Posted by Anton on February 18, 1999 at 23:16:55:
In Reply to: Re: Audi the wannabe (another idiot posting here) posted by Al on February 18, 1999 at 22:13:30:
When the E36 was 7 years old, the then newly-designed Audi A4 defeated the unbeaten E36 by only one point according to C&D. In addition, the E36 M3 is still undefeated 'til this day and will probably retire with a perfect record. The design of the current M3 is much older than the current A4.
Besides the current A4 2.8Q is hardly the A4 of four years ago. There have been at least 3 major revisions to the A4 since that time. Can you honestly tell me the 2.8 V6 of 1996 is the same engine available from Audi in 1999?
The inline 6 in the BMW today is essentially the same as the one in 1991. The drivetrain for the E46/E36 has changed very little since 1991, because BMW had perfected the design and no major improvements were needed. The major changes in E46 are in safety, features and interior quality. The E46 is a much safer car than the A4 is now. Lastly, Audi is a one hit wonder just like the MC Hammer. See my post about that.
: My friend.... you don't have a clue, do you?
: Both cars are great, here in the USA, BMW have better brand recognition than Audi, that explains the 4K or 5K that you pay extra for the BMW here. Please feel free to check Auto magazines from England, Italy, Spain etc... you will see that in most cases an equally equiped BMW is just a little bit cheaper than an A4 2.8Q. No one in Europe is calling BMW drivers Wannabes.
: One more thing ... if you check the February Road & Track you will see that the new E46 328 just beat a 4 year old design A4 2.8Q by less than a third of a second at the track (1:00.58 for 328 1:00.86 for A4). That does not look to me like comparing K-mart to Polo.... like I said, get a clue.
: Again, probably you never drove an A4 and for the way that you express yourself probably you don't own a BMW.
: Sorry for my english.
: : I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY AGREES WITH ME, BUT WHEN I THINK OF AUDI I THINK OF A WANNABE CAR. AUDI IS SUCH A WANNABE BMW AND THOSE WHO TRY TO ARGUE AND SAY THAT IT IS AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN A BMW ARE JUST FOOLS WHO BASICALLY KNOW ABSOLUTELY KNOTHING. I KNOW AUDI IS NOT A PIECE OF SHIT BUT WHEN YOU COMPARE AUDI VS. BMW IT IS LIKE COMPARING K-MART TO POLO (BEING THAT POLO IS OUT OF K-MART'S LEAGUE SIMILARLY TO BMW BEING OUT OF AUDI'S LEAGUE). THIS BASIC THEORY OF MINE FOLLOWS SUIT WITH AL MODELS. 328 IS SO FAR OUT OF THE 2.8 QUATTRO'S LEAGUE EVEN LEAVING ROOM FOR THE 323 TO OUTDO THE QUATTRO. A6 IS A PIECE OF SHIT ALTOGETHER, BUT THE A8 IS NOT BAD. STILL NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE 740 OR 750 WHICH EASILY BLASTS IT AWAY. I KNOW SOME WILL AGREE BUT IF YOU DON'T BRING IT ON AND CAHLLENGE ME! I DARE U!!!!!!!!1