Last post on Aug 27, 2007 at 11:47 PM
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Infiniti G35, Audi A4, Coupe, Sedan
#32 of 41 Re: "Fronttrak" (FWD) vs.Quattro [socala4]
Jul 04, 2006 (9:51 am)
I agree. Although Audi is known for its Quattro. But I have a Jeep and thats all the 4 wheel I need. Happy with my 1.8T FWD. Plus with gas the way it is....I dont need two gas guzzling vehicles..
I opted for the FWD version for a few reasons:
-Car is a bit quicker because it is lighter (the AWD systems add weight)
-Slightly better fuel economy (again, less weight)
-Less stuff to break/ maintain (AWD systems are obviously more complex)
-AWD is not much of an issue in my area (no snow driving in Southern California, at least for now), and if I do relocate to an area with real winters (a possibility in my case), FWD should be good enough. (The RWD versions of the G35 and 3-series BMW are noted for being a handful in the snow.)
-A bit lower price (even with a mean haggle, I was reaching my self-imposed ceiling for what I was willing to devote to a car purchase)
#33 of 41 Re: G35 Coupe Vs Audi A4 sedan [pat]
Sep 21, 2006 (4:05 pm)
Late to the scene but that was a terrific post !
#34 of 41 G35 coupe vs Audi A4 sedan
Jul 09, 2007 (5:22 pm)
I owned both cars, 05's. They are two different cars and drive totally differently. I liked both but will never buy another Audi. The A4 caught on fire in our garage for no reason. It was only by luck that I was in the driveway and able to push the car out before it burst into flames. The local dealer and Audi Of America have been horrible even though they admitted it was due to a faulty coil and totally their fault (car was still under warranty but you wouldn't of known it by the way were being treated). Finally turned it over to the insurance company to deal with Audi.
#35 of 41 Re: "Fronttrak" (FWD) vs.Quattro [jc112]
Aug 27, 2007 (11:47 pm)
I have a 04 A4 1.8 CVT & opted for the Fronttrak for same reasons as jc112 & socal4. While I am sure that the Quattro is great the FT has plenty of traction & control with standard traction control & ESP. We in WA & drive in the lots of rain & occasion snow, traction has never been a problem. And with high gas prices ya gotta love 35+ mpg (on mid range gas no less).