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You are in the Sedans
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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#14266 of 16087 Re: Dealers [kdshapiro]
Jun 14, 2012 (5:26 am)
kd.....one of the advantages of the TL was the room on the inside. It had some really good seats, and I loved the way the steering wheel felt, too. That's what I liked about it. Trunk space was a little disappointing given the car's size, though. I think we're going to have to get used to buttons upon buttons on all cars. The ones in the TL took no time at all to master. Plus, most everything in the car could be accomplished either from the steering wheel or via voice command.
Again, I like the G. Just not enough to spend my own money on one.
Well....GF and I did a nice long test drive in the S4 last night. She liked it. I loved it. I didn't get the sense she liked it enough to pull the trigger on it, though. If she would get rid of both her vehicles ('04 Subaru and '05 Avalanche), she'd actually save a bit of money on insurance, and have no repairs (which are becoming more and more common on both vehicles recently). After I made the financial case, she's thinking about it.
The one we drove, wicked looking black on black, had Nav, B&O stereo (very nice), 7-speed s-tronic (love that trans), and driver select driving customization with a torque vectoring rear.
As good as my BMW handles and goes, the S4 does both better.
MSRP was mid $50s. To add to the sticker shock, it was the first 2013 they had in stock, so no discounts. We can't have that.
We'll see where this goes.
Jun 14, 2012 (5:57 am)
Somebody hacked your email
#14268 of 16087 S4 vs BMW 3 Re: Dealers [graphicguy]
Jun 14, 2012 (6:49 am)
I did drive 3 S4s, before settling on the BMW.
There is much to appreciate...
Still - happy with my choice...
#14269 of 16087 Re: Dealers [kdshapiro]
Jun 14, 2012 (7:20 am)
kd - Id love to drive an M5 too. In all honesty, how fast can can you realistically drive it on public roads? I often find myself doing 80+ (so the speedo says), then stab the throttle to pass and triple digits come up real quick. That's with BMW's base 3.0L, 230 hp Inline 6.
#14270 of 16087 Re: Graphicguy [nyccarguy]
Jun 14, 2012 (7:27 am)
nyccarguy.....Yeah....I've been inundated with folks who thought I was selling miracle medicine while in Indonesia. If any of my friends here received that email from me, my apologies. I've notified my email provider. Again, sorry!
ray....I like my BMW, too. I want both the S4 and my 335i .
But, I don't want to own both. GF likes AWD/4WD vehicles. She's also said she doesn't need two vehicles. And, she's been complaining about spending what seems like $200-$300/mo in repairs on both cars (which is why she's currently driving my Fiesta).
So, trying to "nudge" her a little bit towards the S4.
Clearly, I like it a whole lot more than she does. But, she does like it!
Jun 14, 2012 (11:25 am)
your soooo right about the G35 I love mine!!!,and it is quicker than the BMW similar model,and it's a whole lot less!!!, I have 52,000 miles on my G35 and I LOVE IT!!,will not buy a BMW,or any other car!!
#14272 of 16087 Re: Graphicguy [graphicguy]
Jun 15, 2012 (5:22 am)
Getting a little scary, GF was looking on line last night and found an S4 she liked, although it's about a 5 hour drive away in Chicago. She's getting a quote from the dealership, supposedly. This could be getting serious.
#14273 of 16087 Re: DCT [darrinzramz]
Jun 15, 2012 (6:42 pm)
Good for you- yeah the pre 2012, 328 is priced inline with the g37 - has less standard features- fake leather- and a old technology ( pre 2012)- and is as fast to 60 as a jeep wrangler. One thing you can't knock is yhe looks- BMW ages well
#14274 of 16087 Re: Graphicguy [graphicguy]
Jun 15, 2012 (9:05 pm)
Decided to take a weekend trip to Chicago. First stop is the Audi place after breakfast. Lunch at Debevics, Adler planetarium, a show, and dinner. We'll see what we drive home.
#14275 of 16087 Re: Graphicguy [graphicguy]
Jun 15, 2012 (9:50 pm)