My wife and I are going to test drive a 99.5 A6 Avant. We would be replacing our 1995 Toyota 4 Runner. As far as speed and handling goes, she drives our 1995 BMW M3 to work everyday. She asked how much is the car I said with the lease rebate of $3750, we would be in the $35,000 range. She said this better be some car. The buying price may be less due to the fact that we live in Iowa and Audi is not a popular brand in our area.
Thanks for any info,
09-23-1999, 05:29 PM
Do whatever it takes to keep the wife happy… But one thing my woman loves is the dual climate controls and the heated seats. In a lesser car I’m too hot and she’s too cold.
09-23-1999, 06:05 PM
09-23-1999, 06:12 PM
My girlfriend (whom I don't have to live with and keep happy, well, at least not living with her is true) went with me today to get my A4 serviced. While waiting for the tech to tweak my car we did some window shopping. She has always thought the A6 was a better looking car than my A4 (ouch) but she has never sat in one. She didn't even drive it and she was just gushing about how outstanding the interior alone looked. Her words: "now this is luxurious." Once your wife spends some time behind the wheel (maybe just sitting there will do) she might decide the 35K is not so bad. But then maybe I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. Anyway, I'm sure she will be a tough sell because she knows something about fine cars, a la M3. One more thing (sorry to ramble), can't the price of the 4runner run as high as $35k?
99.5 1.8T qms
09-23-1999, 07:20 PM
I would have to agree with your wife:-( There are several other fine europeans.swedes out there for less $ while they are not less of a car. You need to both go on some test drives!
09-23-1999, 11:20 PM
We had originally intended to pick up a second car for about the $25000 mark. Being the dreamers that we were we decided to pop into the local Jaguar dealer to see the then new S-Type in the flesh.
Fortunately for us they had an Audi wing and we sauntered next door while we were waiting for a sales person. There it was... The A6. That was it - love at first sight. Bugger the budget - gotta have what you love right?
Never looked back! I'll hang onto this one for another year or two and then consider the 4.2! Vroom!
No wonder why I'm not married
09-24-1999, 07:25 AM
09-24-1999, 07:46 AM
If you want the car and can afford it, buy it. Most men that let their wives control what they purchase are not too responsible financially. If that is your case listen to her, if not, get the A6! I hate it when I hear a Man say, "my wife won't let me buy this" That will never happen to me. If that's what marriage is about I'll pass thank you. Wow! Women must have something that certain men will sacrifice anything for. I wonder what that is?
09-24-1999, 07:48 AM
09-24-1999, 10:06 AM
09-24-1999, 10:19 AM
09-24-1999, 10:25 AM
I don't need a partner. I can handle my own finances. What I need is companionship.
09-24-1999, 11:48 AM
If she is "controlling" then obviously she does not see it as a partnership. If some of us do not want a wife like that, it is more likely because we want it to be closer to a partnership. As for me personally, the question is moot until I find where all the good women are hiding. Dilbert found them on the moon. I was hoping that they would be slightly more attainable, but he may have been right.
09-24-1999, 04:19 PM
we don't really know if she is controlling or if he is hopeless; it's just that both parties are part of the marriage and should discuss and agree on major purchases (cars, houses, vacations, etc.)
If she drives an M3, she can't be all bad.
09-26-1999, 05:41 PM
If the wife likes the A6 after the test drive but still thinks it's too much money, try a VW Passat with V6 ($28.5K). If she's still not satisfied, have her try the new Lexus or Mercedes *SUV's*...maybe price isn't the real issue here???