Looking to buy a used Audi A6 car? Used Car Expert has thousands of used Audi cars for sale from used Audi car dealers and private sellers across the UK.
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The A6 will impress your neighbours but not your family. It is an Executive saloon that mixes it with the E-Class and 5-Series but doesn’t beat them – except on price. On the used market, it is cheap for what it is, which is why so many are bought to crunch motorway miles.
Not quite cramped inside, but much more cosy than the massive exterior leads you to expect. Rear headroom is particularly limited, but the boot is massive, whether that is OK depends on your priorities.
Approximately 88% of the A6 saloons on the used market are diesel. And 53% are powered by Audi’s 2.0 TDI. This vast supply explains the savage depreciation on the 2.0 TDI saloons, which makes them a great opportunity for used car buyers.
SE specification is surprisingly basic, but many of the SEs have extras specified, so shop around.
At two years old, £17,500 is a sensible target price, saving you over £12,000 on the new price. How much over £12,000 depends on the specification.
Depreciation is really steep until the car reaches 2 years old, when it starts to slow up. As two year old A6 2.0 TDis will typically have around 32,000 miles on the clock, they still feel very new. So this is the time to buy the 2.0 TDI saloon.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Audi A6 you would aim to buy a 4 year old and sell it before it is 5 years old.
Diesel Audi A6 cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Diesel Audi A6 cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Diesel Audi A6 cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.