Sources: Bloomberg, Fox News, General Motors
quote: For some reason, Audi's are the best-selling luxury cars in the world, when they are more expensive, less reliable, and half poor fuel economy compared to virtually every model class from Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Lincoln and Cadillac.
quote: What's practical about a $45,000 VW Golf that is the A4?
quote: The AWD thing is a gimick, too. Most people will never take advantage of it, and I read awhile back that over 90% of Audi Quattro packages sold have the winter package declined, so they are driving year round with Summer or All-season tires at best.
quote: Any front or rear-wheel drive vehicle with Winter tires will outperform any AWD car with Summer or All-season tires in any task.
quote: You could have a vastly superior BMW 3-series or Merc C-class for 30% less, without the poor fuel economy, crap ride quality and needless repair costs of AWD.
quote: I agree. It has nothing to do with practicality.
quote: The AWD thing is a gimick, too.