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2001 Audi A6 Sedan

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Audi A6 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Audi A6

  • Refined and luxurious, the all-weather A6 family offers a satisfying alternative to the BMW 5 Series or Mercedes E-Class -- the 2.7T is our favorite.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Large selection of engines, well-appointed interior, all-wheel-drive stability.

  • Cons

    Non-linear steering, questionable exterior styling, 4.2's molded rear seat.

  • What's New for 2001

    All 2001 Audis receive a new 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty and no-charge scheduled maintenance, a 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation, and 24-hour Roadside Assistance for four years. All A6s are now equipped with the high-tech Immobilizer III security system, side-curtain airbags, a 12-millimeter increase in the headrest height adjustment and an optional multifunction steering wheel.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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23 of 100 people found this review helpful

2001 a6 4.2

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Purchased the 4.2 under the Audi Certified program. I've accumulated over 100k with this car and it runs and looks fantastic. Continues to deliver a performance oriented drive that is supplemented with comfort and reliability. Maintenance has been limited to expected repairs for a car with over 110k on it.




Great looking and that's about

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Purchased the car used with less then 30k miles. Had all the bells and whistles. Great looking car but no reliability in this vehicle. Before having 5ok miles timing belt had to be replaced and water pump went out. Great looking car but not up to par against Infiniti, BMW or Lexus...i will never buy another Audi again!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

I have owned a 2.8 A6 prior to this 4.2. I have been hard on my cars but not reckless or with ignorance. I enjoy taking the long way home just to drive on some mountain roads with these cars. I have not found them unreliable and actually I trusted them more than any other car I've been in. Short drives do not do them justice they shine in adverse weather conditions and excessively long drives. I have only had to fix things that the previous owners had damaged them due to ignorance. Quality is there, you just need to appreciate it more and treat better than a normal car.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

High maintenance

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

The car has good looks and drives well when not in the shop. Audi engineers need to make a car more reliable and less costly to fix. Had the car 2.5 years and spent $16,000 in repairs from engine work to sensors to cracked rims. What next? Dont buy one new or used its a money pit!




I love the car

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

This a great car if you love to drive. The car responds to your driving. Great handling in any type of weather. Great performance car. I push the car and it still ask for more.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

So far so good...

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Bought this used with 78k miles. It's a 2001 4.2 with sport package and all upgrades. First thing I did was do full timing belt service. Not cheap, but good insurance. Car runs great and performance is strong. Previous owner lowered 1.5", so handling is great, but ride is choppy. Hazard light unit failed shortly after buying -- a $300 fix. But with both fingers crossed, I'm very pleased with the car. Around $20k invested in total now. Barring any major service, this is a good value for what you get.



Full 2001 Audi A6 Review

What's New for 2001

All 2001 Audis receive a new 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty and no-charge scheduled maintenance, a 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation, and 24-hour Roadside Assistance for four years. All A6s are now equipped with the high-tech Immobilizer III security system, side-curtain airbags, a 12-millimeter increase in the headrest height adjustment and an optional multifunction steering wheel.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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