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#66 of 301 CAUTION TO POTENTIAL A6 BUYERS
Oct 24, 1999 (9:59 pm)
I CURRENTLY AM LOOKING TO SELL A 1998 A6 QUATTRO WAGON, PEARL WHITE, FULLY LOADED WITH EVERY AVAILABLE OPTION. STICKER PRICE PAID EXACTLY 2 YEARS AGO -$45,000. WHAT'S YOUR BEST GUESS WHAT THE AUDI DEALERS OFFER FOR TRADE FOR THE CAR???
THIS IS GOING IN TO THE DEALER WITH CHECK IN BACK POCKET READY TO MAKE A DEAL ON A NEW A6 OR A4????
$23.5K TOPS !!!!!! SO I CALL AROUND TO OTHER DEALERS AND SURE ENOUGH AS ALL NEW CAR DEALERS ARE BASICALLY SLIM JUST LOOKING TO MAKE THEIR MONTHLY QUOTA WHOLESALE ON THE VEHICLE IN NEW ENGLAND IS $23.5K THAT IS 51% DEPRECIATION IN 2 YEARS FOLKS. ANYONE CONSIDERING BUYING A NEW AUDI DON'T BELIEVE WHAT THE DEALER TELLS YOU ABOUT AUDI'S COME BACK , THE TRUTH IS THERE IS LIMITED MARKET FOR A USED AUDI AND THEY DEPRECIATE LIKE HECK..fyi
#67 of 301 Doublecheck #71
Nov 01, 1999 (2:58 pm)
Although I am in PA,your wholesale price of $23.5k makes absolutely no sense. Wholesale prices for moderately equipped 1998 a6 wagons exceed $27k. If you really paid $45k for your wagon it was a very full price. I paid $40.9k for a 99 with everything except warm weather package. There was a style change from 98 to 99 but you still should check around for better pricing assuming there is nothing abnormal about your car's condition or mileage. Also,BUVVER-not opinion, just fact.
#68 of 301 99 A6 Avant...should I
Nov 08, 1999 (5:14 am)
It's got barely 3K miles on it and is fully loaded. Dealer's asking $36K. Based on rparian's posting about "fast" depreciation above (24 Oct 1999), perhaps this is somewhat high...any thoughts?
#69 of 301 2000 a6 avant
Nov 09, 1999 (3:27 am)
I just bought a 2000 a6 avant--month old--and love it. The acceleration definitely seems quicker than the 99 I test drove, but I haven't seen any spec data. The owners manual and the audiusa web site both say the acceleration number is not yet available. Has anyone seen any actual numbers? Anyone else with a 2000 a6 2.8 have any observations on the acceleration change??
#70 of 301 Re #68 SO WHAT!?
Nov 10, 1999 (2:54 am)
Why does BMW offer a 540i Sportwagon? Why does Volvo offer their V70R? True, not every buyer wants or needs more power but what I cannot understand is that Audi offers Avants in Europe with the other engines. Why do they give the USA no choice?
#71 of 301 Questions questions and no clear answers
Nov 13, 1999 (4:54 am)
I just happened upon this website and i must say your conversation right now is exactly what I'm thinking about. Which is very good (and convenient!). Will the 2001 A6 Avant be offered with a more POWERFUL engine? And when do new year models actually arrive (to showrooms and to actual delivery)? For example, when did the 2000 models arrive? On March, July, or September of this year? And also Bordeaxx (#74) mentioned that the standard 2.8's modified transmission makes it a little more lively this year; is that true and by how much compared to last year's model? The A4 Avant 2.8 is only about 400 pounds lighter than the A6 Avant, has almost exactly the same HP and torque ratings, but according to almost everyone is much more peppy (even with the auto) than the A6. How is that so? Sorry for all these questions; I am shopping around and am curious. Thanks!
#72 of 301 Questions & Answers - Post #77
Nov 15, 1999 (9:05 pm)
Re Post 77, let me offer this. The difference between the weight of an A4 and A6 Avant may not seem that great, but the additional 400 pounds is a substantial extra burden on the output of the 2.8 engine. I just drove a 2000 model and could not tell any difference between its performance and that of the 1999 model. Perhaps if you drove one right after the other in direct comparison there would be a discernible difference, but the 2000 felt sluggish - no better than the 1999 in that regard.
Nov 15, 1999 (10:13 pm)
I guess it comes down to the economics. Some look at where the largest demand is and then eventually follow up filling niche demands that make sense economically. It may make sense for BMW to fulfill the need for a peppy wagon because that is more their focus (also none exist) than perhaps the the quattro/safety focus Audi is presently taking. I must say that the 2.8 seems just fine and this is coming from someone who's previous two cars were around 300hp. Buying the Audi A6 Avant is as good a car buying decision that you can make. Now I am in the market for a sedan to complement my wagon and the E320(mb) is the most likely choice--as a sedan not as the wagon. Best wishes.
#74 of 301 '99, '00, and '01 A6
Nov 16, 1999 (5:27 am)
It's anybody's guess on what engines will be available on '01 A6. You may want to check out www.a4.org and www.vwvortex.com on speculations, rumors, and official Audi statements (if any) on forthcoming Audi models, including A6.
About the availability of new-year models, I bought the first '00 A6 2.8 sedan that my dealer had on their lot. It was built in 7/99, and the dealer had it in around mid-Sept. I think A4 came in much later that.
About '99 and '00 acceleration, Audi reprogrammed the shift points for '00 (and 99.5) Tiptronic, and several people reported improved low-end acceleration due to this change. I haven't driven '99 long enough to compare, though.
#75 of 301 2000 A6 Avant
Nov 20, 1999 (7:38 am)
Just test drove the 2000 A6 Avant at Sonnen Motors in San Rafael CA. It definitely seems to have more torque - I did not find myself needing to put the gas pedal to the floor to get the car going and it responded immediately, unlike the 1999. The salesman, Nick, stated that Audi made changes to the camshafts in addition to other factors. I was pleased. The seats were not as plush, but the ride was smoother and less jiggly than a Volvo R. Also, as the Volvo engine was impressively growling, I looked at the speedometer and I was only going 65 mph - much ado about nothing.