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    Re: Questions about buying / selling high mile R8

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    Thanks for the reply.

    The one I'm looking at is $59k USD for 70k miles located near Portland Oregon:


    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=163080792


    The dealer seems new and doesn't have many reviews other then on CarGurus. But there's a different dealer (through Google search) at the same address they list so I'm hesitant to proceed. I'm hoping it's just a new dealer that bought an old dealership.

    The new dealer does seem to have a license from the Department of Transportation in Oregon, so that's a plus.

    I might try and fly out to check it out sometime. Hopefully, I'll be driving back

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    Re: Questions about buying / selling high mile R8

    I too have heard many stories about Motorhub. Apparently they bought a disused multi-storey car park and literally filled it with all sorts. Think they had about 5 R8's at last count. All been up for sale for ages.

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    Re: Questions about buying / selling high mile R8

    Just Google "Keighley trade centre"

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    Unsure this matters much but I look at the details and the photo shows the wrong date no matter which side of the pond you're on. Does look to be the leather package though based on close up dash photos. That's a bonus.

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    Re: Questions about buying / selling high mile R8

    No reason to believe the R8 wouldn't go to 200k or 300k miles like nearly any other Audi could with proper maintenance. So at 70k miles, it's still a baby.

    We tend to think that supercars are fragile machines that will fall apart if we put too many miles on them - and maybe that was true back in the day, largely with the Italians. But the great thing about the R8 is that it's a German supercar, built by a company whose vehicles will easily do several hundred thousand miles. My wife's Q5 has nearly 90k on it now... I told her we won't be replacing it until at least 125k... still drives pretty much like new.

    I'd just get a good PPI (like you would on any used exotic), make sure you're getting a good price (looks like they're listing it very aggressively, in line with higher mileage), and ensure the physical condition is good (paint, leather, etc). But overall, there's no reason to be concerned about whether the car can go much, much further. It's an Audi.

    Now, about selling it later? That's another story. It'll always sell to someone - but an outlying example (in this case, high mileage) is going to have a much smaller pool of buyers, making pricing much less predictable. That said - you always have the option of KEEPING it... and it's a car well worth keeping!
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    Re: Questions about buying / selling high mile R8

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmaass View Post
    No reason to believe the R8 wouldn't go to 200k or 300k miles like nearly any other Audi could with proper maintenance. So at 70k miles, it's still a baby.

    We tend to think that supercars are fragile machines that will fall apart if we put too many miles on them - and maybe that was true back in the day, largely with the Italians. But the great thing about the R8 is that it's a German supercar, built by a company whose vehicles will easily do several hundred thousand miles. My wife's Q5 has nearly 90k on it now... I told her we won't be replacing it until at least 125k... still drives pretty much like new.

    I'd just get a good PPI (like you would on any used exotic), make sure you're getting a good price (looks like they're listing it very aggressively, in line with higher mileage), and ensure the physical condition is good (paint, leather, etc). But overall, there's no reason to be concerned about whether the car can go much, much further. It's an Audi.

    Now, about selling it later? That's another story. It'll always sell to someone - but an outlying example (in this case, high mileage) is going to have a much smaller pool of buyers, making pricing much less predictable. That said - you always have the option of KEEPING it... and it's a car well worth keeping!
    Keeping it is definitely an option !

    I figure if I do sell it, it'll probably be in line with some of the high mileage Nissan GT-Rs I've seen ($40,000 - 130k miles or so)

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    Re: Questions about buying / selling high mile R8

    Same here, not afraid my v8 gen1 will live beyond 150k. The RS4 motor is built to survive and the mods done to fit the R8 helps it more than hurts it. Maintenance is key, but be aware some suspension components of the Gen1 car were upgraded with V10 parts which are expensive.

    The high-mileage is a concern, but prices are kind of plateauing around the mid-50s for the over 70k mark cars so we may not see prices down in the $40k range.

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    Re: Questions about buying / selling high mile R8

    My 14 V10 with 11500 miles is apparently "high mileage" I hate this about the exotic car world
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