Sorry, another A6 Avant question. Want the 2.5 but can't make my mind up between the quattro/non quattro and manual/auto options. Need to decide this to try and cut down on the time spent searching for the right car! So, is the quattro really so much more grippy? The lower ride height, surely that can be better achieved by fitting lowering springs with Konis? Also, I guess I'll be sacrificing mpg but how much? I've never been keen on autos, and the big A6 diesel could labour a bit I guess. Manuals are rare, though. And the tiptronic function does that make up for the lack of manual? Also the colour coding to the sills and lower sections of the bumpers front and rear? Some cars have the colour coding, others are just black plastic. If I found the right car, but without the colour coding would it be an straightforward job to get all the black panels painted? Sounds tricky to me. Can you get leather interiors easily enough if you find a really nice car but with cloth? Finally, Atlas Grey. Now, has that got a hint of gold in it? I guess what I am after is a burgundy metallic 2.5 quattro with beige leather!!!! Any advice appreciated!