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Audi A4, Acura TL, Volvo S60, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
#73 of 90 Volvo FWD vs. AWD
Dec 03, 2006 (9:05 am)
Can anyone enlighten me on this? Consumer Reports gives the Volvo S60 FWD an above-average reliability rating, while it gives the AWD model a below-average reliability rating. Logic dictates that this gap in customer satisfaction is 100% AWD-related. But is that truly the case? What sort of problems should I expect and how severe and/or frequent are the issues that arise? I need to understand if the AWD S60 is going to be a reliability headache.
#76 of 90 Re: A4 it is!!! [holdencaul]
Jan 16, 2007 (7:35 pm)
My wife drives a 2006 S60 AWD 2.5T and I have a 2006 A4 2.0T quattro auto. I'm not sure how they market these cars (as in suggesting they should compete with one another), but they are markedly different from one another. I agree with the comment made some time back about the S60 turning radius - horrible. But I would not drive past the Volvo dealer just because of that - you adjust to that just like you adjust to speed-sensitive steering and different brake feel, etc. It's a great all-around sedan, actually a bit quicker than the A4. The seats are the most comfortable and supportive around, and Volvo has come a long way in the styling department, inside and out. The interior seems roomier than the A4 although they look alike on paper. But the A4 handles more crisply and is better equipped for the money. The A4 is more of an enthusiast's car and the S60 fits the bill for those who want an "almost-enthusiast's" car. I am not knocking Volvo owners as "less than", as I said I really like the car. But if am going to take some winding backroads and want to have fun, I'd probably grab the Audi keys before the Volvo keys. On a freeway, I like the ride of the Volvo a bit better. I cannot comment on the Consumer Report lower rating for the AWD as we have only 5K miles on the odo on the S60 - no problems so far.
#79 of 90 Audi A4 Front Track Vs Acura TL
Jun 05, 2007 (8:24 pm)
what to lease, both 36mo/36K miles...
The most basic Audi A-4, front wheel drive, MSRP 31,500
-1200 down $408 per month
acura TL base (MSRP 34,500) for 1200 down, and $435 per month
and lastly, are these good deals?
#80 of 90 Re: Audi A4 Front Track Vs Acura TL [jdog973]
Jun 06, 2007 (8:53 am)
Let me suggest that you also ask about the terms of each individual lease in the A4 Lease Questions and TL Lease Questions discussions. You'll find leasing experts there who probably won't see your post here.
Perhaps others in this topic can give you feedback on the cars themselves if that's what you're looking for.
Welcome to CarSpace - good luck!
#81 of 90 Re: Audi A4 vs Acura TL vs Volvo S60 vs VW Passat [strato435]
Jun 12, 2007 (8:57 am)
I own an S60, previously owned a Passat and frequently drive my brother's TL. I like my S60 a lot (especially for the safety), but it has a VERY small back seat. I LOVED my Passat, but it was pricey when it did have a problem. I've never owned an Audi, but it seems that they're resale value is not great in my area of the south. Above all I am in love my brother's TL. It drives beautifully, holds it's value, is very reliable and my own mechanic urged me to buy one over any other car (he hated my VW and is iffey about the S60)! Regardless, I think you've narrowed it down to some nice choices. If I wasn't a Volvo safety mom, I'd be in a TL. Good luck!
#82 of 90 Re: Audi A4 vs Acura TL vs Volvo S60 vs VW Passat [mauraw]
Jun 15, 2007 (11:30 am)
If I wasn't a Volvo safety mom, I'd be in a TL.
If this is accurate, I'd give the TL a good look next time you're ready.
The safety cage in the TL really holds up and gets great marks in safety tests.