1996 Audi A6 Review | Edmunds.com

1996 Audi A6

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Audi A6 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 172 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Audi A6

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  • What's New for 1996

    Traction control systems have been improved this year. Fans of the manual transmission will mourn the loss of it; all 1996 A6 models are saddled with an automatic shifter.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


3 of 3 people found this review helpful

300k miles and still going

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Well maintained and still running! Timing belt every 90K, heating core at 280K, otherwise just brakes, belts, and tires.




2nd owner

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Wagon AWD

I purchased this vehicle at an insurance auction, the previous owner purchased it new in 1996 and only put on 8000 miles a year. The vehicle still drives and behaves like it is new. It has perfect get up and go, stereo system sounds amazing and seats are very comfortable on long drives. I do not like that the 1995 model had a recall for the ignition and even though the 1996 does the same exact thing it has not been recalled. Other than that the car is amazing in the snow and ice and just a very amazing car, i now have 124,000 miles on the vehicle and do not want to get rid of it. I would like to buy another Audi, maybe a convertible this time.




Great well rounded car

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

I would admit the car is a little heavy for the 2.8 v6 and the 4 speed automatic tranny doesn't help, but I have had a lot of fun with this car(I can drift and do donuts all day in an snowy parking lot). Unlike other AWD cars the rear wheels have power all the time which means a lot of fun, the quattro is excellent for my Ice rink of a drive way, and provides confidence going into corners. I get decent gas mileage about 22 average which isn't bad for a v6 AWD luxury car that is 12 years old. although I've added two 10" subs the stock sound system is great. The ride is pretty good although it can get a little bumper on broken up roads and the seats are adequate.




Great car to drive

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Great highway car. It is really easy to drive and feel comfortable even at higher speeds. I've owned since new and have a hard time finding cars I like driving better. Reliability has been only average. Torque sweet spot is very narrow at 3000rpm. Transmission is dumb so power is not delivered often when it should. Fwy entrances can be stressful because at just that speed ~50mph, it wants to upshift and forfeit all torque right when you need it. At speed ~65mph, fwy accel is very good.




I love my awd a6

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Wagon AWD

My first Audi was a 1987 Audi Coupe manual transmission and I loved it for 7 years when I sold it. I bought the 1996 Audi in 2000 with 48k miles on it and have had a great experience with it. The cars loves the snow and can get me anywhere in any kind of weather. I can pack all my family of 6 in the car easily with the help of the back-facing rear seat. The car is very peppy and very fun to drive. The interior design is beautiful with its red lighted gauges. The only trouble we had was with the Audi CD player that didn't survive long after we had it installed by Audi. Enjoy the ride!




Confidence of a tank

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Vehicle: 1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Bought this car from original owner with 89,500 miles on the odometer. So far all I have done to it in the past 10,000 miles is change the oil once, and change the timing belt.(Recommended every 90,000 miles.) So far car has averaged as much as 26 mpg highway - and as low as 16 mpg city. Very pleased with quattro drive in all types of weather. Would recommend.



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Full 1996 Audi A6 Review

What's New for 1996

Traction control systems have been improved this year. Fans of the manual transmission will mourn the loss of it; all 1996 A6 models are saddled with an automatic shifter.

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Talk About The 1996 A6

1996 Audi A6 Discussions See all Started By

timcar
timcar
08-28-2001
Jared, here's a complete list of Audi platforms from Audi AG. The W8 does ride on a DIFFERENT larger platform than other Passats, the same one used for the A6. I'd forgotten about this until I got a r...


jerome777
jerome777
01-14-2003
You have to understand that your 1996 A6 is a completely different car than the newer A6 models....


markcincinnati
markcincinnati
09-10-2002
"Do you own an Audi and want more? More precision, more exhilaration, and an even more satisfying driving experience? Now Audi gives you more for a little less. If you own an Audi, you're entitle...



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