortcoming (and it's not really a major one unless
you are a real "driver") is the less satisfying lack of road feel/feedback that comes with a Front Track automobile.

The Multitronic CVT transmission works beautifully, and in
the tiptronic mode (6-speed auto) can put a grin on your face.

What this car really needs is the bi-turbo 2.7 motor, quattro
AWD, and a 6-speed manual gearbox, and then I might consider
buying one for my wife...

:D
 

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Thanks for the writeup Jon, can you fix your pictures please? I'd really like to see them
Today, the "new" cuttermotors.com website will be launched,
and our site(s) are all being moved to another host...

The pics that I loaded up last night worked then, but are
obviously down now...

:-/

I guess that I'll attach them one-by-one here.
 

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Jon Shafer said:


Today, the "new" cuttermotors.com website will be launched,
and our site(s) are all being moved to another host...

The pics that I loaded up last night worked then, but are
obviously down now...

:-/

I guess that I'll attach them one-by-one here.
Y'know. I gotta say I find the front less than inspiring. Reminds me of a Lexus LS430.
 

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Nice looking, but reminds me of a bic lighter, disposible after so many "flicks" (unreliable)

I hear these kind of stories ALL the time, and I've owned an Audi, it was undriveable by 65,000 miles.

..."not if my experience is anything to go by, we bought a 98 series A4 (new release) and had so many problems I eventually had to sell it. Audi did not want to know."
Ref. thread in another OT forum:
http://agw.warbirdsiii.com/bbs/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9838&pagenumber=2
 

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For some reason, the board software won't let me load too many jpegs at once. If somebody follows up each one of my pics with a post, then I'll be able to upload all of them in sequence...
 

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How does it compare to, say, a 3er auto convertible?

And, what's with the chrome windshield? :confused: :eek:
 

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How does it compare to, say, a 3er auto convertible?

And, what's with the chrome windshield? :confused: :eek:
Well, Nate, it was, after all, an Audi event, so of course,
it compared most favorably...

;)

These guys hate it when me an my (BMW) cronies show up....


:lmao:
 

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Is that a 330Cic SP with 18s? I would expect them to use an automatic, non-sport 325Cic.

Anyway, does the car look as brick-like in person as it does in that picture?
 

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Is that a 330Cic SP with 18s? I would expect them to use an automatic, non-sport 325Cic.

Anyway, does the car look as brick-like in person as it does in that picture?
They picked a loaded 330Cic to compare it to - perhaps
to accentuate Audi's price/value advantage...

The car looked pretty good Nate.
 

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The one thing I don't like about the new A4 styling is that, from my rearview mirror, I can't tell the difference anymore if an A6 is "stalking" me or if it is an A4.

With that chrome windshield support, I'll never mistake that car for an A6
 
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