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      07-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by NHman View Post
Agreed. However add the core options most potential owners would opt for including Nav, Sport exhaust, 20" rims and Alu Optic the MSRP rises to $76,095. This would be near to the list price of an M3 coupe w/ DCT and most major packages.
Yes, you are definitely right. Also since the Rs5 is new here, dealer markups would be a bitch. LOL!

To be honest, Audi's are a piece of shit. I have a friend who works at an Audi dealership and he said that they receive almost 300+ calls a day because of the carbon build-up problem. The FSI engine is a big failure since it's direct-injected. Carbon build-up on the valves and head became a MAJOR problem. This causes a significant loss in performance and damage to the engine. A lot of Audi B7 RS4's are now experiencing that problem as we speak. Give it 3-5 years and this 2012 RS4 will have the same problem. Take note, it's not only the B7 RS4 that has the problem. Early R8's and other vehicles equipped with the FSI direct-injected engine are also affected like the VW GTI's. These guys with the carbon build-up are spending thousands of dollars just to get the engine cleaned to get it back to optimum running condition. The problem here is after 20,XXX miles, the carbon build-up comes back and they have to start the spending/cleaning process all over. I forgot to mention that it's not just Audi and VW that has this problem. The Lexus IS250 is also direct-injected and the carbon build-up is also a major headache for owners. I really don't know what these guys are smoking because despite having the carbon build-up problem, Audi STILL continues producing direct-injected engines. I have to admit Audi's are nice looking cars, but the carbon-build up problem really deters me from purchasing one. You'll not suffer today with expenses, but wait in the long run...

Here's some food for thought:


Lexus IS250:


Hellaflush? All I could say is "effyo'flush","flushnuff", and Instead of 'illest', I'm calling it "faillest". It's just form over function nowadays...