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Audi A4, Sedan
#1337 of 1366 Re: New 2007 worth it? [tubulus]
Jan 11, 2007 (2:27 pm)
Cars are made so well these days, buying new seems like a waste of money. But I bought new anyway.
Feb 06, 2007 (3:50 pm)
I own a 2005 a4 cab quattro 3.0, when I bought the car it came with all expense paid warranty. I can't remember if the warranty on the car is for 3 years-36,000 miles or 4 years-48,000 miles? I believe this is not offered anymore.
Feb 07, 2007 (7:17 am)
As I type this, there is a significant demonstration of ALL the new Audi of America product happening in Las Vegas (or near there anyway.)
The sales manager of our local Audi dealership a veteran of decades in the car biz, commented specifically about the new "mini-A6" (aka B8 A4), the new Q5 (and A5) and of course the R8 (steady.)
The characterization of the A4 as a mini-A6 really caught my ear (and eye) since my wonderful A6 is usually only occupied by me. On weekends we split the duties between the A6 and the X3 for my wife and me. Sometimes for lunch my car is the bus for four of us.
A slightly larger and more A6-like A4 is just what is needed if you asked me.
The new for '08 Cadillac CTS was starting to look pretty darn attractive -- now, if the A4 really is an updated mini-A6 (but more like 80%ish A6), that would be a sweet car, specially if something more potent than the 3.2, but less thirsty than the 4.2 were to magically appear under the hood. While I'm wishing, how 'bout the DSG transmission too, better voice command and the full MMI, rather than the MMI-like (or is that lite) in the current versions.
The Q5 supposedly can be had with a V8 -- interesting, that would make it in a class all by itself.
Much as I love my wife's X3, perhaps the Q5 could be attractive (the Q7 is jus' too damn big.)
Feb 07, 2007 (1:41 pm)
I've read it's getting a little longer. Hopefully not to big all around. Otherwise, any gains in power will be nullified by extra weight........yyuuuuuuuuuuuuuucckkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 07, 2007 (1:49 pm)
A larger A4?
No thanks. Everything gets supersized doesn't it?
It's pushing the envelope right now for tossable sedans/wagons as it is, IMO. I carry the the family (pretty Mrs., 13yo 02 and 11yo Jr.) on the occasional semi-local trip (1-2 hr) just fine in the IS300 wagon, and I ain't exactly small. My vote is if you really need more room, buy the 6. The fun factor on the 4 is diluted with every millimeter and gram added says I.
Feb 09, 2007 (9:54 am)
I have a 2004 X3 that I like very much..however, I have one major problem that BMW can't fix. If the temperature is about 5 degrees below freezing my power windows don't work. Very embarassing when a Focus can get through the drive through alright and I have to open my door! It is a safety factor too, when you can't pay or reach the button for parking etc.
If the temperature is about 15 below zero the doors almost won't open...this worries me because some day I won't be able to get in.
The dealer says they make extra thick seals around the doors and windows and humid air freezes blah blah. They sprayed it but it doesn't help.
If I get locked out or if I am in a bad mood it is going to get traded in.
I haven't decided on a sedan or a wagon, but my two favorites right now are an MB C Class and an Audi A4.
Right now I am in Florida and have rented a Chryco 300 for 3 weeks. Although it is one of the better American cars I have rented, it is noisy and the steering is very sloppy.
I definitely want a car with the Euro feel of the road and handling, though I don't care about excess speed and performance. I do appreciate great handling and the feeling of driving a well engineered safe car...with a bit of a fun element to it.
#1345 of 1366 Re: Oy. [wale_bate1]
Feb 09, 2007 (11:35 am)
A larger A4? No thanks. It is already borderline too big in its current state. A new 325 pulled next to me the other day and I was surprised how much bigger my A4 is.
#1346 of 1366 Re: 2008? [markcincinnati]
Feb 10, 2007 (8:56 am)
"...A slightly larger and more A6-like A4 is just what is needed if you asked me...."
It sounds like you are describing the A5, which as I'm sure you know, is expected to be sized between the A4 and A5... or an A4½ coupe. The A5 will debut in March at Geneva while the B8 A4 should appear late next fall (just guessing on the later).
I hope that the next gen A4 is not bigger than the B7 and that Audi manages to keep the weight down as well. I expect that during the ownership of my next car, gas mileage is going to be a more pressing issue.