R8 v10 plus

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5.2 V10 40v Naturally Aspirated - 518 bhp (2012-2014) - 542 bhp (Plus 2012-2014) - 562 bhp (LMX 2012-2014)
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5.2 V10 40v Naturally Aspirated - 602 bhp (Plus 2015-)
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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by HYFR » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:33 pm

manual ftw

i really wouldn't worry about an audi car, just inspect it with a fine tooth combe

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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by graeme4130 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:27 pm

HYFR wrote:manual ftw

i really wouldn't worry about an audi car, just inspect it with a fine tooth combe
Exactly this. Get it checked properly, use the fact it's an ex-Audi car as nego leverage, and make sure they give you a proper warranty
Things like show cars probably get looked after better than any private cars anyway
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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by doodlebug » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:40 pm

Aye, but a car used by players at Chelsea?!!

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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by graeme4130 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:50 pm

doodlebug wrote:Aye, but a car used by players at Chelsea?!!
They all have better cars to drive, so the Audi cars get dumped in a car park at the training ground and wheeled out for press events
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Gone - 09/14 B8 RS4 Avant - Misano Red/Ceramics (Daily drive & kids taxi)

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R8 v10 plus

Post by doodlebug » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:52 pm

For the most part I agree, but you can guarantee the R8 will have had a beating.

Still, worth a look.

I'd reckon most if not all the manual pluses are AUK, can't be many customers ordering manual.

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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by RSQ » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:35 pm

I agree. Manual would be the way to go for me but I do too much driving into London at rush hour so that would be a major pain in the b4lls.

An S-tronic is great, I have driven several and loved each one. But I just won't buy a ragged one, too many minor irritating faults develop IMHO. Engine / Gearbox esp on the S-Tronic are quite bullet proof but not the same on the rest.

I too will keep looking into the new year...

Merry Christmas!
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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by Leonard Stanley » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:57 pm

What concerns me is the loan car aspect - you have to assume it's been thrashed from cold. Sure, it will have 2 years factory warranty...but...I may go and have a look after xmas if it's still available.

In the meantime, DTD are quoting 81k for this 94k RS6 PE for delivery in April: nardo, assistance pack, parking advanced, pano, hud, drc, advanced key, red brake calipers....
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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by RSQ » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:05 pm

So - hate to drag us all back to R8's, but...

I have to choose between a Jan 2013 car with 2,500 miles for £82k and an Oct 2014 car with 2,500 miles for £92k.

One is the perfect Estoril Blue with cruise/camera no buckets. One is Black with buckets no camera/cruise.

I would prefer a younger car but really love Estoril Blue.

But I also have to think about value in 12 months when I am bored and can pick up the new model with 3,000 miles for £120k rather than £150k.

Both have good history and obviously I would prefer buckets ;-) But £10k for buckets is a lot.

Any advice appreciated including on future values. I will pay cash so finance GFVs not a concern.

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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by HYFR » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:20 pm

Estoril

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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by doodlebug » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:22 pm

.....has colour matching issues which is why it was dropped. Eyeball every panel, especially the plastics, inc door handles.

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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by RSQ » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:50 am

Both cars are a long way away from me so I would have to buy unseen and undriven.....

Maybe not such a good idea!

Were there any spec changes in model year 2014/2015; i.e. anything included as standard in the 2014 car which wasn't in the 2013 car?

I guess the LED headlights, Bluetooth etc were all standard on both? Struggling to find the old brochures online to compare.

Thanks for replies!
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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by HYFR » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:53 am

no spec changes

do not buy unseen !

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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by doodlebug » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:55 am

Don't think hey had LED? Just LMX with Laser.

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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by HYFR » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:12 am

LED is standard from the 2009 V10

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Re: R8 v10 plus

Post by doodlebug » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:12 am

Merci

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