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      12-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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I'm so stupid argggghhhhh!

I wanted to keep miles off my M and have something for the winter so I was feverishly searching for a a4, 330/325xi or subie. Well I found a nice little A4 and scooped it for what I thought was an excellent deal 800 or so under KBB. It was as smooth as car sales go. Until... I just realized I had purchased a regular 2WD, non AWD a4. I was hasty in my reasearch and didn't even realize this existed.

F-M-L

I'm so pissed with myself. The deal was just fair as far as kbb value goes.
The winters aren't harsh here in NJ and I think the FWD will do fine. This will suffice for my commute and save the M at least. But still, this just shit on my new purchase excitement... Thought i'd share/vent my frustration. DAMNIT
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      12-03-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Well, look at it this way: the glass is not half empty is actually half full.
The M enjoys a good warm cozy garage, and you have a beater for winter. Most people drive FWD in the winter and wish for an A4; with the right tires you are set. And is still an A4 not something else.

Enjoy and be happy ma man in good health, that is what matter!

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      12-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
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Oops.

Snow tires will be your friend for the A4.
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      12-04-2012, 12:08 AM   #4
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hmmm...EMG Auto sales?
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      12-04-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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Well at least you're brave enough to admit to this mistake. I never cease to be amazed though at the lack of investigating one would do before dropping significant amounts of coin.
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      12-04-2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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Funny, but yeah FWD should be fine. E92 M3 + beater = good life.
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      12-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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It's not a big deal mate. Look at it like this: less crap to break! Just get some proper winter tires and you're SET.
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      12-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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Love how your sig says "anything worth doing is worth overdoing"

Clearly *anything* does not include buying a new car.
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      12-04-2012, 09:37 PM   #9
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FWD does good in rain or snow. I've never had any problem driving my jetta in the rain.
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      12-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #10
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I have mint 16" Blizzak snow tires mounted on steelies if you are interested.
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      12-04-2012, 11:09 PM   #11
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I am coming to terms with the mistake. Actually, I really like the car. Very smooth and comfy ride for my commute and the auto trans is excellent in the clusterfuck of traffic I sit in each day. After owning the M3 as my only car for nearly a year this a really relaxing drive. What's really funny is I see the odometer ticking up and up and it just puts a smile on my face! I feel like I am going for a high score. Every mile of bumper to bumper in the A4 is an M3 mile saved for twisty back roads on a nice day.

My friends are having a good laugh about this too. I should have stuck to BMW because I know damn well what xi means haha

I have one gripe with the A4 at this point. Why the hell does a luxury car from two thousand freaking five have a tape player and no aux in?
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      12-05-2012, 12:36 AM   #12
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FWD CVT a4 have trans problems.I've owned more than a few different Audi's and I would never buy a CVT FWD a4 again.If you got the cvt in your car I suggest you keep it a short time or sell it now.
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      12-06-2012, 11:18 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Crypty
I am coming to terms with the mistake. Actually, I really like the car. Very smooth and comfy ride for my commute and the auto trans is excellent in the clusterfuck of traffic I sit in each day. After owning the M3 as my only car for nearly a year this a really relaxing drive. What's really funny is I see the odometer ticking up and up and it just puts a smile on my face! I feel like I am going for a high score. Every mile of bumper to bumper in the A4 is an M3 mile saved for twisty back roads on a nice day.

My friends are having a good laugh about this too. I should have stuck to BMW because I know damn well what xi means haha

I have one gripe with the A4 at this point. Why the hell does a luxury car from two thousand freaking five have a tape player and no aux in?
I have an 08 VW Touareg, a 60k SUV and it has no aux in or Bluetooth. Mine came with no nav. The VW Group was a bit behind on tech for awhile I think.
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