These days, an Audi badge on the nose of your car is often seen as a sign that you’ve made it. And with their beautifully built interiors, efficient engines and smart, understated looks, it’s no wonder an Audi is an object of desire for many used car buyers.
No surprise, then, that a used Audi will often set you back slightly more to buy than a comparable model from a rival manufacturer. But don’t imagine a used Audi has to cost the earth. In fact, they’re so ubiquitous that there’s a sound, usable and reliable Audi with sensible mileage and a good history out there no matter how much or little you might have to spend. You just have to be a bit canny about the model you choose – and to help you with that, we’ve put together our guide to the best used Audis for every budget.
Best used Audis for £25,000
3. Audi RS4 (2005-2008)
Widely lauded as the best of its breed, this generation of the muscle-bound RS4 performance saloon is powered by a 4.2-litre V8, giving it enough power to rocket to 62mph in just 4.8 seconds. It isn’t just fast, though – it’s fun in the corners, too, with a wonderfully responsive chassis that delivers more innate agility than most Audi RS performance models. And its place at the top of the RS tree in enthusiasts’ minds means the 2005 RS4 looks set to hold its value, and could even appreciate in a few years’ time.
We found: 2006 RS4 Avant, 49,000 miles, £23990
2. Audi TT (2014-present)
Bagging a nearly-new Audi TT gives you all the benefits of one fresh from the factory, but with a significant discount on the price. In other words, you still get the same nimble handling, the same wonderful interior, and the same sporty styling – just for even less cash. There are plenty of low-mileage examples around for this budget, too, so you shouldn’t even have to look too hard.
1. Audi A4 (2015-present)
The Audi A4 won our Car of the Year award back in 2015, and as a used buy it makes just as much sense. There’s a choice of excellent, efficient engines, and a gorgeous interior; there’s plenty of space both for passengers and in the boot, too, and as long as you avoid the S-line version, the A4 rides comfortably and handles tidily. All in all, it’s a class act, and as a nearly-new buy, it makes a lot of sense.
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