Month: November 2012

I Drive an Audi: Here are 5 Reasons Why

I have driven a lot of cars in my day. Each of them had certain things I liked about them, but I couldn’t find the perfect fit until recently. A friend of mine let me drive their Audi and I instantly fell in love. I went out and bought my own Audi the next day and let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Now I drive an Audi and here’s 5 reasons why. 1. Great Value Audis are great value compared to other cars. When I decided I needed a new car, I wanted one that was affordable. An Audi easily fit into my price range. I did look at several other cars and after a lot of research, I found that I would get more for my money by buying an Audi. The value doesn’t stop with the purchase price either. Audis are great on gas, which saves me money even with my long daily commute. I drive an Audi because it is economical as well as being good value in the long term. 2. Dependability Some say that modern cars aren’t plagued as much by faults and breakdowns as the typical car of 20 years ago. Some of you would doubtless disagree with that, and I’m one of them. Finding a car that wouldn’t leave me stranded was important....

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Audi Backs Away From R8 e-Tron

The Volkswagen Group hasn’t made a big secret of the fact that it isn’t bullish on electric vehicles. It doesn’t expect for EVs to account for a large part of its sales by 2018, and it only recently has made an effort with hybrids. For a very volume-focused big company there are many different factors that come into play; such as the costs associated with Audi car financing on expensive EV battery components. Regardless though, Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards and requirements in states like California have mandated some zero emissions vehicles. Also, Audi has a reputation for investments...

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New TDI Engine to Power Five 2013/2014 Audi Vehicles

  Other than “quattro“, an eye-catching badge many Audi buyers relish is “TDI“. A trademark shared across the Volkswagen and Audi cars, the turbocharged diesel engine become a fixture of the German luxury car brand in 1989. Finding the most effective market penetration in European where the high cost of gasoline has led to diesels selling as superiors on sale charts, dedicated Audi buyers in North America have given the TDI engined products a courteous welcome for over 20 years. Thanks to Volkswagen Group’s immediate push with clean diesel technology that was introduced to production Audis in 2009, the TDI badge has retained a respected presence on the luxury car line (even in the United States). While many of the German luxury car brand’s 2013 model year products have lost their TDI versions, take solace in the knowledge that the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show presentation for Audi has clean diesel technology preparing to flourish. Just in time for the 2013 calendar year as well as a future where governments are expecting improved fleet-wide fuel economy and better emissions, Audi has a drastically revised their 3.0 TDI powerplant. A clean diesel powerplant with electronic controls that can make 2,000 decisions per second, the newly developed 3.0 TDI V6 has many notes of optimism for Audi diesel fans. Debuting on the 2013 model year Audi Q7 crossover vehicle that has...

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