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Audi A6, Sedan
#3988 of 6920 Maybe they got the bugs out......
Nov 30, 2003 (10:35 am)
Nice to hear that some people have had much better luck than I have with the A6. Maybe they just didn't get the bugs out until latter models as I know many with 1998,1999 and 2000 models with similar reliability problems and some with even worse issues.... and Audi not willing to do anything about it.....anyway my household had been poisoned by this experience and my wife has made it clear there will be no more Audi's or Volkswagen or Porsche products for us.....and given this experience I have to agree no matter how great it looks, drives and feels.
Nov 30, 2003 (9:42 pm)
Why porsche? It is an independent company. The only dealings it currently has with VW is the partnership of toureg/cayenne deveopment.
#3990 of 6920 A6 off boat early
Dec 01, 2003 (3:37 pm)
Picked up my 04 A6 2.7T 6sp last monday nite (two weeks early), sure is the cure for a lousy Monday at work. Dealer screwed up and didn't get the cold-weather package as was ordered, but I got enough leverage to accept as is. Dallas isn't to cold in the winter, so I will survive. 1600 miles over turkey week and still grinning. Let my wife drive, and though she tried, even she could not suppress the smile that quickly slipped upon her face. Did finally get the deal I wanted on the 7\100 extended (cold seats!) and I will keep everyone updated.
#3991 of 6920 Off the boat early --
Dec 01, 2003 (5:03 pm)
So, what was the deal on the '04?? I am considering trading my '01 2.7T w/6-speed over the holidays. Serious enough about it that I let my 26 year old son take the Audi to Phildelphia and NYC (from MA) over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Almost 42K miles, not a scratch on it, even after the road trip! A couple minor problems solved by a great dealer's service department. One repair in conjunction with a regularly scheduled service interval. One unplanned trip to service -- scheduled around the availability of a loaner.
BTW - I'm still searching for the perfect auto.
#3992 of 6920 off boat early
Dec 02, 2003 (12:34 pm)
Everthing except nav. ordered, everthing xcept nav. and cold weather package received. MSRP was 48850 without cold package (10 week delivery). Got it for 46,750 and than added 7/100 and tire and wheel insurance and came in right under 50. Still think the extended was over priced (list at 3550), but just didn't trust the "internet" offers i recieved. I've become a firm beleiver in " never without warranty" after reading many postings here and other places on $4000 turbos and $12000 lagging auto transmissions. Just couldn't justify the lease deals they were offering me. Probably not the best deal, but i'm happy enough and my "buns" haven't been cold yet!!!
Dec 03, 2003 (10:08 am)
IT IS AMAZING HOW THE AUDI MSRP'S HAVE INCREASED OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS! I PAID $42,500 FOR A '00 2.7T W/TIP AND COLD WEATHER PACKAGE. MAYBE THE FEATURES AND DESIGN CHANGES HAVE JUSTIFIED THE UPWARD TREND IN PRICING?
#3994 of 6920 Check to see how much a euro costs you
Dec 03, 2003 (4:45 pm)
Dec 05, 2003 (12:24 pm)
Content is up on the Audi A6 over the past couple of years -- that would indicate some justification for a price increase. One Euro didn't buy one dollar a couple of years ago, now the reverse is true.
Audi, in this light, has done a pretty good job of holding the price increases to a minimum. Moreover, those of us who lease have been able to benefit from generous "out early" programs and due to the money factor, lower payments.
My 03 Audi is "more better" than my 01 -- and to keep things in perspective, I went from a 2001 A6 4.2 sport with all possible options to a 2003 allroad 2.7T 6spd manual with all possible options and then some US options (full paint, wheels, tires, suspension mods) -- the 03 is nicer and better (to my tastes) in every way than the 01 that it replaced.
And the lease payment is way less but the acquisition costs were pretty close to each other.
Wait until the dollar comes back (and it will eventually) -- the prices will seem to drop, or at least they should.
#3996 of 6920 Have to comment on Quattro
Dec 05, 2003 (5:10 pm)
I wanted pass along this week's driving experience. We had a moderate snow fall on Tuesday morning - just in time for rush hour.
For those, like myself, who left on the early side, the commute in was only a bit longer than normal. For others a normal 45-50 minute ride became 3 1/2 to 4 hours. The reason - ice!!
Traffic was light when I left. There were cars on the road slipping and sliding up and down the hills, though mostly in single file. (My ride to the office is 20 miles of 2 lane country roads, one stop light.) There is only one way to describe how the Audi handle the icy conditions -- REMARKABLE. I was able to start from a dead stop on an uphill grade without slipping a tire. I could easily navigate the roadway, including around the cars stuck and struggling. At on point I had to stop behind a Mercury, which had stopped for truck stuck on the uphill -- and it began sliding backwards towards me! Fortunately I was a stopped couple car lengths behind and able to pull around it.
Until Tuesday I did not have a full appreciation of what this car is capable of.
Regarding the Euro - I was in Germany last year and a Euro was $.92. It's currently around $1.18. (Last I checked - could be higher.) That's a 28% increase since May '02.
#3997 of 6920 That Exchange Rate. . .
Dec 05, 2003 (6:43 pm)
thing is a killer. When I first became enamored of Audi on a business trip to Europe a couple of years or so ago, a Euro could be had (theoretically - DM was still the currency in Germany) for $0.85 US.
Now it's closer to $1.15, as I learned to my chagrin a couple of months ago, when I cashed in frequent flyer miles to take my wife to Europe for a couple of weeks (and fell in love again with a turbodiesel Audi).
What these numbers mean on a 35K Euro vehicle is that it sold for $29,750 in 2001 and sells for $40,250 now, all else equal.
There are also many people on the BMW boards wondering why prices have gone up so much. I'm guessing the Lexus & Infiniti crowds are also digesting this.
This is called macroeconomics, in the form of a weaker dollar.