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2021 Audi RS6 Avant vs 1994 Audi RS2 Avant: 25 Years of Fast Wagons

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Today, we're checking out two impressive Audi models -- the 2021 Audi RS6 Avant and the 1994 Audi RS2 Avant, which are fast Audi wagons from 25 years apart. I'm going to go over the differences between these two cars, and then I'll drive the RS2 and RS6 Avant to let you know what I think of the driving experience.
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  1. Daniel Fietkau

    Daniel Fietkau

    Πριν 19 ώρες

    Since there were an S6/S6Plus coming in 1994 - 1997, IMHO the the RS4 would be more appropriate for a comparision. Your licenseplates do not fit well and the front plate on the RS2 is missing.

  2. Milo Hajek

    Milo Hajek

    Πριν 22 ώρες

    I can also tell you that ALL manufactures have some work to do with the durability and lifespan of the LCD -LED panels, i have noticed that after 7 hard winters in the Michigan UP, at least one display has become "flakey", as in the colors sometimes look like 8 or 16-bit color screens

  3. Milo Hajek

    Milo Hajek

    Πριν 22 ώρες

    Doug, so what will the 2021 RS6 look like against its 2045-2046 counterpart?? I think the RS2 holds up very well

  4. Milo Hajek

    Milo Hajek

    Πριν 22 ώρες

    RS2 = you can do the body work and maintenance yourself. RS6 = a simple bump will cost you a wallet load and you cant do much of your own maintenance

  5. Timothy Dugan

    Timothy Dugan

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    “Size is a big difference too” -Doug Demuro Well you heard it here first folks, Doug thinks size matters.

  6. Mike Jiran

    Mike Jiran

    Πριν 12 ημέρες

    Me, seeing the handle that drops the rear seats is the same part from my 4Motion Golf Sportwagen: So yeah it's uh, 1/5 the price and just about 1/3 the horsepower but it's also AWD and...what? No, I'm pretty sure you only ever want to be able to send 30% of the torque to the rear, so this is definitely the better AWD system. Yeah and check this out, see this handle that drops the rear seats? Same part they used on the RS6, so...yeah it's pretty much the same car. Hey wait, where ya goin'? Come back!

  7. Bre Sol

    Bre Sol

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    .

  8. brickson98moto

    brickson98moto

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    I remember the stick on window shades people had for their babies. When they started building them into the door, I was blown away. As a kid, THAT was luxury. I love the comparison of these two cars, though. Both awesome in their own ways.

  9. Tyrone Kneegrow

    Tyrone Kneegrow

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Rs2 in its simplicity looks way better than rs6. Rs6 is trying way too much to show that it's a !FAST!! wagon, it's almost as bad as civic type r.

  10. Frank O'Connor

    Frank O'Connor

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    My first car in the US was a 91 Audi 90 coupe. I suspect that and the four door saloon would be fantastic donor cars for Doug's RS2 not only for stuff like seatbelts and switchgear - but also more than a few engine components. I was always a fan of the look, but the five cylinder engine honestly made me superstitiously OCD because it's an odd number - until I put some miles on it and my brain started to rotate the cylinders in my imagination, so that one was top center, making it feel symmetrical and purposeful again. People in the States at the time (I am personally Eurotrash) had so fully bought into the 60 Minutes episode BS that the Audi brand was damn near toxic - and everyone had an opinion about it based on a largely false narrative (just like the McDonalds coffee burn lady) and would lecture me on both unintended acceleration (aka, old people panicking because of a slight difference in layout) and European reliability (ie, technology and complexity) so the irony was that a few days before a PG&E truck nearly vaporized my 90 at a stop light (and me along with it) in San Francisco, that the throttle cable snapped on a freeway exit by Glen Park BART, and somehow stuck my car in first gear, at about 2000 rpm. Actual real life, bona fide unintended acceleration. I was somehow able to (with brakes alone) drive it (loudly) to the auto mechanic on Army/Cesar Chavez (famous at the time for being the only honest repair shop in San Fran - who fixed it for $20 for the replacement cable. I loved that car, and PGE blew it up. Which as it turns out is a thing they do on the regular.

  11. Парванов Михаил

    Парванов Михаил

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    Toyota cresta gx51

  12. Spanish John

    Spanish John

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    rs2 better by far

  13. Józef Józeficki

    Józef Józeficki

    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    Comparing size of RS6 to RS2 is not the best idea. RS2 is Audi 80 -> A4. RS6 is A6.

  14. 8Flux8

    8Flux8

    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    I'd rather have the RS2

  15. TexasBoyJc

    TexasBoyJc

    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    I actually enjoy the interior of the older Audi. I don’t care about the modern look. I appreciate some 90’s car interiors.

  16. BenTheRandomGuy

    BenTheRandomGuy

    Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Doug is the kind of guy to use text to point out which car is which in split screen view of the interiors.

  17. Jon V

    Jon V

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Technology aside, I’ll take the rs2 interior all day. The rs6 interior is to busy and not to pleasing to the eye.

  18. Momo IstEgal

    Momo IstEgal

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Honestly, that comparison isnt the best. A better one would be RS6 vs S6 Plus (from 96-97) :)

  19. Momo IstEgal

    Momo IstEgal

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    But: Changing Turnsignallight in RS6: 1500Dollar and u need to go to a repair shop on RS2: 2Dollar and made it by yourself :P

  20. claudebiface

    claudebiface

    Πριν 22 ημέρες

    I hate the look of modern lights. Ugly, needlessly agressive. Modern cars are ugly, and uglier evry day.

  21. Travis Hartley

    Travis Hartley

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    👍

  22. Mike Socci

    Mike Socci

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    Myself being an old soul (I like classic/older everything) I do like the simplicity of the RS2 along with the whole of the car in general. I still do like the new one and probably going to buy one at some point in my life but I do wish I could get my hands on an RS2 a little more then I want the new one.

  23. Evgenii

    Evgenii

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    RS2 looks like tupical AUDI from that era, RS6 looks like tupical modern Hyundai

  24. Codeplayer

    Codeplayer

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    I want to see the VW Passat version. Oh wait. Its probably the same.

  25. Abdul hafeez Hamman

    Abdul hafeez Hamman

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Isn't the rs6 suppose to have a flat bottom steering wheel

  26. stuburnacky

    stuburnacky

    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    Maybe Doug should just work with one car at a time. Working with two cars gives him less time to be Dougish!

  27. rawux1228

    rawux1228

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Also reliability of these cars should be considered. I really doubt rs6 will survive 3 decades.

  28. SwagGamingYT

    SwagGamingYT

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    11:57 mind blown! Are you partnering with DreamWorks animation studios?

  29. wus poppin

    wus poppin

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    To be honest I hate how most modern cars look identical, just look at the new Camry, look at the wheels, the sharp lines, the front grille. Also the bigger size is also not helping - most of them feel hollow and cheap. If a car is fast and mid-size it feels dense, very heavy and powerful.

  30. Andrew B

    Andrew B

    Πριν μήνα

    12:46 One has fun lever and one does not. Only thing I noticed on that pan.

  31. Cid1

    Cid1

    Πριν μήνα

    Hard to beat the old Straight 5 engines,still going strong to this day. Sadly it's super hard to come over a car with those engines today,where the engine or the car hasn't been modified. Since so many bought them to build track cars or tuners. Your RS2 is in BEAUTIFUL condition it seems like. And the RS2 Avant is my all time favorite stationwagon,since it's the pedigree of sports wagons. It would be amazing to see Audi make a new RS2 (maybe as a anniversary thing),maybe based on a A4 (RS4) or even make something between the RS3 & the RS4 to bridge the gap. It's Audi so I wouldn't expect it to be cheap,but if they could put it in between the RS3 & RS4 price wise. And make it as a pure sporty drivers car,and not the fastest or wildest wagon they would have something special. I honestly think there would be a market for it. If someone could do it,it would be the Audi engineers..

  32. Tony M

    Tony M

    Πριν μήνα

    At least the RS2 is manual

  33. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt

    Πριν μήνα

    Now do the 912 and the 992

  34. Mihovil Hihlik

    Mihovil Hihlik

    Πριν μήνα

    Is this Adam Lz’s audi now?

  35. spacex Tesla Roadster gaming

    spacex Tesla Roadster gaming

    Πριν μήνα

    Audi RS6 Avant Tribute Edition Audi RS2

  36. RCmadness888

    RCmadness888

    Πριν μήνα

    Rs6 is not in the same category, rs4 would be....so this is not a real comparison. B4 chassis is equalt to A4, A6 was the C4 at the time.

  37. Mario

    Mario

    Πριν μήνα

    8:28 AAAAHAHAAAH

  38. Pablo Alvarez

    Pablo Alvarez

    Πριν μήνα

    When did car design choose to go the wrong path? Instead of less weight so we need less power, we go the opposite way, heavier and more powerful, but hey, you still get the ECO label

  39. Ole Martin Hoel

    Ole Martin Hoel

    Πριν μήνα

    2021 is awesome/beautiful, 1994 is boring/dull. How modern it is to look at the past wearing todays glasses. How would you compare the RS2 to a 1960s wagon in the 90s?

  40. Tiago Costa

    Tiago Costa

    Πριν μήνα

    DOUG AFTER 10 YEARS: Before I get started, be sure to check out CARS AND BIDS, which is my NEW online enthusiast car auction website for modern enthusiast cars

  41. Linus 6626 Feynstein

    Linus 6626 Feynstein

    Πριν μήνα

    I adore the old one. It looks timeless, it still will run in ten years in the age of e-cars. The new one looks overdesigned for wannabe Hamiltons

  42. Zawusel

    Zawusel

    Πριν μήνα

    In 1992 BMW introduced the first wagon of this type, the E34/5S M5 touring, which is even rarer.

  43. Ethan's life

    Ethan's life

    Πριν μήνα

    Does he not know that the rs6 has the same exact front end as the rs7 or what?

  44. Andre Sparrow

    Andre Sparrow

    Πριν μήνα

    This review reminds me of the differences I see between my (b4)95 passat vr6 manual wagon and my (b6) 07 passat vr6 tiptronic wagon. Engagement vs technology. Functional need vs luxury. Old fast vs newer almost double the horse power fast. And engines used in audi and porsche vehicles. I enjoy driving the 95 so much more, but I'd be lying if the guy in the dodge ram hemi pulling up to me in the 07 saying "does that thing have the 3.6?! Sh#t! That thing hauls ass!", didn't make me feel cool.

  45. rx6180

    rx6180

    Πριν μήνα

    It remains to be seen whether all the gauge cluster screens, LED turn signals, electronically shifted transmission and self-raising tailgate on the RS6 will still work after the 27 years that the basic RS2 has survived.

  46. Henry

    Henry

    Πριν μήνα

    how did doug get that license plate numbber

  47. Will Mathieson

    Will Mathieson

    Πριν μήνα

    mostly aesthetic changes not required to actually drive a vehicle. 25 years later the same 4 wheels, one steering wheel, dual side mirrors, same tail lights as far as required function. The same old internal combustion engine. When they fly call me.

  48. Will Mathieson

    Will Mathieson

    Πριν μήνα

    don't all Audi's look the same??? OOOO

  49. Will Mathieson

    Will Mathieson

    Πριν μήνα

    some early 1970's wagons were fast with large V8 engines:)

  50. J.G. Direct

    J.G. Direct

    Πριν μήνα

    Both those cars look like something Hunter Biden would raw drive...

  51. N F95

    N F95

    Πριν μήνα

    22:00 omg how cool are the air vents in the seats! Must be amazing for interior downforce

  52. FisheeC3

    FisheeC3

    Πριν μήνα

    Moral of the story, as is always - automatic transmissions, no matter how fancy, decrease the fun of driving; as does weight.

  53. B. M.

    B. M.

    Πριν μήνα

    08:29 the random guy screaming lmaoo

  54. Cursed Cat

    Cursed Cat

    Πριν μήνα

    Porsha lol I just like to say Porcshe not the a sound at the end

  55. Aneil Bachan

    Aneil Bachan

    Πριν μήνα

    Between 23:30 and 24:00 what is that orange car in the rear mirror getting owned by the RS6? It looks like he attempts to keep up when he gets on the on ramp and then just fades away :D

  56. Mikhail Foster

    Mikhail Foster

    Πριν μήνα

    Damn that boi thicc

  57. theblacklines

    theblacklines

    Πριν μήνα

    those fake plates are a funny touch

  58. Cope Williams

    Cope Williams

    Πριν μήνα

    I love how cars from the 90s have a much simpler cosmetic design than today. really emphasis the lines of the car. less visual clutter. I think doug made the right choice between the 2.

  59. Maxist

    Maxist

    Πριν μήνα

    Powered by Porsha

  60. Alexander Nordic

    Alexander Nordic

    Πριν μήνα

    I don’t know if i am the only one here who thinks that RS 2 looks so much more “cozy” and True and Distinct .. unlike the RS6 that can be mixed up with pretty much every 3d car on the street.. No excitement at all about those “lines” and “big grills”, Doug.

  61. jowarnis

    jowarnis

    Πριν μήνα

    I love Audi wagons, imo those are some of the most beautiful cars ever. And i'm very into new RS6 look but my god if I had the money I would go with that 94' RS2, it is just so much cooler and I love the front, it's just so rally looking, damn.

  62. Czechbound

    Czechbound

    Πριν μήνα

    They are at least 4+ inches different in height. That is a lot. A. Lot.

  63. Remco

    Remco

    Πριν μήνα

    Man I love the old Audi 80 design, so classic...

  64. DJ Spice

    DJ Spice

    Πριν μήνα

    Love the RS2. Show us more of your Audi Doug. How about a review on a Passat W8 wagon?! Maybe do a Passat W8 vs RS2 video. Please.

  65. Alexey Shi

    Alexey Shi

    Πριν μήνα

    rs2 is closer to modern rs4 (longitudinal engine layout) or even rs3 (engine itself). And here the hippo rs6

  66. Ed The alpine Dude

    Ed The alpine Dude

    Πριν μήνα

    The only thing I don't like better from the 94 are the wheels

  67. Taelor Watson

    Taelor Watson

    Πριν μήνα

    Next time you should test a Aston Martin Cygnet vs a DB10 I like that there aren't any map pockets in the back. At 160mph you wouldn't want to be reading a map in the rear. This isn't as much of a comparison as Doug trying to justify buying the RS2 vs the RS6 Porsche Engineering: "How can we make it go faster." Volkswagen Engineering: "How can we make it break down faster?" Doug caught by the Father of a 16yo girl. "Don't worry, she's relatively legal."

  68. gravityhammer25

    gravityhammer25

    Πριν μήνα

    The RS6 only has such large brakes becuase it is HEAVY AF, nearly 5000 pounds.

  69. 1975lap

    1975lap

    Πριν μήνα

    Are these animated tail lights going to be equivalent to tail fins, vinyl wood paneling, and teal paint jobs? Meaning will it become extremely dated or at least to be able to date the car?

  70. _ incognito _

    _ incognito _

    Πριν μήνα

    RS6 for daily RS2 for weekend!

  71. Matt Murray

    Matt Murray

    Πριν μήνα

    Doug. Transporting an infant. lol.

  72. Hann Film

    Hann Film

    Πριν μήνα

    So is there any rhyme or reason to Daddy Doug converting to real units or is just like “Murrrica!!”

  73. JDAUGACKS

    JDAUGACKS

    Πριν μήνα

    Adam LZ’s RS6 in the review

  74. xRod neYx

    xRod neYx

    Πριν μήνα

    Doug the rs2 rear end look a little bit like the rear end of a 1994 toyota tecrcel😂

  75. Doug's Fan

    Doug's Fan

    Πριν μήνα

    I see what you did with the license plates!

  76. 백준석

    백준석

    Πριν μήνα

    I like the RS2, BUT... the RS6 is incredibly amazing XD

  77. rick dan

    rick dan

    Πριν μήνα

    I love the license plate Easter egg

  78. Amidat

    Amidat

    Πριν μήνα

    Cars are more capable now - but older cars had more character... that includes the interior. the RS2 interior is still beautiful

  79. Amidat

    Amidat

    Πριν μήνα

    Why on earth would anyone want an SUV over either of these wagons??? unless you need to go off road in a Range Rover - these wagons are better in every way

  80. LE0NSKA

    LE0NSKA

    Πριν μήνα

    13:59 why wouldn't you just cut to it?!? THIS IS A VIDEO YOU ARE A GRgoneR DO YOUR JOB LMAO

  81. d1353lp0w3r

    d1353lp0w3r

    Πριν μήνα

    "combination of them both" - RS3? Has the smaller size and less power but also the tech and daily drivability.

  82. Werner S

    Werner S

    Πριν μήνα

    Thisssss comparison is flawed, because the RS4 Avant would be the suitable car.

  83. Eliot

    Eliot

    Πριν μήνα

    Ah yes, fast wagons. Doug, you helped convince me how awesome the E63 AMG wagon is, and I finally got one last week :) Carbon brakes and everything

  84. keno whood

    keno whood

    Πριν μήνα

    Doug u must turn around the camera to the road and the gauge cluster

  85. Kingyyy

    Kingyyy

    Πριν μήνα

    14:14 built-in "screen"?

  86. Michael Fadden

    Michael Fadden

    Πριν μήνα

    Hey Doug. Is the steering wheel in your RS2 aftermarket. Can't find any in Europe with that wheel. All I can see is 4 spoke steering wheel like you get in a modern SE Audi?

  87. STIGu1993

    STIGu1993

    Πριν μήνα

    Conclusion: Audi's are getting more pointless. Power which you can't use. Interior which doesn't work in sun.. or at night.. or is robust. Price is getting near to supercars, so what is the point? And the 5 cyl sounds better than the new V8. Crazy? Well.. how many cars have V8 now and how many are 5 cyl? Also I want to see this RS6 in 27 years from now. RS6 with V10 were struggling to make it thru the warranty period.

  88. Francesco Baldino

    Francesco Baldino

    Πριν μήνα

    Doug be like: “Can I have that 6 license plate for my collection ?”

    • tuddor69

      tuddor69

      Πριν 22 ημέρες

      It's funny because those are his license plates from his collection. I believe he used them because he took down the 69 Alabama plate from the wall and had to move every plate one spot. Also, I think he doesn't want people to know what his plate on the RS2 is.

  89. Mark Brisec

    Mark Brisec

    Πριν μήνα

    Why, oh why you pronounce the Porsche Porschaaaa...?? Nobody pronounces it that way in the whole wide world except Americans.. You simply stop before this annoying -aaaa comes to your tongue.

  90. Mark Brisec

    Mark Brisec

    Πριν μήνα

    You should have compared the new RS4 Avant with RS2. It would have been much more interesting to see the progress of technology and design for basically the same car...

  91. Mark Brisec

    Mark Brisec

    Πριν μήνα

    Audi RS6 is without a doubt the car I would choose to drive if somebody told me I can have any car I want, but just one.

  92. Art of Shooting in Motion

    Art of Shooting in Motion

    Πριν μήνα

    RS 6 exhausts are fake. Same with sound

  93. zombiedis

    zombiedis

    Πριν μήνα

    "stuff creecks..." * drives with half-folded back seat

  94. Drone Services, LLC

    Drone Services, LLC

    Πριν μήνα

    I need that CRX Si on cars an bids.

  95. Kaden Ellsworth

    Kaden Ellsworth

    Πριν μήνα

    8:29 crazy scream in the distance

  96. Vertti Koo

    Vertti Koo

    Πριν μήνα

    Yellow

  97. Barry Joslin

    Barry Joslin

    Πριν μήνα

    Still love that manual RS-2. That being said, I LOVE the RS-6, and would love to have it...and the money to repair it. Cause that’s going to cost you! 💰 😱

  98. Illunworth

    Illunworth

    Πριν μήνα

    Now I'm just convinced Doug Demuro and Jay Leno are completely related

  99. Shenol Sadikovski

    Shenol Sadikovski

    Πριν μήνα

    Make a video of w210

  100. JTRex 2249

    JTRex 2249

    Πριν μήνα

    Lovely eldritch noise at 8:28. Really sets the mood. 🤣

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