In Reply to: Armrest with a manual Trans posted by Alan F on November 26, 1999 at 20:35:35:
Well, I guess it does have the same "problem" for me. Then again, maybe I just have weird arm length proportions.
When in the down position, the armrest does kind of get in the way, sometimes when driving normally, but moreso when driving aggressively.
However, I have actually acclimated to the situation and is not so much of a nuisance anymore, only occasionally.
I have never driven an S4/A4, so I cannot comment about Audi's. I never really "seriously" considered the Audi's. Although I did test drive a TT which, in my humble opinion, was vastly inferior in every category. It was also too small for my needs. The only thing I would have gained from the TT is more attention, albeit from admirers as well as CRITICS. I even had mixed feelings about the exterior styling.
I guess the best thing to do is to try it out yourself. However, I have to warn you that when you test drive the BMW you will probably say, "Audi S,,, what was that again?"
Hope this helps. BTW I absolutely LOVE my car. I can't seem to get this silly grin off my face every time I drive it. I am very very happy with my decision.
Hope this helps. Good luck.