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Cheat71
06-24-2006, 02:50 PM
Lookin to get the moms a new car. Her Fx35 is alright on gas mileage but she doesn't utilize the space of it. My dad likes the is250 awd but I think the A4 quattro is sick.
http://i18.ebayimg.com/05/a/07/65/9c/2d_4.JPG
http://images.webmakerx.net/Photo/2006/Audi/A4/WAUDF78E26A128376_1.jpg
Is250 Pros
Sexy Looks
Guaranteed to be reliable
More interior controls
Softer leather
Is250 Cons
No turbo / Lacks Torque
Won't outhandle the audi
A4 Pros
Turbo
Cheaper than Is250
Great Handling
A4 Cons
Ugly 16 Spoke Rims
Interior is really plain, less "creature comforts"

timmyshoota
06-24-2006, 02:59 PM
IS350. Forget the 250. My dad has the new Avalon with the 3.5L 270hp motor. Its a beast, and I'd love to see it in a lighter car with RWD. Turbo + Audi doesn't mix well, I know NUMEROUS people who have had to replace the turbos on their A4s. These are stock motors and aren't beat on.

claustrophobia9
06-24-2006, 03:17 PM
lexus

Cheat71
06-24-2006, 03:42 PM
IS350. Forget the 250. My dad has the new Avalon with the 3.5L 270hp motor. Its a beast, and I'd love to see it in a lighter car with RWD. Turbo + Audi doesn't mix well, I know NUMEROUS people who have had to replace the turbos on their A4s. These are stock motors and aren't beat on.
Gotta be the 250awd, chicago winters get pretty slippery. As for the turbos in audi's go, it will all be warrantied and the one we looked at was a certified used demo with 5k. (100k mile warranty)

The Pink Panther
06-24-2006, 03:43 PM
lexusssss

marvin-martian
06-24-2006, 06:33 PM
i dont know enough about lexus', but i dont like audis at all.

claustrophobia9
06-24-2006, 07:41 PM
you know, my mom just got a dodge (dodgy as i call it) charger, i think if this isnt like a manditory choice between the two you might talk her into a manly car. my mom only got the low end one through the company, but i love how it handles, and just the feel compared to my uncles lexus. overall id put it on that or a nissan... i love nissans with a passion if you can get a maxima, altima or ever an infinity g35 (its the same company in japan, the g35 is a skyline) i think those are some of the best feeling cars for that price. if you are allowed out of those 2 choices make sure you steer away from pontiac... for some reason all of the moms like the grand prix and i have to say from a passenger stand point i dont mind it, with its cool HUD (yep HUD) and other stuff, but its just a ****y feel...

btw, when we went car shopping i got to test a few cars my mom was allowed to get (not to the knowlege of the dealer, on their semi closed area) and all of those cars are pretty nice. we didnt get behind any lexuses that day but like i said my uncle has the IS#(i forget the number, its not important to me) and i drove that. Let us know if those are the absolute limited choices or what.

Cheat71
06-25-2006, 02:35 PM
Dude, she drives an Fx35 now. Its basically a g35 in SUV form. The gas mileage is pretty bad since she only does city driving and that 3.5 v6 is too small for the weight of it. My dad said he'd like something that gets better gas mileage but has to be awd. The reason I like the audi is that my godfather has an A8 and it just handles so well for the size and is hella smooth. Driving a 325i for two months, I'd like a german car back in the driveway. There a b**** to work on but its a great feeling driving one.

bungeye
06-25-2006, 08:00 PM
ive got the a4 cabrolet, it is really nice to drive, but it does lack a few controls inside. a plus is the refrigerator glvebox, it comes in handy. i dont no how it is similar to the a4 but i love the cabrolet.

claustrophobia9
06-26-2006, 05:00 AM
Dude, she drives an Fx35 now. Its basically a g35 in SUV form. The gas mileage is pretty bad since she only does city driving and that 3.5 v6 is too small for the weight of it. My dad said he'd like something that gets better gas mileage but has to be awd. The reason I like the audi is that my godfather has an A8 and it just handles so well for the size and is hella smooth. Driving a 325i for two months, I'd like a german car back in the driveway. There a b**** to work on but its a great feeling driving one.

like i said, i really love my moms charger, the thing has a really tight turning radius, even the low end model purs (the high end that we drove was crazy) and some of the features you can get for the price of a lexus make it worth it. i dont think its awd but i also dont think itll have much problems. the windshield is a little funny and takes some getting used to but i think its just a great car and thats worth it. but between the two i still stand by the lexus.

03TiburonGT
06-26-2006, 06:17 AM
Normally I would say go with the Audi, but that Lexus just looks so nice! If the Lexus doesn't have enough power...add some!! Haha, I doubt your mom will let you mod her car, i've been trying to mod my moms mazda6 since she got it. But straight up, I'd go with the Lexus