Last post on Jan 01, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, BMW, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Sedan
#19 of 28 Re: Audi A4 2.0 AWD vs. BMW 328xi [shmoog]
Jul 27, 2007 (9:53 am)
Please let me know your feedback on the below deal:
328 with Sport PKG, Auto,none metallic, heated seats, leather, for 36 months, 10k miles for $469 with $1,080 total out of pocket, included all takes and fees.
Does anyone know what the August leasing programs are going to look like, 2008 leasing?
This deal is a better than what I got on Audi A4 and A3
#20 of 28 Re: 328xi vs. A4 & Lexus IS 250 [das107]
Jul 27, 2007 (10:13 am)
I also looked in those three cars and I am leaning now toward the BMW. The IS250 is not fun to drive although the material and finish are first class, to my opinion too fragile.
The A4 is at the end of its life and a new model is expected to be introduced in 2009. The only thing which intrigued me to go with the Audi their excellent DSG gear, is not offered on the A4 and it is not expected on the 2008 as well. I drove this gear on both A3 and GTI and its fun to drive. I heard that the the A4 08 will come with the S Package as standard at least the exterior appearance of the s package which does nothing to move me.
You should really drive the car. BTW- I am turning back my SAAB and it felt peppy and sporty from the other choices, but it falls on built quality and handling. The GM ownership did only bad as well
#21 of 28 Re: Good topic - I'm also interested. [rjka]
Sep 25, 2007 (7:27 am)
rjka - i'm closing in on a purchase of a 328xi wagon. if you wouldn't mind disclosing, what options did you get and how much did you pay? Just trying to figure out the sweet sport relative to msrp/invoice. thanks
#22 of 28 Re: 328xi vs. A4 & Lexus IS 250 [rong]
Nov 25, 2007 (9:04 am)
I have DSG on my '07 A4 and I've seen DSG's since the '04.5 models. Did they cut it out for the '08 models? I don't think they did...
The new B9 A4 looks more like a bimmer to me. A good thing to some, a bad thing to others.
#23 of 28 Re: 328xi vs. A4 & Lexus IS 250 [dman]
Nov 25, 2007 (10:28 am)
You have a DSG on an A4? My bad if I've missed it, however, I don't believe that there were any A4s made with the DSC for the 2007 model year.
Jan 30, 2009 (11:18 am)
So which one of these vehicles spends less time in the service dept? I'm currently looking for a vehicle to replace my MDX/GTI combo (see profile). MDX spends zero time in the shop but now I live 1 hour away from dealer. BMW and Audi dealers close by. Thanks for any help.
#25 of 28 BMW never put anyone down
Jul 16, 2010 (12:38 am)
I wouldn't touch an Audi on principal; so they won a few races, they don't need to stick it to BMW in their ads... and then BMW takes the Nurenberg 24hr - Audi is 4th; and I'd argue with the contention that Audi drivers don't have an attitude - they make a point of passing every BMW they can; let them, they will be the new target of the radar gun.
#26 of 28 Re: BMW never put anyone down [vvurdsmyth]
Jul 19, 2010 (7:44 am)
I went with the BMW.
#28 of 28 Re: 328xi vs. A4 & Lexus IS 250 [shipo]
Jan 01, 2011 (7:49 am)
Shipo, you know a lot about lubrication and maintenance, so I value your advice. My wife owns a '07 A4 Quattro T4 with 6 speed automatic with 50,000. It's just out of warranty, and we'd like to keep it a long time because we enjoy how the car drives, rides and looks.
How frequently would you replace oil and filter (we use Mobil 1 0-40W)? How about the coolant, which is supposed to be lifetime; the transfer case fluid and all other components associated with all wheel drive?
Any other suggestions from you or anyone who's surpassed 100,000 miles with their Audi Quattro would be welcome.