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    Registered Member One Ring
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    Advice on collecting an Audi

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    I am looking for an Audi to collect and stick in the garage to maybe drive 2000miles /year.
    It seems that outwardly many people that own Audi's tend to pile the miles on them and thus the people that own very low mileage cars seem to get proportionally a much higher price.
    What initially turned me on to this idea is when I sold my 2011 A3 sportback with a 6 speed manual in it. When I sold it at the dealership I got almost 3K more than any other offers I had (yes I keep all my cars in spotless condition).So here is the criteria......a 2012-2017 Audi with less than 40,000 miles and unmodified. Price under $32K. Cars I have seen in this range are as follows.

    2012 S5 Coupe with 6 speed manual and 4.2 liter motor.....I'm and old v8 guy and like this concept.
    2013 and up S5 Couple....3.0T
    2013 and up S4 with possible 6 speed manual
    2012 Audi TTS.....Solar Orange maybe?
    2015 S3

    If I wanted to cheap out.....I could buy a later model TT, A4 (manual) or A5 manual....and stage 1 chip it..........most of these cars fit well within that budget because of the high production numbers.

    My plan is to keep the car about 20 years, maintain it well and have less than 75K miles on it.

    I'd like to get some advice from the collectors out there....I'm really struggling to find info on collecting a car like this.

    HK

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    Veteran Member Three Rings audrobotic's Avatar
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    First world problems. (eye roll). This isnt the right forum location.

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    It's impossible to say what fairly modern cars will look like in terms of desirability or collectibility 20 years from now. You might be better served picking a really, really nice example of an older generation model that already has a cult-like following (i.e. Ur-Quattro, C5 RS6, B5 S4, Mk1 TT, etc.) and essentially preserving it for another 2 decades. Good luck with your search!

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    Established Member Two Rings wam22's Avatar
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    Those are all mass produced cars that I can't imagine will hold any value even with low mileage. But I think your best bet is a V8 manual S5 since both the engine and transmission are going out of style.
    B9 S5 Coupe l Daytona Gray with Magma Red Nappa Leather
    AWE Custom Track Exhaust l DTUK Tuning Box l Hartmann Wheels l 034 Rear Sway Bar l 034 Front Strut Brace l K&N Cold Air Intake
    Past: B8 A5 with APR Stage 1 Tune
    Former Audi Sales/Current BMW Sales

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    Thanks for the input.....I agree with the V8 which is what I'm leaning most heavily to......
    Like the older classic muscle cars.....color, motor, and transmission combinations create desirability.......sooner or later the millennials will be 40-50 years old and buying their dream cars that they could never afford when they were int heir 20's.

    From what I can see a 2012 S5 special edition only has one paint color......so that with a v8 and a stick would be pretty rare in the future
    HK

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    I just researched that.....only 125 units produced.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings AUDIMAN33's Avatar
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    That V8 is nothing compared to the 3.0 tuned. But vise visa for the sound. IMO nothing beats the sound. Go for the V8... Don't get a CPO though. Audi won't stand by it anyway.
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    Senior Member Two Rings A4_n00b's Avatar
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    From a desirability standpoint, I think an RS car would be a safer bet.


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