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quattro: mileage..premium 2.0L AWD ,350002008..warranty..inspection

Resolved Question:

2008 A5 vs 2010 A5 same mileage ..which is better..

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I have this interesting scneario

Car1: 2008 A5 3.2 premium plus quattro , 34000

car2 : 2010 A5 premium 2.0L AWD ,35000

2008 A5 is 1000 dollars less than 2010 A5

Apart from warranty which will expire early for the 2008 A5 ,,, any other things to consider to help me make a decision

I will get a third party inspection done but both look good in pictures

Any thoghts/ideas/advices
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Dj replied 3 years ago.

Dj :

Hi,

Dj :

Tough choices.

Dj :

The biggest differences are the 2010 has better fuel economy, and sold for $4,700 less. It still has more power than you can use on most streets.

Dj :

The warranty is important. If you go to the JD Power website www.jdpower.com you can see that the powertrain reliability rating isn't that great. This means that owners have had more problems than expected.

Customer:

Got it..but if I had to choose from these two cars then anyother things apart from warranty ...

Customer:

As i mentioned 2008 one is 1000dollars cheaper

Dj :

I ran both cars on Kelly Blue Book. www.kbb.com

Dj :

I had to make some assumptions but I loaded both vehicles the same way, so any errors will be the same on both.

Customer:

excellent idea

Dj :

The 2010 blue book price through a private party came out to $40,270.

Dj :

The 2008 came out to $35,300.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

so somehow kbb is giving a higher price for the 2010 model

Dj :

You can go to www.kbb.com and load in the information that you know and probably get a tighter price.

Customer:

ya got it .. I will do that DJ

Customer:

Thanks for your help

Dj :

You are welcome.

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