My wife wanted a new car and suggested a used A4; she is one who thinks Mercedes are pretentious and BMW's too cliche. We have never owned a German car, although I've rented them before on business tr...
My wife wanted a new car and suggested a used A4; she is one who thinks Mercedes are pretentious and BMW's too cliche. We have never owned a German car, although I've rented them before on business trips. Have always owned US cars and once a Camry for a short period.
Checked out the A4 and while it's cute, it's just too small for a family car, plus I use my car for business, so we needed something bigger. The A6, while still a bit on the small side, seemed to fit the bill.
Long story short, did the research on the current gen A6, compared it to the equivalent Mercedes and BMW models and decided to go with it after online reviews (dozens, including professional ones) only. Shopped and got pricing online in order to get a feel for the market.
Wanted a blue model, too many black and silver Audis out there. Saw an aventurine blue model with light grey interior at a dealership in June; went there, test drove and leased this 3.0L Prestige model, all the bells and whistles.
LOVE THE CAR. The handling is just fine for a family car, relatively tight for a non sports car, the quattro means even, smooth accelleration from a dead stop or rounding corners at speed. The 18" tires provide nice grip and handling: can't wait to drive it in snow.
The electronics are unbelievable, the MMI system was a really easy to learn, once you practice, despite what you might read. Yes, the Xenon lights are cool. The power of the 3.0L engine is about perfect for this car, the different transmision options (regular, Sport and faux manual) and steering wheel paddles are cool: use all of them regularly depending upon driving conditions. Still breaking the car in, but have had it up over 100 mph a couple times, real quiet, smooth ride at high speed, you'd never know you were going that fast.
I really have zero complaints about this car. I've owned it now for 90 days, and I would make the same decision tomorrow if I needed to. It is the classiest, most fun car I've ever owned and I am 53, a salesman and have driven many, many cars.
Might think about an A8 when this lease is up, we'll see, more room would be nice, but that is the only thing I'd add to the A6 if I could.