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Old 10-11-2007, 01:50 PM
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did he mention something about trying to impress others with his purchase?

dayummmm...you beat me to it....if your car buying decision is based on how you are perceived when you pull up to your country club....you ARE a douche.
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+1. Unfortunately, there are many people out there that buy a luxury car for the brand only.

I know one such person. He's a terrible driver, has a snotty attitude, and likes BMW for the name. Whenever I get in his X5 or 325i, I put much faith in the passive safety devices present in the vehicle. Like side curtain airbags for instance, because he never checks for blind spots. On a ride to Tysons and back, he nearly changed lanes into someone else about 5 times, activated DSC going too fast around a corner, and the energy consumption meter was pinned to the far side of 8 mpg. They never wash their own cars. The stereo is turned up too loud.

(I keep this friend mostly because he makes me look benign by comparison )
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I think you missed my point, I'm not saying buy a car to impress people, I'm saying think about the situations you are going to be in to see which car is more appropriate. I get heat pulling up in the 4.8 due to the std. exhaust system, and for the record I am not a flashy person and I bought my cars for me.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:49 PM
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:47 AM
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As others have said, the two are completely different cars. I'm a huge fan of the 550. The RS4 seems small and less comfortable to me.

I also prefer the way the BMW drives. The Audi just doesn't feel as connected to the road.

Feel free to PM or email me any questions about the 550.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:43 PM
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never was a fan of audi i hv seen a lot of older model audi and the sound of them idling makes me think of them as a fiat
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:16 AM
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"boy-racer"????? We're talking about an RS4, not a Civic Si I guess since the RS4 is an M3 competitor, than the M3 must be a boy-racer bmw.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:30 PM
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why not go with a M5? its more refined than the RS4, but you still get the performance you want.
people are saying that the RS4 is a better comparison with the M3 but that only depends what you are looking for...
RS4=sport sedan.... and M3=coupe
i know that i wouldn't want to cram my clients or golf buddies in the back of the M3 lol
you have to account for the depreciation rate in an Audi is higher than a BMW
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:36 AM
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why not go with a M5? its more refined than the RS4, but you still get the performance you want.
people are saying that the RS4 is a better comparison with the M3 but that only depends what you are looking for...
RS4=sport sedan.... and M3=coupe
i know that i wouldn't want to cram my clients or golf buddies in the back of the M3 lol
you have to account for the depreciation rate in an Audi is higher than a BMW
M5 more refined??? I would seriously argue against that having owned one.. the depreciation is also simply not true...
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