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      10-17-2012, 02:31 PM   #67
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Dont worry I hate Audi's! Definately NOT a drivers car. Mmm unless you like understeer alot! As far as built quality is concerned rubbish they are all similar.....good and bad to go with all!
Would you still hate the Audi if this was your passengire? Oh look close there is also a Benz star near by ... sorry my bad it's not a Benz Star after-all ,,, it declares the Audi as being sexy ... an overstatement if you ask me should it make reference to the car
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      10-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #68
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You've got my relatively-affordable-dream garage...

when i was younger, i have thought and wanted to have both a 3 series and a c-class for my future wife and myself...

You've got good taste man

either car are great and safe and fun...
As i am about to take the plunge, i want to add the A4 to my dream garage for my future children
Thanks man BTW I was in Paris last month may have seen your 335i ... I see you also have a e28 ,,, we still have my first ever e28 .. 535is from 1987 in our family ... we will never sell tat car at the time when we got it it was one model below the then M5.
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      10-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #69
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Mexico gets that A4 3.0T. Sold in North America.

It is 15% cheaper than a S4.

Automatic only.
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      10-17-2012, 07:07 PM   #70
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For 65k put a C63 in the equation which comes fully loaded and it will embarrass the 335. Stupid comparisons.
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      10-17-2012, 07:17 PM   #71
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It always cracks me up how much of their own sense of self worth message board posters hinge on outside opinions. You like your car? Great. That should be more than good enough to satisfy you.
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      10-17-2012, 08:06 PM   #72
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335 has less room in the rear than the other two? Was he on crack
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      10-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #73
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Since when audi A4 has 3.0 litre engine? I thought that would be for the S4? Highest capacity we have in Malaysia is 2.0tfsi
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      10-17-2012, 09:22 PM   #74
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As usual people are over reacting to what someone else thinks about a car. At the end of the day you have to decide for yourself. I recently bought a 2013 xdrive 335 msport to be delivered in about a month. Before deciding I test drove the following cars:

1. C350
2. S4
3. 335

I went in with a bias towards the S4 and 335 based on discussions with friends and reviews on this board.

I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback and handling on the C350. I suppose I shouldn't have been that surprised but that is down noted prejudices coming in.. I didn't like the dated interior and less than tactile controls on the steering wheel, but overall it was a fun drive and has a great exterior when loaded up.

My immediate impression on the Audi S4 was that there was severe understeer. Now understand I currently drive a mazda protege 5. That said I didn't like the feedback and handling on a 60K car, so what does that say.... For me if I am spending that kind of coin I want to enjoy the drive, like aesthetics (interior and exterior) and feel confident in the reliability. The S4 was good in all categories but not great. To have that substantial understeer on a car like that is tough to swallow. I understand the car has dynamic steering but is was so noticeable a low speeds it just felt like a go cart...I couldn't pull the trigger even if everything else was equal... I don't agree that the interior on the S4s is better than the bmw but this is purely subjective. You can personalize the seats and the trim to a limited degree, but not nearly as much as BMW between the different lines to chose from..

My initial impression of the 335 was:
1. There was a nice growl
2. The steering feedback was nice and firm and much more responsive than the S4 and a subtle improvement over the C350
3. Corners on rails
4. More ergonomic interior
5. Nice seats but I would give the edge to the S4 there
6. iDrive is more intuitive than the competitors systems

I could keep going on the similarities and differences between the cars but the fact is they are all great cars with great acceleration, power, and handling. That said, the S4 was off the list as soon as I felt the understeer. The kicker is the car has looked the same for the last 8 years or so.... To sedate. Not to mention everyone I know who has or has owned an Audi (about 6-7 people) has a bad story about electrical problems. Some ending in fires. BAD.

The MB was off the list once I looked at the interior. Looking at it the from the outside I feel young; step inside and grey hairs spontaneously sprout from my scalp.

All this is to say, who cares this is MY opinion. Go see for yourself. All of them have there pros and cons. Nothing wrong with more competition. It just means BMW/AUDI/MB will make better cars to keep up with one another...

Recall there was one review where the F30 335 took down the S4, so go figure. While I have seen much more of the 335 coming out on top than the reverse, I rely on what I felt during my test drives.

BTW the more appropriate comparo for this mag would have been the 328 xdrive. Any one who has driven the 328 and 335 will tell you the 328 handles better.... and xdrive is self explanatory
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      10-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #75
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This is a horrible comparison!
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      10-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #76
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You Americans need to realise you're not the centre of the universe. It's pretty obvious its a middle eastern publication, yet 25 yanks chime in wondering how a 335i can possibly cost 65k. Its not clear what currency its in, but even if it's USD, the prices reflect a different market region. You'll also find most of us pay a lot more than 65k USD for a 335i. Try 110k, and that's just with a couple of options.
That's way tooooo much for a 3 series BMW.
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      10-21-2012, 12:26 AM   #77
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What a bizarre place for a comparison.
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      10-21-2012, 06:49 AM   #78
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65k plus for a 3 series, I would buy a slightly used M3 or M6 for that price thank you very much.
I paid 59k got my brand new e90 m3 with zcp
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