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      11-08-2009, 06:38 PM   #23
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that interior im jealous of you man congrats i love the new S4's
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      11-09-2009, 02:55 AM   #24
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change the "would" to "can". "would" makes it sound like im insulting audi and in no way do i intend to. lets face it, they are great cars.

i've driven a fair share of audis and while they are all great and drive well, theres something about em. i think most of the models are better than BMW but i prefer driving a BMW. does that make sense? again this is all opinion and from personal experience. not all of us are the same when it comes to driving experience

dont mean to steal the thread so ill just stop here

enjoy it OP!
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      11-09-2009, 06:02 AM   #25
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change the "would" to "can". "would" makes it sound like im insulting audi and in no way do i intend to. lets face it, they are great cars.

i've driven a fair share of audis and while they are all great and drive well, theres something about em. i think most of the models are better than BMW but i prefer driving a BMW. does that make sense? again this is all opinion and from personal experience. not all of us are the same when it comes to driving experience

dont mean to steal the thread so ill just stop here

enjoy it OP!
I have a very similar experience only in opposite. I generally prefer the feel from an Audi to that of a BMW, the only exceptions to this are the E30M3 which simply delightful, the E9? M3 and 335d/i though none of the rest and the E39M5, in fact the entire 5 series from that model was probably BMW's finest hour in my opinion.

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I would like to put it on record that not all Audi I like, far from, it in fact only very recently has Audi's S model range stepped up to the mark.
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change the "would" to "can". "would" makes it sound like im insulting audi and in no way do i intend to. lets face it, they are great cars.

i've driven a fair share of audis and while they are all great and drive well, theres something about em. i think most of the models are better than BMW but i prefer driving a BMW. does that make sense? again this is all opinion and from personal experience. not all of us are the same when it comes to driving experience

dont mean to steal the thread so ill just stop here

enjoy it OP!
Yep, I think I know what you're saying...
My wife always said I was more of an Audi guy, than the Bimmer...whatever that means....
Anyway, I like them both, but give an edge to Audi (2.0T vs 328; S4 vs 335) because of the pricing, interior design and "exclusivity" as compared tot he 3er...
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this s4 does look a lot better than the 335i sedan though. so i'm not surprise most are choosing this audi over the bmw.
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Can I remind you that the e90 has been out for 3 years already. Maybe some of you will change your tune when the next 3 comes out in 2 years. Just saying!

FWIW, yes the new A4 does look better than the e90.
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Can I remind you that the e90 has been out for 3 years already. Maybe some of you will change your tune when the next 3 comes out in 2 years. Just saying!

FWIW, yes the new A4 does look better than the e90.
This is true.
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Can I remind you that the e90 has been out for 3 years already. Maybe some of you will change your tune when the next 3 comes out in 2 years. Just saying!

FWIW, yes the new A4 does look better than the e90.

yeah but theres a E90 LCI...i know audi did a redisign but its not that big of a change besides a few things....
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Can I remind you that the e90 has been out for 3 years already. Maybe some of you will change your tune when the next 3 comes out in 2 years. Just saying!

FWIW, yes the new A4 does look better than the e90.
I completely disagree!!

Pre-LCI e90 < B8 A4 < LCI e90 (specailly in M-sport trim). The minor cosmetic changes to the e90 has made it a completely different animal.
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I completely disagree!!

Pre-LCI e90 < B8 A4 < LCI e90 (specailly in M-sport trim). The minor cosmetic changes to the e90 has made it a completely different animal.
Really? even with the dumbo ears?
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Here's an ABT tuned B8 S4 (similar ouput to MTM) accelerating from 0-150km/h

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I've heard that it will do 100mph in under 10s all day long. Pretty impressive for a simple chip tune.
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I completely disagree!!

Pre-LCI e90 < B8 A4 < LCI e90 (specailly in M-sport trim). The minor cosmetic changes to the e90 has made it a completely different animal.
Looks are obviously subjective...
I used to believe that the E90 looked better than the E92...
THe LCI changes on the E90 are so minor, I don't understand how it improved SOOOO much in your eyes...
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I'm of the opinion that the B8 A4 is probably Audi least successful designs, though still decent looking. I'm not sure whether the E90 is better or worse looking than the B8, each has their plus and negative points, the B8's nose and tail are better looking in my eyes but it's side profile isn't.
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I've heard that it will do 100mph in under 10s all day long. Pretty impressive for a simple chip tune.
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change the "would" to "can". "would" makes it sound like im insulting audi and in no way do i intend to. lets face it, they are great cars.

i've driven a fair share of audis and while they are all great and drive well, theres something about em. i think most of the models are better than BMW but i prefer driving a BMW. does that make sense? again this is all opinion and from personal experience. not all of us are the same when it comes to driving experience

dont mean to steal the thread so ill just stop here

enjoy it OP!
I know what you're trying to say. There's certain intangibles that are lacking. When I sit in an Audi, I adore the interior, the attention to detail and the overall solidity. At the same time, I think the interiors are too techy looking and lack a certain...'X' factor. I'm not saying they're worse, and I'm not saying they're a far cry better, but they're not suited to my style.

Same goes for the exterior. I love the trivial details (brightwork specifically), but there's something so technical about it all, and I find myself never falling 'in love' with the designs. I admire them, get bored of them, and move on.

And then there's the driving experience: powertrain (can't do AWD), steering (too light, trades feel for precision) and the engines (interestingly, they seem too technical in sound to me...this one is hardest for me to describe).

If anything, I've noticed that the VAG/BMW crowd has a distinctly different feel. VAG products focus on technical precision, conservative design, and efficient performance. BMW seems to have those purposeful flaws, that extra bit of mechanical connection, and a certain naturalness that I can't say applies to VAG models.

I hope someone understands what I'm saying.
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Thank you! I think that is the biggest flaw with the E90 LCI. Those mirrors are horrible.
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