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    I'm 59 and have had several new cars and bikes over the years but they have all been ordered straight from the showroom floor and taken home within a week.

    I am now in a situation where I will have to wait until February before I can see my new vehicle but obviously the benefits are that it will be what I have chosen (well with a bit of input from 'her indoors').

    For the past 5 years I have been driving a Discovery 4 and the fact that I have never owned a car for that length of time says a lot about a Disco 4!

    Anyway, time for a change and I have ordered a 218ps A6 Quattro Avant.

    Trying to decide what vehicle to buy was a bit daunting, especially as we were initially looking at 2litre engines, basically for the tax band and economy. To be honest none we drove really floated our boat, and then I saw that Audi did an 'in between' engine that seemed to offer what I wanted, enough grunt to pull a twin axle caravan, economy, and with a bit of performance. We had a test drive in a 2litre Avant and was suitably impressed to order one of it's big brothers!

    Its easy to get carried away with extras (didn't intend Quattro at first) but here is the full spec ordered:

    A6 Avant SE Executive 3.0 TDI Quattro 218ps S tronic
    Diamond Beige metallic
    Atlas beige/brown interior
    Adaptive air suspension
    Audi matrix LED headlights
    Bose surround sound
    Comfort seats with memory
    Door mirrors electrically folding
    Parking pack
    Privacy glass
    Tow bar
    Valcona leather

    Can't wait!
     

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    Welcome.....I am sure you will enjoy.....matrix lights are amazing!

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    2016 A6 Avant 2.0 tdi Quattro Black Edition
    2013 A6 Avant 2.0 tdi Black Edition ​gone
    2010 A6 Avant 2.0 TDI Le Mans. gone.
     

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    Hi there. I am also a convert from a Discovery 4 - had originally intended to replace my 2010 HSE with a later year but couldn't get over the price of even 2013 cars - and they didn't feel that much better than mine. So I got a 2015 Allroad (same engine as yours) which was only 18 months old and 15k miles on the clock for just under 30k! - an equivalent age/mileage D4 would have set me back at least 10k more!
    OK the Allroad is not nearly as capable off-road of course and doesn't have the cavernous luggage space but it is a very very competent vehicle - I get better than 40mpg everywhere (real world - not DIS - although that is a great deal more accurate than the Disco's lie-o-meter!) and there is plenty of space and power for our needs.
    I hope you will be as pleased with your choice as I am!
     

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    Not quite an Audi virgin. In the 80s when the only Audi that was well known was THE Audi Quattro I had a red 90 Quattro.

    I had just visited a Mercedes dealer and looked at the 190 but the fact that I was wearing jeans didn't seem to go down with the 'salesperson' and his attitude didn't go down well with me, so we left and went to the Audi dealership and I saw this red car on the car park and decided there and then that was what I wanted. It was the managers car, but a couple of hours later it was mine!

    That lasted until we took ownership of two bull mastiffs so it was traded in for an 1800 100cc Avant, a practical car but...........

    Lets hope that my new Avant will excite me more than my last!
     

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    Congratulations. Nice car!

    You will love the comfort seats as well as the Valcona Leather. The adaptive suspension is another big hit IMO.
    2017 Audi S6 Avant (on order)
    2014 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTdi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waddie View Post
    I'm 59 and have had several new cars and bikes over the years but they have all been ordered straight from the showroom floor and taken home within a week.

    I am now in a situation where I will have to wait until February before I can see my new vehicle but obviously the benefits are that it will be what I have chosen (well with a bit of input from 'her indoors').

    For the past 5 years I have been driving a Discovery 4 and the fact that I have never owned a car for that length of time says a lot about a Disco 4!

    Anyway, time for a change and I have ordered a 218ps A6 Quattro Avant.

    Trying to decide what vehicle to buy was a bit daunting, especially as we were initially looking at 2litre engines, basically for the tax band and economy. To be honest none we drove really floated our boat, and then I saw that Audi did an 'in between' engine that seemed to offer what I wanted, enough grunt to pull a twin axle caravan, economy, and with a bit of performance. We had a test drive in a 2litre Avant and was suitably impressed to order one of it's big brothers!

    Its easy to get carried away with extras (didn't intend Quattro at first) but here is the full spec ordered:

    A6 Avant SE Executive 3.0 TDI Quattro 218ps S tronic
    Diamond Beige metallic
    Atlas beige/brown interior
    Adaptive air suspension
    Audi matrix LED headlights
    Bose surround sound
    Comfort seats with memory
    Door mirrors electrically folding
    Parking pack
    Privacy glass
    Tow bar
    Valcona leather

    Can't wait!
    Nice spec! If you get delivery in February you will beat the change in VED which come in on 1st April, saving a fortune in tax. I ordered my new one in August (12 weeks ago today), and it's currently sat at the docks in Germany, so overall delivery should be about 14 weeks 'ish' if it arrives in the next couple of weeks. I expect any factory orders placed after New Year will be delivered after the VED change.
    2017 model A6 Avant Black Edition 3.0Tdi (272) Quattro, Sepang Blue Exclusive Paint, Tech Pack, Matrix LEDs, Ambient Lighting, 20" 5 Twin Spoke Wheels, S Line Suspension, Audi Smartphone Interface, Debadged
     

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    Added to my original spec are the tech pack and ambient lighting. That's definately it as I've been told the build week is now 50!!

    Cripes, better start getting the money together!

    Looking at winter wheels and tyres and am seriously looking at Dezent Re with Nokian WR D4 tyres from Mytyres.
     

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    Just received Momo Quantum Evo wheels shod with Goodyear Ultragrip performance winter tyres. I've also bought a Hatchbag boot liner.

    Only one thing missing.....?....
    Awaiting A6 Avant Quattro SE Executive 3.0 TDI 218ps.

    Metallic Diamond beige, adaptive air suspension, Bose surround sound, LED matrix headlights, parking pack, technology pack, ambient lighting, heated folding mirrors, comfort seats, privacy glass and finally a swivelling ball!
     

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    Just been told that it has been built and is at the port awaiting shipment.

    Better get the money together quick!
    Awaiting A6 Avant Quattro SE Executive 3.0 TDI 218ps.

    Metallic Diamond beige, adaptive air suspension, Bose surround sound, LED matrix headlights, parking pack, technology pack, ambient lighting, heated folding mirrors, comfort seats, privacy glass and finally a swivelling ball!
     

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    Great news!

    I am quite looking forward seeing a pic of it and your colour choice. A very rare colour indeed (never seen it here in Germany). Is it an Exclusive paint?
    2017 Audi S6 Avant (on order)
    2014 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 BiTdi
    2016 Volvo XC60 T5 R-Design (wife's)
    1987 Volvo 780 Bertone (my classic!)
     

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