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Picked up a Quattro

After looking at convertibles and SUVs, I finally pulled the trigger on an A4 with Premium Plus Package.

Had no intention of buying this ride, but I test drove it and LOVED it!

Car handles like a dream and the design, both in and out, is superb. Car is pretty roomy for a "compact."

2.0T, 260 torque, averaged 30 MPG in rush hour this morning.

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Gotta give it to Audi. They've stepped up their game big time.


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What made you chose the Audi over the Bimmer?

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Nice ride. I have the poor mans version (VW GLI). Get the ECU flashed by GIAC or APR, you won't be disappointed. Noticeably faster, and MPG may go up if you control your right foot.

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What made you chose the Audi over the Bimmer?
Design, reliability and AWD.

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Nice ride. I have the poor mans version (VW GLI). Get the ECU flashed by GIAC or APR, you won't be disappointed. Noticeably faster, and MPG may go up if you control your right foot.
I'll look into it.

Feel free to share some details.

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What made you chose the Audi over the Bimmer?
Probably the sticker price. Back in 06 my sister was in the market and I test drove all the cars in this category. the 330 just stood out above them all, including in the price.

Anyways, very nice ride!

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Design, reliability and AWD.
As long as you're happy with your choice, congrats!

Though.... BMW > Audi


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The new BMW Turbo 2 Litre is supposed to be quite the motor.

You would have tom compare the 328 xi against the A4 to be apples to apples.



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4realz though, post pictures damn it! WTF is wrong with you?!
That's the actual pic.

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Hmmmm, the VW 2.0t puts out 200/200 (about) and can be brought to 240/240 for $700 - Had it done to my GTI and my Passat - Not sure if Audi did something to accommodate the AWD with the extra FPT

Great car amigo and that motor has SOOOOOOO much potential - Hands down, Audi has one of the nicest interiors on the market today

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Now you guys have me interested in tuning the motor.

Would like to see what it can do.

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Now you guys have me interested in tuning the motor.

Would like to see what it can do.
If you are serious about it, my guys at Autobarn Mt Prospect did my A4, my GTI and my Passat - It is an ECU Remap - You pay for the DL and tune - $700

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I didn't think Audi and reliability belonged in the same sentence. Looks great though.


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They've completely revamped the company in the past 5 years with a $9 billion infusion in product development.

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Now you guys have me interested in tuning the motor.

Would like to see what it can do.
I had Dubwerks flash mine with GIAC software. It was about $500, but that was 5 years ago. They did a great job, but for reasons outside of that, I'll never bring my car there again. Mobile One Inc. in Glenview gets all my business now. If the Mt. Prospect dealer will do it for $700, that's reasonable.

Most bang for your buck mod and doesn't really effect driveability in any way aside from making your car faster.

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I had Dubwerks flash mine with GIAC software. It was about $500, but that was 5 years ago. They did a great job, but for reasons outside of that, I'll never bring my car there again. Mobile One Inc. in Glenview gets all my business now. If the Mt. Prospect dealer will do it for $700, that's reasonable.

Most bang for your buck mod and doesn't really effect driveability in any way aside from making your car faster.
Thanks. Will talk to those guys.

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nice ride! I love my 98 A4. On an Audi forum I just ran a group buy for a chip half off MSRP that would bump your car from 200hp/280tq to 249hp/360tq for under $200.

My car is getting a nice bump from this chip, from 150/150 to 214/250
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They're great cars , but remove reliability from that list . Own it under warranty and you're fine . Congrats either way.

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no way! mine is 14 years old and is still a solid ride! and I know PLENTY of other people with older Audis that work great still
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no way! mine is 14 years old and is still a solid ride! and I know PLENTY of other people with older Audis that work great still
I've owned more Audi's that you have owned cars , trust me , they have their moments . The older ones are a little more reliable because they lack technology .

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You've owned more than 11 Audis? dang! but seriously, this Audi is my 10th car, plus 3 bikes, I've owned 13 vehicles in the 10 years I've had my license
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No way I can count how many cars or bikes I've owned personally .I remember my first car and my last car .Too many in between .I only know that I have owned one boat and one wife.

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