[ i've already posted in the classifieds, but so far nothing... ]
i'm a fellow enthusiast (already own a babied `00 s4) looking for a `95 (or later) s6 that's been *well* cared for (both inside and out) with low miles. i live in boston, but i'm willing to travel just about anywhere in new england if you're selling what i'm looking for. the better condition the car is in, the more i'm willing to pay.
if anyone has a car like this for sale (or any leads) please let me know.
ps. i checked the classified on s-cars.org, but everything in my area was 88K+ miles... grr!
10-09-2001, 06:09 AM
Black/silver, 25,900 miles, MTM stg 1, two sets of wheels, phone but no CD... seller is asking $30,900 (about going rate for a low mileage S6). Call 212 579 0512.
If that doesn't interest you, there's a silver/silver w/56k in Philly for $29k. Call 215 896 6200. Might be an early-'95 as it was listed with 5-spokes rather than avus wheels. Might not have the 3-spoke steering wheel, either. But you'd have to call for more info... I'm just passing along the ads.
10-09-2001, 07:42 AM
10-09-2001, 11:17 AM
the Denver Post classifieds for last Sunday (sorry didn't keep a copy or remember any details, other than that they all have mileage higher than the one referred to by Muhammad).
10-09-2001, 12:23 PM
considering that i can buy a used 2000 S4 for ~33K, 30K seems pretty steep. is it because these cars are so rare?
10-09-2001, 12:59 PM
Partially that they are fairly rare, partially because they cost more to begin with (approx 50K in '95 vs S4tt around 40K in '00. Also, the older cars are considered fairly bulletproof with many examples running with well over 100k miles, and several over 200k. The new S4 has yet to match that feat, instead there seem to be various horror stories in regard to blown turbos (necessitating engine removal to change!) and other maladies. Frankly, I believe the older cars to be probably hte best built, most solid Audi ever, with the new ones coming not even close (over the long term). Similar to what you see in Mercedes' E-Class: the previous generation is widely considered to be the best built Mercedes of all time, the current one not even coming close.
However, the $30K '95 S6 is a rarity, most examples are in the low 20's (the exception being the Avant). $30K had better be a very low mileage example, whereas the $33K for a '00 is most likely for a relatively high mileage car.
10-10-2001, 05:07 AM
10-10-2001, 05:09 AM
10-10-2001, 05:17 AM
More along the lines of BMW M5 resale value, not NeuS4 resale. There were only a few thousand UrS4/S6s sold in the US. Like Jim said, they are basically indestructible, while the NeuS4 is a far cry from reliable AFAIK. For its time, th S4/S6 was an extremely high performance sedan. The only thing that beat it out was the M5.
You can get an S6 for $20k, but you're not going to get a perfect low mileage car. You'll get a really nice car with some miles on it. It's just a matter of maintenance to keep them running in top shape. Personally if I were looking, I'd want to allow $23-$25k for an S6. 60-70k miles, perhaps some tasteful modifications, complete books and records, and exemplary condition physically and mechanically. Prepare to look and keep your options open for up to 6-9 months, since they are so rare. And also, prepare to travel to get it.
10-12-2001, 08:32 AM
I paid $28k last year for a pristine 95.5 S6 with 27,000 miles. I also own a 2000 S4. I really like the S6 (it's red over black) and it has given 36,000 miles of relatively maintenance free service to me. With BBS 17 in. wheels, I cannot think of a sedan I find more beautiful, not to mention comfortable on many family car trips of over 1000 miles. In retrospect, given what used 528i's cost, it was a real bargain.
10-12-2001, 08:34 AM
10-17-2001, 09:52 PM
unfortunately, it looks like these beauties are out of the price range i was shooting for. maybe someday soon, i'll investigate again :-)