This sucker is the best car ever for Wisconsin winter driving. My bride would be lost without the Quattro technology driving to work at 5 am. This machine handles in snow like a snowmobile. No cotton-pickin lousey SUV can do it better unless perhaps it happens to be yet another Audi. I am dumping my GMC 4WD Suburban to get another Audi Quattro Avant!
Quattro all-wheel drive. Secure feeling when on the road. Items and features work as they should. Awesome.
More HP at the wheels. Better dome lamps. Could be a little larger.
We've been very pleased at the quality and reliability of this Avant quattro. In silver, it looks fantastic. Audi/VW had relied on this 12V V6 motor for several of its platforms, and after living with it, and having no problems at all, I can see why. At 172 bhp, it is a little under-powered, but does great at speed. Leather interior holds up well if regularly treated. Quattro drive grips the road, dry, wet, or in ice and snow. We drove through a blizzard up a mountain and were passing some SUVs that were struggling. The pop-up rear-facing seats work great for our small kids and cousins, plus, they love riding back there. Interior cargo room is pretty good with rear seats folded down.
Black leather interior, handsome good looks, meaty stock wheels and tires, solid engine, Bose audio system, rear- facing child seats, reliably mechanicals, quattro drive.
Could use 30 more horses. Would like a larger interior, but that's what SUVs are for. Better gas mileage would be nice, but this is a heavy car, so 20-24 isn't bad. Softer ride and a quieter interior. Manual trans would be nice.
I picked up my 1997 Audi A6 with 93,000 miles on it. I changed the timing belt and water pump (now ready for 75,000 more miles or whatever Audi recommends), rear calipers (hand brake portion rusted), popped in 6 CDs in the CD changer, and thats it. The sun roof needs to be rebuilt ($500), but it works OK if you don't go all the way to the rear. This car screams in snow! Wow! I went over 105,000 miles on recent trip to the Appalichian Mountains, got a flat tire, and didn't even know it on the hard turns, etc., for about 25 miles (not recommended). Afterwords, the tire was ok. Highly recommend HS Michelin all season tires. They are a great match!
I love the interior design, sound system, first class comfort (we drove 850 miles in one day), interesting cup holder (but all you do is lift the arm rest and it works well). The transmission adapts to your driving stlye, so you can go easy and get better mileage.
Hard to improve on this one, although the cup holder is a little interesting. The transmission shift mode reflects how you've been driving. Drive hard, it shifts sooner, etc. It can be a little slugish in "granny mode" until you remember to punch it harder. Then look out.
Even if it is a wagon, it is a kick-a** wagon. We have become firm belivers in ABS after almost having a head on collision with a moose near Yellowstone. The comfort level is outstanding, and the quattro AWD system has been perfect for our Colorado lifestyle.
Heated front seats, rear AC controls, and the power moonroof!
The automatic transmition makes the vehicle feel a little doggy coming off the line. A manual transmition would make this feel more like a sports car!