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Would you buy this classic Audi RS6 over a new Fiesta ST?
This stealthy super-saloon will cost the same as a brand-new hot hatch
It’s the age-old debate. Do you buy a new car with all the warranties and reassurances of reliability, or do you treat depreciation as your friend and dip into the used car market to get something truly special?
It’s never an easy choice, and our latest office debate is a perfect example of why that is. So, we put the question to you – dear TG faithful – if you had £21,000 to spend would you buy a brand-new, specced-up Ford Fiesta ST or this ultra-cool used Audi RS6?
Now, we absolutely adore the little Fiesta here at Top Gear, but check out the twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet of the RS6 above.
This specific example has covered less than 55,000 miles and will go up for sale at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Fort Lauderdale at the end of March. It’s offered without reserve too so could technically go for a bargain, but given that stealthy black paint and gorgeous interior we wouldn’t be surprised if it got close to the top estimate of around £21,000 ($28k).
Quattro all-wheel drive, a five-speed auto box and 444bhp on tap make the 2003 RS6 an Autobahn king, and that power would never get old if you were persuaded to part with your hard-earned cash.
So, internet, this or a brand-new Fiesta ST? Let the arguments commence…