Last post on Dec 26, 2012 at 7:05 AM
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Audi A6, Sedan
#3561 of 6920 Agree with Steve (cdpinhead)
Jan 25, 2003 (10:44 am)
I love my Audis (all couple dozen of them), wouldn't dream of having one without a warranty. Have only purchased ONE -- lease all the rest.
Can't remember keeping one past 49,000 miles.
Don't really know anyone who does not like the car.
The people that have (soul less) Japanese, etc., cars mentioned often do not like cars that require you to pay attention to them.
They are not wrong and we aren't either.
I grind my own coffee beans every single morning, too. Lots of folks use instant coffee -- and we are both happy.
Audis are very involving to drive and "live with."
Mine have been far from bullet proof in the reliability area. I found recently that the problems have been "nits" -- overwhelmingly so.
This is not an excuse -- at this stage of modern manufacturing nits should be very few and very far between.
The car (Audis, generally) is an absolute joy to drive. 1998 A6 2.8 quattros had far too many nits, IMHO, to consider used -- at least without a very comprehensive warranty product overlaid between your checkbook and the repair bills.
Audis (and virtually all European cars, for that matter) are breathtakingly expensive to repair and about average cost to maintain (for the breed, that is).
Jan 26, 2003 (1:48 am)
I'm thinking of purchasing a 2003 Audi A6 3.0 quattro. It looks like a very nice car, with one of the best interiors I've ever seen for this class. But I also heard from my friends that Audi got some serious problems with quality. My friends own A4s, so I don't know if A6 has the same problem. If anyone knows about this matter, plz let me know.
#3563 of 6920 My 2 cents' worth - someone's own experience
Jan 26, 2003 (9:47 am)
I am on my 3rd Audi. My current one is a 2002 A6Q 2.7T 6M which replaced my 1990 FWD Audi 90 with 96000 miles, which replaced my 1985 FWD 5000S after an accident (not my fault). I have been driving the A6 for more than a year now and find myself constantly looking for an excuse to drive that car. I live in NYC where public transportation is the usual way of getting around, and go to the Pocono mountains every other weekend for some R&R. I originally planned to get the new A8 when my lease runs out in 2005, but I'm having so much fun with my A6 that I am considering buying the next redesigned model in 2006 (?) instead of or in addition to the new A8, depending on how much money I have then. Never had a major (meaning, un-repairable) problem with the Audis. I used to drive a Toyota, a Nissan, a Volvo,(all stick shifts) and a Dodge (auto). Never had a problem with the foreign cars, either, and always had one with the Dodge. My wife is starting to increase her use of the A6 too because she likes the handling. I hope this helps you in your decision either way. Your experience may not be similar, as mine may not be typical. Good luck.
Jan 26, 2003 (10:21 am)
Robbie, could you be a bit more specific? I'm unclear what you're looking for, other than the experiences and opinions that have already been offered.
Jan 26, 2003 (2:53 pm)
The automotive page in today's Boston Globe had a write-up on problems with the 2000 and 2001 A4 and VW Passat. The problem is exclusive to the 1.8T. Apparently the ignition coils are causing trouble - failing while the car is being driven and forcing owners to have their cars towed to service. One tow truck driver was attributed with saying that he tows two or three cars a day with the same trouble. There was some concern that VW and Audi dealers have a fix but are waiting for cars to be brought in with the problem.
#3566 of 6920 Ignition Coil
Jan 26, 2003 (7:27 pm)
The problem I heard most is the ignition coil. And I also heard some complaints on reliability.
None of my friends have an A6, that's why they don't know much about it.
Jan 31, 2003 (6:40 am)
The Edmunds writeup on the new RS6, states "Six cylinders, Four doors, Two intercoolers." I hope this glaring error underneath the article's title is soon corrected. Editor???
#3568 of 6920 whistling noise from the front
Jan 31, 2003 (2:31 pm)
Can anyone provide me with some thought? I have a 2000 A6 - quattro. I have had a few problems since about 12 months after I bought this car. It has been kinda disappointing to have so many minor interior problems for a vehicle of $35,000 -$40,000 price tag. Anyways, recently I brought my car in to get the fuse for the Drivers side master window switch replaced. After I picked up my car and started driving it again at speeds of 75 - 80 mph I started hearing a whistling noise coming from the front of the car. Its obviously the wind but I cant seem to pin point why and how before I dropped it off with my dealer there was not "whistling" noise but after I picked it up this "whistling" noise started. Could it be coming from the vents? windshield? windshield wipers? Thanks for your help....
#3570 of 6920 Emunds Price Guide on a 2001 or 2002 A6 4.2
Jan 31, 2003 (5:46 pm)
I am currently in the market for a 2001 or 2002 A6 4.2. I am using the Edmunds price guide to get a feel of what would be a reasonable price.
Should I expect to pay close to the Edmunds price line? Lower? Higher? Any input is greatly appreciated.