Used cars haven’t been depreciating in the past decade the way they used to (don’t get me started on this subject…) but I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; nothing depreciates like an Audi. You wouldn’t expect such savage depreciation on cars that routinely win customer satisfaction surveys…but for a car that sold for $52,500 new, this thing certainly is cheap today. Find this 2014 Audi S5 Premium Plus offered for $12,990 in Santa Clara, CA via craigslist.
The C5 generation (2002-2004) Audi RS6 is a car that should need no introduction to the modern car enthusiast. But in case you need a refresher, allow me to give you the details. The RS6 was based on Audi’s A6 sedan platform, but added a 4.2 liter twin turbo V8 that pushed 450 horsepower and 428 ft-lbs of torque into a 5-speed auto and all four wheels via Audi’s torsen-base Quattro system. It was also, lower, stiffer, brakier, and wider than the standard A6. In its day it was a monster and today the RS6 offers one of the best $/hp you can find on the street. Find this 2003 Audi RS6 offered for $13000 in Sioux Falls, SD via craigslist. Seller submission from Ben.
I am convinced that the first generation Audi TT is going to be a sleeper classic for future appreciation. It won’t be in the next few years, but sometime in the self driving neural networked googlepod future people will start paying decent amount of money for Audi TT Quattros with the upgraded 225 horsepower 1.8T engine and 6-speed manual gearbox. But today’s example is going to be even more desirable because it has the super cool amber leather baseball stitch interior. Find this 2004 Audi TT Quattro 225 HP Baseball Interior Edition bidding for $6950 reserve-not-met with $7995 buy-it-now located in Painesville, OH via eBay.
You probably know that Audi/Volkswagen diesels as the modern and fuel efficient machines that cheat on emissions tests, but there was a time when Audi was known for cars that accelerated without warning (warning that youtube link has the most awesome vintage commercials but you can also watch this awesome Audi PR film with an detailed rebuttal by Bobby Unser)…but these next two cars aren’t going anywhere fast. First they were equipped with an 84 horsepower 2.0 liter inline-5 turbocharged oil burner. It wasn’t as slow as the non-turbo cars from 1980-82, but after a few decades in a barn…these things are not going anywhere quickly. Find these 1983 Audi 5000 TD s (two of them) offered for $600 in Pittsfield, MA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Audi S5 is a two-door version of Audi’s pavement pounding S4 sport sedan, but the S5 didn’t get the upgraded 3.0T supercharged V6 in 2009 and instead lived with the 4.2 liter V8 shared with the R8 through the 2012 model year. It isn’t a bad thing to have a screaming 7000 rpm V8 […]
This next car comes from Erik202 who writes: I came across this car and it interested me so i did a little research and found that the automatic trans version of these B5 S4s is actually much more rare than the 6mt. I’m not sure that is proper justification for choosing it over the manual but […]
This next car comes to Erik202 who writes: Send help! (stay 6ft back) just talk me out of buying a V8 Audi S4. I might be going a little crazy from the lack of human interaction but this thing is looking so yellow and fast. And even tho the ad says it’s an auto it’s clearly […]
When you are stuck in a coronavirus quarantine you start to appreciate the little things in life. Such as choices. Do you eat bologna or cotto salami in your white bread sandwich? Do you walk clockwise around your block or counter clockwise? Do you walk in the street to avoid the oncoming neighbor or step […]
If you are a car guy and have never enjoyed the Robert De Niro and Jean Reno classic Ronin (1998) you need to schedule yourself a few hours and pick up a copy on Amazon. The D2 generation Audi S8 was the feature car that was driven in anger by Skipp Sudduth’s nerdy hacker/driver character who insists on getting a custom nitrous system and then hauls the giant sedan through small cobblestone covered French streets. It is fantastic — and you can watch one of the S8 scenes in a clip on youtube here. After watching Ronin a few times, you’ll get the kind of itch that only an all-wheel-drive V8 powered Audi can solve…and this next one is a bit janky, but it does have a manual gearbox swapped in from another Audi. Find this 2001 Audi S8 Quattro offered for $6800 near Minneapolis, MN. Tip from Cory.
The 225 horsepower Mk1 Audi TT (type 8N) Quattro was a moderately cool car when released in 1998. It featured sweet Bauhaus styling and is certainly a style icon that will become a collectible classic in 30 years (or so…). Naturally the high horsepower K04 turbo equipped 1.8T version is the one to get, and while it probably makes more sense to get one that is in good running order, this one just needs a clutch and is offered for next to nothing. Find this 2002 Audi TT Quattro 225hp offered for $2000 in Sonoma, CA via craigslist.