Last post on Feb 05, 2007 at 8:42 AM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, Audi TT, Sedan, Wagon
#10 of 19 Re: BMW 328 or AudiTT [lipp]
Jan 16, 2007 (6:26 am)
I too was considering the 328 but after really looking at it at the auto show this past weekend - still love the TT. BMW has gotten SO BORING!!! I drive an '03 TT coupe quattro and love it but my lease expires soon. No problems at all with mine other than the back is so cramped for my kids... Don't know...may do the new TT although preferred the looks of mine!
#11 of 19 Re: BMW 328 or AudiTT [895linda]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:33 pm)
Just testing this forum
#12 of 19 Re: BMW 328 or AudiTT [gbmonline]
Jan 17, 2007 (5:00 am)
So did we pass?
#13 of 19 Why that Bimmer???
Jan 29, 2007 (10:33 am)
Personally, in the 3 Series there are only two models that are worth the money: the 330 and the 335i. Of the two, the 335i is the pick of the litter. The 4 door version of the 335i starts around $37k. Even frugal optioning will take you a tick or two over $40k. The 2.0T TT starts at $35k and can be reasonably optioned for around $40k. These are the two cars I'm looking at right now.
The choice really comes down to what you value and how you use your car. The TT is much lighter than the Bimmer and my guess would be more fun to drive and handle better. It has great cargo room for a car its size WITH the rear seats down. The rear seats are basically useless except perhaps squeezing in an adult for a very short jaunt. Otherwise, children and midgets need only apply.
The 335i will seat 4 full size adults and has 100 more ponies than the TT. The Bimmer has a real back seat. Which one you choose really comes down to your needs. My wife and I don't have kids, rarely have any adult in the back seat, but we do have a big dog. The dog would probably fit into the TT better because of the fold down seats. Some 335s, the ones with the cold weather package do have rear fold down seats, but hatches just make better use of rear space. But you really can't need to sit an adult in the back, maybe one could fit sideway, but I would it would be a comfortable ride, even for a short hop.
I go back and forth, but I'm leaning toward the TT even though I think the 335i might be the better value.
#14 of 19 Have to edit my response
Jan 29, 2007 (10:58 am)
Took another look at pricing and the 335i is going to run you around $45k reasonably optioned. A reasonably optioned TT could come in just under $40k. The big differences is that the 335i is almost $39k and the automatic is an option. The TT is just under $35k and the best auto in the business comes standard. If you can live without a real back seat, the TT is the call IMHO.
#15 of 19 TT vs. BMW 335i
Jan 30, 2007 (6:02 am)
If you don't have children, grab the TT!!! I can tell you you are are going to love it. I have 2 teenagers who want the TT but deserve to be comfortable. What a sacrifice! I just don't like the styling on the BMW, whatever the model. I may go and check out the 335i though just for the practial side of it. At this point, it's not even about the $$$...
#16 of 19 Re: TT vs. BMW 335i [895linda]
Jan 30, 2007 (9:13 am)
I've just about convinced myself that the TT is the way to go as long as I can fit one adult sideway in the rear seats for short trips. This rarely happens, but it does happen. For the rare times it happens, I can endure the complaints as long as they can be squeezed in the back. The other caveat for me is that our kid is an 85 lb dog. She has to fit in the back with the back seats down. I'm more confident on her fitting than getting one adult in the back seats.
The pluses of the TT are that it is significantly less money and more fun. I find light cars to be more fun (given enough HP) and the TT is much lighter than the 335i.
#17 of 19 No perfect car
Feb 03, 2007 (8:51 am)
I am also looking at the Audi TT. I am just afraid of the build quality. The Audi TT has alot of features that I like but I know a couple of Audi owners that complain about oil leaks before their car had 60k miles. I think the BMW might be built better than the Audi. The new Mercedes C-class that is coming out this year might be interesting. I heard that Mercedes made a commitment to quality. What's up with the grills on all these new cars in the past few years (i.e. Chrysler 300, Audi)? They don't look like cars but trucks.
Feb 05, 2007 (8:42 am)
No leaks of any kind on my TT Quattro '03; handling is superior on this car; only thing were a few electrical problems ie., windows wouldn't go up all the way (I live in snow country...) Handles amazing in the snow so I've only got good things to say about this car. The only thing is the back seats (they only fit 10 year olds and under comfortably. The new TT is awful looking, can't believe the North American grill...I may just grab the new 4-door jeep and pray something else better comes along. Can't find any car that grabs me like the TT did. I had to have it. I need to have that feeling again...Good luck to you!