The Pitfalls of Buying a Cheap S5, Audi Promises Exciting EVs, New A4 Spy Shots & More! | AudiWorld Driven

AudiWorld DrivenAudiWorld Driven series to get you caught up. As always, we rounded up the hottest Audi news, reviews, videos, and AudiWorld forum discussions from the past week just for you. This week incudes a look back by Team Audi Sport at the unfortunate results from the 2023 Dakar. AudiWorld forum members discuss what other vehicles they would buy if the new A4 is disappointing. Speaking of the new A4, we get a good look at the new A4 Avant. A popular YouTuber buys a cheap S5 V8 6-speed and discovers that everything is broken. There is a lot to cover this week so let’s get to it.

Audi Promises ICE-levels of Excitement in EVs

Audi e-tron GTHERE to read the report by Topspeed.

Must Watch Video: 16 Days of Disappointment at Dakar 2023

Audi came into the 2023 Dakar with high hopes. But the Dakar is a cruel and unforgiving race and Audi saw that firsthand this year. Things were actually going quite well until Stage 6. Big crashes and other setbacks then struck and eliminated any hope of Audi taking home the top prize. A video was recently posted on the Audi YouTube channel that summarizes their Dakar effort this year.

Forum Thread of the Week: Hate the New A4? What Else Would You Buy?

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2024 A4 Avant Drops Its Disguise

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Must Watch Video: $7K Audi S5 Has Laundry List of Issues

The 2008 Audi S5 is a great little coupe. The V8 engine and a manual transmission makes for a lot of fun. And thanks to depreciation these cars can be bought for a reasonable amount of money. But if you are looking for the CHEAPEST Audi S5 that you can buy you should know that the purchase price might be just the beginning of your financial outlay. The Audi S5 in this video was bought for only $6,900. But an inspection revealed that it needs nearly $5,000 in repairs. And that does not include the transmission which may also need major work. Ouch.

Original-Owner 2000 Audi S4 6-Speed Goes to Auction

Audi S4Bring a Trailer and the auction is set to end on Sunday, January 29. You still have time to bid and take home a classic Audi sport sedan.

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Top 5 Audi Cars of the 2000s

Audi RS 4 Lineup

The top 5 Audi cars of the 2000s continued Audi’s revitalization, which featured styling and performance as the hallmarks of the brand.

Ten short years had transformed Audi’s fortunes. The company that once debated pulling out of the U.S. market in the 1990s was now going full steam in the 2000s. A revamped upscale product line competed with other luxury brands, including BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. The factory racing team dominated motor racing with nine outright wins at Le Mans. To capitalize on that success, Audi revived the RS performance line, which eventually permeated every model in its lineup.

5. 8J Audi TT

2007 Audi TT

An all-new second-generation Audi TT Coupe launched in 2007. It retained the style of the previous car but with a more handsome, masculine look. That look also set the tone for the other Audi models that followed. The revised trapezoidal grille found its way to all of the other cars in its lineup. Interiors shed large amounts of wood veneer in favor of various metals. The TT also became more performance-focused with sharper reflexes, more powerful engines, and eventually, S and RS models. It was no longer just a pretty car. Now it was bolder with the performance to back it up.

Mark Webb is fascinated by anything automotive and particularly loves cars that are unusual or have a good story. He’s owned a variety of cars from 60’s muscle, Japanese imports, and oddities like a VW Thing and Porsche 924. After 20 years in the automotive and tech industries, he’s a walking encyclopedia of car info and is always on the lookout for his next project or a good road trip.