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Old 01-22-2014, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Why did you buy an S6 instead of an S7?

Just want to get people's thinking. For me, I just can't warm up to the S7's design. I know many people think it is a stunning design, but I am afraid that I am not one of them. The rear end just looks too hunchback-ish to me. I also like the headlight shape of the 6 more than the 7.
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Ability to seat 3 in the back if needed
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All of the above plus it left $10K in my jeans to pay for other toys.
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All of the above.
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Trunk and rear seat headroom were main factors. Keeping an extra $8-10K was a secondary but not insignificant one.
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All the above plus the top view camera.
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I've been actually thinking about this for a little bit - the A7 body is nice and all but something was off for me

I pulled the trigger on an S6 earlier this month [being built]
I was considering the R S7

I personally like 4 seaters

My wife has the CLS and would have bought an S7 for herself but the roofline in the rear is too low, we couldn't get a child seat in comfortably - we knew immediately when we tried; both looked at each other like 'crap, guess its the MB'...

I like the headlights way better on the S6 but I'm not too thrilled that it doesn't get more aggressive styling over the A6.

In the end, I think the A/S/R S7 is an elegant and sexy car. Honestly; a little too feminine for my taste
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I had ordered the S7 originally but changed it to an S6. I was worried that I would get sick of the hatchback design after a while and now when I see an A7/S7 on the road I feel that I made the right choice. I still appreciate the A7/S7 design but I much prefer my S6. I also wanted more headroom and the rear bench seat and as others said the extra $10k was a bonus. I would prefer it if there was a little more aggressive styling to bring it closer to the front of the RS6 but over all I'm very happy with my car. As a daily driver I don't want anything too flashy but I don't want a boring car either so the S6 is as close to perfection as I can get right now. If I had to do it over I would order the same exact car but use some of that extra cash to upgrade to the B&O sound system. The Bose is pretty lame and it bugs me but that discussion is for another thread.
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Prefer the S6 front bumper/grille/headlights and overall shape compared to the S7, also the price.
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Shortly after ordering my A6 I regretted not getting an A7 instead. After a few months of having the A6 and joining the local Seattle Audi group I was desperate for a car with a good exhaust note and some more power. I decided I would trade in the A6 and test drove an S7. It was fantastic...

Until I looked at it closer and closer and sat in the back row. I'm 6'1" and it was a bit tight. I also MUCH prefer the front end styling, especially the headlights of the A6. While I think the 7 body style is by far one of the best looking cars you can buy today it just wasn't there. Plus like others said that $10k was a big plus. It will pay for XPel, Tinting, ECU tune, Exhaust and maybe even wheels.
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In May '12 when I first walked into the Audi dealer, they had an A7 and an A6 in the showroom. I had an immediate reaction to the back of the A7 and it wasn't good. That was the end of having to decide on an S7 or S6. Also, I had my wife remind me one reason we were getting a four door was to take friends to dinner - headroom counted. But the best thing about the S6 is it's 'wolf-in-sheeps-clothing' looks. When I travel, park in a hotel lot, most people, who are uninformed, look at the parked S6 as any another 4 door sedan , so I don't worry about it when I'm in the room.

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The A6/S6 have the best styling of any Audi, except maybe the R8.
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I could not get over the looks of the S7 or RS7 (which I strongly considered) for that matter. But, I have always been biased toward sedans; there is just something about a hatch back that doesn't do it for me. Price was not a factor nor the room in the back seat it was purely based on looks.
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Comfort, performance and value.
Seats 4 full-sized adults comfortably. No problems with headroom.
Performance is actually slightly better.
Bang for the buck, the S6 is a better value.
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Now ask whether you'd choose the S6 Avant over the sedan (should Audi deign to offer it in North America). I would have been all over the wagon.
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Wagon. No question.
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Comfort, performance and value.
Seats 4 full-sized adults comfortably. No problems with headroom.
Performance is actually slightly better.
Bang for the buck, the S6 is a better value.
the back seats still a joke, im 5'10 and I wouldn't want to sit there for anything longer than a 1 hour drive. my previous w221 S550's back seats were heaven. I can sit there from la-sf or la-vegas in pure comfort. while adults do fit in the back of the S6, I wouldn't call it comfortable.
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the back seats still a joke, im 5'10 and I wouldn't want to sit there for anything longer than a 1 hour drive. my previous w221 S550's back seats were heaven. I can sit there from la-sf or la-vegas in pure comfort. while adults do fit in the back of the S6, I wouldn't call it comfortable.
I came over from an S4 so I do call it comfortable.
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I had a '12 CLS63, and was tired of the lack of utility in the "4 door coupe" design.
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you really can't compare the s550 to s6. The s550 is a full size sedan where as the s6 is mid-size.
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