Double Take: Miles or Color? 2007 Audi RS4

The Audi RS4 is quickly becoming the performance bargain the German cars; with revised and less understeer-prone all-wheel drive, a 6-speed manual and that unbelievable sounding V8 in a practical 4-door sedan, it’s easy to see why the RS4 would be popular. But it’s also an expensive car to maintain, and residual values from the first and second crop of owners has dropped down towards the point where third-tier owners are getting into them. The problem is that if you’re thinking about buying one of these long term, you may be better suited buying one before the typical scenario occurs with these cars – prices drop, people that can’t afford to maintain them well buy them, and when you finally get one it’s an uphill battle to try to keep it going. Today I have two examples of the venerable RS4, and the question is would you choose the popular color over one with lower miles? We’ll start with the popular color – Sprint Blue in this case:

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Year: 2007
Model: RS4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 71,608 mi
Price: $32,900 Buy It Now

We are offering a beautiful 2007 Audi RS4 sports sedan for sale; in very good condition. This rare RS4 has a very rare exterior color which is ocean blue pearl and is fisished in black leather interior. The RS4 will go 0-60 in just 4.5 seconds! This RS4 is highly optioned with a 420 horsepower V8 engine, navigation system, muti disc cd, power sunroof, leather interior, Quattro all wheel drive system, and more! This vehicle has current PA inspection and emission stickers valid through Febuary of 2015. The vehicle was a local trade in and the previous owner always garage kept it, non-smoker and always washed, waxed and serviced! The carfaxis clean with 4 owners, no accidents and 7 service records! This car comes with one 2 key fobs and the owners manual. Please view all pictures closely and ask all questions before buying.

Audi has always been known to manufacture very reliable vehicles and this RS4 is a perfect example. This Audi has 71,608 original documented miles. THIS CAR RUNS GREAT!

The vehicle is powered by a 4.2 V8 engine, which runs very strong and smooth. The manual transmission shifts perfectly into every gear and is noise free. The clutch on the RS4 grabs and releases as it should with no issues. The suspension on the vehicle is tight and drives smooth on the road. The brakes work very well; with excellent stopping ability. All power options and vehicle functions work excellent. There are no maintenance lights on in this vehicle. The wheels are upgraded black 19″ Motor Sport wheels. The wheels are in very good condition and have some light curbing on them. The Kumho tires have about 20-30% tread left all the way around. (tire size: 255/35R19).

The overall condition of this vehicle is very good. The exterior is in very good condition. The paint shines very nicely and is glossy. There are a couple light chips and scratches here and there, however nothing too noticeable. Would rate the exterior 9 out of 10. Call us and we will go over the vehicle while you are on the phone (724)799-9563. This Audi has a beautiful color scheme, the exterior is called Ocean blue pearl effect and the interior is Black leather. The interior is in very good condition. The driver seat is in good condition and shows normal wear. The passenger seat along with the rear seats are in good condition and show some wear (please see pictures). There are no major rips or tears in the seats just somelight cracking on the edge of the leather seats. The carpet is in excellent condition. Would rate the interior 8 out of 10. All of the glass is in excellent condition. The sunroof works, windows all work, awd works, all lights work as they should. Before we deliver this car we will do a pre delivery check a second time before it leaves our location. We will also be happy to get any interested buyer new tires at our cost!

WE CAN SHIP THIS CAR TO YOUR BUSINESS OR RESIDENCE ANYWHERE NATIONWIDE. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE. WE OFFER FINANCING. IF YOU ARE AN OUT OF STATE BUYER WE FIRST RECOMMEND YOUR BANK OR LOCAL CREDIT UNION. WE ACCEPT TRADE INS. WE OFFER TRADE IN VALUE. PLEASE EMAIL PICTURES, DETAILS, VIN AND MILES.

Buy with confidence. Each vehicle receives a 110 point inspection by our ASE certified mechanic. They are also professionally detailed through our shop!

If you are not able to pick this car up give us a call and we will take care of every step. The car will be delivered to your door. Shipping usually takes 7-14 days. We are not responsible for the shipping time. We will help arrange it, however if it takes longer than 14 days we are not responsible. If you want the vehicle ASAP we would suggest flying in or renting a vehicle to pick up your vehicle.

We try very hard to describe our vehicles 100%, please ask all questions before buying. The buyer is welcome to have the vehicle fully inspected before buying (at buyers expense WE ENCOURAGE THIS!) The vehicle is in Pittsburgh, PA. Interested buyers are more than welcome to come out and view the vehicle before buying. We will make the sale worry free and very convenient.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL VEHICLE AS IS. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE PICTURES ARE 75% OF THE DESCRIPTION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY OF THE PICTURES PLEASE ASK! HIGH BIDDER MUST MAKE A $500.00 DEPOSIT. THE DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE, WILL ONLY ACCEPT VISA MASTER CARD OR DISCOVER. BUYER MUST PHONE IN $500 DEPOSIT BY CALLING 724-799-9563. BUYER CAN PICK VEHICLE UP AT OUR LOCATION, OR ARRANGE FOR SHIPPING. BUYER PAYS ALL SHIPPING COSTS. PLEASE SERIOUS BIDDERS ONLY! THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!

We can offer out of state buyers a 30 day temporary plate for $65.00. There is also a doc fee of $125. If you are a PA buyer, you can purchase a new plate or transfer your previous plate. Buyer will be responsible for sales tax (6-7%), title and registration $58.50 and doc fee of $125 (includes new plate). We will pick the buyer up at the Pittsburgh airport or help arrange shipping (buyer pays all shipping cost). We will sell worldwide! Call for more information.

WE CAN SHIP THIS CAR TO YOUR BUSINESS OR RESIDENCE ANYWHERE NATIONWIDE. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE. WE OFFER FINANCING. IF YOU ARE AN OUT OF STATE BUYER WE FIRST RECOMMEND YOUR BANK OR LOCAL CREDIT UNION. WE ACCEPT TRADE INS. WE OFFER TRADE IN VALUE. PLEASE EMAIL PICTURES, DETAILS, VIN AND MILES.

I really fear buying one of these complicated Audis from a second-hand dealer, mostly because it’s hard to track down what actually has happened to the car. No real mention of maintenance is made, and there are some warning signs – miles aren’t exceptionally high, but only 7 years into its life this Audi has already had 4 owners. Additionally, here’s another example of a big-money car (at least, to me!) missing a $25 centercap. If you’re going to make a big deal out of the “upgraded” black BBS CH wheels, you should at least make sure you replace that cap. At very least, you could pop one out and switch sides so it appears in the photos to be correct. As much of a BBS fan as I am, I guess I just wouldn’t really consider those CHs an upgrade from the original RS4 wheels, either. The lack of attention to detail may not be reason alone to not purchase, but I’d certainly want to do a complete PPI prior to purchasing this example, even if Sprint Blue is the color I’d want. So, what if the miles were lower?

Misano Red is a pretty color in and of itself, but for some reason for me it doesn’t suit the RS4 particularly well. My wife says that it’s because the RS badges get washed out on the reds, and perhaps she’s right. But, at least it’s not black or silver as many seem to be, and the miles on this example are only half what the Sprint Blue example has traveled. Is it worth an extra $2,000 then?

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Year: 2007
Model: RS4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 35,229 mi
Price: $34,988 Buy It Now

2007 Audi RS4 All Wheel Drive Sedan Manual Trans Low Miles Moonroof Navigation

Who trades an RS4 in on a Ford? I’m thinking positive thoughts, and perhaps the owner opted into a 700hp Mustang Cobra Jet or whatever they’re calling them these days. There’s basically no description on this car as well – and as with the previous example, I’d prefer a thorough PPI prior to purchasing a car of this caliber. But on the merit of miles alone, between these two examples I’d probably be more interested in this one. I like having the original wheels – one of the better looking Audi wheels fitted from the factory, and overall condition on this car looks great. Which would you choose?

-Carter

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3 Comments

  1. just from the ad I’d run far away from this dealer…LOL
    can’t get the color right….these are aftermarket BBS wheels…I want to say CH’s but I have CH’s on my E92 M3 and these look different…..
    I like the RS4 better than the RS6 because it is a 6 speed….and an N/A motor…though a wee bit tight in the rear for 4 adults…but you are spot on with these…and quite frankly for any other German high performance cars….as the prices drop on that initial hit…people who really can;t afford to maintain them properly get their hands on them and ruin them for the next guy….

  2. yes it is worth an extra 2k…..the mileage is a HUGE factor here….1/2 the miles….

  3. Black wheels are going to go down in the annals as being the co-opted trend of 2014 — co-opted by every trashed ’95 Accord on craigslist. The black interior is not a pleasing contrast to the blue, in my opinion. It’s too severe and visually just doesn’t make sense.

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