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West coast wagon quest the sequel: Boring Audi grey version | VW Vortex


TL; DR – I received a RS6 in primer Nardo Grey. Scroll down for pictures. However you probably have time to waste… learn on.

A few of you should still bear in mind the earlier installment of West coast wagon quest from 2019 which looks like a lifetime in the past. I imply we truly survived a freaking world zombie apocalypse pandemic… keep in mind that?

The S212 Mercedes continues to be going sturdy. Just lately handed 60k miles however my automobile OCD being what it’s, I spotted I’ve owned the fantastic E350 wagon for nearly 5 years, which is the 2nd longest I’ve ever owned a automobile. Not dangerous for a automobile I picked up as a brief automobile for household obligation since my F80 M3 lease was ending. To place it in context of how lengthy it has been… once I purchased the E350, my son and his mates would struggle over who received to sit down within the third row. Now they’re 5 ft tall and too huge to suit again there. I’ve no extra use for the third row however I did not need to quit on the wagon.

The automobile OCD inevitably lead me to contact some sellers and ask round. The native Mercedes seller lol’d once I requested if I can nonetheless order E63. I missed the boat by 18 months they mentioned. However I can have any E450 I need so long as I am pleased with ugly plastic wheel arch and cladding. No thanks… I did not like Pontiac when this stuff have been in trend and I am not into it now.

Subsequent up was Audi. They have been very knee on placing in an order for me again in October 2023. All of them promised they’ve RS6 allocations coming left and proper so simply ship them my construct… so I did, with two completely different sellers. That is what I requested: Construct your personal > 2024 RS 6 Avant efficiency > 2024 > RS 6 Avant [REDIRECT] > Audi | Luxurious sedans, SUVs, convertibles, electrical automobiles & extra

Ascari Blue + RS Design package deal in blue + Govt + Drive Help + Sport Exhaust

“We’ll name you when the following allocation is available in…” a few of what occurred subsequent. VAG had apparently been sourcing components constituted of compelled labor in Xinjiang. The day after Christmas, the US Govt impounded every part arriving at US ports that had these components made with Uighur tears. No ETA on when US Customs will launch the automobiles already constructed, and clearly it could be silly to maintain constructing US spec automobiles with these Uighur compelled labor components. No matter new provide they discovered must be allotted to fixing the automobiles already impounded at US port, or ready cargo in Europe. So Audi did what you do when you have got components scarcity… they cancelled the remaining 2024 mannequin yr for RS6. No extra RS6 (and a bunch different fashions)… order financial institution closed for the yr. Not nice for me however perhaps a very good factor for these in Uighur focus camps in Xinjiang. I hope in any case.

My consideration turned to used ones. I began searching Autotempest and BAT. Oh BAT… do you know you possibly can set reminder for BAT by bodystyle? It is good instrument to maintain you updated on actual transaction costs.

Two weeks in the past, a kind of autotrader subscriptions despatched me a 2021 RS6 at our favourite Audi seller in Chicago. Worth was proper and the automobile seems good nevertheless it was black. I’ve owned a black automobile repeatedly since 1999 and everytime I swear it’s the final time… they’re simply too laborious to maintain wanting good. However the automobile had good spec and midwest winter pricing appears to play in my favor. I known as @Smooremin and received all the small print on the automobile. Thought of flying in to Chicago and driving it again… however winter and me having zero expertise driving in snow or ice is a suicide mission. Thought of delivery the automobile however including to the value of enclosed trailer delivery means I might most likely discover one thing native that price extra however I did not should cope with the headache. And that is what I did. BTW, Brandon was superior as all the time – man has all the time supported TCL and by no means shy about giving automobile shopping for recommendation. Though a few of us nonetheless ignore his advise… working example:

I discovered a comparable 2021 RS6 on the different Fletcher Jones Audi… the one in Beverly Hills. I had leased hacked an Audi Q8 etron with this seller only a few months in the past so that they knew me and I knew them. A fast take a look at drive and brief negotiation over textual content, I made a decision it is time for me to convey V8 again in my life.

I texted @VadGTI and informed him I wanted a experience to the Audi seller. He did not consider I simply purchased a RS6 :D

The Ingolstadt automobile firm is understood for a lot of issues however portray its automobiles in thrilling colours shouldn’t be certainly one of them. The 50 shades of grey leaves a lot to be desired. The one redeeming high quality about these boring Audi is that often, they arrive with 592hp V8 and a correct wagon physique as god meant. I imply have a look at these pictures of the native Audi seller… the one factor in an precise coloration is my Porsche.

Anyway, the colour factor is regrettable. I actually want I can get Ascari Blue with RS Design Blue inside. Would have matched my 992 fairly nicely. However we will not have every part we wish in life. Nardo Grey is okay… It’s actually shiny primer at the least Audi did not cost additional for this coloration like Porsche does with its Chalk coloration. Speak about egregious.

I’ve solely had it for a number of days so impression is restricted. However the professionals are many:

  • Energy
  • Sound of V8
  • Seems
  • Inside design – simply sufficient display screen to get the job carried out, and many buttons and knobs. Hurrah for buttons and knobs – a real signal of luxurious in 2024!
  • High quality building
  • Journey high quality surprisingly very nicely with 22″ wheels – Audi engineers are wizards

Cons is the colour… however I am getting used to it. No less than it’s not black… I can’t miss swirl marks.

I do know it’s actually common to decrease these however I stay within the metropolis and crappy street is an issue. I’ll preserve it inventory for a bit and resolve later if I’ll mod it. Automobile nonetheless has manufacturing unit guarantee so most likely finest to go away it alone for now.

Potato cellphone pics solely

I’ll have too many non-metallic paint VW in my fleet :unsure:

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