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Help Speccing my rs6

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Hi Guys,

Long time no speak.

I need a hand on speccing my new rs6, and having trouble being decisive.

1. not sure whether to go with the dynamic pack as some of the reviews have panned the dynamic steering and the suspension.

2. colour, trying to balance resale with my hearts love of the matt daytona. would it be financial suicide to spec it? what colour would you have? currently torn between phantom black, pink, daytona normal, daytona matt. whats mamba black like in the flesh?

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Hey Jon

Great choice in the new RS6. Wouldn't know personally but the general consensus of the motoring press is that the dynamic steering is far from great. Wonder if the dealer could get one with/one without for a back to back drive?

Colour wise your bound to be safer with Phantom Black or Daytona from a resale point of view. However, I love the Javagrun green from the exclusive range - only ever seen it twice but it looks incredible in the flesh +++

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any ideas what the dynamic suspension is like? too hard for uk roads?

hmmm, that java green looks awesome, but suspect it could be a bit marmite for uk resale market and I only tend to keep cars 3-9 months

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I understand the Daytona matt requires special care. And at 6k I think I'd swerve it because of that.

I am interested in this car too, but I think the pricing is a bit rich. It's 100k of car with reasonable spec, I'm not sure I can bring myself to spunk so much cash knowing it'll plummet.

Given the mixed comments on the S6, I.e. undoubtedly fast but a bit boring I'd absolutely want to drive one before even thinking about it.

The price does make the RS4 look far better value!

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any ideas what the dynamic suspension is like? too hard for uk roads?

The launch reports I read said the dynamic setting was way too stiff - and I imagine that the launch would have been on perfect roads!

Similarly the dynamic setting on the steering was considered to be too heavy. I guess the only way you know is to drive it for yourself though - having said that, thinking about resale you might be better without it if the general feeling is that it is best avoided.

Agree that the green one would look amazing but might be tough to move on - I'd buy it off you, cheesy poofs at the ready +++

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You'd have to me mad to go for the matt daytona - so its right up your street I'd imagine Jon!! ;)

Plus 21s painted in dual colour to match?!

Normal Daytona pearl for me with black optics and [normal colour] 20s thanks!

The RS6 is not on the config over here yet, but as I'm sure you know it is in Germany if you want to have a play...

http://configurator.audi.com/acc/carline-acc-b2b-eng.view?msk=2

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Rs6 is on the UK Configurator but you need to navigate directly to it via the links at the bottom of the page.

Get ready to bend over.

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Oooooooooooo well spotted, its been added over the last few days then! +++

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arrrrrggggghhhhhh i'm ready to push the button but agonising over the dynamic pack or just the led headlights (which are included in the pack).

annoying black optics isn't an option, or at least its not in the config or the brochure, and carbon mirrors are a ridiculous 1250 quid

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It's 100k of car with reasonable spec, I'm not sure I can bring myself to spunk so much cash knowing it'll plummet.

are you mad. i'm getting quite a few options and only getting to 85k, and then there is the 6% discount on offer by the dealer

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What colour and wheel option and colour you thinking?

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also what is the option on the config tool "dashboard code"?

Something to do with rear blinds.

How have you only managed 85k?!

Carbon pack at 4k is your black optics.

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Hi Jon, Good to see you have kept your impeccable taste ! :)

I would go with the Matt Daytona.. all my cars are daytona.. and it just shows off the lines to the best effect i feel.

I won't spec the dynamic ride.. you don't need it .. the car was set up a certain way by the guys at GmBH so why the need to change it?

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IMHO, matt paint on a car is awful. It will reduce the 'lust' factor for a 2nd hand buyer I think.

How long would the wait be once the order has gone in?

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I think the matt finish fashion is coming to an end. Ok most are just wraps and can be removed but for a car painted like that I can see it dating and costing as it falls out of favour.

Jon - since you've ignored us for 18 months, let's have a list of the metal you've been through :)

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Something to do with rear blinds.

How have you only managed 85k?!

Carbon pack at 4k is your black optics.

here's how. i think thats a more than adequate spec for a car i'm unlikely to keep more than 6 months

PX2 All-LED headlights including high-beam assist 850.00 GBP

PGB Audi hands-free boot opening system with Advanced key 575.00 GBP

KA6 Audi Parking System Advanced with top view 900.00 GBP

KS1 Head-up display 1,240.00 GBP

4A4 Heated front and rear seats 100.00 GBP

5TL Inlays - Piano finish, black 0.00 GBP

3GN Load-area fixing kit 160.00 GBP

PQZ Matt aluminium styling package 865.00 GBP

9ZW Mobile telephone preparation – High with Audi connect 350.00 GBP

4KF Privacy glass 390.00 GBP

6SJ Reversible luggage compartment mat 110.00 GBP

PQ4 21" x 9.5J '5-twin-spoke' design black-gloss alloy wheels with 285/30 R21 tyres 2,000.00 GBP

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Surprised you want to delete all that lovely glossy lacquered carbon fibre trim for piano black?!

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The options prices are hideously high! [insert feinting smilie]

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Anyway Jon, how's life?

Hope baby, woman and work are all good. Is the brother still photographing automotive pron? maybe he and TDK (with his new on line car mag) might have some synergy?

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Do you need that phone prep? Surely it's got Handsfree by default ?

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Do you need that phone prep? Surely it's got Handsfree by default ?

yes - it's wifi hote spot, google maps and full iphone intergration

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Anyway Jon, how's life?

Hope baby, woman and work are all good. Is the brother still photographing automotive pron? maybe he and TDK (with his new on line car mag) might have some synergy?

all good squire. good thinking i'll start annoying tdk asap

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Surprised you want to delete all that lovely glossy lacquered carbon fibre trim for piano black?!

not a fan of carbon fibre unless it is serving a purpose. stuck to the dashboard it aint serving a purpose

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