Originally Posted by LarThaL
Definitely true, but the RS4 can maintain a good amount of its performance capability in bad weather, be it rain or snow, while the M3 gets seriously hindered. If you live in an area where this is not an issue, the RS4 loses it advantages, but if weather is a factor, the RS4 comes out ahead as an only car.
I have to agree, If you can only have one car and you live in an area where you get winter, the RS4 would definitely come out ahead. Since The RS4 is no longer sold in North America, that puts the M3 back to the best car, if you can only own one.
The new RS4 or RS5 would be great cars to own too since they still have wonderful NA V8 engines, but, the fact that Audi is not selling the new RS4 in North America, and, since they are no longer putting manual transmissions in their RS cars (except for the TTRS) is a deal breaker for me.