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July 20, 2010 @ 07:44 PM
shakintheD

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audi:
2.0L displacement double overhead cam (DOHC)
inline 4 cylinder configuration gas engine
16 valves variable valve timing
turbocharger 211 hp @ 5300 rpm
258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm premium unleaded (recommended)
direct injection
DriveTrain
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive
Suspension
four-wheel independent suspension front and rear stabilizer bar
multi-link front suspension multi-link rear suspension

bmw:
3.0L displacement double overhead cam (DOHC)
inline 6 cylinder configuration gas engine
24 valves variable valve timing
230 hp @ 6500 rpm 200 ft-lbs. @ 2750 rpm
premium unleaded (required)
DriveTrain
6-speed manual transmission rear wheel drive
brake hill holder
Suspension
four-wheel independent suspension front and rear stabilizer bar
MacPherson strut front suspension multi-link rear suspension


im not lookin to race with it, but which one do you think is a better car? all im lookin for is a nice sound system and comfortability

and im not modding anything since i dont know anything about cars
July 20, 2010 @ 09:02 PM
thephreak

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while i have only driven both briefly (test drives), i the answer to the question is in your own post. since you're not specifically looking for performance, both these cars should be more than capable since they are similar enough, although this only applies when comparing the quattro version. look-wise, i really like the audi better. you said you wanted a good sound system and comfortability. Both cars are pretty close in terms of roominess and interior quality, but the 4 cylinder turbo in the audi is very loud, and not in a good way. The inline 6 of the bmw is smoother and sounds a lot nicer.

So, if you want a quieter ride, id go for the BMW, but personally I like the looks of the A4 a lot better than the BMW sedan. Btw, i am assuming these will be new cars, so 2010 or 2011 models?

edit: just realized in your post that the audi is not the quattro, so performance edge goes to the 328i

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July 20, 2010 @ 09:03 PM
ClydeFrazier

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if you're gonna get the a4, get quattro.

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July 20, 2010 @ 10:30 PM
Clothes_addict

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had an 07 e92 coupe and an 01 a4 quattro

IMO 328i> a4
July 20, 2010 @ 10:33 PM
ClydeFrazier

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the 96-05 had a 1.8t, which is crap compared to the new 2.0t. i would personally get the audi if you just care about looks.

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July 20, 2010 @ 10:58 PM
shakintheD

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^ well i also care about realibility and i heard that audi tends to break down more than bmw and i dont want to pay more $ for repairs.

im still in the middle between the 2, both cars would be under 40k tho.

and yes they are both 2010 models, but i can also get the 2011 bmw around the same price as the 2010.
July 20, 2010 @ 11:04 PM
ClydeFrazier

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older audis do, the new ones are pretty much bulletproof. i had a 2.0t in my 2007 gti, had zero issues. i recommend joining audizine and bimmerforums to find more info on each car as well as test driving each one.

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July 20, 2010 @ 11:13 PM
shakintheD

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alright, and yeah im testing out both cars tomoroow.
July 21, 2010 @ 12:03 PM
Koven

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If your going by performance get the BMW.

If your going by looks and care about being noticed get the Audi.

The new Audi's shit all over the e90/92 in the looks dept and I hate Audi.

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July 21, 2010 @ 12:07 PM
.emaN

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Quattro quattro quattro. I love mine
July 21, 2010 @ 03:23 PM
shakintheD

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^^ spot on. i just tested it out today, bmw felt better to drive for somea reason, but the interior/exteior felt small compared to the audi. the audi is not as bad and but is slightly louder than the bmw.

so i still dont know yet..
July 21, 2010 @ 04:20 PM
Soul Kitchen

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i have a 2006 audi a4 2.0t quattro.

its all personal preference, BMW's are great cars. The audi however has superior traction with the all wheel drive and will pull you out of turns much better. I have had zero reliability problems and nothing has broken on my car since i bought it.

the a4's are also in my opinion a lot more interesting cars, BMW 328i's are the car that you see soccer moms driving on every street.

also, the 2.0t engine in the a4 is very tunable. with just 500$ you can chip it (check out goapr.com) and get around +50hp and +70lbs/ft of torque, which is surprising bang for your buck.
July 21, 2010 @ 06:08 PM
jmmc

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the BMW is dope.
July 21, 2010 @ 06:14 PM
Koven

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i have a 2006 audi a4 2.0t quattro.

its all personal preference, BMW's are great cars. The audi however has superior traction with the all wheel drive and will pull you out of turns much better. I have had zero reliability problems and nothing has broken on my car since i bought it.

the a4's are also in my opinion a lot more interesting cars, BMW 328i's are the car that you see soccer moms driving on every street.

also, the 2.0t engine in the a4 is very tunable. with just 500$ you can chip it (check out goapr.com) and get around +50hp and +70lbs/ft of torque, which is surprising bang for your buck.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV18ZBXwwYM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IChJ5QZ7pfk

unless you live in deep snow, RWD > Quattro

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July 21, 2010 @ 06:21 PM
ClydeFrazier

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personally OP, i think you should go A5 coupe. they're probably looking to get rid of the 2010s right now, you could prolly pick one up under 40k, if not then maybe CPO'd

lol @ koven using 2 completely outdated videos

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July 21, 2010 @ 08:17 PM
shakintheD

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^il check out the coupe sometimes this weekend, hopefully the rear seats space is not that small
July 21, 2010 @ 08:21 PM
Koven

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lol @ koven using 2 completely outdated videos


There are newer ones but its essentially the same. The quattro system hasn't changed that much, thats why it has the same name. Anyways my point is that RWD is better then the AWD in every situation unless your driving in deep snow so don't make that decision sway you. I was actually looking into an S5 but I cant do it....I love RWD too much.

Audi wins on looks, interior, and exclusivity but it loses in any kind of driving or excitement category. Turbos can be expensive to repair as well.

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July 21, 2010 @ 09:23 PM
Clothes_addict

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Honestly they're both great cars. If you get the M package on the coupe I think it's about on par with the Audi in terms of looks. I just test drove a 328i coupe with the M package and it was pretty nice. I didn't even bother to test drive Audi's new cars so I don't now how the enw ones feel. I did enjoy the 328i, and the back seats aren't too big. I liked the new 535i with the sports package a lot though &). I almost got that instead of the M3. You could always cop an e46 M3 if you can afford it maintenance wise, I can already tell mines going to cost quite a bit. I've been having a blast with mine though.
July 21, 2010 @ 10:17 PM
NelsS

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a4 quattro
July 21, 2010 @ 11:12 PM
The Main Event

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There are newer ones but its essentially the same. The quattro system hasn't changed that much, thats why it has the same name. Anyways my point is that RWD is better then the AWD in every situation unless your driving in deep snow so don't make that decision sway you. I was actually looking into an S5 but I cant do it....I love RWD too much.

Audi wins on looks, interior, and exclusivity but it loses in any kind of driving or excitement category. Turbos can be expensive to repair as well.


Have you driven any RWD cars that have a decent amount of power? They are not much fun to deal with in rain or snow, although the 328i is hardly what I'd call powerful.

The A4 is just as sporty as the 328i and far better looking both inside and out. The E9X 3 Series may honestly go down as the worst 3 Series in recent memory, you can extend that to BMW as a whole right now. Audi has really revitalized its brand, the excitement from the R8 has seemed to trickle down into their entire model lineup. BMW has become the proverbial champ that has taken its dominance for granted, its entire model lineup has become fat and ugly, even the legendary M3. The blindly BMW loyal automotive media has taken notice as well, Audi has won several of the recent head to head comparisons I've read. (even beating the brand new 5 Series, with their now ancient A6)
July 21, 2010 @ 11:19 PM
Phiberglass

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Those 4 bangers are pretty easy to tune you could get some good power out of them. If it were up to me I'd go with the BMW, although I'm a bimmer fanboy. The fact that the A4 is not RWD is a killer for me, I couldn't drive a FWD car, possibly if I went with the AWD. The new A4's look pretty damn good, I'll give it that much. I prefer the interior on BMW though. BMW with the new m-sport package they're offering looks awesome. I've driven an A4 before (not the newest generation, just b5-b7) and they were not fun at all. I had a much better driving experience in the e90/e92. The 328 moves along too.
July 22, 2010 @ 12:49 AM
Team Lazy

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I had this same decision about 6 months ago and I went with the 328i coupe. It's a great ride and no complaints at all. The A4 just felt weird for me when I took it for a spin. Unless you're willing to go up to an A5 or *gasp*S4*gasp* I'd go with the bmw.
July 22, 2010 @ 01:34 AM
Clothes_addict

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they downgraded the s4 from the 07-08 models razz
July 22, 2010 @ 03:58 AM
ClydeFrazier

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they downgraded the s4 from the 07-08 models razz


not exactly, from what i hear it's much more enjoyable to drive. but you're right, it's slightly cheaper and made to compete with the 335i

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July 23, 2010 @ 05:12 PM
Clothes_addict

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Yea the new ones are still great I would rather get a slightly older model though
July 23, 2010 @ 05:37 PM
realignant

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audi my dude
July 25, 2010 @ 09:18 PM
shakintheD

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test drove both of them again, im leaning towards the a4 now. while the bmw does feel better driving, the audi has better looks and it feels more comfortable being inside it.
July 25, 2010 @ 10:22 PM
Clothes_addict

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Then get the Audi it seems you've made up your mind.
July 26, 2010 @ 03:11 AM
thephreak

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honestly, i would get the a4 over the 328i sedan because i think the audi looks more masculine and better suited for dudes.

did you test drive the FWD or quattro? also, if you dont intend to carpool a lot or give people rides and shit, try the a5 or the bmw coupe like some people mentioned, but if its between those two, id definitely go for the bimmer.

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July 26, 2010 @ 03:21 AM
ClydeFrazier

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yeah fwd is bitchmade

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