Currently, almost no one has time to even consider the 8N chassis Audi TT. Itâ€™s old, with the last of the first generation produced 15 years ago and its replacement â€“ the 8J â€“ has also fully completed a production cycle. It doesnâ€™t have the super wiz-bang computers, million horsepower engines, or cut-your-hand-on-the-front-end styling of the new models. A fair amount lay in a state of disrepair; crashed, thrashed and trashed to a point where theyâ€™re nearly given away â€“ quite seriously, thereâ€™s one near me for $1,500. But find a good one, and I think now is the prime time to grab a clean TT that will be a future collectable – and BaT recently has sold a few low mileage examples at or over $20,000. Today’s duo of quattros aren’t nearly as clean or low mileage, but they’re also a lot cheaper. Which would you take?
Category: Double Take
So were I going to go through the effort to import a car from Germany, I’d probably be looking for an interesting ride that isn’t frequently seen here. Of course, I have a tremendous amount of love for the V8 quattro I just mentioned in my last posting, and Europe got some pretty cool options that never came here. Today I want to take a look at two unique – and very rare – D11s that are on offer in Germany. Despite being the proverbial hen’s tooth, they don’t need to break the bank, either:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Audi V8 quattro on Mobile.de
Often we ignore really modern cars on these pages. Itâ€™s not necessarily that theyâ€™re not exciting â€“ often itâ€™s quite the opposite. For me, itâ€™s just that theyâ€™re not exciting to see for sale because theyâ€™re still effectively cars that you can walk into a dealership and buy. And Iâ€™m sorry, while they can thoroughly out-perform older cars in virtually every way, you canâ€™t just walk into an Audi dealer and buy a brand new Quattro, can you?
But impressive these cars are, and if you can look down the road so to speak at having one as a potential special car in the future, you can balance a hefty discount from new with near-new status and have quite a savings over stock, too. When the F8x BMW M3 and M4 launched, they were loud, proud, and…well, large. Park an M4 next to an original M3, and you can nearly hide the entire older model behind the silhouette of the new one. But when the G80 was launched recently, well…suddenly meet the new boss had me looking at the old boss in a new light. And the S55 is still good for 425 horsepower â€“ and itâ€™ll still rip your face off. 0-60 is gone in 4 seconds and itâ€™ll demolish the older generations in a straight line. So let’s check out the signature tone with unique interiors in two very different configurations: