Maximum utility: here’s what an Audi A6 Quattro looks like as a pickup

If you only have the budget to buy a single vehicle, it’s almost never an easy decision. Forget which make and model you have to decide on, the first question is which type of vehicle will best suit your lifestyle.

Recently, crossovers have filled the need for comfort, utility, and style for an increasing number of consumers, but if you want to be different, there are almost too many options.

That’s probably why Austen chose to buy an Audi A6 Quattro Estate, and instead of exchanging it for something else, he converted the wagon into a pickup. Sure, this seems like a lot of trouble to go to, but how else can you daily drive something that’s even more unique than a Bugatti Veyron?

A Reddit user spotted this A6 pickup in their neighborhood, and the ensuing comments are almost all in favor of the modification. Apparently, there are DIY kits to turn sedans into pickups, and one of the most popular ones uses 1999-2005 Volkswagen Jettas as the donor cars. That’s not to be confused with the Volkswagen Caddy/Rabbit pickup that was produced starting in 1979.

Why wouldn’t someone just buy a small pickup instead of spending the time and energy to convert their sedan? Who knows? It might be cheaper overall, they could be in love with the looks of their A6, or they just want to be bold. Whatever the reason, we firmly approve, and so does Worthly.

There have been plenty of examples of Frankenstein car/truck creations over the years, but this particular example isn’t one of them. The surgery was definitely a success, and though the photographs don’t provide a complete picture, from what we can see, there don’t appear to be any blaring errors, or at least no jutting pieces of exposed metal that could do anyone serious harm.

So here’s to the do-it-yourselfers: go forth and turn more German estates into clean pickup trucks!


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Elon Musk offers to help dig CERN’s new particle collider tunnel

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