Posted by Ali B on February 16, 1999 at 19:47:00:
In Reply to: Re: Flaws in your reasoning ... posted by Kamal on February 16, 1999 at 18:30:17:
While the BMW warranty covers an extra year, both cars are covered for 50,000 miles. The 50,000 mile Audi Advantage program is superior to BMW's 36,000 mile free scheduled maintenance. I would call the whole warranty issue a wash. I did mention that the 323i has some extra features the A4 is missing. However, I thought the topic was price and you were contending that the 323i was cheaper than the 1.8TQ. If you are going to mention features, Quattro is a more significant safety and performance feature than all the other BMW features you mentioned put together. By the way, the A4 chips run from $200 to $500, not $600. Personally, I wouldn't think of comparing the 1.8TQ to the 323i, and I am not too crazy about chipping. The 323i is superior but you do have to pay more for it. That's all I am saying. Cheers!