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So i sold my 2004 audi s4 the other day (thank god) and have been thinking about getting a WK2 instead of an Wk1. Anyone who had a WK1 and now an Wk2 could you tell me what you like the most about the new compared to the old? Also i was wondering what people are paying for them so i can get the best price if you dont mind me asking?

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I currently have a WK1 and have driven a WK2 a couple times now and here's my limited review and comparison....
The WK2 is more refined, feels more solid, and creature comforts are vastly improved. The addition of cooled seats and heated steering wheel is nice. The RHR radio while basically the same as the WK1, has additional features such as bluetooth streaming, USB 2.0 ports, larger HDD, etc...
Acceleration feels stronger than a WK1, most likely due to more torque being available at lower RPM's
Overall, the new SRT is a huge improvement over the last gen. It is built better, fit and finish is better, etc..
The biggest sticking point for a lot of us (myself included) is the price. I wouldn't pay sticker and some dealers are unfortunately adding money instead of removing money from the sticker.
All being said, I wouldn't think twice about getting a WK1, they are solid, reliable, and a much broader support base and larger aftermarket options.
 
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I currently have a WK1 and have driven a WK2 a couple times now and here's my limited review and comparison....
The WK2 is more refined, feels more solid, and creature comforts are vastly improved. The addition of cooled seats and heated steering wheel is nice. The RHR radio while basically the same as the WK1, has additional features such as bluetooth streaming, USB 2.0 ports, larger HDD, etc...
Acceleration feels stronger than a WK1, most likely due to more torque being available at lower RPM's
Overall, the new SRT is a huge improvement over the last gen. It is built better, fit and finish is better, etc..
The biggest sticking point for a lot of us (myself included) is the price. I wouldn't pay sticker and some dealers are unfortunately adding money instead of removing money from the sticker.
All being said, I wouldn't think twice about getting a WK1, they are solid, reliable, and a much broader support base and larger aftermarket options.
Ill be honest.... one of the main reasons im attracted to the WK2 is the all glass top option. Had that with a Audi Q5 loaner car and loved it.
 

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Ill be honest.... one of the main reasons im attracted to the WK2 is the all glass top option. Had that with a Audi Q5 loaner car and loved it.
The glass roof is nice too, something that I'd definitely get in a WK2. My girlfriend has an Overland with it and I like it.
 

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Discounts will increase in the future but you should be able to get one for about $1,000 over invoice right now in the NY tri-state area. I heard they are being marked up over MSRP out West so you may need to travel to get a fair deal on one if you don't live in an area that has reasonably priced dealers.
 

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I paid 58k for mine. Has all options except tow package, I think sticker was 63k. I traded in my 09 wk1 for it. I have 2700 miles on my wk2, so I think I can give a fair opinion. The best way to describe the wk2 is more refined. The interior is very nice and comfortable. Has cooled/heated seats, heater steering wheel, great sound system, large roof, sensors all around the car to protect you, etc. My blind monitor sensors go off all the time along with the adaptive cruise control coming in handy, both good things. I like options and extras in a car and this has everything I need. Buy a wk1 if you want raw power with no frills. Buy a wk2 if you want a fast comfortable fully optioned suv. There's a reason its getting compared to the x5 m and porsche cayenne, it may not beat them, but is comparable. I'm due for my first oil change, so I'll let you know how the service dept treats me.
 

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I paid 58k for mine. Has all options except tow package, I think sticker was 63k. I traded in my 09 wk1 for it. I have 2700 miles on my wk2, so I think I can give a fair opinion. The best way to describe the wk2 is more refined. The interior is very nice and comfortable. Has cooled/heated seats, heater steering wheel, great sound system, large roof, sensors all around the car to protect you, etc. My blind monitor sensors go off all the time along with the adaptive cruise control coming in handy, both good things. I like options and extras in a car and this has everything I need. Buy a wk1 if you want raw power with no frills. Buy a wk2 if you want a fast comfortable fully optioned suv. There's a reason its getting compared to the x5 m and porsche cayenne, it may not beat them, but is comparable. I'm due for my first oil change, so I'll let you know how the service dept treats me.
Agree with this review and is exactly what I tell everyone, the WK1 is more raw power and the WK2 is the same power, just more refined. They did a good job with this one.
 
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