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You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ-Series, Lexus LS 460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Volkswagen Phaeton, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Sedan
Let's try to define this forum as being limited to luxury performance vehicles where the mainstream version in a typical configuration has an MSRP of at least $60k.
A luxury vehicle with a base price of $59k qualifies because it would typically be bought with some additional equipment, bringing the MSRP over $60k.
Vehicles like the E, 5, A6, M, or GS, even if available in certain versions over $60k, don't qualify because they are cars from companies that have higher end cars in their lineups.
#24138 of 24723 Re: oac [dhamilton]
Mar 04, 2007 (4:46 pm)
I have yet to drive an Audi but I have sat in a couple and I am partial to their handsome, upscale interiors. I do wish BMW would learn from them.
Saw an interior photo of the 2008 550 and unfortunately, it's more of the tired "same old, same old."
I knew I was in trouble when the brochure had this to say:
"At first glance, differentiating the 2007 5 Series from the 2008 5 Series is a bit of a challenge." LMAO!! What a gem!!
I have already crossed the 2008 550 off mein leasing list.
Should be around $80k MSRP loaded like most folks would want.
#24139 of 24723 Did anyone notice
Mar 04, 2007 (8:31 pm)
That Lexus, and the LS, have totally taken over "The Apprentice"?
The teams are designing the ride and drives, commercials every week, The Donald gives his stamp of approval.
It's more Lexus than plot at this point.
Lexus will sell their vehicles. Marketing is a major strength. They ain't playin'!
Mar 04, 2007 (9:14 pm)
The teams are designing the ride and drives, commercials every week, The Donald gives his stamp of approval
Sounds as refined and tasteful as their December Red Bow Campaign
If it wasn't for those tacky ads I would probably love Lexus more than you do. Well maybe not
#24141 of 24723 Marketing is their major strength
Mar 04, 2007 (9:33 pm)
Got to agree with ya there fill.
They do marketing better than anybody.
#24142 of 24723 Fortunately
Mar 04, 2007 (9:57 pm)
Those scrubs didn't do MY TOL event.
I woulda had to bust a cap!
Go Carts? That ain't right.
Mar 04, 2007 (11:21 pm)
this just in. Someone in car journalism actually likes the Audi RS4 over the M5..........
Film at 11:00...errrr inside line.
Take all the marketing kudos and give them to Lexus.
Audi has engineered a nose heavy M beater.
I'm tellin y'all it's on. Audi is bringing fighter jets to knife fights.
All unbelievers clear the room. The company picnic is expanding from ALMS, and coming to a neighborhood near you.
Wake the kids, call the in-laws.
That's how you start a marketing campaign. You go right to the toughest kid on the block, and knock him right on his ass.
#24144 of 24723 Re: breaking news [dhamilton]
Mar 05, 2007 (2:35 am)
You go right to the toughest kid on the block, and knock him right on his ass.
BMW sort of did that to themselves. They screwed up the M5, and left the door wide open for Audi to walk in and smack them around a bit. Hopefully this experience will bring the M guys back down to earth and they can start making cars again instead of computers with wheels.
#24146 of 24723 Re: breaking news [dhamilton]
Mar 05, 2007 (7:12 am)
I really admire your taste for Audi, but I think the company still has a lot to over come the bad reputation they had back in the 80's (or early 90's?).
I was at a gathering last night, and some friends mentioned that they test drove BMW sedans. They loved how the BMW drove but was disappointed with the interior. I told them to looked at Audi since I heard from this forum that the company has the best interior and very good cars lately. Guess what was the first response from my friends, "we heard that Audi vehicles have this issue with unintended acceleration ".
#24147 of 24723 Re: breaking news [dhamilton]
Mar 05, 2007 (10:43 am)
Not surprising at all. M5 is a whole size bigger than RS4, with the inevitable dynamics handicaps, both due to the physical size and weight as well as intended market (people who do not have families get M3 not M5; DSC disable is not a good idea if BMW doesn't want law suits with crushed babies in the backseat in a family car). It just goes to show that, if your primary pursuit is vehicle dynamic performance, HELC is not the place to be.