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Lexus GS 430, Acura RL, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S80, Audi A6, Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS, Sedan
Mar 16, 2005 (12:51 pm)
I have owned an Audi S6 and have lusted after an S4 but have found little action on the S4 board, at least here on the town hall, although there are other VERY ACTIVE sites (non edmunds) out here in other cyber space.
I don't know what it is but some of these boards (not this one) are really inane or all they want to talk about is how to get another $100 off the deal they're trying to make.
Edmunds, thus far, seems to attract a, shall we say, more thoughtful participant. Perhaps the average age here on edmunds is a point or three higher, I don't really know.
But when I participate elsewhere (in Acura, Audi and VW for example) my sense is the participants are different somehow -- different, not better, not worse (well sometimes they are when all they want to discuss is how to negotiate for a set of free floor mats, or whatever).
Edmunds, for example seems -- to me -- to have few people who modify their cars. The Audi turbos, leap to my mind as cars that are often chipped and have aftermarket wheels and tires and suspension bits put on them. Edmunds participants often seem to like to keep their cars stock -- this is not a bad thing to me, it may be to you. I have modded (about $2,500 worth) my 2003 Audi allroad -- there is "no action" over on the allroad town hall that would merit bringing that subject up, even though I would be pleased as punch to pontificate.
Finally, even though edmund's participants are generally civil, there do seem to be far more "arguments" disagreements -- whatever here than on some of the more "anything goes" cites.
I find that aspect odd and since I am, by education (not vocation) a sociologist, I sometimes wonder why people will argue till the cows come home that the new RL does or does not look like an Accord or that the BMW a la Bangle look is ugly or classic or whatever.
Once I find out that you like Acrua or Audi or Lexus or BMW, I may want to enter into lively discourse with you to make my point, but rarely am I intending or attempting to proselytize. The exception to that is, I am on a crusade to stamp out two wheels driven vehicles in favor of AWD all the time! But even then, if you insist that RWD or FWD rules, I accept that since it is your money you will be spending.
These BLOG sites are amazing, I have learned a lot and am glad they are here.
Why CTS-V folks don't play here is an unknown to me -- maybe they all hang out somewhere else, I dunno, I've never tried to track them down.
#1206 of 10348 Speaking of less than lively boards....
Mar 16, 2005 (3:11 pm)
While we're discussing the barely-active boards, I think it's worth mentioning the Audi A6 board.
With regard to the 2005 A6, the activity on the board is minimal, especially considering all the praise and heightened expectations surrounding this vehicle. This isn't, as mark pointed out, like the limited edition CTS-V...this is the car that is supposed bring Audi to the forefront (at least in North America), and put the screws to BMW's 5 series.
Maybe Audi owners/enthusiasts just aren't the Edmunds-forum-opining type, maybe they stick to Audi exclusive sites. Anyone else notice this?
#1207 of 10348 Re: Speaking of less than lively boards.... [richcream]
Mar 16, 2005 (5:26 pm)
"With regard to the 2005 A6, the activity on the board is minimal, especially considering all the praise and heightened expectations surrounding this vehicle."
We're happy with our cars, have no issues, and are browsing the other boards for any good discussions! Honestly, I think we owners are comfortable with our cars and don't have a lot of questions or issues to discuss on the board. I love driving it, enjoy the luxurious interior, and enjoy talking about it to others.
#1208 of 10348 Re: Speaking of less than lively boards.... [liferules]
Mar 16, 2005 (6:34 pm)
There you have it: Nirvana from Ingolstadt! No discussion necessary.
#1209 of 10348 Re: Speaking of less than lively boards.... [liferules]
Mar 16, 2005 (9:28 pm)
"No issues"? I guess it's safe to say that you haven't visited the "Audi A6: Owner's Problems & Solutions" board.
The problems discussed there notwithstanding, I'm sure that the vast majority of Audi owners are more than satisfied with their cars. Personally, I like the A6 very much and it would have earned my dollar were the 3.2 just a bit quicker.
The point that I was trying to make, however, wasn't that Audi owners are in any way dissappointed with their vehicles. What I was getting at is that the people in these forums (who discuss a whole array of cars) don't seem to be buzzing about the A6...a car that is praised in most every review, has won several awards, and is supposed to be Audi's best answer EVER to BMW's 5 Series.
I subscribe to the A6 board, among others, and I just find it curious that for a car so seemingly great (the 3.2's sluggishness notwithstanding) there is so little excitement there. Maybe it will pick up when the A6's with the re-tooled quattro and the 280hp V6 that the VW Passat is getting start to roll out (supposedly in '06.) Then I might just have to become a quietly satisfied Audi owner.
Mar 16, 2005 (10:07 pm)
I would say many of the arguments here mirror those of those un-moderated sites, but I'd much rather be here than there. I have yet to see a "MY CAMARO CAN *string of explatives deleted* RIP all your *string of explatives deleted* luxury boats to shreds" in this or any of the forums that I visit on Edmunds, and one of those posts is one too many for me to stay at a forum.
Mar 17, 2005 (4:59 am)
We are in agreement!
#1212 of 10348 Re: mark [lexusguy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 17, 2005 (7:42 am)
"Dood... you have to buy a stick.. can't believe ur gettin a slushy!!"
"Um.. I just wanted to know if you like the Xenons?"
Mar 17, 2005 (8:28 am)
What I find most comical about those forums is all of the swearing and general child like behavior coming from people that supposedly "own" everything form 3 million horsepower Mustangs and Camaros to 911 GT2s, to Skyline Blitz GT-Rs. There's always a US vs. Germany vs. Japan war going on, but you just know most of them actually DRIVE a Cavalier, or maybe an '89 Sentra.
#1214 of 10348 Re: mark [lexusguy]
Mar 17, 2005 (8:32 am)
Even for a neophyte these Edmunds forums appear to be a grade above. I mostly audit this one because of the obvious talent, yours included, and I enjoy the read. I might also learn something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, it's almost like a course, or study project, and if one has the time it's great and also free.