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Re: 540i v M3 v A4Q
At 10:46 AM 9/20/96 -0500, Mann Law wrote:
> I have driven the 540i [auto] and found it to be a very nice,
>very expensive, big car. 6 speed will help, but I can't imagine there is
>a chance that you can get it loaded for A4Q price + 10k.
Let a 95 540i 6-speed, dealer demo with 4000 miles slip through my hands at
$37k. It was loaded with everything, including CD player, but I balked for
5 weeks about the colour, and the day I decided to drive, unannouned, to
Dallas from Oklahoma City to buy it, it sold 1 hour before I got to the
dealership. I was sick. I drove 450 miles (round-trip in my '83 4000s) for
> My real complaint with the M3 is this: (1) it is a BMW, with all
>that brings to the party; (2) if you have any adult friends to put in the
>back, they won't like it for long. IMHO, the M3 is a very good car--but
>I can't handle any more 2 door cars.
> Your question really compares some apples to oranges. Having
>driven them all, I just don't see any of them being in the same
>class--especially on price. BTW, look at insurance costs on M3 v. A4Q.
Insurance *is* hell for me (28, male, single). That adds a good $1k+ to the
price of the auto. That sucks.
The bottom line is, as I have posted before but have yet to get any replies
except "wait for the turbo model", that the A4Q just doesn't have the power
to suit me. I want more under the hood. Anyone have experience with the
A4Q chip? Other toys? Please let me know. Thanks.
'83 4000s, 200k+ miles and counting, except my odometer quit working 3 years
ago; potential A4Q
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