I am considering buying another car to replace my 1999.03 A6 FWD 2.4 manual.
My wife likes a A3 but realizes that it might be to small for us when the
holiday season arrives. I like the A4 Avant but looking at the A6 in the
dealers showroom made me realize what a nice car an A6 actually is. I am
considering an Allroad too. Or is that going to be replaced by an iteration
of the new A6 too???
I want my next car to have an automatic gear (and prob. quattro too)
I was surprised at what I could fit into the trunk of our first Audi A4 but
the trunk of my A6 is substantially larger.
I have no information on the A3 as they are not available here.
If you are going to be hauling children and their stuff around you would do
well to consider the A4 or A6 Avant for their cargo capacity if you like the
Station Wagon format
A3's trunk is smaller than A4's, by a great amount. It's enough for
every day use, and enough to take few persons luggages, but if you can
fill up A4's, then of course you can fill up A3's.
However, if you only occassionally need more space, you can expand the
A3's trunk by lowering the seats. But as you said, if you've got kids
and their hockey sticks, and so on, it's no family car. But it sure is a
nice car to drive, and looks better than A4/A6 ;)
I agree fully that you need to know the intended purpose before a
recommendation can be made.
In my case I really have no "need" for an A6 2.7Tq. I had an A4 1.8Tq and
Jill was wanting a new car and coveted one like mine after seeing that with
quattro.... bad weather is not a factor.
I just "wanted" it, could afford it, so I bought it.
Would I do it again? Hmmmmmmm I would probably go back to another A4
quattro now that they have been stretched. If I did get the A6 I would go
with the 3 liter engine and save $7000.
Thans JPB and Michael.
What I want of my new car is comfort (and german build); I don't want or
need a 300+hp car. I just want to be able to drive safe comfortably. And I
don't use the car alot (my old A6 has done less than 60K km ~about 40K mls
in the past 5 years)
A new car:
- I very much like the looks of the new A3 (when is the 5-door comming btw)
but it is to small for us.
- I like the A4 Avant (beter than the limo version; strange because I do
like the Limo A6 better than the Avant A6) and think it is big enough
(although I am spoiled having had a spacious (sp?) A6).
- The A6 I have now I like but I regret not having bought an Tip and Quattro
... and double glass (is it called so?) !
- I am not sure about the Allroad. It is expensive (due to its 2.7TT engine
which I do not 'need') and I havent driven it yet (hope to do that in a few
But since there is a new A6 coming (my dealer told me that it is introduced
on the Dutch market in May this year) I want to know what that car is about.
I searched the internet but to no avail. My dealer told me it would be more
expensive (+ 10%) and bigger (12 cm longer and 7 cm wider; in inches that is
~5 and ~3 respectively). ANd that is all I know.
Who knows more about the new A6 ?
And is there a quattro with Multitronic available soon ?
I had a look at the prices of an A6 3.0 Tq ... MSRP US$ 39,450.
I have to pay EURO 60,000 to get that car ... US$ 74,326.90 (According to
Thanks for your kind offer but you have to find funds for the S8 somewhere
I think I saw the S8 you are looking for when cruising the internet last
night (Stevens Creek Audi ?) Very nice. I know of a 2002 S8 (with 25K km) in
The Netherlands costing EURO 89500
Actually your Mercedes is a nice car and although I like MB my wife doesnt!
Good luck purchasing the S8. A very nice car indeed.
You are exactly correct!! Figuring that the Euro is currently about
$1.27 American, the prices are about equal. Stevens Creek wants $62,000 for
theirs in U.S. Dollars. If they would pay me my $28,000 for my 999 S420,
and come down to about $59,000 on theirs, I'd make the reach for it.
Driving it was completely different than my S Class. And I love the
interior. But the price may just be prohibitive. I'm sure they will sell
it. There aren't many around in Northern California, USA. But I just
can't make myself reach for the price.
Because there is an S-8 with 22,000 miles at a local dealer that I don't
think will stay there very long, which I would love to buy if I could free
up enough funds.
Plus, I'm trying not to eat donuts. At my age, they tend to stick with
you. : - )
Sick, isn't it? And the sickest part is that they build the cars right
around the corner from here.. then ship them to the other side of
the world and sell them for half the price there. No wonder everyone
can afford big ass SUVs and sportscars over there. For the price
of a basic A4 here in Holland, you can get an S4 in the US plus
enough gas for the rest of your life... :-(
Remove internal organs to send me spam.
But why bother? I don't check this account anyway.
The average household income in the U.S. is less than $40,000 a year USD. You
guys make a lot more than we do on average to help with the added cost of
living in Europe. A $100,000 a year income here in the U.S. won't make you very
rich, but it will put you *well* above the national average and allow more
freedom than most get.
No I haven't ... and I rather buy it locally to benefit from the warranty
(although it costs alot for a little peace of mind). You made me curious
what importing a car from the US would cost though; anybody?
I just looked at my (2001) warranty booklet. On page 2 under "Where to go
for Warranty Service"
"This warranty will be honored by any authorized Audi dealer in the United
States (including its dependants and territories) or Canada. If you Audi is
brought to an authorized Audi dealer outside the United States or Canada,
this warranty will not apply. Defects in materials or workmanship will be
corrected under the terms of the warranty for new Audi vehicles in effect in
It sounds, to me, that you would be eligible for warranty coverage
There was talk about multitronic quattro last summer but it is still not
available in the US. Last time I asked I was told by the salesman (who
coincidentally lives next door to me) that Audi was doing durability
I did have the opportunity to drive a 3 liter multitronic A4 Cabriolet for a
week when my A6 was in for repairs. It was amazingly fast and "shifted"
seamlessly. I was very impressed.
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