Monday, October 29, 2018

Tips For Buying Your First Audi Car

You’ve seen people cruising around in the latest model from one of the top car brands in the world and you’ve always wanted to follow suit.

No one can blame you for thinking this way because an Audi might change your life. With the central driver assistance controller in the A8 and the ultra-tech in the Q5, there aren’t many brands that can compete.

The fact that there are many models to choose from makes buying an Audi tough. As a newbie, you have no idea what to purchase and which features suit your needs. Below are some tips that will point you in the right direction.

What Can You Afford?

Certain models are ridiculously expensive thanks to the “Vorsprung durch Technik” mentality. The Le Mans Concept is a cool $5 million.

If you're on a budget, the A3 is one of the best selling cars in the world and is incredibly popular. At $30,000, it’s not too expensive. For anything cheaper, you might need to check out a local used car dealership or ask for finance options. Some used models go for around $15,000 depending on the seller.

What Are The Problems?

With second-hand vehicles, it’s vital to look for the common problems before signing on the dotted line. With Audi, there is a tendency for the rubber valves and ignition coils to fail. Not only that, but some of the throttle systems have faults too. As a result, the power is compromised.

Ask to see the repair history to see if there have been any issues relating to these features. Make sure you view the proper documentation and use your judgment regarding the seller. If they seem dodgy, you might want to walk away.

Is It Necessary?

Some things underneath the hood aren’t necessary. Sure, everybody would love to have traction control, but you’re not racing around a track. For the most part, the car will purr as it cruises down to the store and to pick up the kids. With that in mind, opt out of the features that are indulgences as they increase the cost. However, think twice about safety-related stuff. The last thing you want to do is have a car accident because you bought the model without an ABS. If you’re unsure, use the Internet to do research.

What’s The Resale Value?

To be honest, Audis depreciate like every other car on the planet. Remember that you’re buying a vehicle and not a piece of real estate, so you shouldn’t expect a high ROI. Still, it’s possible to limit the damage and get a decent return if you do need to sell. Follow a regular maintenance schedule and take the vehicle to Audi-certified mechanics. It might cost extra, but it will stop the value from dropping like a lead balloon.

Are you ready for an Audi? Hopefully, these tips will help you come away with the best deal.

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