by Bob on Mar 16, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Audi A6 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD
Lots of bang for the buck in mechanics, body, interior and creature comforts - and they all have worked with no trouble. No exterior noise at any speed, some gear noise at 35-45, handles precisely, always starts first time. Auto leveler works for any weight - up to cement bags and block filling rear. Designed and works for smooth driving; gas efficiency is great for heavy car when alert to traffic lights and with light foot on brake and gas pedals. Cruises without effort, and rpm to spare for passing. Roof rack needs better connectors/tie-down points + paint protection. Headlight washers/rear wiper and defroster all still work well. Stable in ice/snow/slush/mud. Wife loves heated seats!
by Nelson on Mar 8, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Audi A6 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD
I just purchased one of these last summer after my 1988 Jeep stopped working, and this has been a far superior Colorado winter vehicle than anything I've ever driven in the past, including an Explorer and my Jeep. The bad news: I have spent almost $4,000 in repairs since I bought it in June. The coolant fan tends to burn out on these around 90k miles, and I purchased mine at 93k. However it is now a solid car that I should at least get another 60- 70k miles out of. Don't purchase these if you can't afford the repair bills. However, if you can, these are some of the best. Winter safety was my primary reason for making this purchase, and it easily outperforms local favorites Subaru and Volvo.
by Robin on Nov 21, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Audi A6 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD
Read before buying. I bought the car for dependability and I have been in the shop more than anyone I know with what people consider lesser cars. I have replaced all ball joints (twice over) and I do not drive hard, replaced rotors, breaks. The heated, tinted mirrors are peeling on one side. Some interior items just broke at a touch. Went thru a period of the car starting randomly, currently revisiting that problem again. The dash diplay fades out. The car had low mileage when I purchased it and had been maintained by the previous owners. Thanking myself for not selling my old car as it has been there for me when the Audi fails. I do not think I would buy one again, not impressed.
by mike on Oct 28, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Audi A6 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD
Styling and roominess were my main considerations in buying this car. Others I considered were Volvo V70, MB 320/420 wgn, mazada 6 wgn. On test drive alone I prefered the Audi. AWD and long list of options were what clinched it. I thought I was stealing this thing at $8,500 two years ago with 73k miles on it. Similar MB or Volvo were well above $10,000. I soon leared that there are a long list of "common" problems with this vehicle. Off and on working of electronics is the most frustrating,of course everything worked when I test drove it. Other problems I've experienced are: ABS controller $500, upper control arms/tie rod replacement $1,000, oil leak $? Good luck when buying this car
by OldScribe on Jun 1, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Audi A6 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD
Bought it with 68K miles two years ago. Also considered Volvo, Benz, and BMW. We liked the styling, test drive, features. Though it drove well/handled well in snow (rural NE PA), it experienced (beyone regular service) monthly mechanical difficulties involving engine (including replacement), genuine replacement parts, transmission, suspension, possessed/failing accessories, LED display, & electronics-based issues. In two years, purchased 3 sets of tires (including one set of Blizzaks), numerous modules, replacement engine, other engine parts. Spent average of $500/mo on repairs during ownership. Just traded it with 130,000 miles. Wife and I literally cried in joy after doing so.
by Baraka on Apr 10, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Audi A6 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD
Purchased with 79K now has 98k.The only major replacement was the front suspension.This wears out prematurely but there was a recall on this.However it does not last typically as long as other cars',it is aluminum.Aftermarket suspension is better than OE. Acceleration is adequate but once on the highway maintains speed well.Maybe gearing meant for Autobahn and not 0- 60 times. Very comfortable. Driving habits will determine fuel consumption.Heavy right lead footed acceleration will move the weighty Avant, but will result in average/poor fuel consumption. Handling very good with 17" wheels.Heated steering whell and seats.Bose stereo and 6 CD changer handy. Buying decision was based on safety.
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