RE: Audi RS6 Avant review | PH Video

RE: Audi RS6 Avant review | PH Video

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Blue62

4,157 posts

102 months

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Turini said:
A new 992 with the right options can be had for less than £90k, I know that misses the point of it being a supercar estate but that would leave £25k left over for a nice toy or load lugger to get dirty with bikes, children and dogs (delete as appropriate)
It doesn't work like that, a properly specced 992 is going to be around £100k with negligible discount, not many people will spec an RS6 much beyond £105k but are already getting over 10% off, wait a year or so and that will be between 15-20%. I have to own up as an owner of a C7PE, so have some skin in the game, as a daily all round beast it ticks a lot of boxes for a petrolhead.

I have driven the new car and it is a step forward, there really is something special about a large, comfortable car with super car pace that I (and others) find intoxicating, but readily accept it's not everyone's cuppa. My personal view of the C8 is that Audi have over done the styling this time and made the car a little too wide for my tastes, so I will probably go M5C and leave the dog at home.



Gitwhoismiserable

569 posts

73 months

Thursday
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Mits said:
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.
cliche alert!

Mr-B

2,352 posts

144 months

Thursday
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Mits said:
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.
Alpina B3/5? Far more subtle too.

Red6

17 posts

6 months

Thursday
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I've always loved the RS6 and this one is no exception, but there are a couple of style cues that should more functional. But hey, I could live with that. Might wait for used ones to come on the market. But I still love the C7.

Terminator X

8,430 posts

154 months

Thursday
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Great vid and review. I absolutely love this car (long time Audi fan) but why so heavy and why so expensive? Damn you Audi mad

Looks just like a bigger RS4 now though which I guess is no bad thing as that looks great too.

TX.

Terminator X

8,430 posts

154 months

Thursday
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Blue62 said:
It doesn't work like that, a properly specced 992 is going to be around £100k with negligible discount, not many people will spec an RS6 much beyond £105k but are already getting over 10% off, wait a year or so and that will be between 15-20%. I have to own up as an owner of a C7PE, so have some skin in the game, as a daily all round beast it ticks a lot of boxes for a petrolhead.

I have driven the new car and it is a step forward, there really is something special about a large, comfortable car with super car pace that I (and others) find intoxicating, but readily accept it's not everyone's cuppa. My personal view of the C8 is that Audi have over done the styling this time and made the car a little too wide for my tastes, so I will probably go M5C and leave the dog at home.
Where as Carwow was no discount from all 5 dealers?

TX.

Nubiann

11 posts

9 months

Thursday
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Spec an E63s and it gets to almost the same price but it still looks like a hearse outside and a cheap disco inside. It would also get stomped by the RS6 in a cross country sprint; spec up the M5 its almost the same but no option of an estate!

Both the afore mentioned have a RWD mode which is nothing but a chav shopping centre carpark drift mode but no criticism that neither can be driven fast on public roads in "drift" mode.

So yes its expensive but not more or less so than its competitors but Audi seems to get a bashing for its options. If you criticize one criticize all.

What the hell did anyone expect from this car its an RS6 it meant to be aggressive and ferociously fast, that the C8 can still despatch continents with ease but now adds focus and ability on the twisty stuff makes it my choice, minus a few options it is comparatively good value.

There are obviously too many potting shed pipe smoking morgan hankerers here. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Edited by Nubiann on Thursday 13th February 17:33

popeyewhite

11,254 posts

70 months

Thursday
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Nubiann said:
Spec an E63s and it gets to almost the same price
The E63s isn't worth that much money either, but it at least has some class.
Nubiann said:
It would also get stomped by the RS6 in a cross country sprint'
Having owned both I can assure you that isn't the case.
Nubiann said:
So yes its expensive but not more or less so than its competitors but Audi seems to get a bashing for its options.
The point is that its competitiors have more to them than a cock extension bodykit and prodigious straightline power.
Nubiann said:
What the hell did anyone expect from this car its an RS6 it meant to be aggressive and ferociously fast, that the C8 can still despatch continents with ease but now adds focus and ability on the twisty stuff makes it my choice, minus a few options it is comparatively good value.
Comparatively good value? There are no estates to compare it with are there? Can you name a few? Oh wait, one more thing...."dispatch continents with ease". Did you write that with a straight face?



Andy20vt

1,131 posts

136 months

Thursday
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What more could you want from a family car, particularly if you choose the more discreet options? Walk softy but carry a big stick approach. I suppose you could easily spend a similar amount of money on some jelly mould SUV but why would you want to do this when it will be inferior dynamically and every other fashion victim out there has one?

If you want exclusivity then an RS6 is the car for you. I must have seen at least 50 x £100k plus SUV's on the road this week alone, but I have not seen another RS6 from any generation out on the road since just after the new year (apart from my own of course).

Gitwhoismiserable

569 posts

73 months

Thursday
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Andy20vt said:
What more could you want from a family car, particularly if you choose the more discreet options? Walk softy but carry a big stick approach. I suppose you could easily spend a similar amount of money on some jelly mould SUV but why would you want to do this when it will be inferior dynamically and every other fashion victim out there has one?

If you want exclusivity then an RS6 is the car for you. I must have seen at least 50 x £100k plus SUV's on the road this week alone, but I have not seen another RS6 from any generation out on the road since just after the new year (apart from my own of course).
rather an SUV far superior

popeyewhite

11,254 posts

70 months

Thursday
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Andy20vt said:
What more could you want from a family car, particularly if you choose the more discreet options? Walk softy but carry a big stick approach. I suppose you could easily spend a similar amount of money on some jelly mould SUV but why would you want to do this when it will be inferior dynamically and every other fashion victim out there has one?

If you want exclusivity then an RS6 is the car for you. I must have seen at least 50 x £100k plus SUV's on the road this week alone, but I have not seen another RS6 from any generation out on the road since just after the new year (apart from my own of course).
It could be because the car is quite a horrendously expensive one trick pony and although ubiquitous - as you say - top end SUVs are quiet, luxurious, spacious. practical and not as much a theft with violence /attracting the wrong sort of attention risk.

griffdude

1,610 posts

198 months

Thursday
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Mr-B said:
Mits said:
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.
Alpina B3/5? Far more subtle too.
Exactly. Debadge it & most people won’t know the difference.

Terminator X

8,430 posts

154 months

Thursday
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Nubiann said:
Spec an E63s and it gets to almost the same price but it still looks like a hearse outside and a cheap disco inside. It would also get stomped by the RS6 in a cross country sprint; spec up the M5 its almost the same but no option of an estate!

Both the afore mentioned have a RWD mode which is nothing but a chav shopping centre carpark drift mode but no criticism that neither can be driven fast on public roads in "drift" mode.

So yes its expensive but not more or less so than its competitors but Audi seems to get a bashing for its options. If you criticize one criticize all.

What the hell did anyone expect from this car its an RS6 it meant to be aggressive and ferociously fast, that the C8 can still despatch continents with ease but now adds focus and ability on the twisty stuff makes it my choice, minus a few options it is comparatively good value.

There are obviously too many potting shed pipe smoking morgan hankerers here. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Edited by Nubiann on Thursday 13th February 17:33
No one pays £100k for the M5 though + it is also 250kg less in weight and arguably more powerful eg 659hp on the dyno etc. Unless you are hooked on the RS6 looks not sure why you'd pay so much more for a car that seems already beaten up by rivals.

TX.

Helicopter123

7,008 posts

106 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 honestly think you should be over on mumsnet

Andy20vt

1,131 posts

136 months

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Gitwhoismiserable said:
rather an SUV far superior
until it topples over rofl

Gitwhoismiserable

569 posts

73 months

Thursday
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Andy20vt said:
until it topples over rofl
Yes!!! i win Andy20vt bingo, he said it!!!!

Buster73

3,661 posts

103 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.
Let him have his say man .

TyrannosauRoss Lex

24,050 posts

162 months

Thursday
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Mr-B said:
Mits said:
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.
Alpina B3/5? Far more subtle too.
Far more subtle? With huge wheels and 4 exhausts, I'd say it's no more less subtle than the RS6!?

R.Sole

10,719 posts

156 months

Thursday
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Terminator X said:
Nubiann said:
Spec an E63s and it gets to almost the same price but it still looks like a hearse outside and a cheap disco inside. It would also get stomped by the RS6 in a cross country sprint; spec up the M5 its almost the same but no option of an estate!

Both the afore mentioned have a RWD mode which is nothing but a chav shopping centre carpark drift mode but no criticism that neither can be driven fast on public roads in "drift" mode.

So yes its expensive but not more or less so than its competitors but Audi seems to get a bashing for its options. If you criticize one criticize all.

What the hell did anyone expect from this car its an RS6 it meant to be aggressive and ferociously fast, that the C8 can still despatch continents with ease but now adds focus and ability on the twisty stuff makes it my choice, minus a few options it is comparatively good value.

There are obviously too many potting shed pipe smoking morgan hankerers here. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Edited by Nubiann on Thursday 13th February 17:33
No one pays £100k for the M5 though + it is also 250kg less in weight and arguably more powerful eg 659hp on the dyno etc. Unless you are hooked on the RS6 looks not sure why you'd pay so much more for a car that seems already beaten up by rivals.

TX.
The indicators work?

big_rob_sydney

Original Poster:

2,443 posts

144 months

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R.Sole said:
Terminator X said:
Nubiann said:
Spec an E63s and it gets to almost the same price but it still looks like a hearse outside and a cheap disco inside. It would also get stomped by the RS6 in a cross country sprint; spec up the M5 its almost the same but no option of an estate!

Both the afore mentioned have a RWD mode which is nothing but a chav shopping centre carpark drift mode but no criticism that neither can be driven fast on public roads in "drift" mode.

So yes its expensive but not more or less so than its competitors but Audi seems to get a bashing for its options. If you criticize one criticize all.

What the hell did anyone expect from this car its an RS6 it meant to be aggressive and ferociously fast, that the C8 can still despatch continents with ease but now adds focus and ability on the twisty stuff makes it my choice, minus a few options it is comparatively good value.

There are obviously too many potting shed pipe smoking morgan hankerers here. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Edited by Nubiann on Thursday 13th February 17:33
No one pays £100k for the M5 though + it is also 250kg less in weight and arguably more powerful eg 659hp on the dyno etc. Unless you are hooked on the RS6 looks not sure why you'd pay so much more for a car that seems already beaten up by rivals.

TX.
The indicators work?
I get that you're making fun of BMW drivers, but perhaps using an Audi as your benchmark was misplaced...

/irony

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