From a reader:
“Just watched your clip on the frustrating car search. Sorry you’re having such a miserable time with this.
I’m writing this because my husband has a MB and I have an 08 Audi A6 Guattro 4.2 (thats an 8 cylender A6). The MB is beautiful, but I can’t justify the $20,000 difference in cost over my Audi. I have all tha same bells and whistles as his car and I like the ride of the Audi better. It seems to handle the road tighter than the MB..and still give you a smooth ride.
The MB seems too soft to me. I like the “sporty” feel of the Audi as opposed to the feel of riding around in my soft living room that I feel with the MB.
This is my 3rd Audi. My last one was also a A6. It was 10 years old with 100,010 mi. I gave that to my son and he loves it. It still looks and drives great.
As for repair costs, both are up there so….take that into consideration also.”