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By bwb
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Mid/high range acceleration. All wheel drive. Interior comfort. Driving it.


Worst Features

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.


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A solidly built German car
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By AmJosh
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this Audi A6 quattro with 2.8 V6 after reading a lot of reviews about this car. There were too many problems reported with 2.7T, so kept away from that. This 2.8 V6 can surely use more power, especially at low speeds. However, if you are little patient, the speed builds effortlessly from about 40-50 MPH. The ride quality is awesome. Little stiff for city driving, however the solid grip it has on the road makes for it. The car is built like a tank and you feel it at high speeds. The car gets more and more stable with higher speed. This is a huge difference in feeling after coming from cars like toyota camry and highlander. I love the interior and exterior looks and quality of material.


Best Features

Bose sound system is good. The climate controls and memory seats are nice. The refinement of the engine and its performance at high RPM is simply awesome. It has a subdued luxury feeling associated with it and I just love it. The exterior is truly extraordinary. The trunk space is huge.


Worst Features

The engine power at low speeds needs definite improvement. It can use larger wheels and tires for better handling and smooth ride.


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My A6 Deserted Me!
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By Don Schwinn
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Worst Features

Extend the new car total warranty to 100,000 miles!


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Catalyic converter problems
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By Dennis
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought the car as a certified used car. The converters were replaced by Audi at 52000 miles and 69000 miles later I find I need to replace them again to the tune of 2500. It would appear the converters have a problem since I have maintained the car as directed by Audi and have always used premium fuel. I would be concerned about buying a used high mileage Audi. Other than this hit and front end suspension repairs this has been a good car to drive. Please send money. ;-)


Best Features

Interior comfort and quality. Handling and feel. Just a great riding car.


Worst Features

Improve catalytic converter design and improver front suspension and alignment durability.


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120,000 miles and going strong
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By Ariba Dave
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Turbo power, handling, interior, bi- xenon headlights, rear seat room.


Worst Features

Stronger cup holders, stiffer handling even with sports package.


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