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      02-15-2013, 05:23 AM   #8
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Drives: 320i xDrive M Sport Saloon
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: East Midlands, UK

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Originally Posted by davyk31 View Post
Xdrive would be a no brainer default choice for me, especially if you live anywhere that can get a bit of snow.

I would also predict that residuals could be considerably better and probably even more than the initial additional cost.
Demand was very good for my A3 TDI quattro, which I was told was because there aren't too many good AWD versions around. Told not many people "ticked the 1,500 quattro box" and demand outstripping supply. I paid 28,000 for it almost 3 years ago (it had a list price of 30,000) and i've got 15,000 part-ex. despite expecting to get 14,000 if I was lucky.

Could well be the same with the 3 series xDrive. In 3 or 4 years time when I come to get rid you'd imagine that as it doesn't have the RWD that puts so many people off it could really enhance it's value.