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Audi A6, Sedan
#6754 of 6920 Re: Good ridence Audi [lenbroverman]
Dec 02, 2007 (7:02 am)
You posted three times in the A6 forum in 2004. The the next time you post is to tell us that you sold the car. Why did you feel the need to return after three years to let us know that you sold the car? Why did you choose not to use this forum as an asset to diagnose your problem? It is possible that someone else may have experienced the problem and had been able to get it fixed. It is possible that had you posted your problem on this forum that someone would have sent you a TSB on the problem. I don't expect to hear back from you because it is clear that you only returned to this forum to bash the car.
#6755 of 6920 Re: Good ridence Audi [kgary]
Dec 02, 2007 (3:27 pm)
If you looked at my postings you will indeed see that I made a post (message#862) on 3-18-07in which I did state my problem and ask if anyone had the same problem. I think to date nobody responded. Again, as I stated in my last message that probably not many people drove in the triptonic mode therefore didn't normally reach the rpms that made the noise noticeable. Did I make the post to bash Audi,probably? But after spending many months trying to get Audi to recognize that either my car had a problem or there was a design defect in the heating system of their cars, I was frustrated enough to want to let other people know how Audi handled my problem
#6756 of 6920 Re: Good ridence Audi [kgary]
Dec 02, 2007 (3:37 pm)
Just to clarify The post about the noise in my A6 was under Audi A6 maintainence and repair 862 on 3-18-07. That seemed to be the appropriate forum for my post.
#6757 of 6920 Audi A6 parking brake problem
Dec 08, 2007 (4:53 pm)
I just changed my wheels today to put winter tires on my 2000 Audi A6. I used my parking brake (which I rarely do), but when I finished and went to drive the car, the parking brakes were stuck, even though the hand lever was released and returned to the "off" position. Has anyone had this problem of a sticking parking brake, and can anyone offer any solutions? My car is now sitting stuck in place in my driveway. Thanks.
#6758 of 6920 extended warranty...??
Dec 11, 2007 (6:27 am)
have an 04 Audi A6 s-line. It has low miles, 28k and it's warranty is up. The extended warranty is for 3 yrs or 36k miles, which puts me at 64k. Is this worth $2800 for a car with low miles????
#6759 of 6920 Re: extended warranty...?? [23jefferson]
Dec 11, 2007 (7:33 am)
$2800 invested at 10% per year is about $3600 in 3 years.
$2800 is only $78 per month for the 3 years; if you like insurance, $78 per month could probably throw another half million in your life insurance policy...not to suggest the odds of collecting on a life policy is equal to the odds of catastrophic repairs on an A6
If I were looking at a used A6 with only 28k miles I wouldn't bother with an extended warranty because I would think with the miles so low it should “last” much longer without serious repairs.
What was your total repair bill last year?
If you need repairs, such as suspension, HID's, transmission, etc. it will be very expensive. Any single item probably wouldn't top $2800 (unless you need to replace the transmission).
Is this warranty a 3rd party, or an Audi extended warranty?
As a co-worker's divorce attorney puts it “...it's only money, how much peace of mind do you want?”
#6760 of 6920 Re: extended warranty...?? [ivan_99]
Dec 11, 2007 (8:03 am)
It's hard to say what my bill was as I was under warranty, although i did have to bring it in for a few minor items, one was the rear window not working properly which i hear is about $800. I brought it in once for the gas gage not working , but was when they looked at it, so I don't think it was replaced and malfunctioned again this weekend for a day. The warranty I was referring to was the Audi warranty.
#6761 of 6920 Re: extended warranty...?? [23jefferson]
Dec 11, 2007 (12:20 pm)
I'm in the process of purchasing an Audi Platinum 7 yr/70K warranty. My price quote was nearly over $700 less than yours.
I personally am in favor of it. The Audi A6 is a great car but complex and prone to little glitches that cost a lot to repair. This year alone, I've had over $2500 of warranty-covered repairs to it (defective adaptive light, sun roof stuck open, door creaking, adaptive light again, etc...). I would not take this car out of warranty without an EW. Granted, it will not cover as much as the factory warranty, but is better than going "commando". Yes, on average, one may or may not pay $2500 in repairs during the life of the warranty, but with an Audi, it doesn't take that many repairs to cover it, and the peace of mind is definitely a factor to consider...
#6762 of 6920 Re: extended warranty...?? [liferules]
Dec 11, 2007 (2:33 pm)
this is helpful, i called audi, they can offer a 6yr/60 mile for 1752, plus $240 for turbo, and $375 for a no deductable. I called a 3rd party, American Mercury. They have a 5 year, 75k mile that starts now, unlike the 6 yr which starts the year of the car. Mercury has that one for $2405, plus $125 no deductable. They say the only thing it doesn't cover is the safety belts, air bags, and speakers.. Strange. Only question is this worth it, probably, will they stay in business? who knows..
#6763 of 6920 Re: extended warranty...?? [23jefferson]
Dec 12, 2007 (12:52 pm)
Yeah, tough call. I personally would go with the Audi warranty. I would presume there is less haggling when it is time to pay the service center...