When you are looking to buy a used Audi, decoding the VIN number is a great idea because it will give you a lot of valuable information about the vehicle. You can fully decode the VIN simply by entering it into the Research.com search bar and letting us provide you with a full vehicle history report.
You may also decode the VIN on your own, but that can be tricky because there are many different makes, models and engine types. Should you want to decode the VIN for a given Audi yourself, give us your email address and we will send you our free VIN number decoding guide for download.
On the other hand, you can try to verify on your own that the VIN number you have been given applies to an Audi. Take a look at the first three digits of the VIN – in general, they should be one of the following:
There are exceptions to this rule however, so if you are unsure please perform a vehicle history search.
Audi is one of the oldest and most respected German auto makers. It made cars that were winning races as early as 1914, and since then has continued to manufacture vehicles that combine performance with luxury.
It was the first manufacturer to design cars for left-handed people, and one of the first to incorporate front-wheel drive into some of their models. Because of its experience with racing, it also started performing rollover and crash tests years before other car makers.
During World War II their plant was bombed, but they came back a few years later. At first they were helped by Mercedes-Benz. Later in the 1960s, they were bought by Volkswagen.
A fun fact about Audi is that as an addition to regular safety checks, each car is put through an x-ray machine to look for hidden problems in the production process.
Today, Audi is considered one of the top three luxury automakers in the world.
If you are in the market for a used Audi, you can enter the VIN of the vehicle into our system and we will provide you with a vehicle history report so you can be aware of any potential