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      01-07-2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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My days as a 335i driver are numbered.

About 107 as I figure it to the end of my lease. I have decided not to get another 335i or BMW. First of all, I have enjoyed the 335i. Great car, fun to drive. Very good performance. Good gas mileage when performance is figured in. I like the styling of the Coupe. Sedan is not as appealing to me but nevertheless quite nice as well. Few service issue and free maintenance. BUT, I feel that I would be unhappy leasing another 335i, since it would be basically the same car. IF I got the M sport, it would be slightly different, but probably not enough to seem like a significant improvement or change from what I am currently driving. I also have never been happy with the exterior color choices and the M sport limits it even further. I have never been able to get comfortable in the Premium seats. With a new model expected for 2011, I would be unhappy not driving the latest model for 2 1/2 yrs, Don't want to go through the hassle of buying the car and then trading it in 6 months. So what am I getting you ask? I just ordered an 2010 S4 sedan. Would have really liked the S5 but won't have another Audi with the gas guzzling 4.2 V8. Ordered a Brilliant red 6MT with CF trim and black leather seats with the sport dif. Paying almost exactly what I am currently paying to lease my 335i. Only difference is it is a 42 month lease rather than a 36 month lease and I'm putting down a extra $1k at lease inception.

I will continue to enjoy the 335i for as long as I have left in my lease. I will have a set of staggered 19" Moven BRs Breyton Spirit wheels with General UHP tires to sell at a good price if anyone has interest. Rear tires still have decent tread since they are my second set of tires that I have put on the rears. Fronts are usable but not for long. BTW, I have enjoyed posting and becoming more informed about my car on this forum. Keep up the good work when I am gone.
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      01-07-2010, 12:14 AM   #2
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I hear you on being in a tough spot about the lease end and not wanting the last model year of the car. I will be in a similar position soon. The S4 is a great car, driven it a few times. My Dad has one on order.

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      01-07-2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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I refuse to read this until you resize your photo.
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      01-07-2010, 01:19 AM   #4
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Congrats on your decision. I am hearing good things about the new S4 and I'm sure the aftermarket support will soon be huge for its new engine.
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      01-07-2010, 09:10 AM   #5
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Ahh the new S4 is sweeeeet, have fun!
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      01-07-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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congrats on the new ride
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Nice choice in the S4 for performance and interior!!! IMHO the Audi exteriors don't look 1/2 as nice as BMWs...especially the sedans.
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      01-07-2010, 10:03 AM   #8
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You will love the AWD for your winters.
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      01-07-2010, 11:49 AM   #9
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The A4 is a great car. I just wish the car had a more pleasing exterior.
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      01-07-2010, 02:06 PM   #10
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Nice car, good luck.

I prefer to lease but not on the current numbers.
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      01-07-2010, 02:53 PM   #11
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I would never buy/lease the same car twice. Grats on the S4. I'll be checking it out once I'm bored with my car.
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Congrats. I'm looking at an S4 as well. I think Audi is going to win over a lot of BMW customers now that they've finally built a sedan that handles well.
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The S4 is a nice car - enjoy it.
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      01-09-2010, 01:49 AM   #14
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Congrats. I'm looking at an S4 as well. I think Audi is going to win over a lot of BMW customers now that they've finally built a sedan that handles well.

Audi has a LONG way to go.........
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Lots of ppl are making the up to the new s4. have fun with it
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