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30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

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While you may think we just spend our days driving supercars and taking high-performance luxury sedans around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, we also daydream of well-packaged wagons.

To prove it, we are spending the next 30 days going in-depth with a 2013 Audi Allroad. Yes, we've written a full review of the 2013 Audi Allroad, and brought you first driving impressions with a video road test. But we want even more seat time with this German wagon to find out what it's like to live with for more than a few days.

We'll be spending the month with a Moonlight Blue metallic 2013 Audi Allroad powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The power is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission and put to the ground through Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system. The base price is listed at $39,600 and the EPA rated it at 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, or 23 mpg combined.

Our Allroad is a Premium Plus model which adds $3,300 to the sticker price along with an auto-dimming interior mirror with a compass; auto-dimming power-folding heated mirrors; Audi's music interface with iPod cable; Bluetooth preparation; a driver information system with trip computer; heated front seats with driver side memory function; HomeLink garage door opener; Audi xenon plus lighting with LED daytime running lights; three-zone climate control; and a power tailgate.

Rounding out our Allroad's option list is Audi advance key (a $550), and the $3,050 Audi MMI Navigation plus package, which includes a CD/DVD-player with HD radio, MMI Navigation plus with voice control, a color driver information display, Audi parking system plus with rearview camera, Audi connect with online services, and Bluetooth streaming audio.

All in, including destination, this Allroad shows a sticker price of $47,870.

We have plenty in store for the Allroad until it goes away at the end of June. We'll take the Allroad off-road, and see if its fuel-economy rings true. We'll do the usual photo, video, and social media stuff, but we'll also take an in-depth look at some of the features, options, accessories, and a little Allroad history along the way. After the next 29 days we're sure you'll end up missing the Allroad just as much as we will.

Stay tuned for more. Follow our 2013 Audi Allroad run here, and as always, follow The Car Connection on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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