Best used Audis for £5000
3. Audi Cabriolet (1990-2000)
Simply called the Audi Cabriolet, and based on the 80 saloon, this square-jawed drop-top will be forever known for its connection with Diana, Princess of Wales, who used one as her personal transport in 1994. The Cabriolet’s effortless class, fabulous build quality and creamy smooth engines mean it’s a popular choice even today, and now that numbers have thinned, it looks like a good investment buy too, as values will be on the rise before long.
We found: 2000 2.6E, 42,000 miles, £4995
2. Audi A6 Avant (2004-2011)
Its enormous boot lies behind the appeal of the Audi A6 Avant – even with the seats up, there’s a huge amount of space, and with them down the luggage room on offer is simply vast. Throw in the fact the A6 is a comfortable cruiser with an interior so lovely it still feels modern even today, and you have a very appealing used car. Oil pump failures on early 2.0-litre diesels are common, though, so look for a 2006 model or later.
We found: 2007 2.0 TDI SE, 99,000 miles, £4495
1. Audi TT (1999-2006)
Even if you’re not all that interested in cars, there’s a good chance you’ll have heard of the Audi TT. This first-generation model was a revelation when it was first released, thanks to its super-clean design, which won it many fans and made it instantly deeply fashionable. It wasn’t quite as good to drive as some rivals, but it still offered loads of grip and gutsy engines – of which the 1.8T 225 is the one to have.
We found: 2002 1.8T 225, 56,000 miles, £4750
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