Should You Get A Used Audi RS7 For Nearly Half The Price Of A New One?

Since the all-new 2019 Audi A7 has yet to reach showrooms, 2018 models are still being sold. In the US, you can buy a 2018 A7 Sportback for a tad under $70,000, which would put you just $3,000 shy of how much this used RS7 would set you back.

During his time with the car, Doug DeMuro went through everything from practicality, quirks, build quality, driving characteristics and looks, and concluded that this car is quite the bargain.

Starting off with the interior, we immediately hear about how many buttons the RS7 has, although pretty much all of them operated very useful features, such as the individual child-locks or the off-switch for the drivers’ seat memory function.

Quality is of course excellent, this having been one of Audi’s most expensive models throughout the years. Same goes for practicality – the RS7 (A7 in general) is a hatchback, a body style that obviously proves more useful than  a 4-door sedan. The reviewer was also surprised to find that he fits reasonably well in the back, which says a lot considering the sloping roof line, as well as his 6’3″ (190 cm) frame.

As for how it drives, the RS7 feels dynamic, despite its size. It has good steering feel, it corners well, and of course, there’s the sonorous 4.0-liter TFSI V8 engine, with its 560 PS (552 HP) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque.

 

  • lagunas3ca

    You can always trust a man who wears a larger undershirt than his t-shirt.

  • botornot387

    Doug is such an annoying reviewer not worthy of even being featured. He complains about things that are a none issue to most and is completely obnoxious.

    • willhaven

      That’s basically his schtick. There are times when it’s obvious that he’s stretching the obscurities or oddities simply to add more content to the video.

      • botornot387

        Agreed. Like I dont want to watch a 17 minute video if it only includes 2 minutes of driving for a review. Thats just subpar.

    • I beg to differ. Would you want to watch a car reviewer just tell you how amazing the car is and not nitpick the issues or take the manufacturer to task on them? Surely there are a lot of normies out there that just want a slab of metal and plastic with 4 wheels, but car people appreciate the attention to detail he gives.

  • NOT SURE HOW HE CAN SAY IT HAS TOO MUCH HP SINCE HE DRIVES AN E63 AMG WAGON WITH 520HP.

  • Jim Ragland

    No Doug…no one reads the owner’s manual but you. The rest of the world YouTube what we need to know.

  • nastinupe

    Meh, I own an A7 and I test drove both an S7 and RS7. The S7 is all the car you’ll need or be able to use on the street. The RS7 is just too much. I say buy the S7 and save $20,000 more.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Are you using “nearly half” in the sense of “less than half,” or in the sense of “nearly half off”?

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