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    1. n00b
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      09-22-2019 08:08 PM #1
      I'm looking at my options for trading my 2014 Audi A4 in on a Golf R and it seems 2016's are in my price range, I found a 2016 CPO R with DCC and Nav and the DAP...it has almost 19k miles on it...they're asking a little over $30k. Is that reasonable? Haven't seen a lot near me with that low mileage. Also curious of anything I might need to look for when I test drive? I'd like to think that if it was just certified it should be pretty solid?

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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      09-22-2019 08:39 PM #2
      30k seems to be about the retail for a 2016 with sub 30k miles.

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      09-22-2019 08:53 PM #3
      Look in the engine bay for aftermarket parts (intake/turbo inlet elbow/intercooler) and underneath for aftermarket downpipe.

      At least call the major tuners (APR, Eurodyne, Unitronic, United Motorsport) and give them
      your VIN to see if its been tuned.

      CPO or not, a tuned car can result in voiding the warranty for certain components if a tune is discovered by VW.

      If a manual, see if you notice if the clutch is slipping.

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    6. 09-22-2019 10:40 PM #4
      Id ask for the service history too...make sure all has been done. Then maybe ask the dealer to scan the car for any past tunes?
      Whats the trade value of the audi

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      09-23-2019 12:59 AM #5
      I think 2016s with DAP don’t have a Homelink mirror solution if that important to you. If the car is clean though I would just use a mini opener remote mounted by the overhead console. Wholesale for that car is around $25-$27k depending on your location and the condition. If it’s been in an accident it’s slightly less and of course lemon history is going to nose dive the value. Even with an accident an R is going to sell according to what I’ve seen.


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    8. 09-23-2019 07:25 AM #6
      If you are willing to spend $30k, work a deal on a brand new 19, I’ve seem some selling for ~$38k

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      09-23-2019 07:50 AM #7
      I just bought a new ‘19 Golf R for $37K plus TT&L ($40,109 out the door), so you can negotiate a good deal on a new one.
      You’ll have the 6 year/72,000 mile warranty too.

    10. n00b
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      09-23-2019 08:40 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by S3n View Post
      Id ask for the service history too...make sure all has been done. Then maybe ask the dealer to scan the car for any past tunes?
      Whats the trade value of the audi
      Carfax looks like they had done oil changes every 5k miles so far, I dunno what they'll give me for my Audi I'll find that out when I take the three hour drive out to the dealer...my a4 is just a base model with almost 74k miles so I don't expect much

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      09-23-2019 09:36 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by o1turbo20v View Post
      If you are willing to spend $30k, work a deal on a brand new 19, I’ve seem some selling for ~$38k
      Unfortunately that's pushing too far outta my range...low 30's is just about the best I can do right now

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      09-23-2019 10:57 AM #10
      FWIW, I just purchased '16 6mt w/dcc & 25K miles for $26,500.
      Don't shop dealer, unless CPO is a must. Even with CPO, premium you pay is not worth it, but that's just my opinion. Sell your Audi and buy the R from a private seller.
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    13. 09-23-2019 11:25 AM #11
      I wouldn't trust car fax. I thought this cpo was a dealer maintained car. In which the vin would show all services performed.
      With the audi id use kelly blue book, cars .com and true car get get your average trade in value. This way you'll have some leverage when they try to low ball you. Dont just show up blind on your cars value..your near the months end so thats good.

    14. 09-30-2019 07:37 PM #12
      What's the build date? Since it has DAP it's a later build, which is good. Still, check for recalls because I don't remember which ones there are. Nothing major as I recall.

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