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B7 RS4: now or never?

Discussion in 'RS4 Forum (B5, B7 & B8 Chassis)' started by Special Edition, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Special Edition

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    Now there's good selection of RS4's listed on Audi's own site in the mid-£30k, how is the time for buying now?

    What are the options to want or ignore?

    Will we see the B8 RS4 next year to make these prices drop further?

    :cool:
     
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  3. NHN

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    Mate personally I'd wait as they're just dropping monthly & it isnt gonna stop for a while I dont think to match the housing climate & forecasts for that are dim
     
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    Cheers mate :cool:
     
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    there are very cheap at the moment and V-Power is £1.01 a litre now too so go for it. The B8 RS4 will be a while yet as RS's are run out models.
     
  6. markwiggy

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    Been looking myself, I am also unsure what to do. I need an Avant and they seem to be holding there price a little better than the saloon, dealer confirmed this (they would though wouldn't they) Had a drive in a 07 model but thought it was expensive at 43k, from a dealer, nice car though.

    Mark
     
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    you be mad to pay £43k for an 07 when 06/56's are dipping under the £30k. Have a look on pistonheads.
     
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    Agreed, have had a look on pistonheads didn't see any really cheap avants though, i will have to keep looking.

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    Thanks gents, that's given me some additional pointers :)

    What are the options worth paying extra for and what's not? :cool:
     
  10. ChriS3

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    Sat-nav is a must for resale. I know a few people that have had rediculous trade-in offers as there cars were low spec'd. The tech pack was being offered for about £500 for the last of the RS4's so if you get a '57 plate extect it to have TV, etc. The seats are a bit of a marmite thing. There's plenty of people that love them to death, but probably an equal number are just as glad they opted for the comfortable recaros. There was a facelift at the beginning of '07, but as far as i can tell, the only change seems to be the 'fried-egg' orange indicator bulbs. Personally, I'd say the Sprint Blue avants with black optics are the best looking ;)

    The DRC is a weak point so if you go on a test drive look out for a sleeping policeman and see if you get a knocking noise on rebound. Once the shocks are leaking, the handling gets ****. It tramlines and wallows round corners which is amplified in the wet.
     
  11. Sno

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    do it... go on....
    go on
    go on
    go on
    go on...

    you know you'll love it



    Chris
     
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    Thanks again, guys :sm4:

    Sprint blue with black optic sounds great! I'm assuming you have that config ChriS3? :cool:

    I've been doing some looking online... haven't found one yet without satnav, so that's promising. I think I have to find a friendly dealer that will show me the seats :)

    What's the thing with the 07 indicators? Can you point me at any pics?
     
  13. ChriS3

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    Yup, I have Sprint Blue/Black Optics.
    [​IMG]

    The 07 indicators use a chrome bulb and clear lens, but the 06 models have the orange indicator bulbs so you get the 'fried egg' look. If you know what i mean...
     
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    Looks fantastic! :cool:
     
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    OK... I'm booked in for a test drive :cool:

    The test car has the sports suspension plus... is this much firmer than the normal setup?
     
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    Had the test drive yesterday... wow :w00t:

    Suspension is on the firm side, but probably livable... is the standard suspension more absorbant?
     
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    I test drove a B7 RS4 Saloon last weekend and was very impressed, so impressed I've bought it and will be collecting it Saturday. Black with titanium wheels - gorgeous!
     

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