Originally Posted by Thebigbus
I guess what some are saying is that to many, the "quality" of build between the R8 and M3 is not that different. At least, not on a scale comparable to a Ford Mustang vs the M3. And I can see where they are coming from.
I myself love the R8's, but have never driven one. The price to be paid is all based on exclusivity plus looks, quality, tech, etc. Value is subjective. I don't think the base price of a V8 R8 is terribly unreasonable.
But I can also see where the OP is coming from...I don't think the quality of the M3 is THAT far off from the Audi, so the M3 is quite a bargain and an amazing total package...which is something we already all know
I don't think Audi interior is light years ahead of BMW as many people here seem to think either, but the R8 interior is pretty plush. Lots of carbon fiber accents, stunning gauge cluster and if you opt for the manual, a nice gated shifter. When I drove it, the interior definitely felt like a nice step above my car which has extended leather.