[A4] New car considerations
rnhurt at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 05:58:52 EDT 2005
So, you like the A3 and it has more leg room than the 98 A4. Hmmm...I might
be in the market in a couple of years and since my kids are getting bigger
that back seat is getting smaller. I had thought about the A3 but dismissed
it as too small. Now it looks like I'll have to rethink my options.
On 8/31/05, 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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