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#166 of 1407 Re: 2001 A6 2.7 balancing/wheel/tire problems [donslook]
Aug 16, 2004 (7:47 am)
I have the same balancing/wheel/tire problems and it is driving me nuts. My first Audi was an 1996 A4 Quattro and it was a dream. I never had problems, the ride was smooth and it handled great. I recently, 6 months ago, bought a 2000 A6 and have had problems since I drove it off the lot. The most annoying problem has been the bouncing/vibration I feel when the car hits 65 mph+. I asked a few dealers and each claim it's an issue of balancing the tires. I've had the tires rebalanced and still no luck. I had one dealer tell me the rims might be "Out of round" and proceeded to say there are a few places that will reshape the rims. Unfortunately, this was while we were traveling through Salt Lake City and we didn't have time to check this out. I'm thinking I might need to purchase new rims all around. I'm going back the the tire place today to see if they think the rims are bent. I'll keep you posted. Any thoughts would be helpful and solutions would be a miracle!
#167 of 1407 Re: 2001 A6 2.7 balancing/wheel/tire problems [donslook]
Aug 19, 2004 (7:22 pm)
I have found that the type of tire (hard or soft)
makes a big difference. If you buy high mileage
tires (hard rubber) they can wear unevenly and
become somewhat out of round. This is especially
true on FWD and AWD cars. Try a softer high performance (HR,VR,ZR) tire like an Pirelli P6 or better. The tire is softer, but has great dry and wet/snow traction (I live in Colorado). It will only last about 20K miles, but the tires will balance nicely and be smooth down the highway at
"all" speeds. I recommend re-balance after rotation. If your disc brake rotors are a little warped or have "cold spots", they can effective wear your tires down (like a flat spot) in a area that is adjacent to the problem spot on the rotor. The flat spot thins the tire and changes
the balance of the tire. Make sure, especially for low profile tires for 17 inch or higher rims, that you maintain precise tire pressure. Running tire too low will make the wear unevenly and cause balancing problems. I follow all of these guidelines and I continue to have smooth riding tires.
Hope this helps!
#168 of 1407 am i crazy? i'm considering buying.....
Sep 23, 2004 (9:20 am)
....a 2001 A6 2.7T quattro/about 36000 miles. Certified pre-owned from an Audi dealer.
Loooooove the car, but after a lifetime of Hondas, Toyotas and Mazdas-- and what i've heard in these forums about ongoing quality "challenges" with Audis and VWs-- am i completely nuts to consider plunking down $24000 for this vehicle?
Please give me your candid opinions-- pro and con. Thank you!
Sep 23, 2004 (11:38 am)
I almost did the same thing, then I asked for the service records. At first they didn't want to give them to me, then when they finally did, it showed a lot of unscheduled service visits. Take a look and see what yours shows, just ask the dealer for it. If you don't put that many miles on your cars it's probably worth the extra trouble, but I put about 25k a year on my cars and ended up chickening out. Good luck with it!
#170 of 1407 Re: am i crazy? i'm considering buying..... [steve05401]
Sep 23, 2004 (11:12 pm)
I have a 2002 A6 2.7T and totally love it. Other than a worn wiper blade, it has been flawless. Oh, and the tires do only last for 20K miles at most. But then the car encourages tire chewing driving!
#171 of 1407 Sqeaking and Soft A6 Sport Seats
Sep 29, 2004 (11:04 am)
I just went from an '01 S4 to an '02 A6 2.7T w/ Sport. I love the extra room but the sport seats in the A6 have a totally different back construction than the one-piece firm ones I've gotten used to in the S4. They squeak constantly (I'm guessing the leather rubbing against leather) and I can feel the springs in the back as I accelerate or slow down.
Does anyone else have this problem or do I just need some time to adjust to the new, slightly softer seats. I wish I could take the seats out of the S4 as they are the best I have ever had but probably not a smart option. Any help, perspective or solution for the squeaking would be appreciated.
#172 of 1407 Re: Sqeaking and Soft A6 Sport Seats [drewi]
Oct 05, 2004 (12:05 pm)
I purchased a 2002 A6 2.7T with the Sport Suspension as well as a CPO on 9/1/2004 and I am not experiencing any difficulties with the drivers seat.
As of this point I have had no problems with the car and in comparison to my prior car, 1993 Taurus SHO, I have very few complaints.
Surprisingly the Taurus was getting 22 MPG to around 19.5 - 20.0 in the A6 with the same driving...this is the only complaint I have. Otherwise I have already forgotten about the old car.
I was able to get a great deal on the car because it was a 6-Speed...$28,800 with 22K miles, fully loaded. The dealer couldn't get rid of a stick...he had the car for three months...my luck.
Glad to have the Audi...what a car
Oct 10, 2004 (1:59 pm)
My driver-side mirror has a verticle crack on the glass. Is there some way the glass can be changed or fixed without changing the whole mirror assembly?
#174 of 1407 2001 A6 2.7T Window Problems
Oct 22, 2004 (3:30 pm)
I have rececently come across this new problem of locking the car at the end of the day to wake up the following day with all 4 windows down and the car unlocked and disarmed. Coming to the conclusion that nobody has access to the car or the keys, i realized this was the car. Upon closer analysis, I noticed that I cannot manually lower the windows with the key; and the car will only unlock the drivers door but NOT disarm the car. Has anyone heard of this new one or have any suggestions. I have spoke w/ several Audi dealers and they have never heard of this problem.
#175 of 1407 1995 Audi A6
Oct 25, 2004 (2:43 am)
I recently acquired a 95 audi with about 109K miles. The car seems in a fairly decent shape except some odd idling noise.
Does anyone know of a good non-dealership german car shop around central jersey?