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#864 of 1402 2004 A6 2.7 T maintenenance
Apr 09, 2007 (8:16 pm)
I have a 2004 Audi A6 with a 48 k miles. I have had no problem with the car so for and I enjoy the drive. I bought the car at 39k miles as a CPO. The factory warranty is ending soon at 50 k miles. I have the Certified Warranty which comes into effect after 50 k miles. It lasts for 2 years or 50k miles, whichever comes first. The certified warranty does not cover wear and tear and some other monor things but covers the main components. I wanted to know about the maintenenace cost of this car in the future. Should I keep it or get rid of it? I have heard of horror stories regarding German cars and maintenance. Does anyone have an estimate regarding the future maintenenace costs? Does anyone have a similir car and have had some experience? Please advise. Thank you.
#865 of 1402 Re: Advance Key [aveghte]
Apr 09, 2007 (8:25 pm)
I own an '05 A6 3.2 and have had no problems whatsoever with my advanced key. I like it very much. It would be better if more things in life were advance key...not having to pull out the keys to get in the car is nice, but when you have to have them out anyway to lock the house or open the office takes away from the beauty of it somewhat...
I don't have voice, so I cannot answer to those questions.
#866 of 1402 Re: Advance Key [aveghte]
Apr 10, 2007 (4:21 am)
I have had no problems with the advanced key in my 05 4.2. The voice recognition is pretty good, but I tend to use the controls on the steering wheel.
#867 of 1402 Re: Advance Key [aveghte]
Apr 10, 2007 (1:58 pm)
Have an '07 3.2 with advanced key and I'm enjoying technology. Just have to remember to leave key with valet parking or they won't be able to shut off engine.
Use voice feature a lot for nav/radio/phone/CD. Television???????????????? Detail map feature can only be activated through voice.
Rear camera and bluetooth also terrific.
#868 of 1402 Help! My latest A6 problem tops them all
Apr 12, 2007 (12:05 am)
Dear Fellow A6 Sufferers,
I'd appreciate feedback from anyone in the community. Two days ago, while on the highway commuting on highway (doing about 55 mph), the engine on my 2002 A6 3.0 quattro (97k miles) completely died. External visual inspection shows that the timing belt is frayed (replaced the original with a new one 9 months ago) and the pulley in the front of engine, in front of the valve cover on the driver's side of the V6, is sticking out instead of being flush with the engine block as is normal. My mechanic removed the valve cover and says that for some reason, most of the bolts that hold the pulley in place seem to have come out and are missing (sheared off??? disintergrated????). Does anyone have any knowledge about tihs type of mechanical failure? Is it possible that the new timing belt was somehow installed incorrectly and that, as a result, there were undue stresses on the pulley that eventually caused the bolts holding in place to break? Or, were the bolts themselves somehow worn out, faulty, fatigued???? This is the latest, and potentially the most expensive, of a long list of mechanical woes I've had with my A6. The price I pay for straying from Honda and Toyota? (I hope they'll have me back again when I finally replace the A6, which will be before the end of this year!)
Thank you very much!
#869 of 1402 Oil Filter Falls off
Apr 12, 2007 (5:57 am)
Unfortunately, had my oil changed at Jiffy Lube. Recently the oil filter fell off while driving causing major engine damage. Jiffy won't take responsibility, insurance company says they won't cover it.
Has anyone had this happen?
Where can you get a quality replace 2.7 engine?
#870 of 1402 Considering a 2002 A6 Q 3.0 5A
Apr 15, 2007 (11:27 am)
I'm returning a leased 2004 A4 1.8T 6M at the end of this month, and looking at replacements.
I definitely need to buy used - no more monthly payments (kid entering college).
Yesterday I looked at a 2002 A6 3.0 Tiptronic 5A with 71k miles on it from a local used car dealership (they specialize in Audi, BMW and Mercedes). I drove it for maybe 20 minutes - the car drove (and looks) like new. Everything seems to work. It has been obviously impeccably cared for - Carfax had all service records and they were on schedule (2 owners). You wouldn't know it had that many miles on it by looking at the interior or exterior.
The 2002 is a year that Consumer Reports has as not too bad at all in terms of reliability for the A6.
So, finally, my questions:
- Is this year A6 pretty good in terms of reliability past 70k miles?
- Do I need to go to my Audi dealer for (expensive) service, or can I take it to my local mechanic (who has been very good with my Suburban and Camry needs) for most items?
- What other things should I look at on the car before buying it?
- Should I consider a 3rd party warranty (the used car dealership offers them) for some length of time?
By the way, I'm also considering a couple of Acuras (TL/TSX).
#871 of 1402 Re: Oil Filter Falls off [herkulesz]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 15, 2007 (3:41 pm)
Get an attorney. Jiffy Lube may very well be responsible if you have some credible evidence, such as repair order, the old filter, etc.
#872 of 1402 90K Service Interval ,,, and still going
Apr 19, 2007 (6:10 pm)
I took the Audi in this week for its 90K service (2001 2.7T w/6-speed). The car runs like a top. I was thinking I'd drive another 90K since there really isn't much in it's class to choose from - especially with a manual. Then I saw the A5/S5. I can hardly wait until November.
Anyway, for those of you thinking about a 2001 or so I have to tell you that I have been pretty pleased. I bought it new February of 2001 and have had it in for service every 5000 miles for oil and tire rotation.
#873 of 1402 Whining noise when using the A/C
Apr 24, 2007 (5:02 am)
I have a 2002 A6 3.0 with 54000 miles. When I turn the ac on it makes a whining noise that seems to increase with the speed of the car until i get to a certain speed. When I get to higher speeds (40mph +). It only makes the noise when you are moving and It only does it in the auto mode. When i switch it to the economy mode the sound goes away but of course in the economy mode there is not much cool air coming out. Can anyone help?