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Audi A6, Sedan
Mar 10, 2001 (6:26 pm)
I just bought a 98 A6 2.8 Quattro. It is supercharged, chipped, exhaust, lowered, and 18in wheels. It has 73k miles. I want to know how the reliability will be on it. Is there any kind of special or preventative maintencance that i should do?? Also, my mechanic said that it has HID headlights. Is this true, it really doesnt look like it? So far, I love it. Ive had it for 4 days. It is loaded except for a cd player. Does anyone know how much an audi cd changer costs? When i turn my brights on, i have to hold the lever, is there something wrong? And the switch to unlock the windows wont stay unlocked. I have to hold the switch down for rear passengers to operate their windows, is it supposed to be like this or is there a problem??
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Mar 11, 2001 (2:38 pm)
1)Do all 2.7T's have a vibration between 55-75 MPH or just some? 2) Does this only occur with the sport suspension option? 3)Do 4.2's with sport suspension also have this vibration? 4)Do the sport package seats in the 4.2 differ from those of the 2.7T with sport package?
#919 of 6921 Audi vibration--post 912
Mar 11, 2001 (4:58 pm)
Well, I believe that alot of 2.7s and 2.8Q have a vibration between 55-75mph. Lets put it this way I posted back in September about my vibration problems. After 6 trips to the dealer, a Better Business Bureau hearing, and exam from Audis tech expert(as ordered by the BBB), I am in the middle of a Lemon Law suit not scheduled until Nov. 13. Also have contacts with other customers with same problem and no solution. Audis attorneys have requested to have another expert look at my car on Mar. 26. I cannot believe that I am actually still going through this. This problem started in Feb. 2000. Had tires replaced by expert, drove off of lot and car was immediately vibrating. Expert never contacted me after exam. I am so disgusted. My advice to anyone with vibration problems is to definitely seek other help, because believe me Audi is not willing to cooperate. Anyone interested may want to search Audiworld.com under"vibrations"
2000 2.8 A6Q
#920 of 6921 Rear side airbags
Mar 13, 2001 (8:37 am)
I have heard conflicting claims about the optional rear side air bags. Do the real wheels and axle provide enough protection? Alternatively are the rear side air bags possibly dangerous for a napping or smaller passenger.
Mar 14, 2001 (7:17 am)
These are good things -- the airbags.
The rear wheels and axle provides some protection, sure -- but they are in no way substitutes for the extra protection that the airbags and sideguard airbags (ceiling) provide.
The airbags are meant to be used with the lap/shoulder belt combination -- not without. So if you are napping and wearing your seatbelt and the airbag detonates, it will probably save you from broken body parts -- a good thing.
Mar 17, 2001 (8:14 am)
I have always tried to change oil every 3-4,000 miles, whether Jaguar or Chev. Now I have a 96 A6q 130,000 miles. Seems that I read in the owner's manual to change at 6 or 8,000. I would assume it's better to get fresh oil more often. Comments??
Also, is it a do-it-yourself job? Underside looks so nice and clean. Where is the drain plug? Oil filter? What size wrench?
Absolutely a great car. I imaging it will get picked more this summer than the XJ6 (though the Jag has the appearance factor - in my opinion)
You all offer great info. Thanks for your help.
#923 of 6921 Should I wait for the new A6?
Mar 17, 2001 (8:38 am)
Hi, y'all. I am in the market for an A6 2.7T and found that there is an upcoming design change or facelift for this model. There are 2 photos available on the Automobile Magazine (March 2001 issue), but no other details are available. I need a new car A.S.A.P., as my Audi 90 is more than 10 years old. Maintenance and repair costs are higher. In the meantime, I saw the photos of the 2002 A4 on the Audiworld website, and it looks good. A few minutes earlier, I stumbled upon more details about this new model (the A4) and found that it is wider, longer, and more spacious. It seems to be on the horizon now (should be available by Fall, at the latest). My question is, should I wait for the new A6? The magazine article said it should be available in June this year, meaning, they are shipping these cars out of Germany or Hungary by this time, but dealers know absolutely nothing about the car or its time of arrival. The NY Auto Show is coming up in about a month. Any thoughts, any one? Would appreciate your input. Thanks in advance. Mario
Mar 17, 2001 (9:47 am)
I am about to buy a Audi A62.7t. One dealer says take with 17" wheels. Another dealer says take with 16" wheels because if I take with 17" wheels I'll have to change to snowtires in the winter because 17" wheels that car comes with no good in the snow. I prefer not to have 2 sets of tires if possible which means stay with 16". Does anyone have information on this. I could use some help with this, as this will be my first quattro.
Mar 17, 2001 (10:27 pm)
As an owner of a 2000 2.7t, I would highly recommend this car. It is absolutely great. I have nothing but excellent things to say of the car, and couldn't be happier. I have not heard anything about any changes for the 2002 model year. The A4 is about to be introduced, but if anything, the changes to the A6 would be minor cosmetic changes. I would definitely wait for the NY Auto Show. If there are any changes, then you decide. Quite frankly, I haven't heard of any changes. Any how, get the car, be it a 2001 or 2002 model. Trust me when I tell you you won't be disappointed.
#926 of 6921 '01 A6 2.8quattro vs. '01 BMW 525i
Mar 18, 2001 (6:04 am)
I'm looking at these two cars for my wife. She has always like BMWs (which I don't ) but has been leaning toward the A6 2.8 with quattro. Safety is a concern to me. I drive swedish cars for that reason. Has anyone compared the A6 with the BMW 525i (or similar '00 528i)? I'd be curious to hear your thoughts.