Whenever ultra-high demand, low-demand cars go on sale in the U.S., there are always pesky flippers that immediately buy some of the limited stock and then resell them for a profit, while demand is high. However, that’s not why you can find a few very low-mileage used Audi RS6 Avants for sale in the U.S. Sort of.
According to a new article from Road & Track, the real reason actually has to do with Canadian dealerships. Because Canadian dealerships received RS6 allocation first, they were able to register cars and then sell them at auction in the U.S.
Apparently, U.S. dealerships are doing the same thing, buying up low-volume cars and selling them at auction for a bigger profit.
However, anyone that sees any used Audi RS6 Avants going for higher than sticker price should just ignore them. At the moment, demand has fallen, so there are quite a few brand-new RS6s sitting around on dealer lots, throughout the country. So a decent search will find you a brand-new one for a much better price, without having to pay a premium for a used on anymore.
The Audi RS6 Avant is one of the most desirable performance cars on the road at the moment. It’s a great combination of things; it’s stunning to look at, has immense power — 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 with 591 horsepower — is shockingly fast, and has family-car practicality. It’s certainly expensive, wearing a sticker price of over $100,000, but it’s one of the best do-it-all cars on the planet.
Also, if you’re in the market for a car of that price point, pulling the trigger on an RS6 Avant will not only buy you a ton of street cred from car enthusiasts but it will also tell Audi that customers want to buy cars like it, which could make Audi sell more here in the ‘States.
[Source: Road & Track]