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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AUDI RS6 REVIEW: noburn.info/id/video/p4LLibtngalxlmE.html
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Timothy Dugan
Timothy Dugan - 2 dager siden
“Size is a big difference too” -Doug Demuro
Well you heard it here first folks, Doug thinks size matters.
Mike Jiran
Mike Jiran - 9 dager siden
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!
Bre Sol
Bre Sol - 10 dager siden
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brickson98moto
brickson98moto - 10 dager siden
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.
Tyrone Kneegrow
Tyrone Kneegrow - 10 dager siden
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.
Frank O'Connor
Frank O'Connor - 11 dager siden
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.
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Spanish John
Spanish John - 12 dager siden
rs2 better by far
Józef Józeficki
Józef Józeficki - 15 dager siden
Comparing size of RS6 to RS2 is not the best idea. RS2 is Audi 80 -> A4. RS6 is A6.
8Flux8
8Flux8 - 15 dager siden
I'd rather have the RS2
TexasBoyJc
TexasBoyJc - 16 dager siden
I actually enjoy the interior of the older Audi. I don’t care about the modern look. I appreciate some 90’s car interiors.
BenTheRandomGuy
BenTheRandomGuy - 17 dager siden
Doug is the kind of guy to use text to point out which car is which in split screen view of the interiors.
Jon V
Jon V - 18 dager siden
Technology aside, I’ll take the rs2 interior all day. The rs6 interior is to busy and not to pleasing to the eye.
Momo IstEgal
Momo IstEgal - 19 dager siden
Honestly, that comparison isnt the best. A better one would be RS6 vs S6 Plus (from 96-97) :)
Momo IstEgal
Momo IstEgal - 19 dager siden
But:
Changing Turnsignallight in RS6: 1500Dollar and u need to go to a repair shop
on RS2: 2Dollar and made it by yourself :P
claudebiface
claudebiface - 19 dager siden
I hate the look of modern lights. Ugly, needlessly agressive. Modern cars are ugly, and uglier evry day.
Travis Hartley
Travis Hartley - 20 dager siden
👍
Mike Socci
Mike Socci - 21 dag siden
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.
Evgenii
Evgenii - 21 dag siden
RS2 looks like tupical AUDI from that era, RS6 looks like tupical modern Hyundai
Codeplayer
Codeplayer - 22 dager siden
I want to see the VW Passat version. Oh wait. Its probably the same.
Abdul hafeez Hamman
Abdul hafeez Hamman - 22 dager siden
Isn't the rs6 suppose to have a flat bottom steering wheel
stuburnacky
stuburnacky - 24 dager siden
Maybe Doug should just work with one car at a time. Working with two cars gives him less time to be Dougish!
rawux1228
rawux1228 - 25 dager siden
Also reliability of these cars should be considered. I really doubt rs6 will survive 3 decades.
SwagGamingYT
SwagGamingYT - 26 dager siden
11:57 mind blown! Are you partnering with DreamWorks animation studios?
wus poppin
wus poppin - 26 dager siden
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.
Andrew B
Andrew B - 27 dager siden
12:46 One has fun lever and one does not. Only thing I noticed on that pan.
Cid1
Cid1 - 28 dager siden
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..
Tony M
Tony M - 28 dager siden
At least the RS2 is manual
Steve Holt
Steve Holt - Måned siden
Now do the 912 and the 992
Mihovil Hihlik
Mihovil Hihlik - Måned siden
Is this Adam Lz’s audi now?
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RCmadness888
RCmadness888 - Måned siden
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.
Mario
Mario - Måned siden
8:28 AAAAHAHAAAH
Pablo Alvarez
Pablo Alvarez - Måned siden
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
Ole Martin Hoel
Ole Martin Hoel - Måned siden
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?
Tiago Costa
Tiago Costa - Måned siden
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Linus 6626 Feynstein
Linus 6626 Feynstein - Måned siden
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
Zawusel
Zawusel - Måned siden
In 1992 BMW introduced the first wagon of this type, the E34/5S M5 touring, which is even rarer.
Ethan's life
Ethan's life - Måned siden
Does he not know that the rs6 has the same exact front end as the rs7 or what?
Andre Sparrow
Andre Sparrow - Måned siden
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.
rx6180
rx6180 - Måned siden
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.
Henry
Henry - Måned siden
how did doug get that license plate numbber
Will Mathieson
Will Mathieson - Måned siden
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.
Will Mathieson
Will Mathieson - Måned siden
don't all Audi's look the same??? OOOO
Will Mathieson
Will Mathieson - Måned siden
some early 1970's wagons were fast with large V8 engines:)
J.G. Direct
J.G. Direct - Måned siden
Both those cars look like something Hunter Biden would raw drive...
N F95
N F95 - Måned siden
22:00 omg how cool are the air vents in the seats! Must be amazing for interior downforce
FisheeC3
FisheeC3 - Måned siden
Moral of the story, as is always - automatic transmissions, no matter how fancy, decrease the fun of driving; as does weight.
B. M.
B. M. - Måned siden
08:29 the random guy screaming lmaoo
Cursed Cat
Cursed Cat - Måned siden
Porsha lol I just like to say Porcshe not the a sound at the end
Aneil Bachan
Aneil Bachan - Måned siden
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
Mikhail Foster
Mikhail Foster - Måned siden
Damn that boi thicc
theblacklines
theblacklines - Måned siden
those fake plates are a funny touch
Cope Williams
Cope Williams - Måned siden
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.
Maxist
Maxist - Måned siden
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Alexander Nordic
Alexander Nordic - Måned siden
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.
jowarnis
jowarnis - Måned siden
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.
Czechbound
Czechbound - Måned siden
They are at least 4+ inches different in height. That is a lot. A. Lot.
Remco
Remco - Måned siden
Man I love the old Audi 80 design, so classic...
DJ Spice
DJ Spice - Måned siden
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.
Alexey Shi
Alexey Shi - Måned siden
rs2 is closer to modern rs4 (longitudinal engine layout) or even rs3 (engine itself). And here the hippo rs6
Ed The alpine Dude
Ed The alpine Dude - Måned siden
The only thing I don't like better from the 94 are the wheels
Taelor Watson
Taelor Watson - Måned siden
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."
gravityhammer25
gravityhammer25 - Måned siden
The RS6 only has such large brakes becuase it is HEAVY AF, nearly 5000 pounds.
1975lap
1975lap - Måned siden
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?
_ incognito _
_ incognito _ - Måned siden
RS6 for daily
RS2 for weekend!
Matt Murray
Matt Murray - Måned siden
Doug. Transporting an infant. lol.
Hann Film
Hann Film - Måned siden
So is there any rhyme or reason to Daddy Doug converting to real units or is just like “Murrrica!!”
JDAUGACKS
JDAUGACKS - Måned siden
Adam LZ’s RS6 in the review
xRod neYx
xRod neYx - Måned siden
Doug the rs2 rear end look a little bit like the rear end of a 1994 toyota tecrcel😂
Doug's Fan
Doug's Fan - Måned siden
I see what you did with the license plates!
백준석
백준석 - Måned siden
I like the RS2, BUT... the RS6 is incredibly amazing XD
rick dan
rick dan - Måned siden
I love the license plate Easter egg
Amidat
Amidat - Måned siden
Cars are more capable now - but older cars had more character... that includes the interior. the RS2 interior is still beautiful
Amidat
Amidat - Måned siden
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
LE0NSKA
LE0NSKA - Måned siden
13:59 why wouldn't you just cut to it?!?
THIS IS A VIDEO
YOU ARE A YOUTUBER
DO YOUR JOB
LMAO
d1353lp0w3r
d1353lp0w3r - Måned siden
"combination of them both" - RS3? Has the smaller size and less power but also the tech and daily drivability.
Werner S
Werner S - Måned siden
Thisssss comparison is flawed, because the RS4 Avant would be the suitable car.
Eliot
Eliot - Måned siden
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
keno whood
keno whood - Måned siden
Doug u must turn around the camera to the road and the gauge cluster
Kingyyy
Kingyyy - Måned siden
14:14 built-in "screen"?
Michael Fadden
Michael Fadden - Måned siden
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?
STIGu1993
STIGu1993 - Måned siden
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.
Francesco Baldino
Francesco Baldino - Måned siden
Doug be like:
“Can I have that 6 license plate for my collection ?”
tuddor69
tuddor69 - 19 dager siden
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.
Mark Brisec
Mark Brisec - Måned siden
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.
Mark Brisec
Mark Brisec - Måned siden
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...
Mark Brisec
Mark Brisec - Måned siden
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.
Art of Shooting in Motion
Art of Shooting in Motion - Måned siden
RS 6 exhausts are fake. Same with sound
zombiedis
zombiedis - Måned siden
"stuff creecks..." * drives with half-folded back seat
Drone Services, LLC
Drone Services, LLC - Måned siden
I need that CRX Si on cars an bids.
Kaden Ellsworth
Kaden Ellsworth - Måned siden
8:29 crazy scream in the distance
Vertti Koo
Vertti Koo - Måned siden
Yellow
Barry Joslin
Barry Joslin - Måned siden
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! 💰 😱
Illunworth
Illunworth - Måned siden
Now I'm just convinced Doug Demuro and Jay Leno are completely related
Shenol Sadikovski
Shenol Sadikovski - Måned siden
Make a video of w210
JTRex 2249
JTRex 2249 - Måned siden
Lovely eldritch noise at 8:28. Really sets the mood. 🤣
JW van Staveren
JW van Staveren - Måned siden
Don't agree with his view, RS2 is a pretty car, solid lines, interior is minimalistic, functional. Later Audi cars just scream for attention with round shapes, "race" like-looks and all screens. It states mostly that car design just got worse, trying to make everything look "agressive". Maybe because cars got so much hate lately that they are overcompensating? Audi is btw one of the companies that still holds back on this new design styles and still makes relatively pretty cars. Also funny to see that the square tail light" blocks" are coming back like on the polestar.
Tim Löffel
Tim Löffel - Måned siden
well actually comparing rs2 to rs4 would be cool, still interesting though
Henrique Herminio
Henrique Herminio - Måned siden
Hey Doug. Congrats on your channel, I love it!
Don't you think the best of both worlds would be the 2021 RS4? It has the footprint of the RS2 and the tech of the RS6. What do you think?
Specproof
Specproof - Måned siden
The RS2 has 2 trunk lid latches! Quite a rare situation. Take that RS6!
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