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Audi A6, Sedan
Dec 17, 2007 (6:26 am)
I've owned from new a 2000 A6 2.7T, 2003 A6 2.7T and currently a 2007 A6 3.2. They have proven to be reliable, fun to drive and IMHO good looking. They have spacious interiors as well as being the benchmark for interior layout and quality for the industry. The trunks are large (15.4 cu. ft.) and the rear seats fold down as well for added capacity. The Quattro all wheel drive system gives added security in poor driving conditions as wheel as feeling "glued to the road". If your looking used make sure car is certified by Audi. Repairs are costly and, frankly, I wouldn't own a complex car like this one without it being warrantied.
#6767 of 6921 Re: Need some help [allagaroo]
Dec 17, 2007 (5:47 pm)
thank you for you reply. I would only look at a certified one but my question is how often have you needed repairs?
#6768 of 6921 Re: Need some help [isherman]
Dec 31, 2007 (11:10 am)
#6769 of 6921 Xenon replacement
Jan 06, 2008 (11:10 am)
Is it possible to replace my Xenon bulb in my 1999 A6 myself? The Auto Zone guy said only the dealer should do it. The bulb in question is the round one in the plastic housing. By the the way, the plastic housing has condensation on the inside of it--is this normal or a source of the problem? I'm new to the forum and new to cars but pretty handy so your advice is appreciated!
#6770 of 6921 Re: Xenon replacement [jim198]
Jan 08, 2008 (6:56 pm)
IMHO it will possibly cost MORE to have the replacement done by YOU.
Since the dealer will replace the bulb for a fixed price, I would not even consider doing this.
If you make ANY mistakes, you buy the mistake.
Unless you are familiar with this maintenance item, why even consider doing this yourself. If you risk X dollars which is pretty much a bigger, by far number, why not pay for the thing to be done by folks who have done this routinely, rather than try to do it yourself.
OTOH, if this is a career move for you, have at it.
#6771 of 6921 Re: Xenon replacement [markcincinnati]
Jan 08, 2008 (7:39 pm)
Hey Mark, where've you been? Haven't seen your posts around here for a month or two. Welcome back.
#6772 of 6921 Re: Xenon replacement [markcincinnati]
Jan 08, 2008 (7:40 pm)
Good to hear from you again. Your posting volume has dropped a lot of late.
In any event, I'm going to throw in with you. While I spent the first couple of decades of car ownership doing 95% of my own work, I'm learning that the risk/reward equation has changed.
I just replaced the (very well-built & long-lasting, BTW) shocks in my car, at 125K miles. The job wasn't horrible, I learned much in doing it & saved a few hundred bucks. Plus which, my #3 son & I had some "quality time."
Either way, compared to my early days of driving, when maintenance of this sort was required at 15 or 30K mile intervals, it's a whole new world. Once you learn (by taking far too long to do it) how to do a job efficiently, you're rewarded with the knowledge that you can do it agin in seven years when the car has 250K miles on it. Well, even in my world, that's beyond stupid. Back in the day, once you learned how to do something, you'd get multiple chances to do it again. Those days are done. Not only do most jobs on cars require tooling or equipment that one is not likely to possess, but those that remain only need to be done once in anything but a marathon ownership experience.
I guess I still want to retain some of that old-school "fix it yourself" approach, but for many things you're just better off paying the dealer or (better yet) your indi shop to get stuff done.
Plus, I'm too fat & old to continue crawling under cars for anything much beyond oil changes. Oh well, I still do do those, FWIW.
#6773 of 6921 Audi Engine melt. Does anyone know .....
Jan 12, 2008 (4:45 pm)
While driving on a highway my Audi lost power within 30 seconds of hearing a loud beep and seeing a large icon on the dashboard. Evidently, this was due to a thermostat that was stuck. When stopped the car steamed or smoked and the engine was melted. Does any one know if there should have been another warning light since there was none that we received.
#6774 of 6921 2004 A6 S-Line brake light replacement
Jan 18, 2008 (8:26 am)
Hello all. I just joined this forum and I wanted to know if anyone knew how to remove the tail light assembly (driver side) on a 2004 A6? Normally I wouldn't think this would be difficult but since there is a sensor of some sort (I received a caution light on dash) I wondered if there was anything special that needed to be done?
#6775 of 6921 Re: 2004 A6 S-Line brake light replacement [tacoweasel]
Jan 19, 2008 (12:09 pm)
The least expensive and least "dangerous" way to do this is to go to your Audi dealer.