RE: Audi RS6 Avant review | PH Video

RE: Audi RS6 Avant review | PH Video

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PhantomPH

3,169 posts

175 months

Thursday
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Not sure about the new rear bumper treatment...hanging out there like the bottom lip on a petulant toddler.

I sort of get these - the 'one car fits all' type of scenario, but I cannot help but think that the price has completely jumped the shark now. For an average £110k cost, I could buy two really damn good (and arguably more specialised) cars and really not have to compromise on anything.

I think the price has made the market for these exceptionally small. Glad they exist, but also fear that things like this are why manufacturers are turning their backs on performance vehicles. They've gone a little too far.

popeyewhite

11,254 posts

70 months

Thursday
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2.1 tonnes. Estate. 4x4.

Sub 4 secs - 60.

Why? Once in a lifetime trip on the Autobahn?

It's nice having a fast car (yes the overtaking thrust is great) but the expense of this vs the actual amount of time you'd use the speed just doesn't seem to justify the cost (see also E63 and M5). And if you don't use the speed there are nicer estates about at a fraction of the cost.


V12PJN

40 posts

109 months

Thursday
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£130k is ticking every option box including ceramic brakes. More likely to be nearer £100k.
Still a lot of money but it’s a lot of car
I like it

popeyewhite

11,254 posts

70 months

Thursday
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V12PJN said:
.... it’s a lot of car
It's fast...and...er...has a bodykit that looks aggressive. Other than that how does it stand out from other estates? (Lets forget the cost for a moment)

Gitwhoismiserable

569 posts

73 months

Thursday
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Nezquick said:
Is there anyone else out there that just doesn't "get" these?

I honestly couldn't ever see myself wanting one.
i think they are aimed at people who want a fast estate, might be wrong

TyrannosauRoss Lex

24,050 posts

162 months

Thursday
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big_rob_sydney said:
Much prefer this over the visibility destroying high riding SUV's.
I wondered how long it'd be until you mentioned SUVs again.

Nezquick

1,331 posts

76 months

Thursday
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PSB1 said:
Nezquick said:
Is there anyone else out there that just doesn't "get" these?

I honestly couldn't ever see myself wanting one.
Then why comment on it? Bizarre behaviour.
You've commented twice now on this thread and not even said anything about the car. Wind your neck in!

V12PJN

40 posts

109 months

Thursday
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popeyewhite said:
V12PJN said:
.... it’s a lot of car
It's fast...and...er...has a bodykit that looks aggressive. Other than that how does it stand out from other estates? (Lets forget the cost for a moment)
What other estates are you talking about?
If we are ignoring it’s fast are we taking into account Matrix lights, 4 wheel steering, interior etc

Why buy any car? It is very rarely a rational decision. I would suggest most people on PistonHeads have bought a car based on dodgy man maths and flawed reasoning
That’s why there are so many makes and models
Everyone is different

hu8742

31 posts

75 months

Thursday
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It seems like Audi feel that they have to try and make it 10% bigger, brasher and more stereotypical of a super estate every time they make a new RS6, and at that price!! Crazy.

I'd rather they toned it down and made more subtle changes rather than turning it into a comical chav mobile on oversized rims. I'd love to know how many of these they shift new when the depreciation after a few years is staggering.

Gitwhoismiserable

569 posts

73 months

Thursday
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the price is irrelevant, its all about the monthlies

Max_Torque

14,516 posts

167 months

Thursday
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Is it really £2k for the 'upgraded' headlining? I mean, who looks at or touches the headlining in their car? Anyone? I've owned my car for 8 years, i couldn't even tell you what colour the headlining is, let alone have actually interacted with it in any way in that time?



Mr-B

2,352 posts

144 months

Thursday
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Max_Torque said:
Is it really £2k for the 'upgraded' headlining? I mean, who looks at or touches the headlining in their car? Anyone? I've owned my car for 8 years, i couldn't even tell you what colour the headlining is, let alone have actually interacted with it in any way in that time?

Yes I noticed that. They take the pee with these prices. Audi not the only one, I think it was the new Jag F-Type, I think their headlining was a grand, bearing it mind it had a panoramic roof there actually can't be that much headlining that needs to go in, yet it's a grand! WTF is it made out of? Gold leaf?

TyrannosauRoss Lex

24,050 posts

162 months

Thursday
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popeyewhite said:
V12PJN said:
.... it’s a lot of car
It's fast...and...er...has a bodykit that looks aggressive. Other than that how does it stand out from other estates? (Lets forget the cost for a moment)
Isn't that the point?

popeyewhite

11,254 posts

70 months

Thursday
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V12PJN said:
popeyewhite said:
V12PJN said:
.... it’s a lot of car
It's fast...and...er...has a bodykit that looks aggressive. Other than that how does it stand out from other estates? (Lets forget the cost for a moment)
What other estates are you talking about?
Other manufacturers produce estates - the Mercedes E Class estate is one of a number and looks lovely.
V12PJN said:
If we are ignoring it’s fast are we taking into account Matrix lights, 4 wheel steering, interior etc

Why buy any car? It is very rarely a rational decision. I would suggest most people on PistonHeads have bought a car based on dodgy man maths and flawed reasoning
That’s why there are so many makes and models
Everyone is different
I was rather hoping you might try to justify the purchase of one of these in some way. Fancy headlights and an Audi interior do not a dream car make IMO. However your suggestion of flawed reasoning and man maths is probably pretty close to the mark. biggrin

popeyewhite

11,254 posts

70 months

Thursday
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TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
popeyewhite said:
V12PJN said:
.... it’s a lot of car
It's fast...and...er...has a bodykit that looks aggressive. Other than that how does it stand out from other estates? (Lets forget the cost for a moment)
Isn't that the point?
I was a bit too subtle, but you still got there.

jorders500

25 posts

39 months

Thursday
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I think it's great. A bit pricey though.



TyrannosauRoss Lex

24,050 posts

162 months

Thursday
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popeyewhite said:
TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
popeyewhite said:
V12PJN said:
.... it’s a lot of car
It's fast...and...er...has a bodykit that looks aggressive. Other than that how does it stand out from other estates? (Lets forget the cost for a moment)
Isn't that the point?
I was a bit too subtle, but you still got there.
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dalzo

630 posts

86 months

Thursday
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Spectacular car but can’t believe the price of these now!

popeyewhite

11,254 posts

70 months

Thursday
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TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
popeyewhite said:
TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
popeyewhite said:
V12PJN said:
.... it’s a lot of car
It's fast...and...er...has a bodykit that looks aggressive. Other than that how does it stand out from other estates? (Lets forget the cost for a moment)
Isn't that the point?
I was a bit too subtle, but you still got there.
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Mits

82 posts

168 months

Thursday
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Wait a year or two for depreciation, discounts to kick in and i'll be in the market for one. Perfect for family and dog duties. Having an m3, means no rear passengers when the dog is with us.
As there is no m5/m3 touring, only choice and is a Merc or Audi.

I don't like SUV's, much prefer a saloon/estate format.
Electric car for the commute, supercar for sunny days and a fast estate for weekend/European trips.