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      04-19-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Used $58k fully loaded RS4 or $65K fully loaded e90 M3:

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      04-20-2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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My vote: M3


But, damn the RS4 interior is amazing
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      04-20-2008, 12:32 AM   #3
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RS4 if you want to be original. You never see these on the road.
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      04-20-2008, 12:52 AM   #4
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RS4 if you want to be original. You never see these on the road.
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RS4 is rare.... i bet in a year or two there'd be tons of S4s, S5s and M3s running around but not RS4s...
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      04-20-2008, 12:59 AM   #5
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      04-20-2008, 03:49 AM   #6
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RS4 is nice, but its better to have the original
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      04-20-2008, 04:03 AM   #7
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damn that rs4 is so hot. i'd get the rs4. not an e90 fan though.
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      04-20-2008, 05:30 AM   #8
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RS4 is nice, but its better to have the original
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      04-20-2008, 07:34 AM   #9
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Wow, that RS4 is a stunner though! I love the red Audi uses. I would take an M3 in that color in a heartbeat if it were offered. Tough choice...
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      04-20-2008, 10:24 AM   #10
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nothing wrong with a RS4 but this is the 3rd one I have seen with ~5K miles on that's selling for ~$60K, makes me wonder why so many people are un-loading them so soon.

If the FIRST OWNERS were like us waiting for the M3 and can't see me dropping it so soon unless there was a problem. I know gas price has shot up but don't really know if that would be an issue for people who can afford a $70K car in the first place.

IMO the old-design A4 body is looking quite dated, like a 6+ year old design while the 3-series looks more modern. I don't know what the 3-series will look like in 5 years when it's out of date but today the exterior of the RS4 does not match the M3 (IMO).

The interior of the RS4 is great tho and well worth the cost especially with the pre-owned discount. But if driving feel and performance is the main reason, the M3 is the car to buy and the price is worth it (IMO).
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      04-20-2008, 11:20 AM   #11
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get the M3 - the RS4 is an old design and about to be replaced.
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      04-20-2008, 11:26 AM   #12
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if you could get a cpo'd one for $60k that would be a tough decision... actually just did a search and you can.
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nothing wrong with a RS4 but this is the 3rd one I have seen with ~5K miles on that's selling for ~$60K, makes me wonder why so many people are un-loading them so soon.

If the FIRST OWNERS were like us waiting for the M3 and can't see me dropping it so soon unless there was a problem. I know gas price has shot up but don't really know if that would be an issue for people who can afford a $70K car in the first place.

IMO the old-design A4 body is looking quite dated, like a 6+ year old design while the 3-series looks more modern. I don't know what the 3-series will look like in 5 years when it's out of date but today the exterior of the RS4 does not match the M3 (IMO).

The interior of the RS4 is great tho and well worth the cost especially with the pre-owned discount. But if driving feel and performance is the main reason, the M3 is the car to buy and the price is worth it (IMO).
thinking about it you are 100% right. i thought I was going to keep my e46 until I parked it next to an 08. really makes the car look old. with the new a4 body style coming out i would think i would have the same feeling.
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      04-20-2008, 11:38 AM   #14
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get the M3 - the RS4 is an old design and about to be replaced.
i dont think it will be replaced anytime soon. audi usually only does one RS model at a time.
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      04-20-2008, 12:00 PM   #15
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for $65k fully loaded car, I'd consider new and go c63 AMG
... add that to short list, the caveat is worst gas mileage and service/maint isnt included

other than that I go M3 over a used RS4
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      04-20-2008, 12:16 PM   #16
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Old design that has already been replaced, in fact the RS4 production has been stopped for a while now. RS4 is a great car, I 've taken one through some twisties and let me tell you it is a corker! It has a few drawbacks, however, drinks oil, manual only and it has the dreaded Audi clutch which is very deep and engages at the very top of its travel. I went for the M3 since I drive in traffic often and dont want three pedals, I prefer the looks and I also believe it would beat it in all disciplines even if sometimes it would be very close.
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      04-20-2008, 03:21 PM   #17
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I'm an Audi guy (which begs the question as to why I'm on a BMW board hehe), but as much as I love the RS4, it is overpriced. At first, this was because of the weak dollar, but looking at the MSRPs for the M3 and IS-F quickly debunked that theory.

I'd wait for the new RS4, which is rumored to be going back to its bi-turbo origins like the original S4, but this time with the 4.2L V8 :-)~ Insiders say to expect at least 450 hp, adjustable suspension, and somewhat cheaper pricetag. Audi's S4 gets better with each revision, and I can't wait for this upcoming one.
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I'm an Audi guy (which begs the question as to why I'm on a BMW board hehe), but as much as I love the RS4, it is overpriced. At first, this was because of the weak dollar, but looking at the MSRPs for the M3 and IS-F quickly debunked that theory.

I'd wait for the new RS4, which is rumored to be going back to its bi-turbo origins like the original S4, but this time with the 4.2L V8 :-)~ Insiders say to expect at least 450 hp, adjustable suspension, and somewhat cheaper pricetag. Audi's S4 gets better with each revision, and I can't wait for this upcoming one.
i am waiting on the audi TT-S. but some are saying the msrp is going to be 66,000 which is a bunch of BS if you ask me. RS4 will always be a classic.
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i am waiting on the audi TT-S. but some are saying the msrp is going to be 66,000 which is a bunch of BS if you ask me. RS4 will always be a classic.

In the UK the TT-S will be 33K which compares to the RS4's price of 50K.

If you compare the US vs UK prices of the RS4.

$69K vs 50K

Logical maths would assume that the TT-S will cost $46K. That is a heck of a lot less than the $66K people are telling you.
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seems like the TT S will be a hot car- but it really competes with the MCoupe, Cayman S doesnt it? not the M3/RS4?
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      04-21-2008, 01:49 AM   #21
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I own an RS4 and have a M3 on order. The thrill is gone. Maybe its the AWD or the lack of any tech (I call the S button the Sound button, cuz thats the only thing that seems to change). Its just a very fast luxury sedan with a 6MT. For $73000 I want to be thrilled every time I start the engine, and I am not. I must admit the interior is much nicer and its much more stealthy almost to the point of being invisible. Its an all weather dirver that will never scare you. The M3 is just more fun to dive!
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[quote=rai;2522850]nothing wrong with a RS4 but this is the 3rd one I have seen with ~5K miles on that's selling for ~$60K, makes me wonder why so many people are un-loading them so soon.

here are some links for the new 3 series

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125872
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