I’ve given the BMW Ms a lot of love recently, but the Audi S series offers a deliciously different flavor of Teutonic speed. Â The first post I wrote for this site was an S4 Avant, though this is a much nicer example. Â Lots of space, Quattro, two turbos and six ratios, and easily accessible aftermarket speed make these one of my ultimate DDDs (dream daily driver, that is). Â A rear collision gives this example an apprehension-inducing salvage title, but it’s too good looking and reasonably priced to overlook.
Cons: 87k miles is right about the time things can start to go wrong. Â Salvage title sounds like it was from a minor accident that’s been properly taken care of, but should be investigated. Â Engine bay is oddly dirty.
Pros: Dead sexy in black with the perfect Audi wheel, the BBS CH. Â Interior and exterior look nearly flawless. Â 6-speed Avants are rare and desirable. Â Modifications are restrained and functional, e.g. aluminum plumbing, short-shift kit, and suspension. Â Salvage title brings price down significantly, with bidding still under $6k with 3 days left.
If this thing stays under $10k it’s a great deal, and it’s now my mental image for the DDD.