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#843 of 1407 Re: Buy used 2004 A6 3.0 or 2.7? [carsearch4]
Feb 23, 2007 (6:59 pm)
I had a "00 and a '03 A6 2.7 and had no problems with them. I'm turning in my '03 on Tuesday with app.33000 miles on it and it is perfect. I am getting a '07 A6 3.2 loaded. I am excited about the new technology but disappointed the 2.7 engine or a new turbocharged engine isn't available. I love the way peak torque comes on at 1800rpm. I like the feel of the steering much more on the '03. I would get the 2.7 over the 3.0. Audi has been doing turbos a long time and their reliabilty in a maintained car has been fine. Make sure the car is CPO'd by Audi. I think you could get my car from Audi CPO'd for 21-21500.
Good luck with your decision.
#844 of 1407 2000 A6 w/100000 miles
Feb 28, 2007 (1:28 pm)
I am looking at a 2000 A6 2.7 Turbo w/100000 miles. Anything to look out for? Anything for this particular year? The price is $9500 from a dealer.
I am a little nervous about buying a car with so many miles on it.
#845 of 1407 Air Bag Light - 1999 A6
Mar 01, 2007 (9:54 am)
I have a 1999 A6 2.8 with an airbag light on. Local shop (not Audi dealer) said it was a bad airbag control unit. They could install but said could not program, only could be done at Audi dealer. Took it to my Audi dealer, said it is a faulty SRS control unit and that it needs to be replaced. Total cost is $1,100! Does anyone have any experience with this and is this cost in line?
#846 of 1407 Re: Buy used 2004 A6 3.0 or 2.7? [carsearch4]
Mar 01, 2007 (10:29 am)
I also vote for the 2.7. It was one of Audi's best turbo engines. Very fast, in fact the 2004 2.7 was faster than the V8 4.2 that same year. Audi has since corrected this hierarchical error!
#847 of 1407 Re: 2000 A6 w/100000 miles [roberto8]
Mar 02, 2007 (2:36 am)
For what its worth - I have a 2001 2.7T w/6-speed with 88,000 miles and I really like this car. I bought it new. It was hard finding a 6-speed on the lot and typically they were demos. 6 speeds got quite a bit of press for their performance and I was worried about how the demo units were driven so I had the dealer find a car that was still shrink wrapped.
I've had no mechanical (engine) problems. As I said elsewhere in this forum I have the oil changed and tires rotated every 5,000 miles at the dealer. I don't take the car on short errands where it doesn't warm up and I don't race down the on-ramp unless the oil temperature is up (lower left gauge).
I have replaced both tie rods (not sure that falls into mechanical). I attribute that to the 20 mile commute through the back roads of New England.
The nylon rail on my right front window cracked one bitter cold winter a couple years ago. It was nuisance because the gas tank fill is on that side, I go to full serve gas, and the attendant would come to that side to get the receipt signed. So for the month or two between oil changes I had to give the window a push.
Finally I've had two electrical problems - both fixed under warranty. In fact the first was when the car was a bout a year old. The LED on the clock/calender would flash off/on from time to time. Dealer replaced the unit. And the switch between the clutch and the ignition needed to be replaced at about 45,000 miles. The car always started but for a short stretch it took six or eight tries. I'd turn the key and nothing would happen. Turn it off and on again.
That's a complete chronology. Everything was fixed during normal maintenance (oil change) cycle. The timing belt is due at 90,000 miles. I'm not looking forward to paying for that it but I expect a few more years out of this car --- unless I really can get a 4.2L V-8 and manual transmission in Audi's new A-5 this fall!!
#848 of 1407 Audi dealerships service records linked???
Mar 07, 2007 (7:03 pm)
Does anyone know if Audi dealerships link their service records? I'm looking into buying a certified Audi A6 but would like to view the service records first. After reading all of the horror stories here I am concerned. When I asked the dealership to check the VIN with their service department they replied they were unable to view the service records since Audi dealers do not share a common service system. Is this true?
I know that Saturn dealerships are all linked in and no matter which Saturn dealership you visit they can pull up the service record. I believe this may be true of Ford as well. Is it possible in this day and age that Audi is behind the times?
#849 of 1407 Re: Audi dealerships service records linked??? [pcpaul]
Mar 09, 2007 (11:33 am)
From what I recall, they do.
#850 of 1407 New MMI update
Mar 10, 2007 (10:12 am)
On February 20th, Audi came out with a new MMI update. It is known as CD 4FO 906 961 AB. It replaces the MMI update that came out on November 1, 2006. You can get the update by complaining about losing the surround sound setting(TSB 91 07 08), strange noise or no sound through radio (TSB 91 07 05), cursor jumping in radio memory list (91 07 06), problems displaying satelite stations on screen (91 07 11). The other good news is that the dealer no longer needs to arrange for a rep. There are step by step instructions. If anybody wants a PDF of the TSBs for the new update, as opposed to the old update, let me know.
#851 of 1407 Re: Audi dealerships service records linked??? [liferules]
Mar 11, 2007 (7:40 am)
Liferules, I hate to think that my dealership lied to me but I guess they did. Perhaps the service records were less than optimal.
Anyone who bought a certified Audi been able to review the service records prior to purchasing it?
#852 of 1407 Re: New MMI update [kgary]
Mar 12, 2007 (9:07 am)
I'd like a PDF of that. Let me know when you are ready to send it and I'll open up my profile's email address.