posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 05:27 AM
Right now it's between a BMW 335 xi and Audi S4.
I want something quick with good power throughout the RPM range, AWD, 4 doors, nice interior, safety, understated flashiness which sounds like a
contradiction with decent MPG and reliability.
I'm paying cash and would like to keep it closer to $45k and under 20k miles. The S4 seems to hold value better. I almost bought a 2011 335xi coupe
with all options and 12k miles the other day for 38k.
I've always been a BMW guy, but the supercharged S4s give me a naughty tickle. I like the upgraded diff and the auto. No question the bimmer is
great, but from what I've heard the 'feel' has changed in the newer 3 series. I've driven my buddy's M3 a few times and obviously loved it, but I
want something a bit more sedated as I am already in a bit of trouble for my driving habits.
I live near Seattle so I suppose I don't need AWD but I have appreciated it on other vehicles and it's saved my glorious behind on occasion.
Any kraut drivers in ATS land?
Anyone here had both? I know a lot of guys end up with a 335 and S4 in the garage.