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Old 03-26-2017, 12:39 PM
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Hey guys: Thinking about getting my brother in law a graduation present and need a little help deciding. Hoping i can get some ideas as to what year and package A7 would be best. Looking at 2010's to 2013's maybe a 14 is priced right. No real budget but 35k or less would be nice. Looking for things like what year is most reliable and was problems major issues should I be looking for. Any and all help will be much appreciated, thanks in advance.



Also: we were thinking about getting him a BMW 750li 2010 to 2013
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I would look for one of the newer model years under 50,000 miles so that there would be some warranty left.

I prefer the Prestige model for the S line exterior and other upgrades but that may not be your budget.
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I would look for one of the newer model years under 50,000 miles so that there would be some warranty left.

I prefer the Prestige model for the S line exterior and other upgrades but that may not be your budget.


when you say newer model, how new and what years?
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Originally Posted by inaudiwetrust View Post
Hey guys: Thinking about getting my brother in law a graduation present and need a little help deciding. Hoping i can get some ideas as to what year and package A7 would be best. Looking at 2010's to 2013's maybe a 14 is priced right. No real budget but 35k or less would be nice. Looking for things like what year is most reliable and was problems major issues should I be looking for. Any and all help will be much appreciated, thanks in advance.



Also: we were thinking about getting him a BMW 750li 2010 to 2013
As far as recommending options, it would help if you told us where the car will be driven. For different climates different options are appropriate. Also what kind of usage (city/country, highway, day/night etc.) will be dominant?
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Originally Posted by inaudiwetrust View Post
when you say newer model, how new and what years?
In the USA, the warranty is four years or 50,000 miles. The car would have to have been put into service March 27, 2013 or later.

If you're interested in a car, get the VIN and contact a Audi service department. They can tell you the vehicle history, any Audi Care remaining and when the car was put into service.

As I found out after I bought my 2012 A7, "Put into service" does not mean when it was sold. My car was first sold April 2012. It was put into service seven months earlier by the dealer which started the warranty clock.
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In the US Model years 2012-2015 are identicial so look for one with low mileage, full service records, clean carfax and CPO'ed.
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I'm in the same boat. What route did you take?
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Originally Posted by inaudiwetrust View Post
I'm in the same boat. What route did you take?
Are you getting your my brother in law an A7 too? My four sisters should have been more selective.
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Originally Posted by chicagoA6 View Post
In the US Model years 2012-2015 are identicial so look for one with low mileage, full service records, clean carfax and CPO'ed.
+1 on everything Chicago said. Imho, an Audi still under factory warranty is worth far more than one that is not.
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In the US Model years 2012-2015 are identicial so look for one with low mileage, full service records, clean carfax and CPO'ed.
IIRC there were some subtle differences with 2012 model... only seats four, and something about the onboard electronics that couldnít handle recent cellular network changes. But agree with above approach in any case... these are complex cars so itís good to have a warranty to help sort out any post-purchase gremlins.
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