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E46 Xi Forum
The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 12-14-2010, 09:01 AM   #41
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I like VW's but I will stay with the BMW.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:03 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by lotar_6 View Post
I'm really anxious to see the 4-door R!! I LUV the mkIV R's... I'm a huge fan of the VR6... just sounds so mean. However, I have never liked the mkV styling. I thought about picking up an R32, but opt'd for the xi for several reasons... primarily 4 doors (I have kids), comfort, and reliability. I hope the new 4-door R's don't dissapoint!

That said, I really wanted a new 'rocco, but they didn't come state side. Now they're bringing back the Coupe Quattro!!!! I hope it finds its way over to this side of the pond!
me too... too bad most VWs wont have it

Originally Posted by JJR4884 View Post
Come down from there... you are way too high up

My gf has a jetta... not gonna lie but vw's are the closest feeling car to a bimmer... runs great, tight steering, stiff suspension, solid car.

But to each their own... if you can't justify trading in a used entry level bimmer for a really nice newer vw, well then something is terribly wrong.

May god bless you and have mercy on your soul, I pray for you my child.

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I just feel as if VW's still feel a bit 'economy' to me. The e46 however, is starting to show its age.
it IS an economy car

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Old 12-16-2010, 04:59 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by lotar_6 View Post
That said, I really wanted a new 'rocco, but they didn't come state side. Now they're bringing back the Coupe Quattro!!!! I hope it finds its way over to this side of the pond!
I had a Coupe Quattro in 1986. Mega-problems with suspension & tranny. Nice looking car though. Audi has come along way since then.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:52 PM   #44
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The Golf R is nothing more than an improved S3 in a Golf's clothing and with a VW's price.

It get's 33 COMBINED mpg. SO it is an economy car.

But at the same time it does 0-60 around 5.5 seconds (unchipped).

Also, it's weight distribution is the same as an Automatic e46 XI (53/47). That's a recipe for great handling.

It's not for everyone. If you need the appearance of something fancy, a VW will never cut it.
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