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  1. C7 Must have \ nice to have options 
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    Hi All,

    My 2006 C6 Allroad is approaching 200,000 miles and aside from the usual C6 issues (water in footwells, injectors, rear wiper motor, all resolved with assistance from this forum) has been and continues to be a great car and a nice place to be. I bought it at three years old, the original purchaser having ticked every option available (apart from TV).

    I'm considering changing it for a C7, and again a well spec'd 3 year old car is what I'd go for.

    So, the question is - what options are must have \ nice to have? (and conversely I suppose, any options to steer clear of?)

    Any input gratefully received.

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    At 3 year old you are looking at a facelift which is a good start as the later ones had memory seats and folding mirrors as standard on the s line.
    Tech pack I would say is a must as the larger screen and colour dis makes the car look much more modern. If budget can be pushed the tech pack advance comes with the extra safety features like lane assist and the assisted cruise control.
    Lighting pack or ambient lighting is a nice option. Ambient includes light up door sills and led interior lights.
    Matrix led is one that folk rave about. Iíve got the standard led and I think it looks fine.
    Air suspension is one I wanted but itís an expensive one.
    I had advance key in my old A6 and wasnít that impress with a £1000+ option and the wavy foot boot release didnít work that well but that could be my size 12s. Some folk love it but I donít mind having to press a button on the remote.
    Thatís all I can think of.
     
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  3. Re: C7 Must have \ nice to have options 
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    Quote Originally Posted by A6S View Post
    At 3 year old you are looking at a facelift which is a good start as the later ones had memory seats and folding mirrors as standard on the s line.
    Tech pack I would say is a must as the larger screen and colour dis makes the car look much more modern.
    Agreed, without tech pack it looks a bit low resolution on the screen, and driver's display is monochrome.
    Foldy mirrors are good, memory seats useful if you share the car with your other half and they are a different height to you.
    Heated seats a must in winter.
    I too have standard LED lights, I tried matrix on a demo car and they are great but even standard LED is much better than Xenon.
    I also have the parking pack but the camera is always covered in muck and I've never really used the automatic parking function.
    Now: 2016 C7 2.0TDi BE with Tech Pack, magic parking, ambient lighting
    Previous: 2013 C7 2.0 TDi S Line
    C6 2.0 TDI LE
    A4 2.0 TDI SE
    and an ancient 80 in the olden days...
     
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    I have tech pack and agree....when I've driven courtesy cars without it, it does feel dated even if the courtesy car is newer than mine.
    Heated seats....I don't have them...wish I did but may be standard on later models.
    LED lights....not convinced. I have BiXenons. Recently had 17 plate Q2 courtesy car with LED lights and felt they weren't as strong as my BiXenons. Not sure how much of a difference Matric LEDs make
    Memory seats....wish I had them. Had them years ago in my Z4. Dead handy when getting into the car after the wife and vice versa

    I'm not up to speed on options available but the above is based on my own car and experience.
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    Not a big deal, but I prefer the standard two zone climate panel, as I don't see any advantage of the digital version. Of course, if you have a four zone unit, than it's not a question to have the digital panel, but I never felt I need a better climate unit in my car. As I had a digital climate unit in my former C6, and have an analog in the C7, I can tell you, that I never ever changed anything on the automatic settings. The only thing I use on the unit is the seat heating, but probably it's an easier to select with the dedicated button.

    Just another interesting thing. My former C6 had the cheaper fabric seat, the new has a leather one, but without the seat cooling feature. However, I have the double pane, noise reduction glasses, and I was wondered that even on the hottest sunny days I was able to sit into the leather seats immediately, as these were not too warm.

    IMHO to have these glasses worth more then the seat cooling feature.

    Some other things:

    - the night vision is a cool gadget, but I found that it's mostly useless as it has no advantage in the fog, or rain,
    - the air suspension is a real good feature, sometimes it's also useful to raise the car for a safer parking on a kerb,
    - I don't liked the 18+ wheels, I appreciate the comfortable ride,
    - I never had earlier, but I really enjoy the motorised closing of the boot lid. It's so elegant, and comfortable.

    And just one opinion: If you have the ability to choose the "highline" version of the comfort module, then you will have more availablet tricks with a VCDS.
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    Not going to list the extra's but look at my signature and pretty much all of them are "keepers".

    The auto-parking thing I could live without, only used it a couple of times and it is impressive but I can honestly say that only once ( a few weeks ago) did it get me into a space that was really borderline and I might have not tried on my own (in a busy Stow on the Wold). Parking sensors all round really make it pretty easy to park.

    Edit: Ohh yeah... sports seats or comfort seats. The standard fare are not great. If you can spring for an allroad sport (assuming you want another allroad) that would be a good package...
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    Head up display
    360 deg cameras
    hdd sat nav
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    Retrofitted: Full Led Headlights, DAB, Full Electric Seats, Power Tailgate, Surround View Cameras, Genuine RS6 Grille, RS6 Seats,Leather Door Armrests, Soft Close Doors, Rear Side Blinds, Electric Steering Column, LED Sill Plates, Ambient Lighting Pack, High Beam Assist, Eibach Springs, Led Roof Console, 4 Zone Climate, Rear Heated Seats, Head Up Display, Side assist,
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    +1 bose
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    I just sold my 2015 black edition avant and placed an order for a new A6 saloon, i would definitely go with the Matrix headlights, i could not go back to anything else, they are insanely good especially out in the sticks.

    Tech pack a must have as well and def look for a facelift model

    On my new car i went overboard really but hey im planning to keep this new car for at least 3/4 years.

    Good luck, plenty of choice around so just find a car thats fully loaded and push for a discount and get any extras you can i.e free service or so



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    I donít think I could live without adaptive cruise now. Just driven from Wales to southern Spain with the Caravan and itís fantastic for journeys like that. Comfort seats are just that, comfortable with loads of adjustment. Tech pack + is good and although I tend to take the pan roof for granted Iíd miss it if I didnít have it. Head up display Iíd have every time. Lane assist I could do without. Adaptive lights are good but I still worry about dazzling people. Good luck finding a car that meets your needs. I was lucky. Very happy with my BiTdi even thought its pre facelift


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