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Old 01-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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2010 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro 6-speed

2010 audi a4 2.0T quattro, 6-speed manual, ibis white/black leather. Options:

- premium plus trim (ipod, bluetooth, multi-function trip computer, heated front seats, LED lights, xenon headlights, auto wipers/headlights, fully auto climate control 3-zone, garage door opener),

- sports package (18" 10-spoke wheels with 245/40-18 tires, bolstered seats with thigh support, lower/firmer suspension, 3-spoke perforated leather steering wheel, perforated leather shift knob),

- bang & olufsen audio,

- exhaust tips.

MSRP was a hair under $40xxx if I remember correctly. It has all important options but NAV. It does have a great satellite radio/ipod interface.

No modifications but a bit of programming: steering set to 'dynamic' permanently, LED's stay on when signaling.

37400 miles, over maintained with oil changed every 5k on the dot, factory warranty expires 10/15/2013. Has one free audicare service remaining: 45k. Has transferable wheel & tire warranty. Long term real MPG average: 27 or higher. No oil usage.

No paint or bodywork on metal ever. No major warranty items ever.

$25500

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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Can you turn it into an S4 wagon for me?

Good luck with the sale. If I think of anyone I'll let you know.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:54 AM   #3
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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Color me a tad biased at this point, but based on the cars you list as possible replacements, you really ought to go test drive a Golf R while there are still copies available. You might be surprised.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
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Color me a tad biased at this point, but based on the cars you list as possible replacements, you really ought to go test drive a Golf R while there are still copies available. You might be surprised.
Equ has posted his impressions of the R before; in rough summary, he liked it but didn't love it, in part because it felt too coarse.

I do agree with TD that it's worth putting on the list for further review, if only because a single test drive can sometimes leave an erroneous impression.

That said, if I were in equ's shoes I might well buy one of the last E92s, in 335is guise.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #6
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True, the golf R is the 'mudgeon voiture du jour. I wonder if the brand new car I test drove was a bit off or somehow the saleslady was not too comfortable or what the deal was... In any case, the test drive did not work. I should give it another shot. If we kept 3 cars, we'd certainly have one AWD. But with two cars total and really one for myself, I'll likely go RWD.

Is there a real difference between the 335is and the 335i? I'm not a fan of 19" wheels with rubber band tires. Nor of high prices.

After yesterday's successful 335i test drive, I was thinking of going with a low mileage '10 to bag a n54. That engine felt slightly more thrilling to me than my (distant) memory of the n55. Mileage (+1mpg?) and reliability (if any difference) be damned.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
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True, the golf R is the 'mudgeon voiture du jour. I wonder if the brand new car I test drove was a bit off or somehow the saleslady was not too comfortable or what the deal was... In any case, the test drive did not work. I should give it another shot. If we kept 3 cars, we'd certainly have one AWD. But with two cars total and really one for myself, I'll likely go RWD.

Is there a real difference between the 335is and the 335i? I'm not a fan of 19" wheels with rubber band tires. Nor of high prices.

After yesterday's successful 335i test drive, I was thinking of going with a low mileage '10 to bag a n54. That engine felt slightly more thrilling to me than my (distant) memory of the n55. Mileage (+1mpg?) and reliability (if any difference) be damned.
I've been batting the idea of selling my M5 around for the last couple of weeks and had settled on an n54 335 M-sport as a replacement. I even found the perfect example at a really good price here: http://www.competitionbmw.com/certif...135341522a.htm
Today I got my M5 back from an oil change and my mechanic convinced me to hold onto it for at least another year... hopefully that is good advice. Maybe the link will fit what you're after instead.
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I actually made my a4 post after driving a coupe yesterday and seeing the one you posted! That is a dream set up at a very good price. Guess what, it's sold and they're still keeping the ad up... I was also told that I was about the 40th person to call.
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True, the golf R is the 'mudgeon voiture du jour. I wonder if the brand new car I test drove was a bit off or somehow the saleslady was not too comfortable or what the deal was... In any case, the test drive did not work. I should give it another shot. If we kept 3 cars, we'd certainly have one AWD. But with two cars total and really one for myself, I'll likely go RWD.

Is there a real difference between the 335is and the 335i? I'm not a fan of 19" wheels with rubber band tires. Nor of high prices.

After yesterday's successful 335i test drive, I was thinking of going with a low mileage '10 to bag a n54. That engine felt slightly more thrilling to me than my (distant) memory of the n55. Mileage (+1mpg?) and reliability (if any difference) be damned.
Not much of a difference. Probably not worth the price. I'd be tempted to spec the car from new so that I could get it just as I wanted, and I'd be tempted to lease assuming that the programs are still decent, and if I went that route I'd want the 335is just for the engine. But a '10 sedan is probably more fiscally responsible.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #10
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I actually made my a4 post after driving a coupe yesterday and seeing the one you posted! That is a dream set up at a very good price. Guess what, it's sold and they're still keeping the ad up... I was also told that I was about the 40th person to call.
I contacted them on Monday morning via the web and hadn't heard back yet. Hearing that its sold makes my decision to hold the M5 that much easier to stomach. Thanks.
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