Discussion in 'The Show Room' started by dterpsss, Oct 14, 2018.
What say you? R8 worth the extra 20k?
not worth it for a 2010
I hate these threads, you guys leave out so much information
Where do you live (whether year round)?
How many miles are you putting on the car per year?
What other cars do you have?
How long do you plan on owning it?
How much are you expecting to lose (yearly)?
I had this exact question last year I was looking at a 2010-2012 r8, still never owned an audi I thought a 2012 r8 v10 manual for around 90K (in 2017) would be perfect. Lose no value while owning it because they are going to go up in value (I stand corrected with the new prices) in a few years has the last manual supercars. The RS7 in 2014-2015 are reaching their slow period of depreciation too.
2015 RS7 w/ let's say 10-15K miles will cost roughly 75K-85K.
2014/2015 Audi R8 (facelift version it's no different than the 2011/2012 you know), V8 roughly 85-95K or V10 - 100-110K
If you are driving under 3-5K a year, I wouldn't even question it; go for the r8, make sure it has a warranty - get the v10, if you can drive a manual go for it, leave the tiptronic alone. I'd honestly would go a step further buy a 2017/2018 R8 for 130K ish with about 1K mile better value.
If you are driving more than 5-7K miles a year, go for the 2017/2018 r8 for 130K ish or the RS7 (if this will be your only car)
You'll enjoy the R8 100% more but if it's your only car, it's a deal breaker. I honestly can't see myself wasting my money buying a 2014/2015 r8 for 100K-110K w/ 5-10K miles when you can get a Huracan in a r8 with the 2017/2018 for 130K. It's not even questionable. Unfortunately for us Northeast folks we can't drive our sport cars year round because of salt etc will damage underneath your car.
2017/2018 r8 with 1-2K miles you can drive it for let's say 10-20K miles for a few years, you'll lose around 20-35K (It will have the warranty attached to it remember that so you'll dodge those additionally warranty expenses). 2014/2015 r8 with 10K miles you will drive it 10-13K miles either gain I'd say break-even (especially if it's a manual model) or cost about 10-20K depending on if you buy it at 90 or closer to 110K. RS7, you'll lose roughly I'd say 18%-20% per year of it's value until it hits the 40-50K price than you'll lose 8-12% per year until it caps out it's depreciation.
At that price point, I would also test drive a used AMG GT-S too. Can't believe 2017/2018 R8 are going for 130K, what a bargain. If anyone comes in here and says i8, I'm paying whoever to ban you.
Looking to use it as a weekend car and for weekend trips, Im in the southwest. I was more looking at the 2010 V10 R8 which is about 80k, 130 k on a car is pushing it and i think the 2010 shouldnt loose value fast.
On the other hand the RS7 is sexy as fuk, 500 plus hp . plus its low key enough to drive to work some times..I have seen some in the 60-70 range
Thanks for the great post, a lot of things to consider, I ran out of reps
definitely go the R8 route than, make sure to get a mechanic to inspect the car if it isn't coming from audi cpo. The problem with those years (2008-2012) is they have plenty of miles and non-facelift, harder to sell if you are done with it at 50K miles. But I would still go for one with 15-20K miles in your case. The v8 will be more reliable than the v10 if you plan on driving alot too but it's slower which the v8tt from the rs7 would destroy a r8 v8
Porsche and Audi make great winter cars even in the Northeast with constant washing.
The salt breh, no good for an r8 or any very low car resale value if it's rusting
so genuinely you won't see sport cars especially super cars between late october - end of february/most of march here
Undercarriage spray every 2 days should get the salt before it starts eating anything.
But youre talking to someone with a Subaru who still rides the bike when there's snow on the side of the road .