I am on the verge of doing something I never thought I would do. Convert from BMW to Audi. I have a 116D 2012 model today, and the reason I want to upgrade is because living in rural conditions here in Norway, four wheel drive is something that would put bring great peace and comfort to my driving during the winter. I dont need a bigger car, I just need four wheel drive and automatic transmission, and to my great suprise, BMW just doesnt offer that unless you go for the M135i, which is way out of my price range. So the A3 2.0TDi Quattro it is. At least I think it will be.
I went to my local dealer and we got together a configuration. While its a well equipped car, ideally, I would want quattro + automatic with a smaller engine which would significantly lower the price of the car due to the tax rates on cars here, but oh well.
The list of equipment is all in Norwegian, so I will just summarize the list.
But first some thoughts on the setup
* The Bang & Olufsen sound system might not be worth it. We get the Audi Sound System upgrade as standard here anyways, which I think is good enough, eh? The shiny lights around the speakers is probably my only reason for wanting them to be honest.
* Having never had an Audi, Im not sure where the sweet spot would be in terms of suspension. Currently I have the regular sport suspension configured as its part of the Ambition package. Some say I should pick the standard suspension due to the 17" wheels, while others say that the driving dynamics gets too numb if you do. Coming from the BMW, I have a feeling the standard sport suspension would be better choice here.
* The exterior S-line package is nice, but I just couldnt get myself to opt in for it as its just a cosmetic upgrade, and an expensive one at that. Though if I opt out of the B&O system, maybe Ill go in for the S-line exterior instead.
So what I would love to hear from you guys is what you would take out of the following setup, and what you would add.
Ive translated the list here as best as possible.
AUDI A3 TDi 2.0 Ambition Automatic Quattro
ELECTRICAL FOLDING MIRRORS
PARKING SENSORS FRONT/BACK
MLF-SPORTS STEERING WHEEL (the all round one)
NAVIGATION SYSTEM PLUS
INTERIOR IN ALUMINIUM FINISH
BANG & OLUFSEN SOUND SYSTEM
HEADLAMP ASSISTANCE (toggles the brighter lights in the dark automatically)
AUTO DIMMING INTERNAL MIRROR/RAIN SENSOR/LIGHTS/ TECH.PK
Thanks for any input you guys can provide!