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More A4 vs 3-series bimmer

Note: I am posting these messages in the spirit of friendly cameraderie and perhaps 
friendly competition among lovers of fine German cars, whatever the marque.  If someone 
has a strong opinion that this dosen't belong here, please let me know.


From: "ZEITLIN.D.B-" <ZEITLIN.D.B-_at_BALT.PO.015@smtpgty.bwi.wec.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 96 11:53:23 EST
Subject: A4 v. 325

     I drove everything I could, including an A4, before buying a new BMW last
     fall.  The A4 warrants serious consideration.  But, although it has that
     characteristic "German Feel"t, it handles less precisely than the 325 and
     the engine is less responsive.  The seats are comforatble, but I couldn't
     get the seat to support my legs as well as in the 325.  The inside is very
     nice, and fitted with the latest goodies from the A6 (like a sun angle
     sensor for the A/C).  Stuff like headlight washers and fold-down rear seats
     are standard items.  My wife pointed out that the cloth panel (with or
     without leather) on the inside of the door will get dirty fast.  Conclusion
     - nice car, less money, free service for a while,  pleasant to drive, but
     not near as sporty as the 325.  BTW, my previous car was an E30 325e.


From: NewtMan@aol.com
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 12:55:55 -0500
Subject: Re: Audi A4 vs E36 328

In a message dated 96-02-28 03:37:21 EST, you write:

>From: "Richard Y. Lee" <rylee@chaph.usc.edu>
>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 17:59:07 -0800 (PST)
>Subject: BMW 3 series v. Audi A4
>I realize that I may be asking a biased group here, but I'm considering
>buying a 328 BMW.  Many people have told me to get the A4 instead and
>was just curious as to the group's feelings.  Is The A4 a bigger car?
>What are the pros/cons of buying a BMW v. A4?  I understand the A4 is
>a little less expensive than the BMW.
>Thanks for your time,

Rich: Just because I'm biased doesn't mean I'm wrong :) ...anyway, the Audi
A4 is a real nice looking car with a pretty nice interior but that's just
about it. If you are a performance minded person and are likely to buy your
car with a stick, I think the BMW is worth the extra cash. The A4's 12 valve
6 cylinder engine is nowhere near as smooth or powerful as the 24 valve 6 in
the bimmer.  And besides power deficiency, the whole attitude of the car (the
Audi) seams wishy-washy to me (I drove one two months ago). The one nice
thing though is that you can get it in and "IX" version [aka: quatro]. :)

Buy the bimmer.


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