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|22nd August 2010, 23:54||#16|
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I have a feeling Audi's are still making bad car's. Hear a lot of problems with their transmissions,electrical's and engines even post 2006 models, in fact recently Q5 of 2009 had transmission problems.
Can anyone verify the unreliability of Audi's as i have never owned one but have heard few complaints from Customers.
|23rd August 2010, 04:04||#17|
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The Merc/Beemer debate tends to polarise the crowd. With the exception of the SLs, I've always been a BMW fan and still have a 5 & 8 series which are pure driver cars. We have a 750il at the office which as stated is to be driven in. The Mercs that I know were always chauffeur driven. In Europe many of the smaller Mercs are basically utilitarian cars, especially the cabbies. I feel that with the exception of the S6/A8/R8, Audi is a brand still looking for an identity!
|25th August 2010, 14:28||#18|
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@Mayavi You're right...I owned an E-class for most of that period. Although I am aware of the trouble they had during that time, you can't possible say that no other car has had that kind of trouble. All I'm saying is that they're back to their relatively higher standard of reliability, & I for one am glad about it.
|26th August 2010, 11:51||#19|
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My list of favourites has more Mercs (W126, W140, W124 etc.) than BMWs. In fact, the only BMW I have really loved till date has been the E39 M5.
Yet, I'll say this : The new 5 series completely owns the E-Class. As an overall package, it is decidedly superior. Timeless looks, way better to drive, stunning diesels and (within the Indian perspective of things) 5-year full maintenance packages. Sure, it doesn't have the pure steering of the E60, and the Mercedes still has an advantage in outright comfort..but for the owner who drives himself (even if only on weekends), the 5 series is supreme.
I wouldn't take this magazine comparison seriously. End of the day, its someone else's opinion and only you know whats best for yourself.
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|26th August 2010, 13:05||#21|
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The article is just the personal view of the reviewer and I think it would be biased on ones personal preferences.
If I ever wrote a review of these two mine would be definitely biased towards the BMW as I see the Merc's as just luxurious cars not so much a drivers car!
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