Last post on Jul 30, 2008 at 8:29 PM
You are in the Audi A4
What is this discussion about?
Infiniti G35, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#40 of 88 Re: The truth vs the myths [spi5]
Apr 22, 2008 (5:01 am)
It all depends on how you drive it, of course. I guess you could baby the G35 and it would return some decent numbers; but, why would you want to do that
It's unfortunate that a lot of us are looking at fuel efficiency so closely. A lot of cars that I would have considered buying at one time are no longer on my list, the G being one of them. The forecast for oil usage world wide is pretty horrifying. The auto market in China is growing 20% per year! I doubt fuel prices are coming down anytime soon. And to think I never really paid attention to fuel costs. No more.
#41 of 88 Things changed
Apr 22, 2008 (12:20 pm)
People in China are getting rich. They are buying Rolls Royce, Lambo, etc.
Anyway, it used to be like that:
A4 2.0t v.s. BMW 325i
A4 3.2 v.s. BMW 330i v.s. G35
Now BMW has 328i & 335i and Infiniti increased the horsepower of the G to be more than 300hp.
Should we continue to compare A4 2.0t with 328 and A4 3.2 with 335i (and G35)?
Is it fair?
Should S4 be included? Sometimes I don't know whether S4 or RS4 is going against the M3. Maybe Audi should consolidate these models.
For AWD, I think Audi is still better than BMW and Infiniti.
#42 of 88 Re: Things changed [r34]
Apr 22, 2008 (2:28 pm)
It just like buying a house. You need to set your own priority - such as location, price, condition, size...
On the car side, it is style, price, safety, power, handling, comfort.....
IMO, any cars can be compared. Just pick the one that fit your life style. In my process to buy a car, I even compare SUV and Sedan for my own need. Why not?
However, it is pretty stupid that think your own car is on top of the world. There is no such car. Only you have is the one that fit your need - status of rich, practical one, fun to drive, fastest that can beat other on stoplight, safety or any combo.....
#43 of 88 Re: Things changed [spi5]
Apr 23, 2008 (5:51 am)
Here is my ranking
335i>G>A4 V6 model>A4 2l turbo
This is assuming value is not a big deal and I am keeping within the topic of this thread. In that regard yes you can compare these 3 cars and one has several factors in its favor and the last has several factors working against it. Notice I do not drive a 335i, I did not buy it but I respect what it has to offer. The car simply outperforms anything that aspires to be a perfomance sedan (KEY WORD HERE IS SEDAN). I cant think of any perfomance sedan that outperforms it, at any price. Maybe a SL65 AMG but as you can see, this is a +100k car. For that reason alone, even if the G has some bells & whistles working for it, this becomes a trivial argument.
Now G VS A4, I am sorry but I will refer you to the sales numbers for this one, the people have spoken, not me.
#44 of 88 335i
Apr 23, 2008 (6:52 am)
Yes, I think it's on the top. Even though the G may be very close to it. I prefer the fun of turbo (and we are talking about twin turbo V6 here).
This topic is A4 vs. G35. I assume it is A4 3.2 vs. G35. Although I prefer the A4 (better interior, quattro, etc) , I think it's overpriced. You need to pay over 40K to get it "nicely equipped" but it is still under 300hp. I guess more people will take the G35.
If it is A4 3.2 quattro vs. G35x, the result may be different.
#45 of 88 Re: Things changed [sjaieve]
Apr 23, 2008 (9:32 am)
"The car simply outperforms anything that aspires to be a perfomance sedan (KEY WORD HERE IS SEDAN). I cant think of any perfomance sedan that outperforms it, at any price."
The M3 is available in sedan.
#46 of 88 Re: Things changed [sjaieve]
Apr 23, 2008 (9:34 am)
"....Here is my ranking
335i>G>A4 V6 model>A4 2l turbo...."
Your ranking is based on horse power. That pretty much shows what is your priority.
And I do have fun with G's power, but nothing else.
So, any car is good car if that fit your need.
Don't be stupid. Get some air. Or do some heel toe with your G http://www.edmunds.com/apps/vdpcontainers/do/VideosCategoryIndex/category=How%20- To#1 . That is much more fun than running fast in straight line. And that is what sports sedan really is.
#47 of 88 Re: Things changed [tlee]
Apr 23, 2008 (9:47 am)
Yeah I realized that shortly after posting it. But all things considered the M3 is a V8, ISF is a V8 but I think the M3 does 0-60 in the 4s and so does the 335i so its pretty efficient. My hat off to the 335i
#48 of 88 Re: Things changed [spi5]
Apr 23, 2008 (9:56 am)
"Don't be stupid. Get some air. Or do some heel toe with your G. That is much more fun to run fast in straight line. And that is what sports sedan really is. "
I think sport sedans emphasize more on handling and feedback from the road, not only the power.....
#49 of 88 Re: Things changed [spi5]
Apr 23, 2008 (10:06 am)
I am glad you said this, now here is what the G offers that is not available in the A4:
An engine that ranks in the Wards top 10
An interior that ranks in the Wards top 10
Music box, you can store up to 500 cds in the hard drive of the car
A back up camera
A CF slot where you can store another limitless number of songs and other media
Birds view navigation, you see 3d diagrams of landmarks instead of 2 dimensions
Keyless entry & start
Touch screen navigation
More interior room
The Ipod intergration is simply the best available
XM free for 3 months
When I exit, my seat pulls back and the steering weel goes up to allow me easy access.
When I start the car, the seat moves to my memory setting.
My mirrors are set to my setting and my wife has her own settings and this changes at the press of a button
I can watch videos on my navigation.
I noticed you were getting personal, I know your A4 4 banger is the best for you, but this is a comparison of the 2 cars and I am sorry to say, the sales numbers do prove which is better. Take it up with Audi not me my friend.
Besides, other than starting off with a smaller engine, your car has many things working against. Now you tell me what you have that I do not have, dont get personal and call me stupid