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I can't help but notice when a sports car drives by. Or, rather, I drive past one.

I also can't help but notice I've only seen an M5 once (ever) and an M3 a handful of times. But I see audi S4s on the regular and plenty other S-branded Audi's.

So, why, when someone wants a sports car, do they go for an Audi over a BMW? Bit of a false dichotomy, I know, but for the sake of the arguement let's keep it simple.
 

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I'm in Hamilton/Brantford. I guess I'll have to pay Richmond hill a visit next time I'm car shopping ;)
 

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In Michigan, I'd only drive an M5 4-6 months a year. An Audi, or my 535xi can handle the snow and ice. I think it boils down to your need to drive the car. If it's a daily driver, people favor the AWD when in northern climates.
 

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Yes, I think the M car drivers don't go out much in bad weather.
Even in Maryland, a friend with an M6 rarely drives it much when winter approaches.
 

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So true!!! Like Chevy HAHAHA Definitely in RH and Markham.
IMO I think people go for Audi because it does have a flatter height to width ratio - BMW tends to look taller.
 

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idk, I see a good hand full of both, more on the highway though, I rarely spot a //M on locals roads....

For audi, I see a lot of females that drive them, when I think of audi i dont consider it being a sport car, more laid back, confident and luxury than anything.
 

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It's an AWD manual sport sedan. Ever since BMW luxuryfied the 5, and killed the manual it has become more appealing. Audi just brought back the manual A4 this year.
 

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My gf drives an A4 wagon with a 3.2 litre, standard transmission. It's way fun to drive and handling is equal if not better than my 530xi. We prefer my car for long drives since my car offers a more comfortable ride.
 
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