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Old 24th January 2008, 11:40   #16
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...& honestly I do not think I need so much power...

Are you kidding?! Of course you need the power! You can't have too much power unless you're talking of over 350-400 bhp!
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Old 24th January 2008, 11:58   #17
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I would choose the Audi A4 over the BMW 320d. Not that I have driven either or even sat in any but IMO the Audi has more appeal than the BMW for sure.
i have the same car in germany with me . Will vouch for it .
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so lets say u want a 08 model do u have to wait 3 months for the import or are they made here, dont think they are but just asking
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The Skoda RS has a 1.8T Audi engine which in India is detuned to put out 150BHP (outside India 180BHP). If the Audi A4 has that engine, its an utter dream to drive - good low down torque - you can stick it in 5th gear and trundle along at 1200/1300 RPM in traffic or boot it and it will pin you back in your seat at 2000 rpm when the turbo kicks in.
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The few Audi A4 sedans I've seen so far were all the 2.0 TDi which I assume is the same block as the Passat.
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Old 24th January 2008, 17:44   #21
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UPDATE

Bombay offering the A4 Diesel With S-line trim @ 25L Ex-showroom. Approx Discount 4.65L
Petrol A4 1.8T @ 24.5L

Delhi Offering 4L discount with the S-line trim on either petrol or Diesel

I am told Diesel is a better buy but I think if I get a better deal on the Petrol then so be it. Is anyone aware of the maintainence aspects of the two options ??

The only problem getting from Bombay is Driving it down as container truck will cost a lot & chance of damage.

Let's see how it turn out.

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take the diesel with the sline trim. it looks good plus you have a couple of features over the standard. the diesel is slightly slower than the 320d.
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The only problem getting from Bombay is Driving it down as container truck will cost a lot & chance of damage.
No problem, I'm already experienced in the Delhi-Mumbai sector (Evil Twin drive!) so if you need help, feel free to ask
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I'd go for the Diesel, the price difference will get covered with your fuel bill savings in a year or two. And the diesel will be peepier to drive too.
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...The only problem getting from Bombay is Driving it down as container truck will cost a lot & chance of damage...
Just make sure you don't drive at a fixed engine speed for long stretches. It's the worst thing you can do to a new engine. As long as you keep varying engine speed, you'll be fine, and a BIG PLUS...by the time you reach Delhi, your car will be more or less run-in!
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The new C220 looks competent too. But I wouldn't recommend you touch a Mercedes for atleast 2 - 3 years after launch. Not unless you want to be a guinea pig in solving their electronic glitches.
wow...and to think people thought only TATA does this
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Ricky, what you are being offered is the A4 which has been now discontinued. Its a really lacklustre sedan, which simply cant match the BMW for equipment level, handling or even after-sales. Plus, the resale will be far far lower. Also, it is a front wheel drive that really can't handle anywhere as well as its competitors. Do you really want to buy a car that is going to be replaced by the all new gen very soon?

Go for the 320D. It completely annihilates the 320i, and is a pretty spirited diesel. IMHO, its a lot better overall car for India than the 325.
I second that. Totally!
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my vote bmw all the way. much more snob value and everything. though i would like a 08 version just because im picky. i dont care about the price since i would already be paying a lot of money anyways,
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my vote bmw all the way. much more snob value and everything. though i would like a 08 version just because im picky. i dont care about the price since i would already be paying a lot of money anyways,
I'd go with the beemer too.Its got more for the money. And if its the '08,all the more.
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A4 dosent look appealing especially after looking at the new A4.
I think the price difference between a new 2007 320d and 2007 A4d would be close to 4-5 lakhs max, but the Bimmer is well worth it.
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