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300K Miles and Still Going
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By milo65
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1996 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

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


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Great well rounded car
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By MKrenz
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1996 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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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.


Best Features

Quattro, best AWD system available, Bose sound system, Heated leather seats(great for cold weather when warmed up), Very roomy, and big gas tank for 350 mile range.


Worst Features

This car is 12 years old so these probably are irrelevant but here we go anyways. ABS is a little too sensitive for me, could use at least one more gear and a smarter tranny (would help power and gas mileage), and I have a hard time staying comfortable during long commutes.


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Great car to drive
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By Andy
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1996 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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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.


Best Features

Seat comfort is excellent esp. for tall people. I'm 6'3". Very agile and easy to handle. It *loves* going up curvy roads in hills. It handles like a very light nimble car despite its size/weight. It feels very stable and secure on fwy even up to 90mph.


Worst Features

Pinch prevention in windows needs refinement. Normal drag is enough to cause windows to reverse direction. So if you try to roll up in rain, half the time it will roll all the way down instead. Annoying!


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Confidence of a Tank
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By Thomas
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1996 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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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.


Best Features

Quattro AWD. Bose Radio. Comfortable seats...


Worst Features

Better fuel mileage in city. A little more power wouldn't hurt.


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A real runner
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By d.fuz
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1996 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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Purchased this car with 96,000 miles. Now with nearly 225,000 it still runs very dependably, handles mountain roads daily, and produces not a single rattle nor squeak anywhere in this car. Yes, it is getting long in the tooth and some shocks were repalced as well as a transmission seal and a few interior switches have broken but the engine has been flawless. It drives comfortably, firmly & with authority on mountain roads. Climate control system is needing work; again electricals. I spend 6-10 hours a day in the car as it serves as my office. I got a good one!


Best Features

AWD, never buy a car without it again. Speaker system is awsome, but radio offers very poor reception. Brakes very well; turning radius is tight & handy; driving position is excellent & variable


Worst Features

Better antenna system for radio Better visibility when backing up Full size spare


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