Clean & Cheap 2003 Audi Allroad for sale

If you’re looking for a car that can do it all, you’d be hard-pressed to something more versatile than the Audi Allroad Quattro.  Though still sold around the world based on the newer A6, we only got them in the US from 1999-2005, but I consider us lucky for getting it at all.  Based on the classy C5 A6, it was imbued with inherent luxury with a great interior and commanding presence.  There was plenty of sportiness to tap into, with the 2.7L twin-turbo V6 shared with the S4 providing ample, if not earth-shattering, power, and an adjustable suspension that could lower enough to mimic a sport-package A6.  Speaking of that adjustable suspension, it could also lift the Allroad to create 8 inches of ground clearance.  The advanced suspension combined with the legendary Quattro allowed the Allroad to be the only car-based SUV to complete an official Land Rover off-road course, which I think is totally awesome.  So, it’s sporty, luxurious, quite capable off-road and has tons of wagon-space.  Yep, awesome.

This clean example on eBay used to be a corporate car, and has thus covered only 78k miles.  It has a few dings and scratches, but they’re all minor and  quickly fade away when you see the Buy-It-Now of just $8500.  That’s less than a fifth of what it sold for 7 years ago.

I think this is a total steal.  You have to be careful with these Allroads for electrical problems and issues with the fancy suspension, but still: you are getting a ton of car, and an impressively multi-faceted car at that, for a great price.  It being a corporate car, it’s probably been well taken care of.  I’d prefer the manual, but those are extremely rare, and I’m just getting nitpicky.  Go anywhere and look good doing it, for these cars are truly ready to dominate all roads.

-NR

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6 Comments

  1. YES! Nice find Nate. I would love to find a manual version of one of these and upgrade to the RS4 KO4 turbos. You’d have quite the sleeper with some stage 3+ mods.

  2. I have always loved the looks of the Allroad. Very Classy design that has not aged at all IMHO. I would be a little hesitant to assume that the car had a good service history when seeing all those scrapes, nicks, etc. I understand the S4 of that vintage is quite expensive to service, so I would extrapolate that the A6 platform with the same engine might be also. But, a great package for $8500 if it is healthy.

  3. We owned a 2002 allroad and while it’s a fantastic package, keep a budget of about $2000/yr to keep it fantastic. It’s like owning a 7 series that’s more than 5 years old — there’s plenty of features to keep in working order!

    dc

  4. I own two 2002 Allroads and yes they are pretty durable cars…the main issue of expensive maintenance is relative…find a good indy mechanic and it is bearable……

  5. Ben, you have exactly the right idea.

  6. This car has been for sale over a year now with no takers. The same company had its sister car up for sale and that took nearly a year to sell.

    Love the cars but make sure you put aside some money for when the air bag suspension fails, and make sure its enough for all 4 corners. Its not a question of if? Its a question of when is it going to fail. 75k or higher in miles you should have money aside for a timing belt change and an aux water pump.

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