[A4] Fwd: New car considerations
nickstock at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 01:56:38 EDT 2005
I'm in a similar situation, thinking about purchasing a new A4 and
trading in the old one..I test drove a new 2006 A4 2.0T, very
nice....very nice indeed..but you're right, they're expensive,
especially when you can buy a SAAB for a steal at the moment with the
GM employee pricing stuff...but hey they don't have quattro so what
the hell am I thinking..
I spec'd out a new 2.0T Avant with a dealer, and with the UltraSport
option (18 inch alloys) and all the rest of the packages it's around
40K!! I was shocked to find that you can't get the sunroof/moonroof
without the leather interior!
The 17inch tires will give the car a far nicer/sportier look, but
you'll have a small trade off in the comfort level of the ride...but
the A4 I test drove had the sport suspension and the 17inch alloys and
was a pretty comfortable drive....take one out a see what you think.
The Navigation system in my opinion is a waste of money. What happened
to a Map?
Best of luck...
On 8/30/05, Brian O'Connell <boconnell at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I test drove an A3 2.0T with DSG. Wow. Very tight,
> even the stock suspension - can't imagine the sport,
> perhaps too stiff? 17" wheels are the way to go.
> Great back seat legroom (much more than my 98 A4), and
> practical truck. I like the hatchback/mini Avant
> look, as well.
> The only navigation that I've been impressed with is
> the new Acura units - voice activated, and it works
> well. Didn't check out the Audis, though.
> Good luck.
> --- Glenn Ackerson <gsackerson at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > It's time for me to put the current A4 on the
> > market and look at a new
> > one. And, concerning that purchase, I'd be
> > interested in your feedback on
> > two options I'm considering:
> > (1) The 2006 A4 comes standard with 16-inch wheels
> > and has 17-inch as
> > options. I'm looking for a balanced ride - where
> > comfort isn't sacrificed
> > for performance. So, I likely won't be going with
> > the sport suspension,
> > because I commute 60 miles a day. Lastly, I live in
> > Colorado, so having
> > clearance on the tires is important - I tend to put
> > snows on in the winter.
> > I get the impression that 17-inch tires are easier
> > to find these days than
> > they used to, so the higher cost is not as much of a
> > downside as I've been
> > told it used to be. So, your thoughts/feedback on
> > the advantages of a
> > 17-inch wheel vs. the standard 16-inch?
> > (2) I'm intrigued by the navigation system that is
> > an option, but it's an
> > EXPENSIVE option. The question I have is: have the
> > navigation systems in
> > cars evolved to the point where they are truly
> > useful and not just gee-whiz
> > toys to impress? I often use Mapquest or Google maps
> > to find directions, so
> > it would certainly be handy to have that navigation
> > in the car. But, I don't
> > want to spend that kind of money for a complex, hard
> > to use, marginally
> > useful toy. Any feecback?
> > Thanks for your opinions, thoughts! I'm still
> > getting over sticker shock of
> > what a 2.0 Quattro A-4 can cost - yikes!
> > Glenn
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