Next time your local theater runs “Little Shop of Horrors” go see it. Or at least rent/stream/legally download the Rick Moranis and Steve Martin 1986 movie version. Between shoe-tapping Broadway showstoppers, a Motown vibe, and a welcomed absence of Tim Burton direction, the cult-ish thriller musical comedy posits a compelling ethical theme. A poor flower shop employee finds a mysterious plant with a penchant for drawing crowds, but has one drawback: It feasts on human flesh. Do you literally pour out blood, sweat, and tears to support a wonderfully green beast? Is it worth the sacrifice? Find this 1995 Audi Ur-S6 Avant in Orlando, FL for $7,500 via craigslist.
The Ur-S6 is the renamed version of the Ur-S4, itself a renamed version of the Audi 100. All-wheel drive, a 5-speed manual, and turbocharged inline-5 finally made Audi competitive with the best from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and an optional wagon version only makes it more desirable. The seller claims a fully lockable rear differential, but the visible 1995 mid-year changes (sport steering wheel, chrome-ringed gauges) suggest open differentials with Electronic Differential Lock.
This Avant comes with a few upgrades, but after nearly 200,000 miles, you would need some too. Exhaust, springs and struts, 19″ Rays revealing beautiful Porsche slotted, studded, and cross-drilled brakes, and more. At least 270 horsepower is a reasonable estimate, although a good tune, new turbo, and additional ducting could net much more if you’re greedy.
Rumor has it that these wagons have a fold-down third row of seats. We would go all CSI on the pictures to check for seatbelts or seat latches, but, you know, Craigslist. Seven-passenger or 5-, this is still a lot of performance and cargo capability in a tight, rare German package. Of more concern is its high mileage. The current owner has dumped some great maintenance work into it and even offers compression test results, but don’t be surprised if owning this car ends up costing an arm and a leg.
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PhiLOL actually likes the tuna here, but abhors structural rust. Save the manuals.