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    After having an RS6 since 2004, it is time to move on...

    My first RS6 became an engine donor after my son totaled it into fence, and in April 2015 I picked up my current RS6 which had lived its entire life in the SF Bay Area. 124,500 miles on it when I bought it. I believe I am the 4th owner, and since I have had it, all work on it has been done at 034 Motorsport (now ZF Automotive). You can of course contact Jamil there if you want his/their thoughts on the car. We have too many vehicles now and I just don't drive it as much any longer. The new owner should not have to worry about any expensive costs in the near future given all that I have had done in recent years. Looking for $11,000 as I've already saved the new owner costs for a long time. Located in Palo Alto.

    The Good: Black on black, warm weather package with rear sunscreen, 034 ECU and TCU tune, Level 10 transmission, Eclipse aftermarket CD player/nav/Sirius XM, Valentine 1, and as noted below pretty complete overhaul in 2017 and again just this August (see below) . Clear bra, no chips in paint, no accidents, no CEL.

    The Nuisances: Glovebox attachment on the left is broken and the glovebox drops on that side over firm bumps. I use a firm roller to hold it in place, seen in the pictures. Small scratch on left front bumper, actually hard to see in the photo below. And of course the top of the center console is broken but stays in place. That's about it!

    Details on work the past 5 years:

    07/22/2016 127,900 miles
    Vehicle serviced
    Oil and filter changed
    Engine oil/fluid leak checked
    Computer reprogrammed
    Engine checked
    Steering/suspension checked
    Safety inspection performed
    Vehicle washed/detailed
    Fluids checked

    12/29/2017 133,000 miles
    Exhaust manifold gasket replaced
    A/C hose/line seals replaced
    Valve cover gasket(s) replaced
    Drive belt(s) replaced
    Engine oil/fluid leak checked
    Drive belt tensioner replaced
    Flywheel/flexplate serviced
    CV boot(s) checked
    Upper radiator hose replaced
    Oil and filter changed
    Cooling system serviced
    Exhaust repaired
    Transmission filter replaced
    Coolant temperature sensor replaced
    Cooling system checked
    Vehicle washed/detailed
    Air filter replaced
    Axles checked
    CV boot(s) replaced
    Camshaft adjuster solenoid replaced
    Thermostat replaced
    Timing belt tensioner/idler checked
    Timing belt tensioner/idler replaced
    Camshaft seal(s) replaced
    Engine mount(s) replaced
    Lower radiator hose replaced
    Cabin air filter replaced/cleaned
    Vacuum hose(s) replaced
    Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
    Crankshaft oil seal(s) replaced
    Transmission checked
    Transmission fluid changed
    Fluids checked
    Rear crankshaft oil seal replaced

    03/31/2020 139,300 miles
    New tires, Michelin Pilot Sport

    04/11/2021 141,600 miles
    Oil service (Motul)

    06/15/2021 141.900 miles
    Vehicle serviced
    Power steering hose(s)/line(s) replaced
    Power steering checked
    Front brake pads replaced
    Front brake rotor(s) replaced

    08/05/2022 143,900 miles
    Vehicle serviced
    Crankshaft pulley/balancer replaced
    Transmission fluid changed
    Timing belt tensioner/idler replaced
    Thermostat replaced
    Water pump replaced
    Timing belt replaced

    09/25/2022 144,100 miles
    New Odyssey Battery ODP-AGM49H8L5 Performance Series AGM Battery installed

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    First RS6 totaled at 142K. Now donor for S6 Avant project. Daily driver: Sepang Blue 2016 S6. Black optics, sport package. #2 Black on Black, Level 10 and Koni, Eclipse Nav + Sirius, 034 Motorsports ECU and TCU tune.

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    Should I buy this?

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    I tried to send you an email but it kicked back.

    dhall.1@hotmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHall1 View Post
    Should I buy this?
    Yes, I think you should!!!
    SOLD - 03 RS6 Avus (905355)
    Current - 03 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 double cab - the YETI, lifted, winched, snorkeled, lockered, skidded, geared

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    Ben!

    Only because you gave me the approval. Done, Im buying the RS6.

    lol

    Quote Originally Posted by ben916 View Post
    Yes, I think you should!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHall1 View Post
    Ben!

    Only because you gave me the approval. Done, I’m buying the RS6.

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    If that is all it takes! Glad there are some originals still around!

    GLWS PapaDoc!!!
    SOLD - 03 RS6 Avus (905355)
    Current - 03 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 double cab - the YETI, lifted, winched, snorkeled, lockered, skidded, geared

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    Has it sold?
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    Yes, Dave is going to pick it up next weekend. He picked up my totaled RS6 years ago which lives on after a heart, or rather engine, transplant into an S6 Avant. I know it is going to a good home!
    First RS6 totaled at 142K. Now donor for S6 Avant project. Daily driver: Sepang Blue 2016 S6. Black optics, sport package. #2 Black on Black, Level 10 and Koni, Eclipse Nav + Sirius, 034 Motorsports ECU and TCU tune.

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    Dave is cornering the market on the RS6, and will soon drive the prices up given he holds about 85% of all available samples. Great home for this beast.

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    Not cornering the market here. Just owning a fine example to drive and enjoy a few more years. My original RS6 sits at 50k miles and I’m afraid of damage so I have a driver to add.

    great drive from the Bay Area back to Arizona where this beast will get a nice cosmetic refresh and spin a few more miles in the desert along side all its Audi brothers and TDIs I have.

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    Really glad that you had a great drive back to AZ, and even better to meet you in person after so many years. I hope it gives you many miles of great driving and more sights like the one in this photo.
    First RS6 totaled at 142K. Now donor for S6 Avant project. Daily driver: Sepang Blue 2016 S6. Black optics, sport package. #2 Black on Black, Level 10 and Koni, Eclipse Nav + Sirius, 034 Motorsports ECU and TCU tune.

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