In Reply to: Re: Make Me Feel Better About My 323i on Order posted by Ben N. on April 13, 1999 at 11:24:55:
: : After carefully shopping for a Passat optioned out the way I wanted it: six cylinder engine, leather, with an automatic (including the worthless tiptronic feature) I discovered it would be about the same price as a 323i in its standard configuration, so on a hunch I went over to the BMW dealer and test drove the 323i--- and loved it. I assume that the Beamer is just a better car than the VW, so I ordered it. Am I right? I really am not into status shopping so that wasn't an issue for me; in fact I've always been a reverse snob so I'm totally freaked out that I did this. somebody please justify this for me!
: Ok i was looking at the Audi A4 2.8 and didn't know how much a 323i cost at the time. All I was looking at was the A4 untill I test drove the 323i Man I'll tell you. You will not look at another car after driving the BMW 323i. Happy owner of a steel blue 323i.
Really? The A4 was next on my mind to eliminate as competition. Exactly what was the difference in your opinion? Did you drive the Quattro version?