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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#803 of 1407 Re: 2001 Audi A6 2.8 repair history [bronxfox1]
Nov 14, 2006 (3:19 pm)
I don't know or understand what you are asking in some of your questions but I'll take a stab at a few:
1. The temperature setting on your climate control has nothing to do with the temp of the air leaving the vents. The degree of temp you set on the display is the temp you would like the air in the cabin to be. If you select auto, the climate control adjusts the fan speed/vents used/air temp to achieve your cabin temp setting. It is normal for only the side vents to pass air under certain settngs/conditions. In the winter for instance, you want the floor vents and the side dash vents to blow air. The side dash vents will keep your windows from fogging. You can manually close those vents if so inclined.
2. See above.
3. It is normal in most cars for some air to flow through the vents even when the fan is off. Most cars are designed to vent the cabin this way. You are probably feeling warm air off of the engine. I believe (like most cars) the intake is just in front of the wiper blades.
4. I have a 2000 A6. Welcome to the club.
5. I have no idea what beeping sound you are referring to. Take it to a shop.
6. Don't know what you're talking about on this one either.
7. I believe you set these with either the stick under the time and date clock (pull, push, twist, etc.) or with the windshield wiper stick.
#804 of 1407 Audi Transmissions
Nov 14, 2006 (3:40 pm)
I have a 2000 A6 2.8Q that I have always noticed to shift hard, particularly between 1st and 2nd / 2nd and 3rd. A few weeks ago, I test drove a new A6 3.2Q and noticed the exact same thing. I love both my car and the new A6 but can't stand having to concentrate on how I push the gas pedal everytime I accelerate from a stop in order to accelerate smoothly. I noticed in one of the more recent Car and Driver long term reviews of the A6(Sept, I believe) they make mention of this characteristic in an 05 A6. Do other Audi owners notice this? Is this why Audi puts a CVT in the two wheel drive models?
#805 of 1407 2006 A6 CVT vs 03 A4 CVT
Nov 15, 2006 (1:52 am)
Does the CVT on 06 A6 behave any differently than the 03 A4. I just moved from an A4 to an A6. With my A4 I never used to feel the gear ratio changing. With the A6 when the car goes above 40 miles there is a discernable drop in rpm's from around 2400 to 1400-1600. Is this normal. Had no such experience in the A4. The dealership tells me this is what I should expect. Although I am not convinced.
#806 of 1407 Re: 2001 Audi A6 2.8 repair history [bronxfox1]
Nov 18, 2006 (3:23 am)
Sorry to get into the discussion late. I have some background on a couple of these. I bought my 2.7T w/speed new March 2001.
4 - I had the entire display assembly replaced under warranty at about 16K miles. The time and date would go out and come on at irregular intervals. No problem since.
6 - There is a button on the bottom of the turn signal stalk. Push up on this button and you can toggle through the displays on the dashboard. Also a button at the end of the stalk. I'd have to run to the garage to remind myself what each does but you can play with them.
7 - Very annoying, assume you're talking about the alarm when you are going over a pre-set speed. I didn't know the car had this until my wife and I were on the NJ Turnpike and it kept going off. Turns out it was factory (or dealer) set to 85 mph. Of course I had other problems when she figured out I was driving 85 mph since you can't tell sitting in the passenger seat. Anyway, use the little knobs on the dash - I think it's the one on the right.
If you can't figure these last two out post a note and I'll get my manual out. BTW - I remain very happy with this car. It just went over 84K. I've semi-seriously looked at a new car but it's been problem free for a long time and is still a blast to drive. I would consider the A6 4.2 this time and I'm considering a test drive of the Q7.
#807 of 1407 audi A6 03 purchase
Nov 22, 2006 (8:21 am)
i'm considering buying a used A6 with 41k miles on it. it's supposed to be in excellent condition. a car locator found it for me. apparently, the audi dealership is selling it to a used car dealership, who in turn will sell it to me.
i like the car, it has some power (even though it's the base model 2.7)
I've two concerns:
1. I'm afraid that the car will be a mechanical nightmare and unreliable...
2. why are there so many middle men in this purchase. why can't i just buy it from the audi dealer???
I'm not liking this auto locator deal too much...it seems to be adding cost to my car.
any opinions, things to watch for, etc - would be greatly appreciated....
thanks in advance...
#808 of 1407 Re: audi A6 03 purchase [yogiowner]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2006 (9:48 am)
Well the car locator isn't a licensed dealer so he can't sell it to you. I'm not sure why the dealer is passing the car onto a used car dealership---perhaps because he doesn't wish to have any liability with the car? That's a bit odd. Or perhaps the car locator gets a kickback from the second dealer but not from the first? Hard to say.
Well look the car has to speak for itself regardless of how it's being sold to you. If I were you, I'd a) get a full inspection of the car from an independent shop and b) check on the retail values using Edmund's True Market Value system.
Just go to www.edmunds.com and click on "used cars" and then click on "appraise" and you'll get some good numbers to rely on.
Good luck with this!
#809 of 1407 Re: audi A6 03 purchase [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 22, 2006 (10:04 am)
thanks! i appreciate your input. actually, i cancelled on the deal. for two reasons: i think the finder is getting paid by the used car salesperson; but doesn't wish to disclose....
2. I asked him for the VIN number of the car, so I can check it's history (with Audi of course). I want to see if it's still under the original warranty or not.
Instead of giving me the VIN number, he said he is checking with the used car dealership to find out if the car has a five year, 50,000 mile warranty.
I don't like this lack of disclosure. It doesn't seem to be rocket science to give me the VIN number - unless he doesn't want me to know what dealer he is getting the car from (to protect his business i guess).
Do you know anything about the reliability of Audi A6's. Riverside Audi in New Jersey has a bunch (off lease). I plan to check them out this weekend.
#810 of 1407 Re: audi A6 03 purchase [yogiowner]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2006 (10:15 am)
My impression is that, over the years, they are pretty much "average" in reliability. I do think that once out of warranty, it would be an expensive car to repair...but to be fair, so would most comparable cars in that class.
#811 of 1407 Re: audi A6 03 purchase [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 22, 2006 (10:57 am)
thanks again...that makes good sense.
#812 of 1407 Re: audi A6 03 purchase [yogiowner]
Nov 22, 2006 (11:28 am)
You were smart to cancel - that all sounds very fishy. You are paying that locator one way or another and I believe you have a right to understand the process.
And not giving you the VIN?? It goes without saying that that's ridiculous.
Good luck in your search.