That's why I choose the ur Quattro...and own one.
Originally Posted by cozmic512
I've made quite a few comparisons (naturally) after being a long time ur Quattro owner, and a relatively new M3 owner. They are such very much different cars, built for different types of racing (although the M3 performed wonderfully in rally)
The history of both cars is well bred, and both cars have made great impacts to the sport, and the automotive world.
Both cars kicked major butt in motorsport. Both cars have the same dedicated following. Both cars can be driven daily, and turn heads everywhere they go.
Both cars instantly invoke a passion to those whom gaze upon them. (love them or hate them..people talk about them)
They have the same horsepower, and similar (not identical) body flares...and similar interiors. Both are easy to work on, and prices for parts are about the same.
Both the other E30's, and the Audi Coupe GT's an be robbed for parts...and share about the same number of parts of the M, and ur.
Both are homologated specials, and wasn't the M3 built exclusively by hand as well??(the Audi was)
I'd even say they were priced about the same?..and maybe similar production numbers? (15,000)
With both cars, the more you let them run, the more they give back to you. Both involve decent driving skill so you don't end up in the ditch, and take a bit of time to learn to PROPERLY drive. Both will bite you in the ass like a horse if you lose a firm hand of control.
Both are extremely rewarding cars to drive, despite the low (compared to current cars) horsepower.
The Sport Quattro isn't a good comparison in my book, as the SQ was UBER limited production, (<50) and had a price tag way, way beyond the M3. Still does. The power isn't a good comparison 300 vs. 200. The SQ on a long windy road is not a comfortable car...very twitchy, and a bit nerve wracking. Far from fun to drive on the open road.
Last edited by Sepp; 04-22-2010 at 01:25 AM.
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