Does an Audi A6 Hold Its Value?

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 06/23/22 •  3 min read

In the next five years of use, the Audi A6 is expected to depreciate by 56%. This will lead to a cost of the vehicle at nearly $23,000. This is under the assumption that buying the vehicle brand new would cost at a little over $52,000.

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Is it Better to Buy a New Audi A6 or to Buy One Used?

If you buy a used Audi A6 that is aged at about two years old, you could save a little over $15,000 more than you would if you bought one that was brand-new. You don’t need to be scared of such a car having a lot of damages and wear and tear in it, as two years isn’t that long of a time in terms of car ownership. Moreover, if you would like to keep this car for three years, you can expect a depreciation of the A6 that adds up to nearly $15,000.

As a tip, it is best to look for cars that are somewhere between two to four years of age. Cars that are extremely new tend to depreciate at a faster rate. You could also wait a few more years until more used Audi A6s become available on the market.

Which Model Year is the Best Time to Buy an Audi A6?

The Audi A6 2017 is one of our top picks for the best model year value for the A6. With the 2017 vehicle, you will pay on average only half of the price you would need to put out if you bought it entirely new from the store. Even better: there will still be a little below 70% of the car’s usability left.  This is also why the 2018 and 2015 model years are also attractive pursuits for the A6. Both the 2015 and 2018 years offer good value as a whole.

What Affects the Depreciation of an Audi A6?

There are two major reasons why the Audi A6’s are depreciating so rapidly. Most people lease rather than purchase when it comes to luxury sedans. By the end of the lease period, there is a large influx of vehicles on the used market. In addition, the demand for sedans has dropped dramatically, with the result that fewer people will be interested in purchasing a three-year-old luxury sedan.

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There is another contributing factor, which could be the expensive maintenance and repairs cost. It is possible that the Audi A6 will have significant upkeep costs over a five year period. In the first five years, you can expect to pay over $8,000 just to keep your A6. When it comes to general maintenance, remember that this does not include repairs.

The Importance of Keeping Good Care of an Audi A6

Because of its possibly dramatic maintenance costs, it is important to maintain the Audi A6 in the best possible condition. This means regular oil changes, tune-ups, and so on. Keep an eye out for any problems that may occur before they become too serious. There are many things that can be fixed at home with a simple repair kit and some parts.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.