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I loved my B5 S4 so much that I ended up buying another 2.7TT in an C5 A6 trim. I love these cars, yes they leak from every seal, yes they blow torque converters in Autos and occasionally chew threw sleeves/synchros in Manuals and the electrical issues may become a nightmare without a VAGCOM. My advice to anyone thinking about buying a used 1998-2004 A6/S4 in 2.7TT: 1. Be mechanically inclined ... Read More
Hi my audi a6's stereo system is working well but i just got a cassette hookup for my ipod. When i plugged it in the player clicked twice and spit it out. I tried the hookup on another car and it worked which means my cassette player is broken. I got to thinking and i want to put in a new stereo all together and was looking for one with either ... Read More
Yo Brooksman (fritzmuldoon) I hear your frustration! Got to tell ya, I'm not much of a fan when it comes to Acronym's, I found 250 Plus (P.O.S.) after doing a search on Google. The other side of this coin is I worked within the automotive industry and around vehicles for long time and I think I remember what P.O.S. stands for even though acronym's were not in style back in the ... Read More
after reading this webpage it makes me second guess my decision to buy my 1998 audi a6. a few of the problems that are being talked about are happening on mine. it vibrates when i turn, my air conditioning system is really loud, and i feel like the car should have more bottom end acceleration. where shud i start?
The 1998 Audi A6 is a jinxed car. It is a P.O.S. period. I paid $10,000 for the vehicle and put the same amount into it for the 6 years I had it. First the wheel bearings, drive shaft, new brakes and then the tranny. Oh, did I mention before all of those expenses I put on new tires and mass air flow system, and regular maintanance? (all original Audi parts)That ... Read More
Hi. I have an Audi A6 Quattro. 1998. I am not the original owner, so I was unaware of any recalls. Last week, my headlights quit working, and at the same time I also lost all features related to steering column... signals, horn, wipers. In my own research, found that there had been a RECALL for headlight switches... and then a recall to the recall. I bipassed a local Audi dealer ... Read More
I'm looking at buying a 1998 Audi A6 sedan. It has 115xxx miles. This cars drives nice, is very clean, but has no maintenance records. Any advice on what I should be weary of? Or any advice in general would be great. Thanks.
Yes it has been resolved, but not in the way we hoped. After hours and days of racking our brains on this issue, we finally removed the transmission and took it in to be checked. Low and behold - the problem revolves around a piss poor design in the transmission. It is a COMMON problem with Audi Quatro and VW Passat, or whichever vehicles have this transmission. If you EVER get ... Read More
Just wondering, have you taken it to an Audi dealer?
I just bought this car, it has 122K miles on it. It starts right up in the morning but after I drive it for 30 or 40 minutes...I get back into it and it turns over but doesn't start right up???Also, I have a bad leak of the windshield washer fluid.. Anyone help me??? Joe
Greetings Mr. [Brooksman] Ref.Your A6 Quattro Transmission problem. I read every thread on this, I'm just amazed. Have things been resolved? Best Regards JKAudiA6
We have been doing an is / is not process on the car. We haven't quite figured out what the problem is but we feel we are getting close. We do not feel it is an oil change issues as everyone seems to suggest. We believe it is an electronic issue with the transmission control module, solonoid or relay. The thought behind this is, when we can get the car up ... Read More
I bought my 1998 XK Convertible used in 2005, so it is just now 4 years in my hands. The only real problem I have had is with coolant leaks. It seems that every year a new hose starts leaking. I swear I must have had them all replaced by now, but the Coolant Level Low light has come on again, and I have had to put in a bit of ... Read More
Hi. read your post. My 1999 (160,000 miles) audi a6 quattro has similar problem. backs up no problem, no go in forward. I found a site indicating audi trans need fluid and filter changes 30,000 to 60,000 miles. (so I am 2 to 5 changes behind - was originally told trans fluid change was unnessary since there is no dipstick.) But there are drain / fill holes and screen in the ... Read More
We have a 1998 Audi A6 Quatro, it has 160,000 miles on it. Problem: When the car is started and put into drive - it seems like it goes into gear, but doesn't. The car will free-wheel, but not kick into gear. It can be forced into "default" mode, and the transmission will go into 4th and then take off, but only in 4th. Reverse is no problem. Cannot find information ... Read More
Thanks for your suggestion. I bought one of the very first Acura Vigors to reach America back in 1991, and I had it for 16 years. I loved that car! I am disappointed by the styling direction that the new Acuras have taken, and am not really turned on by either TL or RL. I currently own a 1999 A4 2.8 Quattro and 1998 Jaguar XK8 Convertible. I did take a ... Read More
I have a 1998 A6 Quattro wagon and it appears there were mid-year changes. Both the C4 platform with engines AAH and AFC (2.8L V6 2v) and the C5 platform with engines AHA and ATQ (2.8L V6 5v) were sold as model year 1998. I wish to purchase the correct Bentley service CD and am trying to identify which platform version I have. My VIN starts with WAUJC84A8WN and my emissions ... Read More
I have a 1998 A6 Quattro wagon and it appears that there were mid-year changes in engine, transmission and other items. I wish to purchase the correct Bentley service CD and am trying to identify which engine, transmission, steering rack, etc I have. My VIN starts with WAUJC84A8WN and my emissions sticker identifies the car as being in emissions group WADXV02. Can you help?
I finally solved my problem with my 2005 A6. I traded it for a new 2008 Cadillac CTS. Not that I didn't think my A6 wasn't a nice riding car(I had a 1998 A6 before it) but I was tired of Audi's customer service about a problem with my car. My car had an annoying clicking noise that I would hear in the car when the climate control called for heat ... Read More
I have a 97 a6 quattro. I bought it at a reasonable price but have put a considerable amount into it. Front CV joints, rear brakes, new brake lines at the wheels.... every time I take it to the Audi dealer they want to do something to it. the last time they wanted to flush the brake system. All repairs are expensive. Be cautious.
I don't think anyone can tell you the likelihood of either car breaking down, as there is no way to predict this. Common sense dictates that the older car may be more likely to have worn out parts than the one 3 years younger. If the younger car was mainly driven highway miles, then the high mileage may not be as "rough" on the engine. Some say turbo's break more than ... Read More
If I can drive 10,000 miles at a crack with only normal maintenance items such as tire rotations, oil changes, and wiper blades, I'll be very happy with my MAzda Cx-7. Although my Audi A6 2.7T was covered bumper to bumper for the first 50,000 miles, it was very annoying to be visiting the service dept so very often. I want to drive a car for 100,000 miles that only needs ... Read More
Selling England by the Pound -- Genesis. You win the cupie doll, Pat! Here in Cincinnati, the new generation of BMW's with that spanky new "35" twin turbo engine are rolling out -- at this point, the 335 sedan and coupes are RWD, but already the 328 is offered with AWD and next year the X drive option will be added for about $1900. It promises to be a brisk seller. ... Read More
I know what you mean, I just made the leap to HD DVD and HD Tivo with DirecTV and the three LNB and the receiver with dual HD tuners. My first HD DVD just came today, "Serenity." Shhh, don't tell anyone, I could actually possibly, maybe, perhaps, actually see keeping this A6 beyond the lease. Audi's C5 came to the US in 1998 and remained pretty much the same through the ... Read More
As a card carrying geek (or at least a member of older-geeks-USA), the Acura has very little geek appeal from what I can see. My friends, my non-Audi, but often BMW driving/owning friends have, for years, called Audis the "technofile's" car (which is pretty close to geek.) This WAS because the Audi cockpits had full gauges, all wheel drive, knobs and push and pull buttons/levers and the word quattro spelled out ... Read More
When I was looking for a new car last year, regardless of performance and features, the only one that I comfortably fit in was the Infinity M. The insistence that a car in this class requires a sunroof, usurping as much as nearly 3" of headroom just meant I needed the bigger car. People are getting taller and wider...cars need good headroom. It is also very perplexing that some of the ... Read More
Audi has improve their quality alot since the 80s, my 2k A6 is like day and night compare to 5000CS (1987) and 90CS (1991). Its been trouble free. On the other hand, our 1998 Lexus GS400 has as trouble free as our 1990 LS400. Maybe its the first year in that second gen, but Toyota/Lexus dont make cars the way they used to with the Cressidas (1986 and 1989). Still, looking ... Read More
I did not buy another Audi after my 1998 A6 quatro for several reasons, reliability was one of them. I had a bunch of repairs one wouldn't expect on a car that didn't have many miles on it: differential leak, fuel senders (2x), water pump (only 40K), leaking gaskets, radiator, tie rod ends, suspension pieces, and a few other things more costly than I care to remember. I only had 60K ... Read More
Hi. I also have an A6, mine is a 1998, and I have about 105,000 miles on mine. There are a couple of weak spots in the front suspension that you need to be aware of- the first being the tie rod ends. This is probably the one he is identifying at the most serious hazard. However- you need to check and see if there is a recall item on this ... Read More
How about a choice between the 2000 Audi A6 4.2 with 106,000 and a 1998 BMW 528i with 98,000 miles, price comparable at 12,500?
Appropos of our recent discourse on the merits of oil change interval frequencies, I thought that the article below might prove illuminating as regards Audi and Volkswagen engines, and other makes as well. In light of the observations detailed in this article, the wisdom of 10,000 mile oil change intervals continues to evade me. This is particularly true as regards the majority of the so-called "synthetic oils" like Castrol, which in ... Read More
In February 2005 AND in November 2005, the lower splash shield/splash pan fell off my 1998 Audi A-6 while driving down the highway at a high rate of speed. It nearly killed me in February, and it nearly killed my sister and parents in November, when my sister was driving. After the February incident, Baillargeon Audi in Euless, TX. charged $287.61 to repair it!!! They suggested that whomever had last changed ... Read More
The question really isn't whether it is a good deal or not. It should probably be whether you should be buying an Audi this old with this many miles. I recommend that you ask this question on the appropriate forum at audiworld.com. You should be able to get good advice from owners of that model A6.
'98 Audi A6, black, 200K hwy. mi., exc. cond., $5,750 Is this a good deal, I'm considering purchasing this vehicle, but my only concern is the high mileage.
I have a 1998 A6 2.8, and I am having oil leaks as well. However, it didn't really start until about 92,000 miles and got progressively worse. I took it to my independent mechanic who is very good with Audis, and he could not find the source. However, he did not dig into the car very deep. I think he was concerned about the labor costs of actually finding the leak. ... Read More
Just based on people I've known recently with Audi's, and what I've seen in CR and on the PA\NJ lemon law website, I think a large part of Audi's problem is bad reliability combined with bad dealer service, not some acceleration problem from 20 years ago that no one remembers, along with a general resistance to making cars designed for Americans. Can anyone tell me what Audi's current return customer rate ... Read More
Brake rotors have been practically THE ONLY issue I have ever had with our 28 Audis since 1977. My 2000+2001 A6 4.2's combined had the rotors replaced 9 times (free). My 2003 allroad was turned in with 46,000 miles on it and original everything (insofar as the brakes were concerned.) My 2005 A6, at 2,000 miles has the best brakes of any Audi I have ever had and may have the ... Read More
Engine/Transmission/Brakes My “admiration” and appreciation for the 3.2 engine continues to grow with every passing mile. Yet, coming on the heels experience with 3 Audi V8’s and the spirited 2.7T V6, the 3.2 can basically be described as “adequate” insofar as urge (a.k.a., torque.) To achieve just a subtle amount of additional quickness, Audi should resort to lowering the final drive ratio by about 3% (if they asked me, which they ... Read More
All good points, all hit some target's bulls-eye. This report showing Audi has slipped to the bottom of the heap has to be particularly galling (to Audi and its most loyal fans) no matter how we try to spin it. Were I a completely objective observer (I'm not) and at least somewhat aware of the concepts of "retailing" (I'm at least an amateur at this), I would think that the Audi ... Read More
"Youch. Just 1300 A6s? That means they've lost to Acura for last place, not good for Audi. " Yeah, as I said, not good for Audi. Their cars constantly get good ratings but it seems their sales, overall, are going down. The previous generation Audi A4 used to sell around 4K units a month, now they are down to about 2K/month. The A6 was pretty competitive with the Lexus GS in ... Read More
I forgot about that- of course! The BMW and Mercedes are too expensive! I really don't love Mercedes, but they're not just charging extra for the name. Besides for Chrysler, DaimlerChrysler is having financial problems right now, though not as big as GM's. The Smart is having huge trouble- production of the 'upcoming' SUV is frozen, and there were rumors about Mercedes shutting Smart down, and never bringing it to America. ... Read More
My 1998 Audi A6 is vibrating when turning at low speeds. I noticed that if I do not push the gas pedal, vibrations either disappear or become non noticeable. The sharper the turn is the vibration is bigger. Local Audi dealership said it is normal for Quattro system. I do not think so. Any information would appreciated.
Hi, I have the same problem with my 1998 A6 Quattro: at very low speeds when sharp making turns I feel vibrations coming from the underneath. Audi dealership said it is normal, but I don't believe them. Did you find the solution? Please, let me know if you have any information. Thanks.
I believe it [the Infiniti M35x] is 6.6 to 60mph. And, I believe TECHNICALLY, the Audi is 7.1 to 100kph. A nit? Perhaps. For the life of me, I can't figure out why you would let your outgoing SLine A6 2.7T with a 5spd tip, offer up 6.4 seconds and replace the car with one that comes in at 7.1 seconds and, generally speaking, costs a bit more, comparably equipped. Moreover, ... Read More
Mark: You'll be happy to know that lease prices for the new A6 are starting to slowly come down. Audi financial has boosted the residual on the A6 at 36 months to about 57% from the prior 55%. The money factor is also lower. Also, if you have a previous Audi from 1998 MY on, there is a now a $1500 "customer loyalty" incentive if you lease from Audi. I believe ... Read More
The below listed recall is tied to the same problem. I bought off on the same line about it getting fixed, still had never happened. For more information see my notes at the A8 forum Audi Hit with Recall The Audi division of Volkswagen is recalling nearly 173,000 vehicles sold in the United States because of potential fires in the driver's-side instrument panel, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said ... Read More
I must agree with a number of the recent comments made and would like to interject from a current buyers prospective. I am 3 months away from the termination of my ’02 A4 lease and was up until recently, looking forward to the ’05 A6 as my next car. As has been well documented, the launch of the A6 has been less than spectacular bordering on non-existent. I first saw the ... Read More
We are a special group. My wife makes fun of me because I test drive a new car every week. However, my guess is that the majority of buyers in the 40K+ market are just as concerned with what the car says about them as they are with the car itself. That is the problem I have with the Acura and the Infinity models. The exterior styling does not say "I ... Read More
Let me explain it this way: I have a 1998 Toyota camry with the same 71,000 miles as the '00 Audi a6 2.7T. Repairs during this period besides wear items like tires,oil, brakes, wiper blades, etc.: Almost none. The remote sending unit to open the doors w/ the key fob has gone out, and that is it. The Audi is a much more "complicated" vehicle, and tons more fun to ... Read More
I am not familiar with the 2005 recommendations. However, the information that I was given was applicable to the previous A6's, utilizing the 2.8 and 3.0 engines. We had a 1998, 2002 and 2004. The engineer's comments were related to those models. I signed off of the chat prior to Trahan mentioning octane grades. However, if I had a 2005, and was going to use regular fuel, I would use whatever ... Read More
Owned a 1998 A6 and loved it. I tried to keep it till the new model arrived but there were too many costly things to fix so I traded last Feb. for a Cayenne S.I didn't like the Cayanne and was at the audi showroom the day the new A6 was in to demo. I picked up my car this week and cant stop driving it. Even better than the old ... Read More
Run away from this scenario. The 2.7T is a great performing engine -- the 2001 may have some parts issues that, although probably able to be CPO'd to 100K or 2 years, still makes a newer car less money. The brake rotors on the 2001's are notorius for warping. The 2.7T engine will need a serpentine belt replacement by 60K miles (this is a four figure job). Around 60K miles, maintenance ... Read More
Nice to hear that some people have had much better luck than I have with the A6. Maybe they just didn't get the bugs out until latter models as I know many with 1998,1999 and 2000 models with similar reliability problems and some with even worse issues.... and Audi not willing to do anything about it.....anyway my household had been poisoned by this experience and my wife has made it clear ... Read More
. . .have had their detractors, to be sure. In the motoring press, forums and chat rooms you can certainly find many that have had issues with their A6's. I agree, however, that you are the first person ever to not find the A6 to be a "looker." Interesting and let's see how the brand evolves from your point of view. Do you have any opinions on the other cars in ... Read More
I love my Audis (all couple dozen of them), wouldn't dream of having one without a warranty. Have only purchased ONE -- lease all the rest. Can't remember keeping one past 49,000 miles. Don't really know anyone who does not like the car. The people that have (soul less) Japanese, etc., cars mentioned often do not like cars that require you to pay attention to them. They are not wrong and ... Read More
A few years ago, being what I then thought was a fairly seasoned traveler, I mentioned to my very well seasoned traveled cousin that my wife and I were going to Zurich for a vacation. Up to that point, Italy was the most expensive country I had ever been to. My cousin's words still ring in my ears -- "Mark, if you think Italy is expensive, well Switzerland is BREATHTAKINGLY expensive." ... Read More
Hello, I have recently purchased a 1998 Audi A6 with 69k from an individual. My husband and I were highly impressed with the performance as well as the luxury accessories. After driving the car for only a week I have started to notice that when placed in reverse it tends to "jump" a bit. The jumping feels like when a person is about to "pop the clutch" in a standard transmission ... Read More
My wife and I always "special order" our Audi's -- perhaps in the future, we will not need to, but thus far we have not been able to pinpoint the combination of colors and options and since we generally lease for 24 - 36 months and often "early out" -- we have found ordering a "fun" activity in a "delayed" gratification sort of way (Anticipation, being the fun). The special order ... Read More
I have a 1998 Audi A6 and I have recently noticed a bucking motion when I take my foot off the accelerator to slow down. I had it serviced but to no avail. The problem is still there and I am wondering if any one has ever experienced this bucking motion before. If so could some one please advise what can be done to stop this uncomfortable bucking. Thanks Camps
I have an Audi A6 1998 model and every time I take my foot off the accelerator to slow down, the car bucks. It is an uncomfortable feeling and I never noticed it before. I had it serviced but to no avail. Has any one ever experienced this problem and if so could some one explain how this problem could be remedied. Thanks. Camps
I share your view, markcinicinnat, that it is legitimate to use this board to discuss things we don't like about the Audi. My guess is that someone in Audi USA marketing reads this board to capture feedback for future design decisions. I have read all the major car magazines for years, and I've noticed that certain manufacturers (almost always Honda, often Japanese, and very occasionally American) frequently make product changes based ... Read More
I'm 26 and prefer my cars to have a stiff & punishing suspension, as long as it corners well...LOL! Different strokes for different folks. My Parents just turned in their 1998 CLK 320 Coupe (it was leased) for a 2002 Audi A6 3.0Q. My mom says the Audi feels much softer than her Mercedes.
Re the Bose sound system . . . I've never heard a good one. I had a Bose in a 1998 Corvette, and it's high range was very muted. I have read in stereo magazines that Dr. Bose holds the view that high frequencies are tiring over extended periods and therefore attentuates high-frequency output. When I switched to a 2000 Jaguar S-Type with premium sound system, it was a HUGE improvement ... Read More
I have a question I am thinking a purchasing a 1998 Audi A6 what are some of the things that I should be warned about? I know they are pretty costly to repair. Is this really a good car to invest in? The car I am looking @ is sold for $18,000 with 43,000 miles on it. Blue ext. with tan int. Or should I just get a VW Passat GLX? ... Read More
I have really poor German language skills, but I also can augment these skills at www.freetranslation.com -- and therefore, so can you. So, without further hesitation. . . . For a guided tour of the Passat W8 go to this URL: http://www.volkswagen.de/home_e/index_.htm Then drill down to the "Konfigurator" and you will see the German Passat W8. I have talked with a gentleman from the VWGUILD and have read the product announcements ... Read More
To anyone interested in purchasing a used Audi...In November, 2001, I purchased a 1998 Audi A6 Avant from Hoffman Auto Group in East Hartford, CT. Before purchasing the car, I purchased a car fax and learned that the dealership had the car for over a year, so I asked why and was told the service manager was driving it as a "perk." I asked if there were any problems with the ... Read More
I believe the current A6 debuted in 1998 (maybe '97). The Audi factory warranty is 4 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first). I'm not sure what the Audi Assured Certified Pre Owned Warranty covers (if you buy the car from a dealer). Essential options for Michigan...Quattro, Heated Seats (You may want a xcar with a sunroof, leather...)
I owned a GS400 from January 1998 until January 2001 and switched to the A6 4.2. I was very hesitant to make the switch, since I had very few problems with the GS400 and the level of service at Lexus was outstanding. However, I felt that the GS400 insulated the driver from the road too much. I also felt that the handling and lean into and out of curves/turns was too ... Read More
I have a 1998 A6 Quattro "pre-wired" for a mobile phone. Has anyone had success adapting this system to a Motorola Star Tac or other non-Audi phone?
Our previous car was a Saturn...it died at 75,000 miles. We have just been informed that our 1998 Audi A6 needs a new transmission at 75,000 miles!!! Shouldn't a car that cost more than twice the price be more reliable? Or is an Audi just a Saturn with leather seats??? We have serviced this car exactly as specified at the dealership. The dealership wants us to pay half the cost ($5,000 ... Read More
In response to grogsuz's inquiry, I owned a GS400 from January 1998 until January 2001 and switched to the A6 4.2. I was very hesitant to make the switch, since I had very few problems with the GS400 and the level of service at Lexus was outstanding. However, I felt that the GS400 insulated the driver from the road too much. I also felt that the handling and lean into and ... Read More
Drove a 2002 this afternoon. It was a crystal blue metallic with Quattro and all options except Nav. This fit and finish were awesome as well as the interior appointments. (I could see no changes or improvements from 2000 or 2001.). It started with getting into the car: what no leather smell or "new-car smell"...hummm. Well, when I made a right turn out of the parking lot, I heard a 5 ... Read More
The Dunlop SP9000's were on another 1998 A8 that was owned by my best friend, the road noise was unbelievable. He now has an S class with staggered sp9000's and with 9500 miles so far is staring to develop some road roar. As he had his car while I had my A6, I opted for the Pirelli p7000's (all four). They were quiet for a little while, but at about 10k ... Read More
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 recent issue of Auto Week, noticed the car looked bigger and longer. I discounted it until I looked up this table again, and apparently, it is bigger and longer. The same photo's are ... Read More
bmms8; I highly recommend the A6. The Sept. Issues of Motor Trend and Car & Driver have a nice review of the sport sedans re: A6 4.2L. There is also a short take on the Acura 3.5RL in Car & Driver (saw your post on the Lexus GS posts). I will be returning my 1998 GS 300 in this week in place of a 2001 Audi A6 4.2L sedan with premium ... Read More
After leasing a 5-speed 1998 A4 2.8Q for three years, I now have a 2001 A6 2.7t. I would have loved, and I mean loved, an S4, but my kids are bigger, I need a little more room, didn't want to pay top dollar for the 2002 A4s, and loved the 2.7t's acceleration. You know how it goes. Anyway, while I love my new car, I find that the handling is ... Read More
Thanks to both of you guys for being so informative and, indeed, so incredibly helpful to neophytes like myself who have never leased before. Automophile indicated that mph =2400x .002 or 2.8% in one example. What does the 2400 represent, and is it a constant? So many interesting comments on the A6 2.7T. I am in the process of deciding on either an 2002 Aura 3.2 CL-S or 2002 A4 3.0; ... Read More
I need some advice. I have a chance to either buy a 1998 Audi A6 (not quattro), it has 27K miles on it and is certified to 75K / 5 years. price $24K. It is in great condition. or ... I could do the new lease thing and get a 2001 Audi A6 quattro for about $10 a month more than my payment would be on the abvoce car. My problem ... Read More
I would not get either of these A6's -- because they are, IMO, underpowered, no other "hidden" or nasty or negative reasons. And, since you are undoubtedly buying rather than leasing, the money meter indicates that (see below): - - - - - - - Personally, I would lease a new Audi A4 -- loaded -- at this price point. A 39 month (maximum) lease on the 2002 A4 will probably ... Read More
I would like to hear opinions regarding the 1998 A6. I test drove 2 over the weekend (one w/ 27,000 miles and one w/ 37,000 - both Audi Certified). Both were priced at $28,000. I have not owned an Audi before. The 37,000 mile car had "every option" as far as I could tell. The 27,000 mile car did not have the Bose stereo or CD changer. As I don't live ... Read More
This morning, in Cincinnati -- which means I do not know if it is a National Sales Incentive -- I heard that a NEW 2001.5 VW Passat with the 1.8t engine and the "monsoon" sound system was available for a 39 month lease program of $279/month. Out of pocket costs were some number like $1600 -- which includes a $300 refundable sec dep. Of course the first month's payment would be ... Read More
I am looking to purchase my first Audi in the upcoming month but I am having trouble on deciding which to get, A 1998 A8 with 50-60K miles or an 1999 A6 with 30-40k miles. The A8 is bigger more luxiourus, etc, etc but the A6 is newer and has less miles. Would anyone that has had one or both of these give me hand on which to get?
If your dealer has the philosphy of SALES THROUGH SERVICE, you will get good service no matter where you bought your car. As has been noted in previous postings, every dealer is different. A friend of mine bought his car here in Ohio and has since moved to Texas -- he feels he is getting good service at his "adopted" dealership and will probably buy his next Audi there. Conversely, one ... Read More
I took delivery of a 2001 A6 2.7T last week, Pearlescent white/tungsten leather, all extras except sports suspension (no place to use it here in Columbia, SC) and heated seats (I go from covered garage at home to covered garage at work). I also own a 1998 A4 2.8 which my son is driving now. I've noticed that the oil temperature in the A6 is significantly higher than in the A4, ... Read More
I like to get a 1998 Audi A6 quattro. I'm concern about the reliability of the car. How is the reliability if anyone can respond. It is a foreign car and when they break the cost a lot to fix. I'm concern about how often repairs are required.
Snowed in: Although I have had some problems, and choose to deal with a dealer that is a little far away (i have two other dealers within two miles of my house or office), the level of service has been exceptional, and EVERY problem has been resolved. To date my out of pocket expenses have been for gas, insurance and the lease itself. The car has never broken down, left me ... Read More
I say the following as a loyal Audi owner and almost promoter: Get an extended warranty on your A6 before 50,000 miles (the limit of the original factory warranty). There MAY be a 25,000 add-on warranty avail from Audi of America (I think it is between $500 - $1,000) which would be the cost of one (1) relatively minor repair after the 50K mark. Yes it may turn out ot be ... Read More
I have been sniffing around, trying to find out the anecdotal reliability of some of my friends and associates cars. Saab: my friend loved the car (an upper range turbo), kept it 8 years and had many trips to the dealer, most of them paid for by Saab -- and while he loved the car he traded it on a Volvo (V70): and kept this 3 years, sold it to his ... Read More
Due to a series of events that I will not go into here I owned a 1999 A6 2.8q, a 2000 A6 4.2 and I currently have a 2001 A6 4.2 w/sport suspension. Problems: '99 kept for 15,000 miles = ZERO PROBLEMS after intial couple of hundred miles when the exhaust manifold had to be tightened. '00 kept for 23,000 miles = two sets of front Rotors (one within one week ... Read More
I just bought a 98 A6 2.8 Quattro. It is supercharged, chipped, exhaust, lowered, and 18in wheels. It has 73k miles. I want to know how the reliability will be on it. Is there any kind of special or preventative maintencance that i should do?? Also, my mechanic said that it has HID headlights. Is this true, it really doesnt look like it? So far, I love it. Ive had it ... Read More
BMW's are great cars, fun cars, overpriced cars and some of their cars are the "best performance sedans." When compared at a price point to Audis the BMWs just can't cope, however. And, for the 2000 model year more than one enthusiast's publication gave the nod to the S4 over the competing Bimmer, and the A6 over the competing 5 series. In fact the A4 quattro and the BMW comparable (if ... Read More
I started ordering Audi cars back when they were still called 4000's, 5000's then 80's, 90's 100's and 200's -- then of course follwed by the "A" cars. Audi cars ordered from a dealer -- in my experience -- will take 4 to 5 months to get from the day you order (and this appears to be based on the "build date vs. order date" difference.) Sometimes the difference between one ... Read More
I'm considering purchase of a used car, and I'm interested in input from Audi owners. I'm considering 1998 cars because I don't like buying new cars considering dealer hassles and depreciation. There are lots of 98s coming off lease now. My wants: *"Near Luxury" (i.e. nice car for driving with friends and business clients) *Reliability *Decent fuel efficiency *Safety *Roomy enough back seat to seat two comfortably Since my query on ... Read More
I have a 1998 A6 Quattro with about 30,000 miles. About 3 weeks ago I had my fourth oil leak in about 2 months time, I brought it back to the dealer and they fixed it, but then the check engine light came on (while Audi still had it) so they didn't give it back to me. They said the engine was miss firing. They did tons of stuff to the ... Read More
I will soon be buying a 1998 A6 Quattro from a relative. I can either buy privately or through a dealer (Relative is getting a new A6 2.7T.) Question: Should I purchase through the dealer in order to get the Audi Assured Warranty? The dealer will not mark-up the trade-in price, but will charge $1,000 for the warranty. The car has 34,000 miles on it and went into service in September ... Read More
I have had 24 Audis since 1978 -- only 1 of them came with good tires (personal opinion). Audi is not alone in "undertiring" their cars. I have certainly never replaced the tires when new, but when I replace the tires, I generally upgrade with what is called "plus 0" sizing. For example, if the car comes with 205 x 55 x 16 tires, 225 x 50 x 16's will work ... Read More
It will be interesting to see what kinds of responses you get to your question. The current generation A6 was introduced as a 1998 model, so I doubt very much that there are many that have reached the ends of their lives!
Hi all, I am thinking of buying my fathers 1998 Audi A6. It has 16k miles on it. A few months back, he had some electrical problems with the car. It took 3 trips for them to figure it out. Now it seems to be working fine. Anyway, I now have a Explorer which I would be giving up. I am just wondering how the A6 2.8 handles in the snow ... Read More
Hi all, I am thinking of buying my fathers 1998 Audi A6. It has 16k miles on it. A few months back, he had some electrical problems with the car. It took 3 trips for them to figure it out. Now it seems to be working fine. Anyway, I now have a Explorer which I would be giving up. I am just wondering how the A6 2.8 handles in the snow ... Read More
I CURRENTLY AM LOOKING TO SELL A 1998 A6 QUATTRO WAGON, PEARL WHITE, FULLY LOADED WITH EVERY AVAILABLE OPTION. STICKER PRICE PAID EXACTLY 2 YEARS AGO -$45,000. WHAT'S YOUR BEST GUESS WHAT THE AUDI DEALERS OFFER FOR TRADE FOR THE CAR??? THIS IS GOING IN TO THE DEALER WITH CHECK IN BACK POCKET READY TO MAKE A DEAL ON A NEW A6 OR A4???? $23.5K TOPS !!!!!! SO I CALL AROUND ... Read More