Used Audi S6 Avant for less than a Volkswagen Golf?

The argument for used cars over new ones is never ending. The idea that you can get far more for your money in the second hand market, as opposed to buying brand new, isn’t a new one. There are arguments to be made for both sides. Used cars have already depreciated considerably, so you can get an older car with far better options than a newer one at the same price. New cars, however, have no mileage on them and come with warranties. So it all depends on what you want and what you can afford. But it’s still fun to look at what can be had on the used market, instead of buying new.


For example, this 2002 Audi S6 Avant, with only 73,000 miles on it, can be had for less than a brand new, base model, Volkswagen Golf. The C5 Audi S6 Avant packs a 4.2 liter V8, developing 335 horsepower, which sends power through a five-speed Tiptronic automatic to all four wheels. That enables the S6 Avant to sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. That’s quite a big performance boost over the turbocharged 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine, making 170 hp, in the VW Golf. It also has leather interior, heated seats, a sunroof and four rings on the hood.

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This particular model is a gorgeous example of an Audi S6 Avant, in Atlas Gray with black leather interior and a black alcantara headliner. There is almost zero evidence of any sort of exterior or interior blemishes. With only 73,000 miles on it, this 2002 model year is still quite fresh and it looks it.


Back in 2002, this Audi S6 Avant was considered one of the best all around performance luxury cars on the market. It had state-of-the-art technology, comfort and performance. It’s performance might not be up to today’s standards anymore, but it’s still nothing to sniff at. And it does it all in supreme comfort and luxury. All of this performance, luxury and prestige can be had for less than almost any brand new car. So which would you rather have?

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.