I'd appreciate your thoughts on the pros and cons of 4Matic in the 2004
Years ago, when I lived in the Northeastern part of the country, I had an
Audi 4000 Quattro. That car was perfect for the driving conditions I often
found myself in. Lots of hills and lots of snow.
I now live in Chicago and have been driving a BMW 5 series for the past six
years. I cannot think of an occasion when I wished that I had all wheel
drive in that car -- which is a good thing because it wasn't an option on
that particular model.
I am now in the market for a 2004 E320. I've only had one brief
opportunity to drive the vehicle and while not as quick or nimble as my
current ride, the E320 seemed to have reasonable acceleration, braking and
handling in general.
So far so good.
I'm considering 4Matic and am wondering what penalty (other than purchase
price), if any, I'll pay in interior room, reliability (more stuff to
break), acceleration or other handling characteristics.
If the E320 is as balanced as the 2001 BMW 5 series and the traction
control system is solid, then it may be that the 4Matic would be a waste of
money for me.
Your comments would be greatly appreciated.