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Fun but a PAIN
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By bizbinski
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2001 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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I've got drive a few cars such as a 2005 Caddy STS, a 2008 caddy CTS, a 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 2014 Caddy ATS, and a 2014 Caddy XTS. Honestly the Audi was the best and most fun car to drive. It handles better than all the rest and feels more like a GT car than a fat 4 door sedan. Although it's such a blast to drive the reliability is garbage. I had it for one month before it was having a misfire . After i got that fixed it ran good for a day now it won't stay running. Also the tubing inside is more brittle than glass. Also both cup holders have broke. I've already dropped about $1000 into it but im suspecting to be dropping more in the near future.


Best Features

Very quick, comfy interior, Front and rear heated seats, automated rear sunshade.


Worst Features

More reliable engine, more practical cup holders and an improved engine bay.


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Audi A6 2.8 Quattro
40 of 41 people found this review helpful
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By __ty__
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2001 Audi A6 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Ok, so i bought this car off of my inlaws, who bought it certified with 25k on the odo. After owning it myself for 3 yrs, it now has 155k on it. It runs smoothly and effortlessly on the freeway and in and out of traffic around town. A pleasure to drive in all types of weather. Sure-footed confidence in rain, snow & ice. I put 4 studded snow tires on it each winter and have no trouble climbing any WV mountains! Amazing. I repair most things that break myself to keep repairs down to a minimum. 1 yr ago the timing chain guide rail (plastic), broke and cost me a new head! I did most of the work myself with a friend. That one set me back $1,000. A fluke I suppose...gas mileage is so-so.


Best Features

Quattro (AWD). Interior is beautiful. Very nice, settled ride at all times. Huge trunk. Roomy back seat. Bose CD/radio is still sounding great.


Worst Features

Door handles freeze in winter and doors will not close. Window switches wear quickly. Exterior design is a bit too sterile. Engine seals begin to leak around 90k & require pulling all 4 cams out to replace. A little ridiculous to me. FUEL MILEAGE: 16-19 city/22-26 hwy have been my averages (My dad's AWD twin-turbo BMW gets better mileage and is MUCH quicker than this car)


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Buy something else
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By btheo
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2001 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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I think my father summed up this car perfectly when he said this car is great... up until 80k miles. Yes, the car has exceptional awd power, fun in the winter along with luxury styling. However the designing of this car is terrible and don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise. When my 2.7t's alternator went out it took an entire day to replace. You have to take the front end off just to locate. It's ridiculous!!! the 2.7t is designed to have an extended stay at the mechanic. Over 100 sensors will cause the CEL to appear. In summary, this car is like someone else's pet; its fun to play with, it will make laugh at times but i rather not want to keep it.


Best Features

Six speed AWD. Small Bi turbos allow for quick boost.


Worst Features

Enlarge the vehicle's engine bay.


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Great to drive, horrible to maintain
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Plova
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2001 Audi A6 2.8 Avant Quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Where to start ? Bought a 2001 A6 avant in 2006 with 106K on the clock. Car was in very good shape. Within a year started having some issue. Did timing belt replacement which is normal maintenance (about $500 in Audi parts if you do yourself). Have replaced the ABS module, 2 combi (EGR) valves, valve cover gaskets, etc. At 149K had to replace 3 steering arms ($700 at shop). Now transmission is acting up and need to replace at 151K. Still have problems with secondary air system and was told by tech probably carbon build up in intake manifold after all other attempted repairs. Great car to drive but very expensive if you don't do the repairs yourself.


Best Features

Performance and handling - fun to drive. For a wagon it is impressive. Quattro system excellent in snow and adverse weather. Good visibility and comfortable. Interior of car is very good build quality - no squeaks or rattles, even after 150K. Very surprised at suspension. Was looking a new shock by Audi tech asked why ? Hardly any bounce after recoil. Instruments intuitive. Has the foundation of a very good car but has too many common failures.


Worst Features

Improvements - in listed format. These failures are very common on the A6(C5) 2.8l platform (99-2001). 1.) ABS brake module (rebuild is about $200) 2.) Instrument panel - driver info center. The pixels almost always fade on every car. 3.)Secondary air system carbon build up problem- this is still an issue with the newer Audis. 4.) Prone to oil leaks, partly due to plugging of the crankcase breather system. 5.) Serviceability - ie. you need to remove the bumper & other parts to service timing belt. If you are going to buy Audi in this model year I would suggest buying a VAG-COM reader to diagnose inevitable check engine light codes. This is a difficult car to work on.


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Fun to drive, but expensive
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Eric
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2001 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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Bought this car in '04 as a CPO'd car for my wife. Love the 2.7T engine, a blast of a car to drive. Comfortable ride. The downside, expensive to repair, seems every year that we've had it, and especially since the warranties ran out, we've had a $1,500 + repair bill for the year. Recently found that the trans needs work, hopefully this will be the last major item to repair for a long time. We bought the car with only 33,000 on it, we've put maybe 36,000 more miles in 6 yrs.


Best Features

twin turbo V6, AWD


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