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Audi A4, Sedan
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.
#1347 of 1366 Re: 2008? [byronwalter]
Feb 10, 2007 (11:48 am)
BTW, a pic of the new Audi A4 coupe is on the home page of www.audiworld.com Pics of the sedan have been floating around as well.
#1348 of 1366 2008 A4 2.0T
Apr 15, 2007 (3:58 pm)
Hey all, just wondered if anyone knows if the 08 2.0T gets a torque and horsepower boost.
#1349 of 1366 My New 2007 A4 2.0T Quattro 6M
Jul 08, 2007 (7:42 pm)
My new car had only 11 miles when I bought it last Tuesday. I test drove a different one (same model) and the performance, response and no turbo lag was what convienced me to buy that car. However, after they brought my car from the warehouse (I wanted a black one) and drove it home, I immediately noticed the huge turbo lag, no low end torque at all and engine noise. It was nothing compared to the one I test drove. It feels more like driving a VW 2.5. I took it back yesterday to the service dept., they inspected it again and said all was fine. That it was because of the break-in period and they assured it would feel just like the car I test drove in a few hundred miles. Do you think my car performance will improve after the break-in period? The test drive car had 70 miles on it, so I expected my car to perform the same way, that's why I didn't test drive it before buying it...my bad, I guess
What should I do? I really haven't been able to enjoy my car rides
Thanks so much.
Jul 13, 2007 (9:29 am)
Well, I amconsidering trading in my 2004 BMW X3 2.5 automatic for a 2008 2.0 quattro manual. I tested it and thought it was great fun to drive. I was impressed with the quattro drive when the salesman can drive it half on to the gravel and back out on to the road at any speed. I am sure the X3 could handle it too, but this seemed to be even better.
Why would I trade at this time? The X3 has only 30,000 miles on it....but there is a a tax break if bought before the end of the year and I will be about 3/4's retired and won't need an SAV type of vehicle, and that supercharged 6 speed shifter is a helluva lot of fun.
So, my question is; Does this sound like a good move?
#1351 of 1366 Re: 2008 A4? [driver100]
Jul 13, 2007 (9:43 am)
It's turbocharged, not supercharged - just small correction.