15k: Appreciation For Depreciation: 2003 Audi RS6 Twin Turbo Quattro

The 1st generation Audi RS6 was a blisteringly fast halo sedan when first built by Quattro GmbH for sale in Audi dealers around the world.  The RS6 cost upwards of $85k when new and hit 60mph from a standstill in 4.6 seconds.  Today a nice used RS6 will still rip off sub 5 second 0-60mph sprints but will only put you out the cost of a new Kia.  Find this 2003 Audi RS6 with 77k miles on the odometer for sale in Pompano Beach, FL currently bidding on ebay for $12,900 no-reserve with a few hours to go.

The RS6 eschews big wings and scoops on its way to being the baddest
super sedan around in 2003, in fact the only hint that it is something
special is the bell bottom wheel flares and baby’s head sized exhaust
pipe outlets.

Under the hood is a masterpiece of dual-overhead-cam, 5-valve per cylinder, all-alloy, kitten-murdering, twin-turbocharged, awesome that puts out 450 horsepower and 428 ft-lbs of ass-hauling torque available from as low as 1950 rpm on the tach. 

The biggest turn off (aside from 10 year old Audi maintenance costs; which can be best described as going to a dentist who has 4 kids in college and alimony payments…once a week) in the RS6 has to be the obligatory 5-speed slushbox automatic.  It isn’t the worst auto ever built and it has all sorts of sophisticated controls related to the Quattro torsen-based permanent all-wheel-drive system, but it still saps some of the fun from the RS6 experience. 

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Photo credits; Stellar Autos & ebay

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