Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

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Post by P_G » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:08 am

mark758 wrote:
P_G wrote:Agreed, playstation generation are more likely to go for Nisaan R35 GT-R than RS4, M3 or C63.
Not sure, some small people told me a few weeks back that my car is 'wicked' on Forza 3? lol
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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by a1topdog » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:08 pm

So here we are 8 years after this question was originally asked. Has anyone changed there views? Will the B7 ever be considered a classic?
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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by Covkiller » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:28 pm

Holy mother of all thread resurrections :shock:
Yes it will :rocker:
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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by nuklear » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:38 pm

Just check cars dot com, and see how many are for sale in entire US, let's skip Cabrio, 14 ! - that's not whole a lot, and some of them are with Tons of miles on them. If you compare to lets say e36 m3 or even e46 m3 , any car in that era or 996 Turbo. Maybe not become Classic but nice to have one, for non audi people it's just another audi on the road, only true car people can spot them. I like to drive and see something rare on the road.

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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by Covkiller » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:40 pm

Insurance wise all cars 20 years or over are classics
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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by Worldrider » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:02 pm

Yes, it will become a cult classic.
I don’t think there’s any point in comparing the car to others; the key is to analyze it on its own merits. Fantastic engine developed for the R8, great six speed manual transmission, surprisingly good handling for such a nose-heavy car... Audi really threw everything they had at its development and it shows (particularly in the handling department). Even though turbo motors are objectively better in so many ways, they cannot match the thrill of such a smooth race to 8300 RPM. It’s a true German muscle car, with a great interior, gorgeous fender flares and more charisma than any other Audi sedan I’ve driven.

I love it because it’s such a great sleeper car... until I open the valves on my Capristo exhaust, and then it sonically transforms into an old IMSA racer. While not necessarily the best in one particular department, it really is one of the best reasonably priced all-around driving machines made in the past decade.
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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by Fatneck73 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:30 pm

Is there a www that can advise how many are still on the road per country (or mot’d)?

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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by 12th » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:08 am

There is for the UK, not sure of the link.

I think it already is - but then I'm still running mine after taking delivery 12 years ago this Sunday so partiality is not my strong suit!
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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by daytonamart » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:10 am

Current B8.5 A5 Sportback Black Edition Plus Floret Silver
Current C6 A6 Avant Silver TDi S line snotter
Gone B7 RS4 Sprint Blue Avant
Gone 8P A3 Sportback Reflex Silver
Gone 8V A3 Saloon Daytona Grey
Gone B7 A4 Reflex Silver
Gone B7 RS4 Daytona Grey Avant

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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by Ian_C » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:22 am

The B7 is a classic already. Just like the B5. The last of the manuals
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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by MikeFish » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:28 pm

Worldrider wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:02 pm
... it really is one of the best reasonably priced all-around driving machines made in the past decade.
Except it wasn't even made in the past decade.
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Re: Will the B7 RS4 become a classic?

Post by Ian_C » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:21 pm

MikeFish wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Worldrider wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:02 pm
... it really is one of the best reasonably priced all-around driving machines made in the past decade.
Except it wasn't even made in the past decade.
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