Tale of two Audis: 2000 A4 1.8T Quattro Avant and and 2000 A6 2.7T 6 Speed

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We feature a fair amount of “S” versions of Audis, but there are some great options if you’re not looking for the flash or repair bills of the bigger brother models. In some cases, I really think these models will be collectable or at very least sought after in the future. They’re also a stark reminder of what we’ve lost in the past decade, because in their own way each of these cars has been discontinued in the United States by Audi. Today we’ll look at the last of the manual A6s, a C5 2.7T A6 Quattro 6 speed and a reminder to when Audi imported small wagons with a B5 1.8T Quattro Avant 5 speed. They’re also stellar deals below $6,000. Let’s start with the 6 speed sedan:

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Year: 2000
Model: A6 2.7T Quattro
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 128,500 mi
Price: $ 4,994 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro 6 speed on eBay

2000 AUDI A6 QUATTRO! 2.7T, AWD, 6 SPEED, MANUAL, SPORT, MUST SEE!

This car strikes me as a great deal and fairly undervalued. At $5,000, this is a lot of car, effectively a S4 in a more dignified suit. The 6 speed manual A6s are a joy to drive and really the last of the breed, as the manual option was completely discontinued in the U.S. after this model. With nearly 130,000 miles I’d expect some repairs in the future, but even given a healthy repair budget this car still is a lot of value for the money. $5,000 would get you into an S4, but that car would likely have close to 200,000 or more miles and throws a very different vibe than the A6. As I said in previous posts, this car is really the spiritual successor to the much-loved C4 S4/S6 and deserves more respect than the market gives it. Looking for something a little smaller and more versatile? How about a B5 A4 wagon?

The B5 saw the introduction to U.S. shores of the small Audi wagon; a decade on, Audi has decided that all roads lead to Allroads and has removed this option from our pallet. That’s a shame, because for a while the A4 really cornered the small sporty wagon category. Equipped with the V6 these were sedate and luxury-oriented tourers, but with the 1.8T and manual, the A4 felt small and drove more like a GTi. If anything, the weight of the Avant over the rear wheels really helps out balancing some of the understeer inherently dialed into the Audi platform:

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Year: 2000
Model: A4 Quattro Avant
Engine: 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 129,700 mi
Price: $ 5,499 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Avant on eBay

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2000 Audi A4 5dr Wgn 1.8T Avant Man Quattro AWD Wagon
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2000 AUDI A4 1.8T AVANT TURBO WAGON QUATTRO B5 5SPEED NAVIGATION KW COILOVER APR

With some modifications to this already-Sport package equipped wagon, this is a desirable package. The APR goodies will up the power and make this car more fun, the KW coilovers are great in the twisties, and while black isn’t the option that I’d choose this car certainly looks great. I love the Speedline-option wheels for the sport package; as one of our readers noted they suit the design very well and look great while not standing out too much. Unfortunately this dealer hasn’t provided many photos of this car, but it’s priced below most of the market for similar mile A4 Avants, and like the A6 even factoring in some maintenance this appears to be a solid package for a daily driver with some spirit.

Honestly, I’d have a hard time choosing between these two; I love the A6’s combination of speed and style but the C5 chassis is not my favorite looker. On the other hand, I think the B5 A4 was better looking than the B6 that replaced it, but I’d really like to see more photos of this Avant before putting a bid on it. At these prices, though, either one seems like a good package and lots of fun. Which would you choose?

-Carter

1998 Audi A4 Quattro Avant

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I’m going to say something that’s a little shocking to some, I’m sure. In some states, the very first Audi A4s are only a little over two years away from being considered “antique”. Let that soak in for a second. For cars like the Audi A4, this is an interesting time; these cars have generally fallen in value to the point where they can be had on the cheap, but few are left in good condition. Seriously, when was the last time you saw a mint condition B5 A4? Sure, they may not be everyone’s dream car, but they’re a solid platform, fun and useable, good looking and practical. So perhaps it’s time to look at getting a clean B5 as a daily driver for a few years before making it an occasional car; were I going to do that, I’d sure look for one in a unique color such as today’s Pelican Blue A4 Quattro Avant:

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Year: 1998
Model: A4 Quattro Avant
Engine: 2.8 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 77,400 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: on eBay

Selling our 1998 Audi A4 Avant Quattro with 2.8 V6 engine and Automatic Transmission . . Only 1 owner owned! Its got a clean title and has never been in any accidents . . Garage kept for most its life . . Has very low miles at around 77,000 miles and i have the history report to show original miles, 1 owner, and no accidents .. Its in very good condition . This comes in the EXTREMELY RARE COLOR called Pelican Blue Metallic. . The only other place i have seen this is in Audi brochures and posters. Never another one in person . I was told they only made a hand full of them so you wont find another one. . Mechanically its in 100% . . Has recent service done . . Valve cover replaced & new battery with receipts . . Doesnt have any oil leaks anywhere . . Engine is clean enough to eat off of . . The ride is very comfy with lots of power whenever needed with that V6 engine still getting great gas mileage . . Auto trans shifts soo smooth you cant even feel it . . AC blows ice cold . . Has lots of options which are listed above . . Heated seats, leather, sunroof, 6-disk cd changer, cassette, power seats, sport package, and lots more . . The exterior is in very nice shape . . No repaint or major damage . . Has a couple small dings here and there . . scrape on the front bumper . maybe some other minor ones i cant remember but overall in great shape . . The interior is fantastic . . no stains, no rips in the leather . . no odors . . Non-smoking vehicle . . everything on the vehicle works . . the small display on the dash is a little hard to read . . This is an easy fix and common on Audi’s . . Everything else works . . Keyless entry works find . . If you have any other questions feel free to ask . . If buyer is from CA i will gladly Smog the vehicle before it being taken . it passes with flying colors anyhow . . By the way the floor mats are not pictures but are included . . They are in excellent condition, original audi, and very clean . . Shipping/Transport: If you need to have the vehicle shipped i can get you a quote on this . . The prices i get are pretty good . . Just send me your zip code. Pick Up: if you plan on driving the vehicle i won’t mind picking you up from the following places . . SNA John Wayne Airport (Orange County), LAX Los Angeles Airport, Long Beach Airport, Grayhound bus stop (Norwalk), Amkrak (Fullerton) or any other ways you can think of as long as its not too far from 90706 Bellflower where the vehicle and I are located . . I’m easy to work with to let me know what you have in mind . . Any other questions go ahead and ask . . Good Luck Bidding.

These cars are a lot more fun in 5 speed guise and a little more fun to drive when so equipped with a 1.8T under the hood, but the V6 is a smooth operator and dependable, if less exciting than it’s turbo brother. The problem is finding a Pelican Blue A4 1.8T Quattro Avant manual is pretty difficult if not impossible, especially with lower miles like this. I thought my B5.5 Passat had low miles at 107,000 when I purchased it, but this car has 30,000 miles less. The Avants are much more highly sought after, but thankfully the tuning crowd isn’t after the V6 tip models, so if you want a clean original one here’s your option – especially if you want a rare and awesome color like Pelican Blue.

You could subtly upgrade this car with the revised 2001 projector headlights and either 16″ “Swing” or 17″ Bolero alloys, or of course the standby Avus S4 wheels, but keep those original wheels; they’re getting harder to come by in decent shape. The leather interior looks good, and while there are some city-living scratches on the exterior overall it shows well. As I write this, bidding is quite low at $3,300 with no reserve – if it stays anywhere near that it would be a steal, but I expect this car to get much closer to $6,000 by the end of the auction. Drive it for a few years and then have a laugh by putting “Antique” plates on it; just tell the officers that the car meet is at the top of the mountain during ski season….or better yet, ice racing season. Yeah, that’s a car meet for sure!

-Carter

Wednesday Wheels: great options from BBS

BBS. Few letters cross boundaries of generations and marques of cars like BBS do. Renowned as some of the highest quality OEM, aftermarket and racing wheels available, BBSs have been selected by nearly all of the marques we feature as stock wheels or wheel upgrades, and many tuners still select them. In the heady 1980s, BBS really defined the aftermarket wheel category with it’s evergreen RS models, still highly sought after by most enthusiasts. Today we’re going to look at some different BBS options, each for a different marque. Let’s start with some popular BBS RMs – the two piece version of the RS, originally fit to 2.0 16V GTis between 1990 and 1992, but look great on 2002s, 320s, E30s, and most VWs:

Year: N/A
Model: RM 012
Diameter: 15″
Width: 6.5″
Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100
Offset: ET 33
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Not included
Price: GBP 760 Buy It Now ($1,216.08)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 M-System 2 on eBay

Set of 4 Genuine BBS RS/RM012 6.5J x 15″ 4×100 ET/IS33 Alloy Wheels / Split Rims

– Original BBS 2 Pieces wheels
– PCD 4×100 (E30 Golf Polo Astra Clio Civic Swift II. )
– OFFSET: ET33
– newly painted centers “Nogaro Silver Matt”
– freshly polished lips
– newly chromed screws
– The 4 BBS 3d wheel caps are included

Shipping to the US & EU Countries, email me for prices.

Please contact : auto@emails.hu – International buyers wellcome! Offers welcome!

When I originally saw the “Lobster Claw” wheels fitted to the then new 997 C2S/C4S, I loved the design. For me it’s one of those intangible items I can’t completely define, but I just love how 997s look with these. Porsche OEM wheels are always pricey, but these would be a great upgrade to an earlier non-S model or return one to stock. As a bonus, these come with some meaty and pricey tires that you could get some use out of:

Year: 2006/2007
Model: 997 Carrera 2S/4S OEM
Diameter: 19″
Width: 8″ front, 11″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 57 front, ET 51 rear
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Michelin Pilot Sport 235-35-19 (F) 305-30-19 (R)
Price: $1,300 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Porsche 997 OEM C2S/C4S BBS Wheels on eBay

Buyer will pay $130 for shipping and handling. I do not ship to Canada, PR, Hawaii and Alaska. IF USING PAYPAL, I ONLY SHIP TO PAYPAL CONFIRMED ADDRESS AND NO P.O. BOX.

Disclaimer: Please feel free to ask questions before purchasing. Wheels and tires are used and are sold “as is” condition. Buyer acknowledges any and all responsibilty in purchasing used wheels and tires.

In the performance world, bigger isn’t always better; if you’re heading to the track, keeping a smaller diameter wheel keeps both weight and tire costs down. Looking for a slick set of track wheels to bolt onto your M3 or other late 80s/early 90s BMW? This set on offer from our friends at Classic Car Club Manhattan may be the ticket:

Year: N/A
Model: BBS RK
Diameter: 16″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 120
Offset: ET 15
Condition: USed
Tires: Not Included
Price: $900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: BBS RK Wheels on eBay

Up for sale is a set of four BBS RK 16″ wheels. Wheels have no curb rash. Center hub caps on wheels do have small blemishes. Wheels are taped up in pictures for shipping. These wheels look outstanding on almost all BMWs. An example is our very own E30 M3. Best looking wheel setup on any E30 we’ve seen.

One of the more popular wheels with the B5 and B5.5 Audi A4/VW Passat chassis was the factory option BBS VZ; these RZs copy with look but have a centercap hiding the lugs. Perfectly offset for late 90s/early 00s Audis and Passats, these would really help to fill the arches out and are priced really aggressively, as well as coming with tires. Doesn’t get much better than that:

Year: N/A
Model: BBS RZ
Diameter: 17″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 35
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Goodyear Eagle F1 235-45-17
Price: $500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: BBS RZ Wheels on eBay

I have a set of 4 BBS wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1’s. The tires are 235-45z-R17. There are a few minor blemishes in the wheels but other than that they are in good condition. Local pick up after sale or will try to assist buyer with shipping that they arrange.

Lastly, nearly everyone pines over the AMG Monoblocks. They’re cool looking wheels that really suit big-body Mercedes well. Today’s set looks to be in fabulous condition and looks great in multi-piece configuration with polished lips. These are also aggressively staggered, and could either dress up a lower spec Benz or replace some horrible chromies your car’s former homies put on there:

Year: 2002
Model: AMG Monoblock II
Diameter: 18″
Width: 8.5″ front, 10″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 25
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $988 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: AMG Monoblock Wheels on eBay

Offered for an appreciating new owner is this beautiful set of four Mercedes Benz 18″ AMG two-piece BBS staggered wheels with bolts. They came off a 2002 Mercedes Benz SL500. I am not certain what else they will fit. They are 18″ x10″ rears and 18″ x 8 1/2″ fronts with et25 offset. I am told they are Monoblok IIs. They are all in very nice slightly imperfect condition with some light blemishes/curb rash. Buy it now price includes free packing and shipping to you anywhere in the U.S..

Please check out my positive feedback here and feel free to call me directly at 650-307-2251

Which are your favorite, and what would you like to see?

-Carter

2007 Audi A4 Avant S-line Titanium Package

Let’s face it – wagons are awesome, and fast wagons are even better. Until very recently and the monster Mercedes, BMW and Cadillac offerings, Audi was the undisputed king of the fast wagon. While the S4 and S6 Avants grab most of the headlines and attention, the normal A4 was a solid performer in either V6 or turbo 4 form. This was especially true of the B7 chassis A4s, which offered either the silky smooth 3.2 V6 or the torque-rich 2.0T. More than just a pretty face lift of the B6 chassis, the B7 also sported revised steering and suspension that livened the ride. The ultimate of these cars were the S-line with the Titanium Package option, such as the car we see here.

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Year: 2007
Model: A4 Avant
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4 Turbo FSI
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 99,251 mi
Price: $17,995

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Audi A4 S-line Titanium Avant at Coventry Motor Cars

2007 Audi A4 2.0T Titanium S-Line
Price: $17,995
VIN: WAUSF78E07A173373 Stock Number: 7A173373
Exterior: Brilliant Red Body Type: Wagon AWD
Interior: Ebony Miles: 99,251
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Engine: 4 Cyl. 2L

*Actual MPG Rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.
EXTREMELY RARE S-LINE TITANIUM PACKAGE CAR, CONVENIENCE PACKAGE, COLD WEATHER PACKAGE, ONE OWNER, DEALER SERVICED, FOUR KEYS, ALL MANUALS AND ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER

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To me, the main appeal of this car is that it isn’t an S4. Sure, you lose a lot of horsepower and sound from that V8. But, you also lose the repair bills from maintaining it. With the S-line Titanium Package, you get the fantastically well proportioned look of the B7, the usefulness of the wagon, and enough sport thrown in to have fun on your favorite road or commute. Did I mention how incredible those wheels look? They’re perfect.

The 2.0T has proven to be a stout motor if you want to tweak it, so attaining S4 levels of performance isn’t unheard of or out of reach. While we’d all love to run around in a sports car every day, the reality it’s hard to fit the wife, the child(ren), the dog(s), and the groceries into that R8 you’ve been pining after. Coupled with the great 6 speed manual, this is a fun, sporty, practical choice if you want to get into an Audi with over 100,000 miles and have your bank account remain in the black! The seller is well regarded in the Audi community and offer only premium examples of the marque, which is reflected in the condition of this car. As such, I think the car is fairly priced especially when you take into consideration the rarity of the the combination of color, manual, wagon, S-line and Titanium Package options.

-Carter

2013 Audi allroad

As an Audi enthusaist and a wagon lover, it’s no surprise that I was excited when Audi of America announced the return of the allroad. Like many others I was hesitant to see that it was being released on the A4 platform rather than the larger A6 platform of the previous generation, but once I saw it, all reservations went out the window. Seeing the allroad was love at first sight. The stance, the flares, the grille, and the lines make this one of the most beautiful estate cars on the market.

Audi did it right this time. Anyone familiar with the original allroad knows that they were riddled with problems between the 2.7T and the air suspension. The new allroads save all of the fancy technology for where it counts….the cockpit. The allroad uses the same 2.0l turbo four as the rest of the A4 family coupled to the silky smooth 8-speed tiptronic gearbox, and of course Quattro AWD.

Where the allroad differs from your standard A4 Avant is in the styling with stainless steel front and rear skid plates and offroad inspired fender flares. To complete the offroad capable look, the allroad has a full 7 inches of ground clearance. This car can certainly walk the walk if the owner was so inclined.

This beautiful Phantom Black over black leather allroad for sale in Atlanta is a smoking deal on a lightly used SUV alternative.

Year: 2013
Model: allroad
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Mileage: 6,443 mi
Price: $39,994

2013 Audi allroad on AutoTrader

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2013 Audi Allroad Premium Plus 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic – AUDI CERTIFIED! Phantom Black Pearl with black leather interior, automatic transmission (8 Speed Tiptronic), only 6K miles, Premium Plus model, MMI Navigation Plus Package, Audi Parking System Plus with rearview camera, Audi Advanced Key, power heated front seats with driver memory, Audi Music Interface (iPod), Bluetooth – Phone/Streaming Audio, Homelink, power tailgate, 3-Zone Climate Control, Audi Connect, CD/DVD Player, Audi Xenon Plus lighting with LED daytime running lights, Panorama sunroof with power sunshade, Sirius Satellite Radio. Absolutely loaded with equipment! One owner vehicle, clean CARFAX. Audi Certified – 6 Year/100K mile warranty from the original in-service date!

For the buyer in the market for an allroad specifically, or just a luxury SUV alternative this is a great deal.  Loaded with options, the original MSRP on an allroad like this is in the neighborhood of $48,000.  This car is Audi certified, and with only 6,443 miles, you get another 93K miles of coverage, or 6 years from in service date, which is less than 6 months ago offering a better warranty than the original factory warranty.  It’s said that new cars depreciate 10% just by driving it off the lot, in most cases that’s bad news, but with a CPO car like this, depreciation is your friend.  With a bit more negotiation, you could likely pick this beauty up for $37K which is a smoking deal.

-Brian

2000 Audi RS4 Avant, 1 of 4 in the USA

I preface this entry by stating that my favorite estate vehicle of all time is the Audi RS2. This high performance version of the Audi 90 estate was built in the same factory as the legendary Mercedes-Benz W124 500E/E500 and had some tasty Porsche styling bits to compliment it’s 2.2 liter, 20 valve 5 cylinder turbo engine. As a follow up, Audi introduced the A4 based RS4 in 1999, but never imported this vehicle to the US. Or did they…..?

2000 Audi RS4 Avant on VW Vortex

The seller states:

I’m posting this for a very good client of mine. He had 3 of these brought into the United States in 2001 and they are all legit for the USA. It was hemogenized and has a full 17 digit VIN Number. I’ve personally sat in this car and driven it and it is unbelievable. He bought 3, sold off one back in 2001 and currently has two of them (his and hers). This vehicle has not been beaten on any whatsoever (couple are in their early 70’s) just true Audi enthusiasts. Vehicle holds a clean Colorado title and is located in Aspen, CO. Seriously enquires only please.

2000 Audi RS4 quatto advant (only made as avants)

Blue Exterior (I would assume Nogaro)
Black Recaro Leather
35,000 Miles
AWD
425HP

Manual Transmission

*Car is certified for US use by DOT and EPA. Accordingly, Germany only parts are available from Audi US. Colorado titled.*

Audi Factory Racing Department (RS) slotted rotors and calipers, Audi Factory Racing Department sport cat and exhaust system, remote escort radar/laser detector, hood bra, Audi bright leveling headlights, new updated Audi Factory Boge shocks, sport/racing seat belt harness system, newly replaced factory Bose speakers, XM radio installed and ECU factory Audi Racing Department remapped for 91 octane gasoline. Germany 98 octane. $3,500 remapping essential, according to Factory Audi Racing Department, to eliminate detonation.

Purchased the vehicle in Germany with 2300 miles

No accidents

Title not salvage

Two keys

Never smoked it

Service records available

Brand new tires on stock RS4 wheels and brand new Blizzaks on a secondary set of wheels.
Vehicle is being offered at $49,000. Again, serious enquires only please. This vehicle was owned the right way and I am doing this as a favor for a client!

As much as I like this RS4, the $49,000 asking price is too high in my opinion, even if a value on such a rare car is hard to place. At this price point, I simply couldn’t drive this car in good conscience on a regular basis. If it were about $15,000 cheaper, this would be a seriously tempting piece. One thing is certain though, the cool factor for this car is off the charts and you’ll never see yourself coming and going on the street, unless RS4 clones suddenly become all the rage.

-Paul