4 Things To Look Out For When Buying Second Hand Audi S And RS Models


Want the Audi S and RS you’ve wanted but don’t have the cash for a new one?

Don’t be too down. Some of us want a high performance car from the manufacture who gave us all-wheel-drive. Might not be the case today, but it’s good to know that the high-performance models from that manufacture have produced discreet, powerful, and rather quick cars. So what 4 tips can we give you when you are looking out for Audi S and RS models?

 

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The cheap jump into the S sector? The Audi S3.

Well, the cheap jump into the world of Audi S and RS models doesn’t have to start expensive. The first to start is always the little S3, which you could find for about the £5,000 mark. All S3s of this generation come with a 1.8 4-pot turbo producing 222 bhp. Meaning that that engine will push this car from 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, and on towards a top speed of 151. Not completely slow in terms of today, but still able to keep up with some hot hatches.

The main concern, while Audi is famed for their reliability, is always summed up in one word – electrics. The multifunction display will always have dead pixels, the back-up battery for the alarm will drive you mad when it runs out of charge, and brake and clutch sensors will eventually fail. Also, like every German car manufacture to ever build a car, some parts for German cars are often expensive, and this is no exception.

Think it’s worth the plunge? Well, here’s the advert for the black S3 we found. It’s done 65548 miles, and more importantly, a manual.

The cheap jump into the RS sector? The Audi RS 6 Avant.
 

The S3 is a genuine future classic. It’s good looks and rather discrete. But spend an extra £4,000 can let you into another powerful and discrete Audi S and RS estates that has twice as many cylinders and an extra turbo. I’m talking about the C7 Audi RS6 Avant.

While on the subject of complete Audi electric failures, even the RS6 has it’s mechanical ones as well. With one component. The gearbox. The ZF gearbox in this generation of RS6 was rubbish, and a new one is going to set you back at least £4,000. All because of that gearbox from an A8 6.0 W12. Given that Audi had forgotten to tell you it had to be serviced, didn’t work.

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