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      02-26-2009, 04:26 PM   #23
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Wouldnt that mess with the gas milage, transmission, engine, etc etc. It seems like it would be really dangerous to the car? Is there a forum somewhere where someone has done this allready?
That is if you want to mod the 330i for more power, i would also like to see somebody try it out first. Anyway, i will just get a 335i if i need cheap power.
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That is if you want to mod the 330i for more power, i would also like to see somebody try it out first. Anyway, i will just get a 335i if i need cheap power.
Yeah i know, i just kinda feel like BMW has a pretty massive budget for engineering their cars, so im thinking they would have made sure they put the fastest final drive ratio in without the engine and etc being compromised
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I didn't read the every posts here but....
06 330 vs 03 RS6?????
Oh hell RS6.
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Wouldnt that mess with the gas milage, transmission, engine, etc etc. It seems like it would be really dangerous to the car? Is there a forum somewhere where someone has done this allready?
I'm actually not sure, I know where you're coming from though. There are several members here that have done it though. I'll see if I can find some threads.
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I didn't read the every posts here but....
06 330 vs 03 RS6?????
Oh hell RS6.
I know thats what i thought! I mean the 330 makes more sense, but the rs6 is insaneeeee its such a sweet car
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Wouldnt you think the 330 would be more involving to drive though? Steering, suspension, handling, etc...? I cant decide between speed or steering/handling. The audi isnt bad, just not as good
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I'm actually not sure, I know where you're coming from though. There are several members here that have done it though. I'll see if I can find some threads.
Okay thanks, i looked a little and most people were saying that they were only doing that to the 335, because the 330 didnt have adequete power for that. I think it does, i just dont think itd be reliable for the engine and drivetrain. I did see that there is an injen intake, that gives the car 12hp and 10 tq, which i dont think is that accurate since the bmw performance one only gives the car 5, and even then its only really effective along with the exhaust. The 330 is expensive to modify, and you dont really get that much out of it. Hence...the RS6 thread...
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If you have the cash to keep the RS6 up and running properly, it's a no-brainer. That's a big IF though.
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$$$

the RS6 is a real nice car...very powerful, quattro and i think it looks good but...
if money is not a big deal to you, then get the RS6, cause it will be VERY expensive to own for a few years.

it seems though that the cost of selling and buying is a big deal to you.

i'd suggest a 2007 335i...,depending on mileage and options/packages you could probably get a nice one for high 20's if you look hard enough.

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Well the rs6 was listed at 27500 so im thinking i could get it to 24500 or 24000, especially with the econ how it is. I paid 23,000 for my 330 about 5 months ago and got a pretty good deal, so im hoping i could pretty much do an even trade (I might have to spend an extra 1000 or so depending on what i can get for my car and what i can get the rs6 to). In terms of maintenance on the 330, i have the warranty which i really like the security of, and also because i dont really have the money to pay for and of the $$$ maintenance problems that go along with german cars (Im still in school and dont have a job). I basically want a car that performs as well as possible while still looking decent and being practical enough to go skiing with (i have a rack on my 330) and take people in. Both seem to fit those parameters, which is why im having trouble deciding
i say get the RS6 but theres no way ur going to get 23 for ur trade
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      02-27-2009, 12:22 PM   #34
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I have a neighbor that had an RS6 and he is not impeded by cost in any way and it was a beautiful car with tons of power but man it was always in the shop for multiple failures in the drive line all AWD and tranny related. He traded for an E63, man that is a beast. A friend has the E55 and it is fast and bullet proof but expensive to own because of gas mileage. If you have the financial concerns you expressed I'd honestly say it's out of your reach but if you do go thru with it get a warranty either third party or Audi extended or you will be out of pocket significantly. Also have to agree it will be tough to get 24K for your 330i in the current market. Good luck.
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Yeah, the trade in value is a bit optimistic. It was a different story when you bought it a few months ago.
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I didn't read the every posts here but....
06 330 vs 03 RS6?????
Oh hell RS6.
Then why didnt you buy one?
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Well the rs6 was listed at 27500 so im thinking i could get it to 24500 or 24000, especially with the econ how it is. I paid 23,000 for my 330 about 5 months ago and got a pretty good deal, so im hoping i could pretty much do an even trade (I might have to spend an extra 1000 or so depending on what i can get for my car and what i can get the rs6 to). In terms of maintenance on the 330, i have the warranty which i really like the security of, and also because i dont really have the money to pay for and of the $$$ maintenance problems that go along with german cars (Im still in school and dont have a job). I basically want a car that performs as well as possible while still looking decent and being practical enough to go skiing with (i have a rack on my 330) and take people in. Both seem to fit those parameters, which is why im having trouble deciding
So you want retail trade in value on your car and you want to buy the dealerships car at wholesale????????
Makes perfect sense to me

If the same dealership was selling your car you would want to pay 18-19k. Get real.
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Ive got a 2006 330, sport package, rwd with some really good all seasons (mich pilot sport plus) because it snows here occasionally, and its an auto. It has 42000 miles on it, and i really like the size and gas milage, but most of all the way it drives (handling and steering). BUT, to get any more power out of it, my only real options are to get an intake/exhaust, and that will get me maybe 15hp max. So, I looked at an 03 RS6, at first just for fun, but after driving it i loved it. It is SOOOO FAST. really. its FAST. And unlike some Audis, the steering had a good weight to it and was pretty communicative, though not quite like the bmw. The suspension was also very stable, and it did plow more then my car (50/50 vs 59/41) but it was pretty agile considering its size. It also had more room and fold down seats, plus the quattro for snow which are plusses for me. The milage was about 54,000. So, do you think its worth giving up some milage and 3 years to get an RS6 that drives ALMOST as well, and is MUCHHHHH faster and very fun to drive? Im a little worried about maintenance with the audi, especially without a warranty, but mine is up in 8000 miles anyway.

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So you want retail trade in value on your car and you want to buy the dealerships car at wholesale????????
Makes perfect sense to me

If the same dealership was selling your car you would want to pay 18-19k. Get real.
Yeah pretty much. I am real trust me, I bought a 04 x5 4.4i sport pkg and everything for 21,000 last april, and sold it in september for 28,500. Its not hard if you know what your doing and how to market your car...and negotiate with the dealer.
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I was driving it today, and was kind of thinking that. I know it makes SENSE to get a 500 hp car over a 260 one, but the bmw drives so well, and its so much fun to drive. I doubt the audi would have as much communication to the driver and be as controllable through all the twisty roads i live around
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07 335i for high twenties. Now that's depressing.
You can find em for mid 20's actually, but with some higher milage ex. 30,000
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the RS6 is a real nice car...very powerful, quattro and i think it looks good but...
if money is not a big deal to you, then get the RS6, cause it will be VERY expensive to own for a few years.

it seems though that the cost of selling and buying is a big deal to you.

i'd suggest a 2007 335i...,depending on mileage and options/packages you could probably get a nice one for high 20's if you look hard enough.

good luck.
So ive heard...and i was initially worried about getting a bmw for that reason, now it seems like its a honda/toyota compared to the rs6. Yeah i was thinking that too, because with a vishnu or juice box you could probably match the rs6 in straight line performance, and kill it in the turns.
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I have a neighbor that had an RS6 and he is not impeded by cost in any way and it was a beautiful car with tons of power but man it was always in the shop for multiple failures in the drive line all AWD and tranny related. He traded for an E63, man that is a beast. A friend has the E55 and it is fast and bullet proof but expensive to own because of gas mileage. If you have the financial concerns you expressed I'd honestly say it's out of your reach but if you do go thru with it get a warranty either third party or Audi extended or you will be out of pocket significantly. Also have to agree it will be tough to get 24K for your 330i in the current market. Good luck.
Yeah, and extended warranties are usually incredibly expensive and probably have $200 deductibles. Plus, i dont want to buy a car and be driving around a ford escape rental while its in the shop, regardless of if im having to pay for it or not. But, then again, "it was a beautiful car with tons of power" ...450hp (and 530 with a chip). 530 > 260.
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If you have the cash to keep the RS6 up and running properly, it's a no-brainer. That's a big IF though.
Yep thats an if. I might call an audi dealer nearby and speak to one of their older service advisors (as in, one who has been there a while) to see if the rs6 has been one of their "problem cars" and see if he would recommend one with over 50,000
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