In Reply to: According to my brother, 323i vs. A4 test on C&D.. posted by Alex on March 02, 1999 at 20:01:10:
The point of the test is to compare cars $25K or less. If that all they could get in a BMW 323 is the model with 15" wheels and without the sport package, then that's what they test. It's not a test about which car is better with the same options. SO, yes it is fair, because that's what the test is all about!!!
As for the interiors, someone who wants gadgets may prefer the A4, while someone who wants a more sporting interior will prefer the 323. Some people prefer the rear-wheel drive handling of the 323. Others prefer the handling and control of the quattro.
The 323 and the A4 are both excellent cars. There are those that prefer the BMW and those that prefer Audi. Nobody is WRONG for choosing one way or the other.
Some of you sound like kids on a playground.
BTW, I do not own a BMW or an Audi