solid all rounder..
July 12, 2009
Winter: hands down you can't beat it.. with summer performance tires, snow can get sketchy, but once the snow tires are on, there is no stopping it.. can rail corners in deep snow at 70+..this is where the weight comes in handy, solid predictable weight transfer..An absolute joy to drive in the snow, whether cruising or pushing it. Makes you wonder why everyone is going so slow..
Summer: handles very well, again very predictable when pushed hard, traction control can get annoying, way better with it off, it's almost like a German teacher back handing you, as opposed to M3's traction control give you little taps, to tell you your stepping out of bounds. I plan on putting aftermarket sway bars and coilovers on to harden the ride up a bit. Car is a little heavy.
Vertdict: Overall, its a fantastic all rounder, I sometimes think about the fuel economy, but the V8 gurgle usually brings me
back to my senses and a smile on my face. Smooth effortless
power delivery, I drive to Whistler regularly in the Summer and winter, with boards and downhill bikes inside. Is the most
relaxing 7 hour drive, however it is hard to stick to the speed
limit, as the power is delivered so effortless.
From freeway cruising, to flat out on mtn highway and windy roads, you can't beat it. Would have loved an RS4 avant, but alas it never made it here.
Easy to drive, confidence inspiring car.. think I'm going to keep it for until at least 100k..