The perfect balance of sport & comfort
October 6, 2017
The A7 is the most attractive luxury sedan on the market, and certainly the best-looking of the '4-door coupe' genre. It just LOOKS fast with its bold Hofmeister kink and aggressive lines.
I bought a relatively decked-out Prestige model secondhand with everything but the cold weather package, and it was a phenomenal car for two years. It's highly adaptable to your mood and needs: pop it into sport mode and floor it, and it pulls endlessly, making it more fun on curvy mountain roads than a gigantic sedan has any right to be. Set the adaptive cruise control on a long road trip and relax, listening to the overpriced (but sonorous) Bang & Olufsen sound system with the tweeters that pop out of the dash...for some reason.
I only had one out of the ordinary maintenance issue, a leaking engine mount bracket, and as can be expected of an expensive German car, the bill wasn't cheap. And despite buying a three-year-old car, it still depreciated substantially by the time I sold. No integrated USB port or touchscreen in a 2013 model year car is pretty embarrassing, especially when much of the other technology was top-of-the-line.