2003 Audi RS6


While Paul Walker’s RS6 Avant surfacing online this week was pretty cool, and all I ever want is an longroof RS, the tragedy is still a little close for me to spend much time perusing that listing, let alone contemplate owning that car. For now, the more-accessible sedan will suffice just fine, as even in these insane days of horsepower wars threatening 700hp sedans on the horizon, these 450hp AWD executive saloons are still a force to be reckoned with 10 years on. This example comes in the absolutely-perfect Avus Silver Pearl, which makes all silver and grey cars wonder why they don’t shimmer that way. With just over 50k miles it’s quite a fresh example, and the price shows it.

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2003 Audi RS6

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I often end with caveats, but today they have to lead. I realize that Audi RS6s are notorious for maintenance and will only continue to need more and more expensive repairs, but that didn’t stop me from diving into an old BMW and I’m not sure it could stop me from chasing a long-time object of lust, the first Audi RennSport offering that came to the US. We’ve spent many words fawning over the myriad strengths of the RS6, namely understated badass looks, versatile four-wheel drive, and the insane twin-turbo, 4.2 liter, 450bhp V8… I’ll stop now. As they age and continue to depreciate, they’re coming up for sale at ever-more affordable prices. Less than $25,000 seems insane for the level of capability and specialness of the RS6, but that’s where they’re going and it gets me all excited.

Year: 2003
Model: RS6
Engine: 4.2 liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 83,000 mi
Price: $22,888 Buy It Now

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Seems like 80-100k miles is when owners either get tired of these or decide it’s time to bail before the aforementioned maintenance catches up with them. My course of action? Save up enough to endow a healthy maintenance fund and jump on one of the coolest sedans ever produced before they all either have a lot more miles or start appreciating.


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

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.