bluesapphire

BMW 320d or AUDI Q3

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Well already considered...now the confusion is increasing even more...had almost zeroed in on Volvo but the td of Jag has blown me off...though lack of common features like tyre pressure monitoring, non hydraulic opening of boot(even my jetta has it) n 6months schedule of service is a let down considering the service costs will almost get doubled....but it has some good features too like rar camera , jaguar handshake, literally all leathr interiors, navigation , etcc... More importantly the dynamics, looks , n the brand which is currently has the most snob value...butt its too expensive at 50 lacs OTR..n there is no deal available as 2.2 is new...lets see what happens...

+ you get paddle shifters (not present in the base 520, & i think not in the A6 2.0 Tdi as well)

+ the tires being 235/55 on 17"ers are the widest and the most cushiony as rest are 225 on 55s

Also the Jag has a full size spare wheel :)

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well i have the new 320 D its a great car drives great gives you instant power is very comfortable though i dont like the rear seat much its build quality is a lot better than that of its previous generation

that being said you already have some sedans with you so buying another sedan may not be the best thing for you

the q3 is a great car better than the x1 but somehow the q3 does not strike the right cord with me its not that plush

i would say you should look into the xc 60 great car may not be the quickest around but has all the godies you need also it may be yours with great deals

ps- if you can increase you'r budget x3 is a good choice

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Well merc. Is just too expensive and even we arent that much interested in merc as a brand.

Tomorrow volvo is coming to my city so lets see what happens i feel that it should be better than the Q3 n lets see if it delivers on driving dynamics i am looking for. Safety n feature wise its great n looks good too just that volvo wont raise any eyes as the trio german still does on the roads...n if its gonna be sedan it has to be 3 or 5 as there is only little price difference between both...

Also are there any owners of q3 n xc60 who can provide a detail review.

And if anyone knows as to how much discount can i get in volvo considering its not sellng much...

also the volvo's are very safe after i buy the A6 or the XF i would go with the xc 90 that car is like a tank you would drive on the highways so safety might concern you i strongly suggest you look out for the xc 60

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Well, now its time to close the matter & come on a concrete decision. Most probably the car i will buy now will be a sedan.

Have always obsessed for Jaguar since they have come with a bang with new looks.

XF is a nice car with great engine, nice drive, exclusivity, nice features, nice comfort but am still confused whether its advanced in Safety features & technology. Interiors are simple though but are classy nonetheless but have heard its quality not as great as Germans, i doubt. REALLY???.

A6 is a nice car, its technologically advanced, interiors are good too, it has good features also but looks are too plain, looks too sleek, not my choice, doesnt looks that premium, the only downside to me till now.

After kicking it out of the contention, my mind is again on BMW 520d, it looks great, just too premium & grand, the fluid lines are just too appealing, but the noisy engine, less features (compared to Jaguar) and upcoming LCI update are on downside.

Heart says BMW, mind says AUDI, while part of both agrees to JAGUAR.

The only concern with which am not too sure is the Overall QUALITY & advancement in Technology & safety on which only you people can help me.

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Well, this week i had back to back TD's of the Jag 2.2 & 5Series. The XF 2.2 is nosier than its 3.0 V6 sibling, also the latter being more refined & Rev-Free. Overall liked the car, the changes made to XF2.2 apart from engine, addition of Navigation are its wooden trim, its now matt finish than the former's glossy, the keys design is changed to a more simple & elegant design & the addition of hydrualic opening of boot.

While Jaguar obviously looks more striking & beautiful, 5series too is very elegant with its smooth flowing lines. Just floor the pedal & it immediately brings smile on your face, the driving manners are obviously better & it has 3 suspension settings too (Even jaguar has a Sport setting). The engine is more refined & rev-free & noise too seems same from both the car's engines.

The legroom too wasnt too much different, features wise overall XF has more, while 5series has some common features like rear window sun-blinds, Tyre pressure monitoring, cooled Glovebox, start-stop technology, etc which the XF sorely miss. But then again 5 series misses rear view camera, navigation system, paddle shifters & a Spare Wheel !!!

Overall both are good cars, though only thing worrying me 5series getting a facelift any time soon which may get some important upgrades. Though there is a significant difference of price too.

Most probably by day or 2, i would be finalising the car.

Yet to TD A62.0 Tdi, had dropped it before because of its looks( doesnt looks bad but too similar to new A4), & more passenger focused than the driver. But still now thinking of a TD tomorrow, the interiors & its features seems to be good & is available with good deals.

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Well, this week i had back to back TD's of the Jag 2.2 & 5Series. The XF 2.2 is nosier than its 3.0 V6 sibling, also the latter being more refined & Rev-Free. Overall liked the car, the changes made to XF2.2 apart from engine, addition of Navigation are its wooden trim, its now matt finish than the former's glossy, the keys design is changed to a more simple & elegant design & the addition of hydrualic opening of boot.

While Jaguar obviously looks more striking & beautiful, 5series too is very elegant with its smooth flowing lines. Just floor the pedal & it immediately brings smile on your face, the driving manners are obviously better & it has 3 suspension settings too (Even jaguar has a Sport setting). The engine is more refined & rev-free & noise too seems same from both the car's engines.

The legroom too wasnt too much different, features wise overall XF has more, while 5series has some common features like rear window sun-blinds, Tyre pressure monitoring, cooled Glovebox, start-stop technology, etc which the XF sorely miss. But then again 5 series misses rear view camera, navigation system, paddle shifters & a Spare Wheel !!!

Overall both are good cars, though only thing worrying me 5series getting a facelift any time soon which may get some important upgrades. Though there is a significant difference of price too.

Most probably by day or 2, i would be finalising the car.

Yet to TD A62.0 Tdi, had dropped it before because of its looks( doesnt looks bad but too similar to new A4), & more passenger focused than the driver. But still now thinking of a TD tomorrow, the interiors & its features seems to be good & is available with good deals.

Hahaha i too had a great time deciding between the A6 520D and the xf 2.2 the bwm did not make much sense for me as i own a new 320D the jaguar's interiors were not good enough in quality hence i went with the A6 will be delivered to me by 11 of april

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Hahaha i too had a great time deciding between the A6 520D and the xf 2.2 the bwm did not make much sense for me as i own a new 320D the jaguar's interiors were not good enough in quality hence i went with the A6 will be delivered to me by 11 of april

@Raj, well you have a merc, a 3series too, so after test driving & booking your new A6, how would you compare it with the beemer, in driving dynamics, i mean obviously there is no competition to BMW in this regards, still is the A6 too boring to drive or the steering too lifeless that you wont have fun, i want a good all-rounder that means though not the best but it should be atleast good in driving dynamics if not the best.

I mean everyone says that A6 isnt for enthu's, are they saying it with comparision to 5series or seriously is it?

Am not a racer or a rally driver, but to me driving a car should be stressfree for long hours & loving, in short addictive like am with my JETTA, i have never got tired or bored driving this car, instead its driving it is a stress buster to me...

Will the A6 or the XF would give me THIS!!! i know a beemer can but what about these two??

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Last week, had gone for the TD of the A6. Well, the car seems to be good, the interiors are well appointed & quality is top notch, the features & technology is very modern & the instrument cluster was classy.

The rear seat was spacious but wasnt as comfortable, i found the 5series to be better.

Driving wise, well it was short strech of good tarmac so cant judge it perfectly, but the engine was refined though not as the 5series, even the noise seemed to be almost on par with the other two, tried changing the suspension modes, the sudden difference felt was in acceleration, the steering felt weighted in sports mode but nothing much difference felt. But the ride quality felt really good when i tried on some bad stretches. but the FWD structure & CVT are putting me off.

Am totally confused now, XF seems appealing but there is a whopping 10lacs difference between XF & the other 2, now i dont know whether that extra amount of money is really worth it or not. XF looks amazing, has simple but classy interiors, has all features except TPM, cooled glove box n all, rides better than 5series & handles better than A6, has a good overall balance but still its 4star safety rating, that a little slow touch screen is confusing me...

PLEASE HELP!!!

Mr. Sorabjee, can i hear something from you!!!

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BUMP ****

Please help

Did you check out 525 d ?

The new 525 now develops 218 hp (previous was 204) also good discounts going on on it as the LCi is round the corner

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Well yesterday again checked the 5 & A6 back to back...Now we are almost convinced on A6 as the interiors are just too good, has more features & has good legspace though the rear seats still are better in the 5. Parents are convinced with A6, still it depends on whosoever gives better deals, we are open to both of them.

525d has a difference of around 3.5-4 lacs & has less discounts on offer, the only difference being rear view cam & paddles.

Well Jaguar most probably is out of race, the major reason being the 10lac price difference & its 4star ncap rating, which should not be case in car of this class. Also, its quality though good may not be perfect to rival the germans, & might be too expensive to maintain, though the looks, the exclusivity, a combo of good ride & handling & that FEEL GOOD FACTOR are still unrivalled.

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Well, finally the decision is taken. Have booked A6, white with Beige interiors, Heart was & is still on the moonlight blue color but dark colors needs much attention & maintenance & may not look great in long term so settled for good old white. Will get the delivery in 1st week of April.

Thanks for all the help...

Mods please change the title to booked A6 2.0TDi.

Thanks again.

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Well, finally the decision is taken. Have booked A6, white with Beige interiors, Heart was & is still on the moonlight blue color but dark colors needs much attention & maintenance & may not look great in long term so settled for good old white. Will get the delivery in 1st week of April.

Thanks for all the help...

Mods please change the title to booked A6 2.0TDi.

Thanks again.

Congo :D

All the best for your delivery & keep us posted.

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