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Earlier this year I replaced my 9000 Aero with a 2012 A4 quattro.
I have to say the A4 is an insanely nice car with the same "nice European feel" as the 9K. It runs and drives beautifully, and handles very well without a punishing ride. Being a sedan the one definite disadvantage it has compared to the Aero is cargo-carrying capability. You can't fit a snowblower in the back like you can in the 9000 hatch, although I will say for its size the A4 does have a very large trunk. And it's also available in a wagon version although they're hard to find used.
For me a huge factor is the ability to do DIY repairs. For most modern cars you're not going to be able to do much more than basic repairs without a computer to talk to the car's systems. If you're a DIY'er looking at a BMW or Mercedes, look into the cost of the computer you need to work on them... most have 5-digit prices and many require a $xxxx/year software subscription to keep working. If you have a VW or Audi you can buy a $200 interface (Google "VCDS") that will do everything you'd ever want. To me that's a huge factor.
->Posting last edited on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:11:47.
'90 Audi 80 quattro (modded to death), '12 Audi A4 quattro (stock for now)
Gone but not forgotten:
'72 99, '77 99 (became a turbo, twice)
'80 900T 5-door, '81 900T, '86 900S (became a turbo), '86 900 SPG
'86 9000, '97 9000 Aero
A bunch of Audis, '69 Firebird, '64 Toyota Corona (first car, cost $35 and worth every penny)
Be alert... America needs more lerts!
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- Finally replaced my Saab with a BMW 320i, Sam8, Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:31:34
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- Re: Replacement for my saab, 2002Viggen, Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:49:30
- Re: Replacement for my saab, Pete , Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:34:58
- Volvo S60/V60, EGD , Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:12:08
- Re: Replacement for my saab, BarryMabel , Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:57:20
- Another SAAB!, Paul from Palmyra, PA, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:17:331
- Re: Another SAAB! yes ! buy all the used ones now if you can !, neil dale , Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:55:311
- Problem is, Feq451, Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:29:49
- I like the tech package in my 1989 c900..., Snowmobile , Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:46:231
- Behind? behind who? didn't know it's a competition, GFW3pedals , Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:111
- I don't see a problem, JerseySaab , Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:08:45
- $29,990 Regal Sportback +7 cu ft on a 9000., Norm9-5, Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:41:33
- Didn't GM just sell Opel to Peugeot?, SRS900S, Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:09:37
- Even cheaper than that, starts under $26K, A1-turbo, Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:26:29
- Re: $29,990 Regal Sportback +7 cu ft on a 9000., Keith, Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:24:27
- probably what we will do, Snowmobile , Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:21:30
- Love my A4, DE , Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:39:37
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