CPO Audi A6 or new Lexus ES350?

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Old 19 Mar 2010, 03:04 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default CPO Audi A6 or new Lexus ES350?

Help me decide between a new Lexus ES350, and a CPO Audi A6. I drive ~100 miles a day and I need a reliable, fairly fuel efficient car. Txs
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 03:10 pm   #2 (permalink)
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For reliability and an everyday car>Lexus















For unreliability and a sexy ride>Audi































I would take the Audi and get rid of it when the warranty expires.
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 03:25 pm   #3 (permalink)
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The Audi A4 and A6 are not unreliable they have better than average reliability the A8 and Q7 are below average but Audis are not inherently unreliable they are however expensive to maintain. I answered this question in the Audi section like i said there it would be between the A6 and the Lexus IS not the ES. The ES is not a luxury sports sedan in any way and i think in the long run you would be disappointed in its performance both for handing & driving dynamics , it is a Toyota Camry with a bloated price tag and a few extra options. The IS would be slightly more reliable and cheaper to own but does not come up to the Audi's level for build quality or driving dynamics. Its really a trade off one is cheaper to own, the other nicer and more fun to drive.
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 03:30 pm   #4 (permalink)
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comfort-lexus















power-lexus
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 03:45 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Whoever said the IS's build quality is less than the A6 is speaking out of their bu*t hole. Class for class, I feel Lexus exceeds any Audi (the German equivalent of Chrysler) in quality.































If these are your only two choices, then it's really a matter of if you want a rear wheel drive "sportier" (NOT SPORT) car, or a front wheel cruiser for luxury? Pamper, or performance... see what you think you'll need for the 100 miles/day.































For me, price the same for CPO A6 to new ES350, then I'd take the ES350 without a second thought.
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 04:20 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Audi's and VW's have improved their reliability the past year or two, according to Consumer Reports, but Lexus is always consistent in their reliability. You can take your chance on an Audi, but the Lexus GS is just better in every way. It has more technology, better reliability, better looks, better quality, better fuel efficiency, and probably better emissions too (The GS is a ULEV II, I'm not sure about the A6). Also, the A6's rear and interior looks like an American car (I mean the cheap, unreliable American car of the late 90's to early 2000's). If you want the audi for the AWD, the GS also has AWD in its v6 model.
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 04:35 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Get the Lexus ES350
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