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You are in the Audi A6
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Audi A6, Sedan
Sep 27, 2006 (9:37 am)
"The Audi list of phones is very out of date - VZW does not offer a single phone on the list"
The lists also don't predict what works. I expected my VZW Treo 700p to not work with my 2006 Audi A6, but it was simply a matter of going through phone's "Bluetooth" menu. The phone identified the Audi's presence on-screen. I selected the Audi, entered the standard Audi code (1,2,3,4) and it worked. Even downloads my "Favorites".
Sep 29, 2006 (12:18 am)
I just bought '06 A6 4.2.
When I start the engine, the navigation always starts out by saying it's not working --;;(But it is working)
It's a little annoying.
Is this supposed to happen?
#6506 of 6921 Re: NAV start [truethat]
Sep 29, 2006 (8:44 am)
I also have an 06 with the navigation, and there is a legal disclaimer that appears at each start up which you must "accept" before using any of the MMI functionality. I believe this is as designed. If you are receiving some type of error or warning message, then it's a problem.
#6507 of 6921 Re: NAV start [truethat]
Sep 29, 2006 (8:50 am)
Yeah, I agree, it appears to be a problem. I do not get that warning.
My only persistent problem is that my XM screen keeps flashing "update stations" every few seconds. I've spoken with XM and my dealership and they both say, the unit is performing as expected. Kind of annoying though...
Sep 30, 2006 (6:10 am)
"The local VZW store let me try the Razr 3M but after trying for a long time to use Bluetooth to connect the phone said that the "device is not supported." Did you have a similar experience? The Audi list of phones is very out of date - VZW does not offer a single phone on the list and neither VZW nor Audi customer service was able to help."
Have you checked this web page?
It's a Verizon support page and describes Car Kits from Temik (HarmanBecker)for that phone and all Audi lines except the A4.
Oct 24, 2006 (6:48 pm)
Hope you are still enjoying the car...Tony
#6510 of 6921 Re: sfcharlie [anthonyp]
Oct 27, 2006 (8:24 pm)
"Hope you are still enjoying the car...Tony"
Tony, thanks for your continued interest and support. I love the A6 3.2 Quattro S-Line. The current crop of Audi all appeal to me visually and that's been a part of my enjoyment of any brand-line from which I've owned one of the models. The interior, for which Audi is widely praised and which has won many awards, is black leather in my car and, with the black exterior, gives this car a serious/sporty/muscular look I find totally compelling. My has mileage, commuting and city driving combined, has been 21-22 mpg, even this early in the engine's life. The traction, when cornering and steering through highway curves, is just astonishing. I just came off driving a BMW 325i, and even that car didn't hug the road on certain sharp angle turns like this one does. My Treo 700p worked right off. I drive a couple of highway stretches where wind has moved every car I've driven. The weight and four-wheel drive of this one (I assume those of the qualities that determine this) keep the A6 completely steady.
The S-Line suspension and body work just add to my pleasure.
All in all, the car turned out to be a perfect fit for me and it shows, in that, as with other times when I've bought the product that does everything I want that "thing" to do, I don't look at other cars with envy. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course, and for me this car's design is of "classic" potential -- the kind that will always have appeal for some of us, even after it's old and gray.
The phone recognized the A6's bluetooth and my "Favorites" list of numbers was immediately available on the car's "Phonebook." The NAV has been more accurate and useful than any I've tried.
#6511 of 6921 Need help with purchase
Oct 31, 2006 (9:05 pm)
I'm looking at a 2004 A6 4.2. I think the car looks and drives great. It has about 30K miles on it. However, I know nothing about Audi's. Can someone tell me if Audi's are reliable/prone to breakdown. Is normal maintenance expensive? How does the quality compare to Toyota/Honda? Would I need to take it to an Audi dealership for repairs or can a local shop do some of the regular work? (Dealership is about 30 miles from house - different direction than work.)
I have only owned Japanese cars in the past but would like to move up to something more fun. Any help or direction to other websites would be appreciated. Thanks.
#6512 of 6921 Re: Need help with purchase [ecnirp]
Oct 31, 2006 (9:37 pm)
No, Audi's aren't as reliable as Toyota or Honda. I suggest you read up on them more before purchasing one. I would always take a car to the dealership for regular work while under warranty (which yours would be). The car is quattro and regular "shops" forget that sometimes, causing problems even with such simple things as the annual inspection.
The A6 is a great car and very fun but definitely less reliable. It is by far the best interior of all the auto industry and the engine (the 4.2) is incredibly powerful and fun to drive.
Good luck with your decision...
#6513 of 6921 RE: 2003 A6 AWD 3.0- CERTIFIED
Nov 01, 2006 (4:16 pm)
i live in northern n.j. and presently dealing with 2 dealers for this vehicle. they both have the exact color and options i want. asking 23,000(both). over the phone, i have negotiated down to 22,000(BOTH). EDMUNDS TMV DEALER RETAIL IS 22,545 AND 24,836 CERTIFIED. KBB IS APPROX. 2000 MORE. PLANNING ON VISITING BOTH IN 3 DAYS. WHAT SHOULD BE MY GOAL? NO TRADE-IN, NO FINANCING, ALL CASH. OH YEAH- MILEAGE IS 27700 AT ONE, 29300 THE OTHER.