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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#241 of 1407 Re: Purchasing a 2001 A6 2.8 [denlai]
Feb 22, 2005 (6:12 am)
Totally agree with other posters that you should consider a 2.7T. (Wish they still made it as will be in the market later this year for a new car.) If you are seeking more performance and fun, than go for it.
However, buy it from a dealer that will certify it as "audi assured". It is well worth the additional money to gain the extended warranty.
Bought a used (off lease) 2.7T from the local dealer (my 3rd mid sized audi) and it has paid itself back many times. It is an expensive car to maintain and except for an oil change, nothing is inexpensive. Have had everything from seat motors - window motors - turbos - drive shaft - and other components replaced with only a $50 charge. Yes, there have been failures, but it is the cost of running a powerful and finely tuned machine.
#242 of 1407 Re: Audi CPO Nightmare [tb1013]
Feb 23, 2005 (5:47 pm)
Thoughts? I'm thinking if you find a good, sharky lawyer, let me know!!!!!
I have had my 2000 A6 2.7T in the shop, um, like a jillion times in the YEAR that I've owned it. I know, it's (was) 4 yrs old, yadda yadda. But after reading the innumerable posts here about what a sham the Audi product / service is, I'm BENT. I've been back and forth and back and forth and (repeat) to the dealer(S) - plural!!! for the EPC light from hell. I've had the "frozen condensation" problem fixed (to the tune of like $400 bucks. I've had the O2 sensor(s) replaced (to the tune of $600 bucks). I've had the blasted ECM module replaced not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES (in FOUR MONTHS) and STILL the EPC light will not stay off.
If you and anyone else want to get together and light a fire under someone's butt via the legal system I will be the first to sign up, and I'll do whatever I can to facilitate this process because frankly, unless you WORK at a dealership, no matter how cheap or how expensive your automobile is, NO ONE should be spending THIS much time in a dealership. At this point, I think AOM might owe me some kind of pain and suffering bonus, or a few days' pay for the time I've spent in their dealerships. HORRENDUS!!!!!!!! Run, don't walk, to either another manufacturer, or to a store where you can buy VAG-COM, certification as an Audi mechanic and a slew of mechanic friends, becuase if you have an Audi, you're gonnna NEED THEM.
reach me at fern_westyahoo.com.
I'm SO not kidding. This car is breaking my heart and worse, my wallet......
#243 of 1407 New AUDI A6 (European Models)
Feb 24, 2005 (2:23 am)
I am new to this site. I took delivery of 3.0TDi Quattro last week. As I was leaving the dealership I noted the airbag warning was illuminated. It was agreed I could take car for weekend. What a machine - I just love it.
Unfortunately the following day the ESP warning sounded. I checked manual and followed the reset which did nothing. I had noticed a faint unusual smell shortly after the ESP went. On the second day all the other warnings went off indicating problems with ABS, Parking Brake, Oil Pressure etc.
Car went into work shop on Monday and it took three days to find problem. It seems a steering sensor was either a dud or badly fitted and it shorted out. It seems Audi in Germany who got involved in finding the problem (they did a patch of some sort over a modem) have some new diagnostic equipment on the way to Irish and UK dealers which would have identified the problem in minutes. I gather this is a first for an Irish dealer.
So by way of heads up to anyone who suffers a complete overload of warnings (audio and visual), keep my experience in mind. All is now well I am pleased to report. Very frustrating though - but the dealership have been fantastic in dealing with the issue - not that one should expect any less of them.
#244 of 1407 Re: Follow Up on CVT reverse problem [rlenguyen]
Feb 24, 2005 (10:45 am)
Have you had any further problems with your CVT box? I have had similar symptoms since one year old. Went to dealer several times but they could not find a problem - so they say and I am not convinced! now it has packed up outside warranty and they can find a problem!
#245 of 1407 Audio quality and repair expense
Feb 24, 2005 (4:40 pm)
I have a 2000 A6 2.8Q. I really liked it until it starts to show up some expensive problems. The first seemed to be minor: weak radio reception on certain radio stations. But it costs me $1400 because the two diversity boxes and harness needs to replaced. This can only be done at the dealer because the dealer does not sell the parts to other repair shops. The other issue is that power seat is not functional and a motor and frame needs to be replaced, costs another $1400. I regret that I did not listen to friends who advised me not to buy Audi ... I think BMW and Acura are better choices.
#246 of 1407 Re: Audio quality and repair expense [go100mile]
Feb 24, 2005 (11:01 pm)
Sorry you've had some problems. I have to chuckle when I see you listing Acura and BMW in the same sentence in regards to reliability. I certainly wouldn't consider BMW any different to Audi's in terms of reliability or service to customers. I think both treat the customer better than the Acura dealerships, though one cannot argue that Acura's won't be in the dealerships nearly as often...
#247 of 1407 Audi A6 CVT gearbox
Feb 25, 2005 (5:25 am)
I have been having ongoing problems with my box (3 years old and 30,000 on clock)which my Audi garage could not identify on their diagnostics system under warranty. Car jerky from cold start and violent jerks (intermittently) when coming to a hault or moving away or when shifting from reverse to forward. I have heard that Audi recently (Oct 2004?) released further tests which garages should carry out when investigating these problems. Can anyone shed any light on this for me?
#248 of 1407 Re: Audio quality and repair expense [liferules]
Feb 25, 2005 (7:37 pm)
Yeah, today I talked to a friend who has a BMW 3 and he told me he just paid $1200 to repair power steering liquid pump. I also took a test drive of Acura RL today (also AWD), unfortunately I felt it was a burden driving it rather than having fun like my A6. I guess the best solution might be to always buy extended warranty when buying a new Audi.
#249 of 1407 2005 Audi A6 stalls plus seat memory fails and Xeon light failure
Feb 25, 2005 (11:52 pm)
We've had our 2005 Audi A6 3.2 for just over two weeks now and the engine has stalled three times and the seat memory does not always work.
The car was shuddering a bit and on the verge of stalling on the day I got it. Since then the actual stalls have occurred just after starting the car. Does anyone else see a problem with stalling?
The seats are supposed to go into the correct position depending on which key is used to unlock the car. My wife and I both use the car and most of the time this feature works but about 4 times out of 5 the seat goes into the wrong position. Has anyone else seen a problem with the seat memory?
On the second day I got a warning light saying the Xenon lights were malfunctioning. The light went out after a day and a half.
I am waiting to see what my dealer Barrier Audi in Bellevue Washington (I am working with Amanda Wood) can do about these problems. The car has been back to them but they can't reproduce any of the problems. Can anyone advise me about what I can expect in this situation? It does not seem reasonable to spend > $50,000 on a new car and have so many faults.
#250 of 1407 Reliability of the 4.2 Engine requested
Feb 26, 2005 (5:23 am)
I have read posts that have commented on the reliability of the 2.8, the 2.7T and the 3.0, but how is the 4.2 engine holding up for Audi owners. We have a 2001 A6, still under powertrain warranty with 43,000 miles and were wondering how these particular engines hold up as more miles are accumulated on them. Also, any other reliability issues any owners have had on the A6 4.2 would be welcome. Our most "serious" problem was with the brake pad warping which is no longer a problem since the dealer has replaced them. Thanks.