Last post on Dec 02, 2013 at 2:25 PM
You are in the Audi A6
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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#524 of 1407 Re: Considering a CPO A6 Purchase...Please Advise [shaymasdaddy]
Sep 28, 2005 (10:20 pm)
I'd be pretty happy with that choice, too. I have a 2001 2.7T w/6-speed. 66K miles in four and a half years. I've had a couple minor problems. I had a sensor go out that made the car take several tries to start. It took two visits to the dealer (loaner each time) to find the problem. It was a combination of clutch and seat. Since the problem occurred infrequently the solution was tough to find. Also had a cracked window slide last winter. The dealer fixed it at a normal service interval. the only other problem was a check engine light which turned out to be a failed heat sensor. The dealer told me there were 1500 reasons the light would come on.
I'd buy this car again. It's a great ride. I like the 6-speed and the '06 Audi A6 is over priced and only has an auto so I'm hanging on to this for a while. The dealer has been great and I go there for all my maintenance. I understand that the serpentine belt replacement at 90K is an $1800 maintenance item. Someone may have more details on that. Good luck.
#525 of 1407 Re: 02 A6 XM radio and AC [cyandyus]
Sep 29, 2005 (9:12 am)
Your car is still under warranty, you lost AC, and the radio won't shut off, and the dealer "might" get you in until NEXT WEEK?!
I'd call and insist they see you sooner. This isn't elective maintenance...they should take you and try to fit you in, IMO. If they don't work with you, call AOA and complain. The dealerships are supposed to be working on improving service to compete with other lux dealerships, including Lexus. Doesn't seem like they're doing it in your particular example...
#526 of 1407 Re: Considering a CPO A6 Purchase...Please Advise [kirby2010]
Sep 29, 2005 (9:18 am)
That is the "timing belt" issue for $1800, the serpentine belt replacement should run about $150.00 at the dealer.
#527 of 1407 Re: Considering a CPO A6 Purchase...Please Advise [marleybarr]
Sep 29, 2005 (2:45 pm)
I hope you're right about that! That would be good news. I've only opened the hood on this thing once. I've been considering a trade - Acura RL, Infiniti FX of M are on the top of the list. But I like the way the cars rides, great performance, and good service when I go in for my oil change (which I do every 5,000 miles).
#528 of 1407 What about lemon laws
Sep 29, 2005 (4:12 pm)
I live in NJ and my new a6 4.2 has had a few nagging problem in the first 5k miles. The advance key has required two replacements and the gas guage has been repaired two times, the second time required the shipping of a new instrument cluster from Germany and a 14 day stay at the dealership. (I have been driving a new Allroad, nice car). All told, the car has been out of service for 18 days in the first 3 months of ownership. How is Audi on the lemon law. In NJ, it is 3 times with the same problem or 20 days out of service in the first 18,000 miles. Bascially, I just want a new car----that works
#529 of 1407 Re: Considering a CPO A6 Purchase...Please Advise [kirby2010]
Sep 29, 2005 (4:50 pm)
I had the exact same problem on my 2002 2.7T 6-spd. with, what I referred to as the 'clutch interface switch." It took the dealer 4 visits over a period of 3 months just to figure it out. Then 6 weeks to get the part in. That has been my biggest problem with the car. Otherwise, it's been pretty perfect.
#530 of 1407 Re: Considering a CPO A6 Purchase...Please Advise [archichris]
Sep 29, 2005 (4:53 pm)
Oh, and I forgot .... the fuel computer has sometimes led me to believe I had zero miles worth of gas, when I actually had 2~3 gallons. My lease on my A6 2.7T is up 11/2 and I'm leaning towards the '06, but all of this talk about problems with the advance key has me nervous. I have read countless posts about it.
#531 of 1407 Re: 2005 fuel guage [duffy4]
Sep 30, 2005 (5:48 pm)
ive put roughly 7500 miles on the car and no problems at all.
#532 of 1407 Re: Considering a CPO A6 Purchase...Please Advise [archichris]
Oct 02, 2005 (5:59 pm)
Even though I have had a few nagging problems, I still love my 2005 a6 4.2. I just wish I had waited for the 2006. I think most of the nagging problems will have been fixed, the dealership has been great and the car is beautiful. The 2006 colors are better too,. In 2005, the colors were lame. The a8 had better choices. In 2006, they have a great light gray that I saw in the showroom
#533 of 1407 Re: Considering a CPO A6 Purchase...Please Advise [duffy4]
Oct 03, 2005 (9:51 am)
My one year anniversary of my car will be in 2 wks. During this time, I have to say I have loved the car. The A6 definitely has its drawbacks (low city mileage, problems with starter buttons, perhaps not as much HP as I'd like) but overall, I am happy to have bought it. I don't regret it at all. I still look forward to driving it and still park it far away from others to try to prevent the inevitable ding.