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Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Maxima, Mazda MAZDA3, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Lexus IS 250, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#3631 of 3640 Best place to buy a used Audi
Nov 25, 2013 (12:21 pm)
On the lookout for an Audi with <15K (preferably < 10K) mileage. What is the best place to look? I understand (word has it) that you can get a "good" used Audi for a substantial price drop but when I look online I don't see a huge drop between new and used. Please provide some insight. Thank you.
#3632 of 3640 Re: Best place to buy a used Audi [daktula1]
Nov 30, 2013 (8:09 am)
You'll have to look at a private party sale (Craigslist, Autotrader) to get any sizable discount. Car dealers make more money on used cars than new ones and you are unlikely to find a bargain there.
#3633 of 3640 Re: Best place to buy a used Audi [daktula1]
Nov 30, 2013 (9:44 am)
Saw a gorgeous one in white over brown at the local Carmax but they wanted megabucks for it. Nice vehicle though!!!
#3634 of 3640 Question on Audi's
Dec 05, 2013 (11:22 am)
So I wanted to ask everyone their opinions or thoughts on the reliability of Audi's and the maintenance costs of them. I am looking to buy a used Audi, undecided on model, produced from 2000-2005. I have heard a lot of negative things about Audi's reliability and their extremely high maintenance costs. I really just do love the look of Audi's and so I am still exploring purchasing one. However, I was wondering if members of the forum had opinions if certain models from 2000-2005 were considered more reliable and had lower maintenance costs. Any and all opinions would be much appreciated.
#3635 of 3640 Re: Question on Audi's [kanstrup]
Dec 05, 2013 (11:37 am)
Well, I am just one data point, but I had a 2002 Audi TT and after 4 years, just when warranty was up, I started having electrical issues. Basically, dashboard dials would wave wildly and then just shut down completely. Was more prevalent in cold weather. My mechanic told me to wait until the weather warmed up and then trade it. He said Audis are known for electrical problems, and once they show up, it is very hard to find the origin and fix them. That April, I traded it for a 2006 Lexus IS250 and never looked back. That car was perfect for 7 years, and this July I bought a new 2014 Lexus IS250. Consumer Reports only seems to cover from 2004 on, so no data there, though I will say, lots of black circles or missing data in their charts for Audis.
#3636 of 3640 Re: Question on Audi's [kanstrup]
Dec 05, 2013 (12:00 pm)
You might look on Autotrader or KBB as well as Edmunds as they have reviews of used cars and data about known problems.
#3637 of 3640 Re: Question on Audi's [kanstrup]
Dec 05, 2013 (12:05 pm)
I love Audi's as long as they're under warranty. I drive too much to have one as a daily driver though.
#3638 of 3640 Economically priced Vehicles with lighter color dashboards
Dec 08, 2013 (3:44 pm)
I'm about to buy/lease a new car or compact SUV... preferably with good gas mileage. But for some reason I want to look for a vehicle which offers a lighter color dashboard and interior. I'm tired of those dark black or slate colored dashboard and interiors that most of the vehicles come in. Light cream, beige, tan would be a welcome change.
Are there any such vehicles which are not in the premium category?
#3639 of 3640 Re: Economically priced Vehicles with lighter color dashboards [orlem]
Dec 08, 2013 (6:13 pm)
The Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, and Chevy Cruze all come to mind as they have some softer interior colors available. The Toyota Rav4 has a nice beige interior color available as well.
#3640 of 3640 Re: Economically priced Vehicles with lighter color dashboards [orlem]
Dec 08, 2013 (7:13 pm)
The Kia Rio has a light beige/black interior available that's mostly beige on the dash, with black accents, and beige seats, with beige + black on the door panels. A bright interior. I have a Rio5 with that interior, in red, and I love that color combo.
I think the Altima has a (mostly) beige dash/interior combo available also. Gets good FE for a mid-sized car.