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Old 05-27-2020, 07:51 AM   #11
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Wife and I test drove the previous Q3 a year or two ago... I thought it was awful. I liked the Q5 (and my buddy had an SQ5 which was ridiculous) but the Q3 felt terrible handling-wise and felt too "cheap" for its marque to me. I hope they improved it, I couldn't see how anyone would buy the old Q3 over an X1 or X3.
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:11 AM   #12
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Also can I just point out in this thread how surprised AF was at the idea that I might spend $800 on a kids bike.
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:45 AM   #13
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Wife and I test drove the previous Q3 a year or two ago... I thought it was awful. I liked the Q5 (and my buddy had an SQ5 which was ridiculous) but the Q3 felt terrible handling-wise and felt too "cheap" for its marque to me. I hope they improved it, I couldn't see how anyone would buy the old Q3 over an X1 or X3.
Interesting. Thank you for the perspective. I'm not super motivated to test drive a bunch of cars during a pandemic. I would like the convenience of a dealer close by and I keep trying to like Audis. But in truth, I am still probably too much of a BMW loyalist. I just feel at home in them, even if they are speced improperly.

I found an X1 on the lot here that is speced almost exactly as I would, except it's missing the Harmon Kardon stereo. I don't think that would bother me in the short run, but I'm sure it would in the long run. The other truth is I am spoiled and want to specify exactly the car I want...

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Old 05-27-2020, 09:06 AM   #14
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Interesting. Thank you for the perspective. I'm not super motivated to test drive a bunch of cars during a pandemic. I would like the convenience of a dealer close by and I keep trying to like Audis. But in truth, I am still probably too much of a BMW loyalist. I just feel at home in them, even if they are speced improperly.

I found an X1 on the lot here that is speced almost exactly as I would, except it's missing the Harmon Kardon stereo. I don't think that would bother me in the short run, but I'm sure it would in the long run. The other truth is I am spoiled and want to specify exactly the car I want...




Why not this? More than you want to spend?

https://www.audiatlanta.com/new/Audi...cb5bc0bcfe.htm
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:15 AM   #15
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Why not this? More than you want to spend?

https://www.audiatlanta.com/new/Audi...cb5bc0bcfe.htm
It's definitely on the list. And, yes, more than I want to spend. I go back and forth between just get a manual Crosstrek (that I can give to my son for college in four years), or get a proper car that I can live with for the duration.

Then a used BMW wagon moves high on the list, because I'd like someone else to take the $10k depreciation. Possibly (likely) the new A4 Allroads on lots are soft on MSRP, and I should drive one again (I have not driven one in about 8 or 9 years).

And, yet, after having an X5 for so long, the X platform feels like more of a complement to my 2. I really want a well speced X3, but the way I build it inches towards $65k MSRP...And that's when I start thinking I could live with an X1.

So, I dither. And hope the 2018 BMW wagons start to come off lease in real numbers...then it's about finding the needle in the haystack of desirable options. There's a decent low-option 2017 wagon locally, but it doesn't have seat heaters. That seems a little punishing at this stage of life. (Yes, I'm spoiled.)
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Why not this? More than you want to spend?

https://www.audiatlanta.com/new/Audi...cb5bc0bcfe.htm
BTW, this dealer is about 2 miles from my house...
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:13 PM   #17
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Also can I just point out in this thread how surprised AF was at the idea that I might spend $800 on a kids bike.
I thought it was his first bicycle
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