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      01-30-2016, 10:38 AM   #67
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keep the RS7, its a beast on a different lvl
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      01-31-2016, 12:31 AM   #68
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Hey, so I traded my M4 for a 2016 RS7 with the dynamic suspension. Had the M4 for 18 months. There are some moments when I regret my choice for sure, but many more when I feel good about it.

For me it comes down to versatility, which means I actually get to drive the car I want to be driving much more frequently. I think the answer to your quandary may come down to how much the versatility means to you personally.

My wife really didn't like the M4 because it was hard to drive it pianissimo, as the Italians say. Even in comfort the suspension was pretty stiff, so it often wasn't the car of choice when, for example, going out to dinner of down to the city (Boston roads are pretty beat up).

When I got the RS7 I just didn't even tell her the car has 560 hp and does 0 to 60 in 3.5". I just put it in comfort mode and she's none the wiser.

One of the BIG factors in favor of the RS7 is that there is a much bigger difference between comfort and dynamic modes. There are many situations with the M4 when we would opt to take my wife's car -- like when going to dinner with another couple ...or when we pick up the in-laws who are elderly...or when we head down to the Cape...or up skiing in the mountains...or to Home Depot...

In my part of the country the roads are more often than not either wet or icy or sandy -- so I simply get to use the power more often and more safely. Yes, the RS7 has more body roll, but the % of time that is a factor is v small compared to the benefits--and let's be real, while the handling doesn't feel as good subjectively, the limits on the RS7 are incredibly high -- probably much higher in a wider range of driving conditions--that often puts a big smile on my face.

The space in the RS7 allows me to simply open the trunk and slide my mountain bike right in, tires and all ... Or skis.. Or Home Depot..pretty amazing. The RS7 is an unbelievable car for road trips.

Another factor for me is that the RS7 makes more sense for business. And, by the way, I get many more "thumbs up" (as opposed to a middle finger) and people generally ogling the RS7.
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      01-31-2016, 12:36 AM   #69
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Just wanted to add, by the way, that I was and continue to be a big fan of the M4!
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      01-31-2016, 01:31 AM   #70
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Amen on comfort setting being harsh.
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      02-01-2016, 09:46 AM   #71
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Hey, so I traded my M4 for a 2016 RS7 with the dynamic suspension. Had the M4 for 18 months. There are some moments when I regret my choice for sure, but many more when I feel good about it.

For me it comes down to versatility, which means I actually get to drive the car I want to be driving much more frequently. I think the answer to your quandary may come down to how much the versatility means to you personally.

My wife really didn't like the M4 because it was hard to drive it pianissimo, as the Italians say. Even in comfort the suspension was pretty stiff, so it often wasn't the car of choice when, for example, going out to dinner of down to the city (Boston roads are pretty beat up).

When I got the RS7 I just didn't even tell her the car has 560 hp and does 0 to 60 in 3.5". I just put it in comfort mode and she's none the wiser.

One of the BIG factors in favor of the RS7 is that there is a much bigger difference between comfort and dynamic modes. There are many situations with the M4 when we would opt to take my wife's car -- like when going to dinner with another couple ...or when we pick up the in-laws who are elderly...or when we head down to the Cape...or up skiing in the mountains...or to Home Depot...

In my part of the country the roads are more often than not either wet or icy or sandy -- so I simply get to use the power more often and more safely. Yes, the RS7 has more body roll, but the % of time that is a factor is v small compared to the benefits--and let's be real, while the handling doesn't feel as good subjectively, the limits on the RS7 are incredibly high -- probably much higher in a wider range of driving conditions--that often puts a big smile on my face.

The space in the RS7 allows me to simply open the trunk and slide my mountain bike right in, tires and all ... Or skis.. Or Home Depot..pretty amazing. The RS7 is an unbelievable car for road trips.

Another factor for me is that the RS7 makes more sense for business. And, by the way, I get many more "thumbs up" (as opposed to a middle finger) and people generally ogling the RS7.
Thank you and everyone else for their opinions. I understand where you're coming from with the RS7...it's obviously in a different class...but that's where it stops. A different class doesn't ALWAYS mean better, it just means others prefer one class over the other.

The RS does several things better than the M4, but so does the M4. It honestly boils down to preference. As far as the RS being more inclined for business purposes, I agree 100%, especially when you have to meet clients and business acquaintances...however, I happen to be fortunate enough to where my clients pay up and they could care less what I drive.

For you the RS7 seems to be working. I commend that. But that wasn't the case for me. To be honest, there are times that I miss the RS7...but if I end up missing it that bad, I can always walk in the dealer and purchase another one...same thing I did with the M4.

If the RS was a once in a lifetime thing and it wasn't attainable for me a second time around, then yes I'd be a bit worried, but it's quite the opposite.

Plus, you can't drop the top on the RS lol

Enjoy the RS in good health my friend!
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      02-01-2016, 01:32 PM   #72
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I almost ordered an RS7, but it was hard to find one to test drive. When I finally managed to test one, I just could not connect with it. I thought the steering feel was almost nonexistent. Yes it was crazy fast, but it didn't give me the fizz I was looking for.

My F83 is a hoot every time I get in it; so much more responsive. And when I put the top down there is just no comparison.

So no, more expensive does not necessarily mean better, and it definitely doesn't always mean upgrade. Just depends what you're looking for.
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      02-01-2016, 06:45 PM   #73
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How about getting a 997.1 TT instead? That was the next contender when I was shopping my M3 and if I was in the northeast I think the AWD would put that over the edge for me.

I don't think I'm an RS7, E63, M5 kind of a guy. The F80 is on the edge of how large I want my car to be.
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      02-02-2016, 07:13 AM   #74
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      02-02-2016, 07:18 AM   #75
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      02-02-2016, 08:00 AM   #76
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I would for sure not own the same car 3 times. Despite the differences between them.
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      02-06-2016, 10:13 PM   #77
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UPDATE

Just ended up getting an '16 Audi S8 today as a daily driver.

I absolutely love the F83, but my back has worsened after my last M4, which I hadn't noticed at all, until attempting to daily the F83. But I'll still have the F83 for some weekend top down fun.

Could've gotten another RS, but the S8 is just as fast and is more in line with what I prefer as a daily driver.

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      02-06-2016, 10:15 PM   #78
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      02-07-2016, 09:07 AM   #79
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Completely different kind of car - and completely awesome. I love the S8. Should always be comfy and fast when you want it to. Enjoy!
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      02-07-2016, 09:23 AM   #80
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Completely different kind of car - and completely awesome. I love the S8. Should always be comfy and fast when you want it to. Enjoy!
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The matrix LED lights are so cool. I'm guessing they are like BMW LEDs and not active with anti glare in the USA?
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      02-07-2016, 12:41 PM   #82
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I think that's a good choice for you! I can't imagine getting the same car 3 times in a row either... twice is enough for me!! next time I'll Def try something else ..

congrats on the S8!
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      02-07-2016, 01:16 PM   #83
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I think that's a good choice for you! I can't imagine getting the same car 3 times in a row either... twice is enough for me!! next time I'll Def try something else ..

congrats on the S8!
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Thank you to the both of you. Yes that's correct...if I would've gone M6 I would've just stayed with the RS...I would've been better off going GT3 or GTS if I hadn't gone with the M4, but I didn't feel like spending another 130K + local dealer mark up in such a short period of time lol
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After roughly a month with the M4...needless to say, the above premonition came be much sooner than i expeted. Purchased a '16 Porsche 911 GTS...couldn't be happier that the M4 is gone...lol I guess the way one of my friends explained it to me, was, I outgrew the M4, without realizing it. It just wasn't for me anymore. Thank you to all of you for your input.

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Thank you to the both of you. Yes that's correct...if I would've gone M6 I would've just stayed with the RS...I would've been better off going GT3 or GTS if I hadn't gone with the M4, but I didn't feel like spending another 130K + local dealer mark up in such a short period of time lol
UPDATE:

After roughly a month with the M4...needless to say, the above premonition came be much sooner than i expeted. Purchased a '16 Porsche 911 GTS...couldn't be happier that the M4 is gone...lol I guess the way one of my friends explained it to me, was, I outgrew the M4, without realizing it. It just wasn't for me anymore. Thank you to all of you for your input.
Dang you must lose lots of $
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Dang you must lose lots of $
Not exactly. Didn't loose a penny between what they offered me to make the deal happen and my states tax credit. If I prematurely sell the GTS I suspect I'll loose money of course.

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Just traded in my Audi for a new M4 convertible last week. I test drove a couple new RS7's, they are awesome for what they are, but totally different than an M4 convertible. RS7 is generally more practical and functional, but the M4 convertible for me is funner, sportier, and wins for my current daily driver needs.
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How did you like the Viper? I'm considering getting one.
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