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2001 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A) 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)
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.
Six speed AWD. Small Bi turbos allow for quick boost.
Enlarge the vehicle's engine bay.
2001 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A) 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)
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.
twin turbo V6, AWD
2001 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A) 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)
I knew I was taking a big chance when I purchased this Audi a6 quattro turbo with 109,000 miles given the car's reputation for poor reliability. However, I got it at a great price and was assured from the previous owner that it was well taken care of with all maintenance done as scheduled. With-in 3 weeks problems started, front struts started squeaking, took it to dealer to inspect, that will be $900.00 please. Then a few month's later a/c went out dealer says just $1200.00 please. Then recently all dash lights went out without warning. Dealer says just $800.00 please. Turbo is failing I was told and will have to be replaced within the next 6 month's. Dealer says just $2800.00 please. Never again!
when i finally trade it in will be my favorite feature.
improve the quality in these cars.
We bought it back in June of 06' with 131,000 miles on it, it now has 171,000. It was purchased as an extra vehicle for my wife who has tried her hardest to kill it. She has been in three accidents one of them quite serious, we fixed it and it runs and drives great. I change the oil every 5,000 with synthetic of course. I do it myself to save money. It does have some of the leaky issues and the drivers side window is testy, but to its credit its almost 10 years old been put through the ringer by my wife's poor driving skills, and believe me, if you only knew. It is an awesome vehicle. Worth every penny. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Audi. It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.
Bose stereo, all wheel drive, turbo power, HID's, still smooth running and after 10 years still looks contemporary.
Not much to improve. I think they have refined it quite well with the recent models. However the fuel economy could have been better, but again the newer models offer that and lets not forget its a turbo with all wheel drive. What would you expect?
Where do I begin to tell the story of a car that's been a sin. Purchased this 2001 a6 quattro in March of last year used with 90,000 miles on it. It's been a nightmare ever since. Numerous problems regarding electrical, turbo, and suspension components. I asked the dealer if the car comes with bags of money for all the repairs that it requires and it didn't. Build quality on these cars is horrible. We traded it in recently for a 2010 Kia forte coup sx with a nice long warranty and piece of mind.
Power, handling, interior features when they are working.
to many improvements needed to list here and i am running out of characters remaining.
Excellent engine. Any review that says the power isn't there is way off. It produces almost 100 hp/liter which is excellent. Handling matches the power as well resulting in a very fun car. Also very comfortable on the interior. However, repairs will be expensive(count on that). I replaced both turbos which was roughly $4300. A word of advice is to make sure you have a mechanic who knows audis work on the car, not the guy down the street. Love the car but don't want to end up paying for repairs.
Turbos, handling, interior, sunroof, bose
Pricey repairs, gas mileage
This is our third Audi, was impressed with the first two, (67 and 71) so I took the chance to purchase this one off Ebay for my wife. We've put 35,000 miles on it in the last 4 years and other than regular maintenance, we have had only the alternator fail. Average fuel economy 27 mpg in the summer and 23.5 mpg in the snow. Best fuel economy on a trip so far was 32.1 mpg. It is a little hard on tires (or is that me?) The turbo's really help with the high altitude here. With all the driving we do on gravel and dirt roads, not a single squeak or rattle. Super car.
The Quattro system, ESP and ABS are put to very good use every winter. The car has never failed to get us out even after a heavy snow. Super on ice and during spring breakup really like the computer.
could use a bit more ground clearance during spring breakup. not having to take the whole front of the the car off to change out the alternator.
Bought the car used w/ 38K miles, now with 110K. Has been a true pleasure to drive, I still get positive comments on it. Great on the highway and fun in the turns. Very comfortable for 4 with room in the trunk. Purchase with eyes open as repairs can get $$. I have an excellent independent mechanic shop (stay away from dealerships (one repair the dealer quoted $1700 to repair, they did it for $400) and with their help, I have to spend 500-2K a year on extra repairs and have never been stranded. Sports seats=will be uncomfortable if you need extra displacement upon seating. Sports suspension=firm ride. Alloy wheel=possible bent rims.
Mid/high range acceleration. All wheel drive. Interior comfort. Driving it.
Poor gas mileage in the city (it is a 6 cylinder/turbo). Better engineering regarding seals (cams/oil returns etc.) some turbo lag. Easier expansion of the sound system.
I wrote a very positive earlier review about how reliable the car was after 6 years of ownership. It must have jinxed me. Since then I've had an $1100 alternator replacement, a frozen front caliper and a broken right front coil spring (the day before I was to trade it in!) I bought a new 2009 Ford Fusion SEL AWD with nav, leather, heated seats, alloy wheels, rear backup sensor, Microsoft Sync, etc for 1/2 the price of a new A6. A close friend of mine who has the same car just spent $4000 in repairs on his 2001 A6.
Extend the new car total warranty to 100,000 miles!
I am the original owner and have the car almost 10 years. There were some early electrical problems, fixed under warranty. I lowered the car which improved the handling and as such had to replace control arm bushings at 100k. Otherwise just small problems such as cup holders, window switches and a window which doesn't always go up easily. The paint still looks great as does the interior. No ripping or dramatic fading of leather or trim. Huge trunk. Great set of options compared to BWM at the time. Overall I'm happy and love the quattro. Next car will be another A6 or the A5, or maybe an Infinity G37x.
Turbo power, handling, interior, bi- xenon headlights, rear seat room.
Stronger cup holders, stiffer handling even with sports package.
Bought it used thinking I could put 200,000 miles on it. Not so, Engine gaskets and seals twice, frozen turbo, Airbag controller those are the $1,00 plus. Less than $1,000 tie rods, control arms, misc suspension parts, window guides, differential seals (all 3), O2 sensors. Fun to drive , great to look at but built poorly.
I purchased my vehicle independently from a very nice old lady with 150000 miles on the vehicle and she had nothing more than the usual things to fix like brakes and fluid. I have had the car for half a year now and have spent 7k on repairs so far. 5k of that coming within a week and a half of each other. It is a fantastic car to drive but is not nearly reliable enough for someone who depends a great deal on their car. It has turned out to big nothing more than a money pit for me. So much for all the buzz about German engineering that I heard when I first purchased the car.
Fun to drive, great acceleration and handling. Very comfortable.
It needs to be more mechanically reliable. If the car didn't break down every other week then it would be phenomenal.
I looked at Audi's for a long time and finally bought it! Almost 2 years later and boy what a mistake!! I was trading in a Jeep so I could get better gas mileage and it's not a big improvement. I get about 18-20mpg & that's 75% highway and rest city. I have had to replace many parts and of course they are EXTREMELY expensive to fix. The car rides nice and looks good but be prepared to spend a lot to fix it when it breaks! For supposedly being a German performance car it doesn't handle that well. 2.7T has good power most of the time but there is a decent delay if you try to accelerate quickly. I won't ever own an Audi or foreign car again, this one ruined it!
Heated seats, Bose stereo and sunroof
Expensive to fix (anything)! Fuel economy isn't good for a car!
Purchased the vehicle used, drove for 5 months...over $2,000 in maintenance bills! Attempted to trade in vehicle. Even the Audi dealer would only give me $4K for the trade-in. This car is a nightmare! My advice: Do not buy this vehicle, especially this engine model, unless you're loaded and can stomach the repair bills. Buyer beware!
I own a 6 speed and love it. I have enjoyed great mileage and its fun to drive. Every time I see the car I cant believe the its mine. The engine is very sophisticated with 5 valves 2 turbos. What does bug me about the car is anti-lock brakes bounce back and vibration in the front end. I do get a loose feeling at low speeds in the suspension over bumps. I had the same feeling in my 96 A4.
6sp, Bose stereo, seats
If this car were a woman I would marry her. The tiptronic shifts wonderfully and in manual mode holds gears right to red line. The quattro all wheel drive is excellent in the snow and when pushing hard through a corner. The coach work is beautiful. And the engine is a gem.
Very fast from 40 to 70 in 2nd gear. Better build quality than BMW or Mercedes.
I have heard some horror stories about year 2000 models. Turbo problems, and the cost to rebuild a blown one is between 6-12 thousand dollers! Buy a 2001 to 2004 and get a good warranty just to be safe.
The audi a6 2.7t is one of the best cars I've driven. It handles, performance, and feels so comfortable. After a few months smoke came out of the tail pipes. I took it in the shop and found out there was a oil leak plus coolant leak. Auto shop says it'll be about 3 grand for repairs and my limited warranty didn't cover gasket and seals. That stinks especially when it was about 2 grand for the warranty. After reading other people experience with the same problems makes me wonder. Audi quality kinda stinks. Maybe a weak gasket or bad quality seals or just the way it was build internally could lose value.
Styling, interior and exterior looks smooth.
Quality should of been at the top of the list compare to looks. Repairs to tune-up shouldn't cost a arm and a leg. Have aftermarket parts at local stores.
Its a luxury sedan(I wouldnt call it luxury sports) since it doesnt handle corners as well as a BMW would. Quattro is good and it has a solid body. But parts under the hood are very unreliable and break often. I've had the cam seals and valve cover gaskets changed twice, headlamp went out, coolant leak(water pump changed), wheel cracked, door handle cable snapped, cup-holder broken, oxygen sensors failed. I spent $4000 last month fixing all the above and a timing belt at a local mechanic(dealership wouldve cost me $6000) And now the auto-dimming rearview mirror is broke - i plan to fix it myself
Interior luxury, quattro, solid body, great looks
Quality of parts used...things break too often. Bose doesn't really sound like Bose.
Performance, handling, and overall quality very good. Very happy so far. Shopped around and compaired with other cars of this caliber, the all wheel drive was a strong selling point.
Turbo charged engine, all wheel drive, leather.
Stiffer suspension, more horsepower.
I'm the original owner. 78k miles now. Replaced brakes and tires twice. Had 2 minor mechanical problems fixed under warranty. Gets 26 mpg on the highway; 22 around town. It has the perfect combination of sporty handling and acceleration along with comfortable cruising. I keep thinking about a new one (the 6-year itch) but this one has a lot of life and fun driving left in it. This is my 3rd Audi--1988, 1996. Each was excellent.
Instrument panel, 4 heated seats, ski passthrough, fold-down rear seats, Bose stereo, quattro drive system, quality feel.
Wish it had a compass and weather radio like my wife's Subaru Outback.
Initially I was in love with this car from the first test drive, but 4 months and 7000 miles later I no longer own it. The car is a joy to drive and with the optional sport suspension and 18 inch rims has absolutely incredible handling. The car is extremely comfortable to drive. It had 61,000 miles on it when I bought it, and in my time with the car it needed cam seals, valve cover gaskets, temperature sensor, door lock, instrument cluster, HID ignitor, radio, power steering pump, front brake rotors. Near as I can figure about $5000 worth of work - thank God for the CPO warranty. I was able to get pretty much out of it what I paid for it because of all the repairs which were done.
The power and handling.
I bought a 2001 2.7T with 80,000 miles in September 2005. Since then, I had to replace two bad turbos and oxygen sensors. After that it was a couple broken seals. Then a couple months after having the 80,000 mile check up, the transmission/4 wheel drive system went out (3 weeks at an Audi dealer waiting for parts). I had begun to notice some strange goings on with the interior lights. In addition, when in heavy traffic for an extended period of time, the trip meter (miles before filling up) flips out and a blinking time set begins to display. Good thing I bought an expensive 2 year extended warranty with the car, but I'm really falling out of love.
Styling, good ride, rich and comfy interior.
Reliability. For such an expensive car when new, one should expect a heck of a lot more.
Great power. You get all the comfort style and performance you would expect from an Audi. Just run good gas and oil through it and let the oil gauge hit 175 before bringing it over 3000 rpm. Great power. Little turbo lag. I love it.
The quattro AWD and the 6 speed manual.
The control arm system can be a headache with 4 C.A.s per wheel. Maintenance on these cars will rob you blind.
Nice car, powerful engine and fun to drive, but it does not offer reliability. Last summer it spent 2 months at the dealership because of a weird problem with a computer part. Before that, had a problem with the brakes, before that the front seat moved back and forth, by itself when driving in reverse. Do I like this car, yeah I do, its a nice car to drive. Would I buy another Audi .... NO WAY !!! I need to rely on my car and can't afford to have it in the shop so often.
We have the six-speed and there is no hint of turbo lag. I get 23+ mpg on combined city/highway driving (probably because I don't always drive like I have something to prove). Acceleration is amazing when needed, and the engine picks up anywhere from 1.5Krpm upwards in any gear. we got the sport suspension and sport wheels, which means I can go around corners practically with no braking. Saves wear and tear on the brakes and gives the kids a thrill :-). The stereo (Symphony) is excellent. Bought it used with 51K mi for less than 17K$. Try getting something with the feature set (Xenons, auto-dimming mirrors, power heated leather ...) in other brands for anything close.
Acceleration, cornering with sport suspension, sport seats, looks quiet too (wolf sheep ...), 6M transmission, airbags all over.
Nothing yet, but I haven't had to do any repairs so who knows!
By far the most unreliable car I've had. Bought the car use as "Certified Pre-Owned" with 32000 miles on it. The car was wonderful the first 3 months, the the problems started. In the next 6 months, it spent more time at the dealership than in my garage. Most problems were of electrical nature. Bottom line ..... save yourself a lot of trouble by avoiding this car and this manufacturer all together.
This car is awesome! You can't compare the features and technology Audi incorporates into its car to BMW for the price. The Turbo rips once you get going above 30 and its the safest car I've ever driven. The power assist steering is a joy around town and at high speeds the car really locks down. Heated back seats are a crowd pleaser and if you ski its has a split seat and ski pass through. Put a good pair or tires on it and you'll love this car.
Turbo, Interior design and simplicity, Quattro, Ski Pass through.
Gas mileage is somewhat disappointing but the AWD system is the cause.
I love this car! Bought it new and have had one electrical problem with radio that was covered under warrenty, but that's it. 10,000 miles between oil changes can't be beat. Very reliable and safe - best 4wd vehicle around for on street winter driving.
Interior sound level and overall comfort.
Better acceleration on the low end.
... but I haven't had any problems. It's an awesome car, well engineered, quite reliably built considering the number of features it has. Audi brand is definitely underrated in North America, but it is one of the hottest in Europe. Every time I get into my Audi I feel better already. It is excellent for highway cruising, but it also easily reveals its sporty character when pushed a little bit harder. And one more thing - safety. This is my second Audi A6, the first one was totaled after I was T-boned by Mercedes SUV at about 50 mph - pretty nasty collision. Not a slightest injury to myself, thanks to the side airbags and rigid body structure.
Interior design, elegant, cozy and refined. Automatic climate control system. Sound quality. Sport package. Excellent for winter driving.
Cruise control takes time to get used to. Slightly lags BMW in handling.
My Audi A6 looks beautiful, but this is probably the worst car I have ever had and this includes a used 1973 chevy monte carlo I bought for $250 when a freshman in college. If you buy this car, be prepared to spend a lot of money for part replacements and repairs. Just when you think you've seen everything, this car surprises you with an unthinkable issue. My advise .... buy something else....
The first 4 months were great, then the problems started ... weird problems, you open the sun roof and the air conditioning would stop working, turn the headlights on and the wind sheild wippers turn on, accelerate on the highway, ABS lights come on, brakes are applied and you couldn't go over 20 miles / hour/ And the worst thing is, the dealer doesn't know how to fix it. I'm gonna trade it in.
I have a love and hate relationship with my Audi A6 2.7T. Its beautiful, fun to drive, great acceleration and handling, but the car is unbelivably unreliable. I will take it back to the dealership for the third time this month. Electronics and Electrical components seem to be Audi's weak points and not even the Factory Certified mechanics at the dealer can diagnose the many problems this car has had. Too bad, I really liked this car, but it will probably be my last Audi, if not my last German built car.
Acceleration and Hadling
Reliability, & Build quality.
This is a fun car to drive, that is when it is not in the shop. I've had so many problems with this car that I will never every consider an audi again and judging with all the things I've been reading on the Internet, I'm not in the minority. It seems like they are incapable of fixing the electrical problems assocaited with this series. What ever happened to German Craftsmanship and quality. Maybe this car was made in East Germany !
Engine, good acceleration and handling
There are so many problem areas with this car, I don't know where to start
I bought this used 2001 A6 2.7T with the sport package this year after my 2000 A6 2.7 (without sport package) was totaled out. Both cars are very similar, but if you are a driving enthusiast, I highly recommend the sport package, which gives you larger wheels and stiffer suspension. It is a great car with lots of room. I love the Quattro in winter (here in Wisconsin).
Great engine with strong acceleration, handling, comfortable seats, large trunk, and large rear seating.
Make the sport suspension standard.
I have put over 40,000 miles (85,000 total) on this car and have only done minor maintenance with one minor electrical problem ($250). Buying this car used is a steal since it came with a $46,000 sticker price. Find one that hasn't had problems and go and buy it!
Never had a major problem (only bulb out, normal brake job and one window issue that cost $250), Front and rear heated seats (a must in the north), the twin turbos acceleration from 50- 80 and it is always fun to drive.
Performance is outstanding, but here are the problems I've had recently: Check engine light is always on. Car wouldn't start, doors won't lock, alarm, windows , sunroof, controls on steering wheel, interior lights don't work. Headlights flash if I lock the car. Airbag replaced. If stuck in traffic on a hot day, the temp gauge heads for the red zone. Need to sell the car or move next door to the Audi dealership.
Engine and handling are awesome.
I don't want to begin each day at the Audi dealersip.
Bought my Audi used with 32,000 miles on it. I've driven it for a year and put 12,0000 miles on it and it drives and looks like a dream. I'm complimented on it when people drive with me and have enjoyed every hour driven. I am planning on my next car to be an Audi
Smooth ride and comfortable interior
Gas mileage is pretty good for quality ride and (21 mpg commuting) but would love if got more mpg.
My 2001 Audi A6 2.7T is my first Audi but it definitely is not my last. I love this car and everything about it. The inside display on the dash at night is by far the best of any European vehicle. My in-laws have a Mercedes-Benz and it doesn't even come close to this car.
The All Wheel Drive Quattro. This thing dominates in the snow but most importantly is great in the rain. I have the sport package and the low profile tires hug the road like glue.
I wish it was about $10,000 cheaper so I could by my wife one.
Great car, comfort and road hanling all in one package.
Better cup holders and auto dimming headlights
I really enjoy my A6 2.7T except that is has spent too much time in the shop. Problems arose at about 2.5 years and its last stay in the shop was 26 days waiting for a tourqe converter. I was given a loaner, a much lesser car. At end of lease I was well under the mileage limit so although I paid for the more expensive A6, part of the time I drove a stripped A4. The dealership and Audi have not been very responsive so no more Audis for me nor would I recommend the car or the dealer to others. They are not reliable.
This car has a solid and subtle design. The interior is laid out well with exception to the climate control. Performance is also exceptional with the factory performance package and overall features are above average. Warranty and scheduled service was handled professionally and efficiently. That said, the implementation of the so- called solid design is extremely poor. Based on the number of trips to the dealer for serious defects and warranty service and recalls, I give a very low reliability rating for this car and I would never buy another Audi again.
1-Subtle yet differentiating styling. 2-Performance beast hidden under sheeps clothing.
1-Improve the manufacturing quality control process. 2-Better ventilation for rear passenger compartment.
I'm completing 4 years driving my A6 2.7T, and can easily rate as the best car I've ever had, including two E- Class Mercedes. Its been utterly flawless, dealer service is excellent, is both fun and luxurious to drive, offers strong V8-like performance. As my lease end neared, I checked out new several cars. NO car I've driven matched the A6 balance of drivability, comfort, and luxury...so I'm keeping it.
Styling, great performance, the amazing quattro AWD system that ALWAYS provides traction, economy in a true luxury sedan (23-25 mpg highway), all maintenance covered first 4 years, midsize handling with limo like room and a huge trunk, very quiet at highway speeds.
None significant. Transmission could perhaps be more aggressive. A 12v power outlet would be handy for the phone. Perhaps a standardized interface for cell phones (but thats an industry issue). The car essentially lacks nothing.
Noone gets hurt in this car. I have had two accidents in this car and all passengers (3 first accident, and 2 the other) walked without a bruise or a scratch. Of course, I took car to L.A.'s finest Euro repair shop (Avio Coach Craft). Additionally, the twin turbos' really launch this car. If owners have a problem with the maintenance, maybe they should invest their money in other areas>like an extended warranty, which will be about 1/3 of all the repairs, and upkeep of a high performance, luxury car(believe me I checked). This forced induction car has endless possibilities of upgrades! Great as a used car as well.
Quattro provides exceptional handling which outhandles many competing cars. Also has turbo(S) which give it something many competitors don't have.
If you don't want speed, performance, comfort, and safety, then just be pretentious and get a Saab.
The 2.7t in a word: amazing. Connection to the road: excellent. Cabin: very nice. As my lease comes to an end, I am pleased to say so long to my dream car. My problem? Maintenance! When the Audi Advantage plan ends prepare to pay. My car has spent weeks in the shop; driver seat, dashboard lights, and brake pads all replaced. Plastic pieces broken turbo pieces cracked and it seems both the check engine or airbag light is on. The newest problem is sounding like a serious suspension problem. These problems could be attributed to demanding driving, but most of the time this car is simply a commuter. Choose this car be advised of a high maintenance bill!
Simply Fast and Fun. Great in bad weather. Four Heated Seats. Kick A*s Bose Audio. Quattro. Tiptronic. Awesome in the Mountains.
Maybe people who buy these cars have extra money around to pay for the repairs Beware after the "Audi Advantage" has come to an end, you will watch your bank balance drop, as your car is maintained. Clearly Maintenance is an issue.
After almost 4 years, I will soon be rid of this vehicle, as I will not purchase it at the end of lease.The car has spent more than 7 weeks in the dealer service department (this does not count 1 day trips). The dealer has been quite helpful, but after 3 computers, new coils, injectors, driver window, 3 catalytic convertors, and other assorted bits, I will say goodbye.
Very fast, great interior, excellent in bad weather
Better response by Audi as a company to major customer problems. Not even close to reliability of my 1999 Benz or any of my former Saabs
We have been very pleased with this purchase. We test drove a Lexus GS300, BMW 328i, Acura TSX, and Infiniti I30t. The Audi was the best value: great price and awesome set of features. Who would pay 5k more for an inferior vehicle (GS300, 328i). For some reason pre-owned Audis are a great buy in the Atlanta area (well below blue book and Edmund's TMV).
Great ride quality, great acceleration, great braking, and an awesome interior. Also great set of features (from safety features like airbags to other conveniences like rear heated seats and awesome sound system).
Console/Arm Rest would better serve as a fixed console that could store more (a la Volvo S80). Pop-up cup-holder near parking break feels cheap. Transmission won't always stay in selected gear when using "manu-matic" mode.
We are faced with putting $5K of 'routine' maintenance into this disappointing ride. Turbos clogged, oil leaks, suspension problems, etc. It was billed to us as a family sedan w/ some pick-up-and-go. I had no idea it would be more expensive to fix than a porsche. Next time, I'll just buy one of those instead. Also, the car drives much looser now, compared to my E320 Benz. Audi can keep its line of products for the gear heads.
Everyone I know who drives and Audi has a $5-$15K hiccup with their vehicle along the way. NO FUN.
After trading in a lexus gs300, I couldn't wait for the first snowfall. The salesperson told me not to bother getting snow tire - he gave me his cell number and told me he come and push my car if it ever got stuck. He's was right. I get great peformance and no white knuckles in the chicago winter.
AWD and great exceleration combine, plus the interior fit and finish rivals any lux brand on the market.
The car is heavy, due to the awd and it does eat gas quicker than I like. Auto lights off when you exit the car would be nice.
Not since my 89 Acura Legend have I driven a car theat cost me so little in repairs. The car has been completely reliable, so much so I fully expect to get the next version A6 when it comes out in 2004.
Great pick up, fun to drive and lots of room for a car in its class.
Seats could be a tad bit more comfortable.
I have owned SAABs, Volvos, MBs and BMWs, but this is the finest automobile I have ever owned. A couple of problems in the beginning, but AUDI fixed with no hesitations (including replacing brake pads at 14K and entire clutch assembly).
Luxurious interior. I live in New Englans, so Quattro is well appreciated in winter.
Tighter six speed. Reduce booster on steering. Broader power curve. Everything else is perfect.
Looked at several vehicles when purchasing this vehicle. This is the best value vehicle I could find for the price/performance. Have had this vehicle for twenty-seven months and absolutely still love the vehicle. Just had my 30K maintenance checkup and rotors/pads were replaced (dealer initiated replacement). Nice to have maintenance warranty.
Performance, AWD, handling and overall interior design
Relocate cupholder above CD player but then again nothing is perfect in this world so I made due. Brake dust does make it a hassle to keep wheels looking clean.
Looking to replace our 1993 Camry, we looked at five different vehicles-- Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mercedes Benz, and VW. The Audi A6 has the best interior bar none; I was extremely disappointed with the MB--they are selling status or prestige, but not quality. The VW is a close second, but has unresolved reliability issues, but the body is similar to the Audi, of course. Only problem within 30days was a HID xenon headlamp which was replaced under manufacturer's warranty. Otherwise, what a wonderful car...
The superb interior. The dampened coat hanger and handles inside. Nice fit and finish. Toyota and MB both looked really cheap.
I traded my E320 4Matic in for the A6 and will never go back to MB. I've driven my A6 2.7T in all kinds of weather and conditions with outstanding results. The 2.7T bi-turbo has excellent throtel response and the automatic trans can be shifted like a 5 speed. Five adults fit in with no shoe horning, alot of interior room. The truck could be a little bigger but it works fine. I've been on several 1500 mile trips with this car and feel relaxed at the end. This is an outstanding automobile which outperforms BMW and MB.
2.7 bi-turbo engine, Seats, Handeling
Needs a larger tgrunk area.
This is by far the best car that I have ever had!!
speed and performance and reliability
Sport suspension option makes this car an excellent daily driver. The power of the bi-turbo engine and 6 speed transmission are an excellent combo. Quattro is great in the snow and for getting the power and torque of the engine to the road.
Large and wider tires as standard equipment. Body panel package like that which will appear on the RS6.
This car does it all. The quattro system and twin turbo engine combine to provide an amazing level of everyday performance. Ours has been dead reliable, and the free scheduled maintenance is a great perk. It's even something of a bargain, compared to other cars in its class. We tried all the usual suspects (530i, E320 4Matic, GS430) and found that this one had an unbeatable combination of virtues with few drawbacks. We have enjoyed every mile, and I still look back at the car when I walk away - is that love, or what? ;-) Oh, and one more thing - the 2 people who suggested that this car is slow and soft obviously DIDN'T drive a 2.7T. 0-60 in 6.6 is FAST in anybody's language....
All weather everyday performance. Turbo engine torque plateau. Comfy interior, spectacular looks.
Perhaps a little better fuel economy, but it's on par with cars of similar performance. That's it.
I love my car. I have owned 50 cars in the last 10 years (everything from a 5-series Bimmer to an Expedition) and this is by far ny favorite. It has style, speed, and AWD.
The 6 speed manual!
Better looking wheels