2011/2012 BMW 328xi SULEV or 2011/2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 10-05-2014
Registered Users
rocketace2012's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Vehicle: '11 535ix-Drive
Posts: 178
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 45
Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
(Thread Starter)
2011/2012 BMW 328xi SULEV or 2011/2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium

My daughter's 2002 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro is long in the tooth at 12 years and 135,000 miles. Recently, the front passenger window won't roll up - $850 bill for a window motor regulator. The kids have beat up this car over the years - body dents, ripped off glove box, bumps and bruises all over... and now I hear the engine sounding like it needs some work (scared to even imagine the cost of fixing the turbo motor), I am thinking its about time to replace.

My budget is $20K OTD.... and want an entry lux sedan with AWD due to conditions here in the Boston area (winter is coming), and I need to feel she will be safer in an AWD than any FWD or RWD cars I could buy in same price range.

I have been researching the 2011 328i X-drive and the 2011 Audi A4 2.0T and for the life of me, I just can't decide. Have driven both and still undecided... The Audi drove just a tad better (IMO) but I am not sold on the style and hear there is oil issue to worry about as it accumulates miles... With BMW, its ride was not as dynamic as its older model years, but the i6 motor is fantastic. I give the BMW a slight edge on interior layout and overall style, but the Audi has better MPG...

Please offer your thoughts and suggestions. What am I missing? And if you have the same budget, which of these two would you buy? Or should I explore outside these two? And what alternatives would that be?

Thanks all...
rocketace2012 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 Old 10-05-2014
Premium Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,549
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 529 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,120
Thanked 1,418 Times in 956 Posts
Hate to say it look at a low Mileage Volvo.
Berliner Heckflosse is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic


Quick Reply
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hate to say it but Audi really gives Bmw and Mb a run Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 14 04-03-2015 07:24 PM
BMW Will "Un-Certify" Your CPO Car If You Don't Purchase From BMW jbanks15 Off Topic 6 07-11-2014 01:17 PM
Alfa Romeo Looks for Love in the U.S. Fiat Chrysler to Challenge Audi, BMW With Relaunched Car Line Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 6 05-10-2014 03:56 AM
Brand Strategy Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 05-06-2014 02:45 AM
BMW M6 owner goes Hulk over defects, smashes own car jbanks15 Off Topic 2 09-16-2013 11:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.