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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?

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