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Audi A6 9 14.75%
BMW 5-Series 43 70.49%
Mercedes E-class 9 14.75%
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Old 5th June 2005, 02:37   #31
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A beemer anyday coz IMO it smbolizes youth . May be a merc when i reach around 40 or so but as for now its beemer .

p.s I think my name tells it all . lol .

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Old 5th June 2005, 05:20   #32
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its the 3 pointed star for me......awssome looks,excellent ride and a decent a.s.s
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Old 5th June 2005, 05:44   #33
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Voted for Beemer.

Merc is a total no-no. I would only prefer it if they give me a towing van with a driver assist following me wherever I go.

I have never liked the Audi as much as a Beemer. The M5 rocks!!!
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Old 5th June 2005, 12:03   #34
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Originally Posted by EVO6
Something to think about ...
Wud you really blow 40L on a car whose back end is weak and not well established as BENZ ....
Think about it !!!!!!
If that was the case , we would not see so many Cayenne, etc on road though the nos are still very limited , but the trend is soon to change. .Forget them even the Land Cruiser , prados and pajeros would not be seen , and yes , NEither Toyota not Mitsubishi provide any kind of assistance for servicing or getting spares for these cars.

Mercedes is more of a status symbol , rather than a good car.
Not only GTO , most Merc owners crib abt them for correct reasons.

If sales figures are compared , BMW sales dont even account for 10 % of Mercedes sales.

IMO , its all about how much are u willing to compromise and how much risk are u willing to take.
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Old 6th June 2005, 14:37   #35
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I would go for the BMW out of this (dreaming here since I prolly cant even afford its mirror!)

Audi is nice no doubts and Merc is legendary but there is something special about a beemer.
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Old 7th June 2005, 03:25   #36
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Never like the Mercs,and never will.
Audi's are nice to look at,but personally would never like to own one.
Love the new-age Beamer's.I like the Bangled look.Its grown on me and i dont detest it anymore.As of now they ROCK!!

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Old 7th June 2005, 10:27   #37
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Yeah the the 5 series just rocks especially the 535d and the M5. A6 is also good unless they get the quattro version here.
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Old 8th June 2005, 00:05   #38
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well the 5 is awesome... but im biased towards the E cause i used to own a 270 cdi and a 240.... i have driven the A6 as well... i would have to say tough choice cause i really like all 3 and all 3 are brilliant machines... anyone thought of comparing the S class, 7 Series, and A8 4.2??? i love the A8.. its one of the best cars ive driven!!
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Old 8th June 2005, 01:09   #39
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its got to be the BMW !! its got class of its own.

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its got to be the BMW !! its got class of its own.

i dont think it will do too well one because of the pricing which is too high and the other because AUDI is not a very well known brand and as you know in INDIA evryman knows a merc but comparitively if you even consider the BMW it is not widely accepted so AUDI definately has very little chance unless they comeout with some other model which can competet with maybe Skoda and Accord.
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Old 9th June 2005, 14:54   #41
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MERCEDES. I dunno, mayb it is a sentimental attachment. I look at BMW as an alternative statement and find the Audi a bit too flashy.
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Old 9th June 2005, 18:16   #42
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5 series without competition. Just watched the Fifth gear review of the M5 and now i love it even more than i did before. Mercs are boring looking. Would have chosen Audi if BMW was not present on the poll. I can't understand why most people hate the looks of the bangled Beemers. I think they look great. But then again most people hate the backside of the Baleno where as i think its fine.
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