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BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Volvo S60 R, Subaru Legacy, Audi S4, Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA6, Sedan
#832 of 855 Re: 112 sedans [chelentano]
Jan 11, 2010 (2:21 pm)
Infiniti G is RWD, but AWD version was not tested and I assume it would have similar performance.
Infiniti G now comes in AWD sport, the G37XS.
Similar suspension to the RWD G37S.
Having driven both, it was hard to decide which I liked better. Unobtrusive AWD system made both very sporty feeling.
#834 of 855 What is a best deal Legacy sedan '10 in MI
May 15, 2010 (12:47 pm)
What is a best lease deal for a new Legacy sedan '10 in MI, 4cyl or 6 cyl ?
#836 of 855 test drives a4 2.0 quattro and bmw 328 xi
Jun 21, 2010 (12:30 pm)
a4 seemed lot of fun with car zooming forward from stop. bmw also good control and responded well. i guess more torque at lower speeds made the difference. i did do only city driving though - going to upto 50 with the audi. didn't find anything bad, but don't know about freeway limitations. apart from that, it was definitely roomier than the bmw, and also had more features for the money, better leather also. any comments... did not try the infinity - not interested in that much power, with low mileage as a consequence to boot. also heard audi awd is the best.
#837 of 855 Re: test drives a4 2.0 quattro and bmw 328 xi [raj1]
Jun 21, 2010 (1:31 pm)
A while ago I drove an A4 V6 and liked it, the new model, too. They changed the AWD split to allow a rear bias, and I liked it better. More neutral handling, it seemed. The BMW 328xi just about matched it on the track at Summit Point, where I sampled them both.
I had a slight preference for the Bimmer, but half the crowd preferred the Audi, so it was a close call.
I have not sampled the 2.0T in an Audi yet.
#838 of 855 2012 s60 awd. or g37x or subaru legacy lastly audi a4 quattro
Feb 22, 2011 (3:12 pm)
The dilema has begun. Since I am writing in this forum, you know where I am leaning. I presently have a BMW 325xi. Any and all thoughts are appreciated. Thank you!
#839 of 855 Re: 2012 s60 awd. or g37x or subaru legacy lastly audi a4 quattro [njmarcy]
Feb 23, 2011 (7:36 am)
Have not driven the latest S60. The prior model was a little nose heavy, though I liked the Haldex version better than the FWD one.
I've only sampled the RWD G37. Loved it.
A4 - I drove a base model 2.0TFSI at a BMW event, and was disappointed. The Dynamic suspension on the V6 model I sampled earlier was much better. The small engine lags a bit, too, especially driving it back to back with a Bimmer and a Benz C300 4Matic. But what really disappointed me was the base suspension - lots of dive and squat, and too much body roll. It's just too soft for aggressive driving.
So at least get the dynamic suspension, I'd say.
I just drove a Legacy with my brother on Saturday, but it was not a GT. The 2.5i base model is on his short list. The new one is a lot bigger than the other cars here, but it still drives well. The extra room is welcome, IMHO.
Do you like your Bimmer? Why not another one? Just curious.
#840 of 855 Re: 2012 s60 awd. or g37x or subaru legacy lastly audi a4 quattro [ateixeira]
Feb 23, 2011 (5:05 pm)
Hi...I appreciate your response in such detail. I will be test driving th e s60 on saturday, but I am not even sure if they will have a 2012 on the lot, which is key based on your response above. Also, I will only consider the AWD version,which they don't have now...so I may just have to wait.
Prior to the Bimmer I owned a Subaru GT and it was a great car. But it lacked any class in the interior. My husband still own an Outback, he is headed to his 4th one, but the inside leather, is terrible.
The reason not another Bimmer is easy. The paint is paper thin on these cars, and if you don't have the car hand washed all the time, swirl marks prevail. I had an 05, and to make a long story short, after 3 return visits down to them wetsanding the car, it still had the marks on it. ( It was delivered to me that way). So i ended up getting an 06 for next to nothing price wise.
tx again...time for some test driving....
#841 of 855 Re: 2012 s60 awd. or g37x or subaru legacy lastly audi a4 quattro [njmarcy]
Feb 24, 2011 (9:55 am)
The Subie is also one (or two) price classes down from the others, so no surprise.
I'd definitely sample a G37x and an A4 Quattro w/Dynamic suspension back-to-back. Should be hard to choose!