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VW Golfs more expensive than Audi A4s??

  • 30-01-2022 3:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭ onrail

    I'm just looking through cars for sale in the North, typically <£15k, diesel, mileage <70k and one thing which stands out as strange is the steep price of VW golfs.

    Two Audi A4s coming in £14k-£14.5k

    2017 Audi A4 SE Ultra

    Jan 2017 Audi A4 SE Ultra


    May 2017 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI

    With a few more examples of Golfs there too. Always thought Audis were going to be a few k more expensive? Is there something I'm missing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭ User1998

    Your comparing a lower spec undesirable A4 to a high spec Golf. If you looked at S Line’s the price would increase. A high spec Golf is more appealing and in general Golfs are more popular and hold their value better, and that particular example is a GT spec

  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭ onrail

    Fair enough, but I thought that they wouldn't be in the same ballpark! didn't realise that Golfs held their value better than Audis

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭ User1998

    Yeah a Golf would be one of the best cars out there for holding their value. They are expensive for what they are but you get more back come sale time

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,597 ✭✭✭ Casati

    The Golf might have a 'GT' name but it looks bog standard from outside and compared to the Audi doesn't have heated seats, any climate control never mind tri-zone, keyless start or electric lumber. Of course the most obvious bog standard thing about the Golf is the engine - its a 5 speed manual 1.6 diesel with just 110bhp compared to the A4's far superior 150bhp 2.0 6 speed. The seats are quite nice in the Golf mind you. My money would go on the A4 for £14500 but I would prefer the standard alloys to the upgraded aftermarket ones

  • Registered Users Posts: 191 ✭✭ Water2626262

    The spec on audis of late is woeful. Very few black edition A4’s from 2016 on. You never see upgraded stereos on them either. A high spec A4 is so rare compared to the previous generation (although less of them around now) . Same goes for the new A5’s. 50k plus for a fwd 150bhp diesel.

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