Originally posted by Parcival:
Originally posted by T Dub:
Originally posted by mangiare:
T Dub, I'm interested in what you did to an S4 to go head to head with a Ferrari and will it match my daughters new cow pattern car seat?
I'm not sure about matching any cow pattern seats, lol.
So far I've got a stage 2 ecu flash, cold air intake, upgraded the intercooler, downpipes/exhaust, front and rear sways/end links. I'm running 11.7/11.8 1/4 miles right now.
I'll run with most cars out there. Now the newer Ferrari's a la the 458. No chance. 360's/F430's don't stand a chance. Not that I wouldn't trade them car for car in a heartbeat!
T Dub . . . Hola from Boston. This is a perfect thread for me right now because I'm going to be buying a new car in the next 12 months (currently in a 2008 BMW 335xi).
Options are as follows:
--Panamera 4S (thought this likely would be a stretch unless I go for a used model)
Essentially, looking for a slight size up from a 3-series / A4 sized-car.
Have no experience with Mercedes. The AMG lines look enticing especially since they are starting to incorporate 4 wheel drive which is an absolute necessity here in the NE
Don't test drive the Panamera 4S unless you are actually comfortable with the cost (and note that EVERYTHING is extra). It is in a different league, in every good sense, from the other cars on your list. But it also winds up being much more expensive.
The Maserati looks amazing but I would worry about upkeep.
Unlike others on this board, I have had great luck with my Audi (A4). Upkeep is a little on the high side, but probably lower or equal to a BMW, and I put major
miles on the thing and it has always been good to me so long as I am good to it. Apart from Porsche, which is better, no one is making sports sedans like BMW in terms of handling (read: not straight line, and get the sports suspension). But overall I actually have a slight preference for Audis at the moment.
Mercedes are for old people.