Tight design, grin-inducing performance
By snaphappy on
2007 Audi A4 3.2 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (3.1L 6cyl 6A)
After test-driving the 3.2L, I could not settle for the 2.0T. While the 2.0T is peppy, the 3.2 is brute-force power, but with a terrific handling finesse. The exterior lines are sleek and not overdesigned like some competitors *cough*BMW*. The interior is likewise sleek without the BMW austerity or Lexus frou-frou. The engine just purrs, and no matter what your speed, the 3.2 has plenty of power in reserve. The GPS is top- notch, the Bose system is pure concert- hall sound, and the overall design is classic. Amazing how a 10-year-old Audi doesn't look nearly as dated as a younger Lexus, Merc or BMW. Most importantly, I took a broadside hit from a Dodge Ram and was fine. Audi - 1, Dodge - 0.
Bose audio system with Sirius, the 3D GPS Navigation is a must-have, quattro handling is unmatched in the rain or even dry pavement. Safety safety safety. I feel totally confident driving this car anywhere. Seats are so comfy, and I'm not what you'd consider to be a well-padded individual.
A minor thing, but two usable cupholders when the center armrest is down. Yes, Audi, we Yanks drink in the car. More robust paint job. It's beautiful, but bird droppings and the elements seem to affect it more than my Land Rover paint.