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Audi A6, Sedan
#6886 of 6921 Re: 2000 A6 V8 4.2L [saxon2nsx]
Jun 11, 2009 (12:05 pm)
I had one of these -- I'll give you some input:
1. What should I look out for that is specific to this model/year/engine?
Nothing that I know of -- the 4.2 is thirsty, but the thing is powerful and smooth and sounds great.
I had brake disk issues with mine which Audi fixed by replacing the entire brake system -- otherwise it only has a 5speed auto which TODAY would be considered, "old fashioned."
2. How is this particular combination (2000 A6 V8 4.2 ) regarded in the Audi world?
I don't know specifically about "2000" -- but I had a 1997 A8 4.2, a 2000 A6 4.2 and a 2001 A6 4.2 sport -- in fact the only reason I got rid of the '00 was that I wanted ESP which was not an option at the time I got my '00 A6.
The Audis equipped with the 4.2, as far as I know, are always highly regarded.
3. Is this a decent deal?
I am clueless -- the deal is good if you think it is would be my best answer.
4. Is this particular set up considered solid, long lasting, desirable?
Solid = yes
Long lasting = well it already has 112,000 miles on it so I would think that means yes again
Desirable = sure, it looks good since it was still fresh as of 2004 -- no one would ever know how old it was if it is in as good a shape as you suggest
5. How is the engine and tranny on a V8?
The engine on my three Audis with the 4.2 was a joy (other than gas mileage)
6. Do you guys have any specific advice, remarks, advice?
Have it checked out completely by two places (hell, make one of them an Audi dealer) -- repairs on this car will be breathtakingly expensive.
The 2000 A6 4.2 with the upgraded wheels and tires MOST of them came with rides great, handles much better than its pork over the front wheels suggests it has a right to, is fast, quick and quiet. The brakes, for me, were the only areas of weakness along with the so called tip lag issue which did have a software fix to address.
Again, if it is clean and purty and checks out by qualified technical shops (2 different ones), and YOU like the deal -- go with it.
OH yea, the thing likes young tires.
#6887 of 6921 Popping Noise from Suspension
Jun 21, 2009 (9:18 am)
Over the last week or so my 05 A6 3.2 is making a popping noise coming out from various parts of the bottom of the car. Its not all the time though. I don't know whats wrong with it. It pretty positive it will be covered under warranty, but I'm clueless what to tell the dealer. I know when I take it to Audi, the noise will go away and I'll look like a fool.
Has anyone else had this problem?
#6888 of 6921 Re: Popping Noise from Suspension [dm1212]
Jun 22, 2009 (9:32 am)
Known issue, did not rise to a recall, but there was a service procedure that took care of this exhaust system issue.
Tell them about it, they have heard of it before.
Not a biggie.
#6889 of 6921 Re: Popping Noise from Suspension [markcincinnati]
Jun 22, 2009 (3:08 pm)
Mark, please check your carspace email (go to your carspace), I have an Audi question for you. Thanks,
#6890 of 6921 My First Audi--help in purchasing
Jul 10, 2009 (7:38 pm)
It's my first post BTW...next week I'm going to look at a few 05-06 (budget constraints) and it looks like I found a nice candidate..a 06 with 24K, cold weather package and premium package, no tech. They just completed the
30K service early and it's a CPO, so that'll help.
I am somewhat concerned what to look for when I get there besides the visual what internal things should check..MMI version and Nav? I'm a total newbie to the Audi but we've always owned a nice awd car (Subaru) which totally convinced me it was the only way would go..to leave subaru would take a heck of a car and it looks like this is the company, I've always admired
both companies winning offroard racing prowess so I have no reservations on it's AWD, it's mainly the electronics that scare me especially after reading all these issues with MMI versions and naturally I'd like them to put the 09 Nav and latest MMI version in but is any of this realistic to ask *after we agree to a price. You guys are the true expert/owners..how'd you approach them..it's an Audi dealer. Any tips more then welcome.
#6891 of 6921 Re: Popping Noise from Suspension [carnaught]
Jul 14, 2009 (7:35 am)
I have no idea how to do that.
#6892 of 6921 Re: My First Audi--help in purchasing [mystro]
Jul 14, 2009 (9:14 am)
I accidently made the assumption that this would be a good forum to post an A6 question to help me *before I made a purchase...maybe someone can suggest a Audi A6 forum that is active, even a German forum would work. I'll check back but most likely move on, nobody here.
#6893 of 6921 Re: Popping Noise from Suspension [markcincinnati]
Jul 14, 2009 (10:50 am)
Mark, double click "My CarSpace" link upper left of this page. After you go there, you'll see "Mailbox" upper right a dn double click on that.
It's okay though. That issue is reolved. Thanks.
#6894 of 6921 Re: My First Audi--help in purchasing [mystro]
Jul 16, 2009 (1:54 pm)
#6895 of 6921 Re: Buy or not to buy [carnaught]
Jul 16, 2009 (1:57 pm)
The A4 is less thirsty and also quicker!