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I turned the radio off and when I later turned off the car, noticed the car radio lights and lights around it remained on. Can't turn radio off or on. the model is Audi A6 Quattro 2002. Can anyone tell me how to fix this? Thanks
ok, so i have a 2002 audi a6 2.7t...awesome looking car but has troubles. i found out 1,000 later that the bushings were bad on the whole front end. so, got all new arms and everything. it straightened the front tires back out to the normal position, but i am dealing with this next issue. Whenever i make sharp right hand turns (only right hand), there is a noise that sounds ... Read More
Don't know if you ever found the problem with the ESP light, but I had the same problem in my A6. The service rep at the dealership told me it was the break-light switch (even though my brake lights seemed to go on/off just fine), which is located above the brake pedal, underneath the dash board. I was skeptical, but the part was $10, so I replaced it myself and it ... Read More
WOW. I received a 2002 a6 quatro with a little over 10,000 miles from my mom in law a few months ago. I've been looking over her repairs for the last 9 years and it has cost her over $10,000.00. Three weeks after getting it, it started throwing codes for left and right bank lean. then left and right bank rich. mass flow, and even started kicking up the abs (esp) ... Read More
I have an 2002 Audi A6 3.0L CVT and the same this is happening to me..The car starts to decelerate when I'm pressing down on the gas, and my mechanic says it's a internal failure, and recommends replacing the WHOLE transmission. That's 7K!!! He says that even if he replaces the transmission module ($3500), that is a temp fix and would only last a few months. Audi knows about these problems ... Read More
The following is my opinion based on my experience with my 2002 Audi, my friend's experience with their Audis and participation on this board (as well as others). If you are a novice mechanic and/or don't know much about Audi's, stay far away from this car. They are just too expensive to repair and the most odd things go wrong with them. The most common appear to be problems with the ... Read More
have a 2002 audi a6 3.0 and my lifter is making noise should i replace it used or new?
Greetings Mr.Kealbert (Audi Woes), 56k_miles in seven years is not allot of driving. If your spending that much on repairs per year, get the equity you still have in that 02_A6 and put it in something more reliable. With only 56K miles you should get a better trade_in offer because the dealer that resell's that car will use the "Low Mileage" as a selling point. I can see the sign now ... Read More
I should learn from you guys! I have a 2002 A6 with only 56k miles and I am pulling my hair out! Hindsight is great, huh? I still remember the day I chose the A6 over the GS300. Since that decision, I average repair bills over 1500 - 2000 per year. At 49k miles, the torque converter went. Luckily we caught it before it took out my transmission. Just last month ... Read More
Yes, and how. I finally traded in my 2002 A6 a month ago because of the extent of repairs needed. The car had 120k miles and I couldn't see putting any more money into it, since the warranty expired at 100k miles. The check engine light has been on for the past 10,000 miles or so. The dealer told me it was a faulty part/sensor within the torque converter, which is ... Read More
Hi, I just read your post, I have a 2002 A6 avant quatro with 3.0L which I just found has a crack in the engine block in # 6 cylinder, leaking coolant into the cylinder. only 55k miles. this is very disappointing, checking with audi if it is a casting problem. No overheating.
YES! I have an Audi 2002 A6 2.8L, engine ATQ. I was driving and and the coolant light came on, I checked the coolant and it was infact empty, so I immediately replaced the coolant and continued to drive another 2 miles. The light came on again, I checked the coolant and it was again empty. I took the car to my mechanic less than 5 miles away. He didn't have ... Read More
I have audi A6 2002. 2 years ago there was an engine problem and I did repair it at the dealer splitting 6000 cost with Audi America. 42 months later Ignition coil light came and I got that repaired for 1800. Problem with Ignition coil surfaced again this time the dealer said it is the gasket and I ended up replacing the Gasket and all cylinders for 3800. Last week white ... Read More
Hi.. This forum is really about leasing new Audis... But, you might try posting your questions here: Audi A6 Maintenance and Repair Or, here: Audi A6 Someone with more familiarity with your prospective model may be able to help you. regards, kyfdx Host-Prices Paid Forums
Plz people say if the mileage on audi a6 2002 about 133k , is it ok?? should i buy it ? or the mileage is too big? does it make a big difference for audi a6 ? cuz i know that for Japanese cars it's nothing , how about exactly audi?
Thank you for the quick reply. No...it is not a 2.7T. It is a 3.0 (2002 A6). I appreciate the advice and I will sit tight. That seems to be the consensus of the Audi experts that don't stand to make a quick $2k off me!!! Thanks, Keith
I am very confused and I hope that someone out there has some good advice for me. Here is my issue....I brought my 2002 Audi A6 to the dealer several weeks ago b/c my engine light was on. They said I had two problems. (1) A coolant sensor had to be replaced...no problem and (2) I needed a new torque converter...it could be done for $2000. GULP!!!! I initially declined to ... Read More
Nothing in a can is going to save you I'm very sorry to say, and it's not a very easy repair DIY either. Of course I don't know your skill level with tools, mechanicals, etc. RE: Flickering oil light -- I believe on the A6 there is a high rpm oil light and a low rpm oil light, so I'd suspect a bad sensor. You don't have the 1.8T engine so ... Read More
I have a 2002 A6 that has either blown head gaskets on both banks or a combination of blown gaskets and cracked heads. Has anyone had experiance repairing this with products like "Thermagasket". Or is the repair easily done yourself with a repair manual? Shop estimates range from $1900 to $5000 to repair.
1. Not really. After the initial warranty, you pretty much foot the bill. BMW's CPO program and 100k warranty is IMO much stronger (previously own 2002 325xi and 2005 645ci). 2. It can. You using the button to start or the key? button start seems a bit flaky on ours. 3. I'd probably change oil yourself, just for peace of mind. I use Mobil 1 or Castrol (both meet VW/Audi specs ... Read More
hi i recently purches an 2002 Audi A6 with 86000 miles. it runs great, today i was driving and were it indicates the mpgs you are getting a 2:00h stared flashing. I turn off the car and turn it back on and it still there, any idea what it means???????????? thank you
Audi 2002 A6 4.2 sports suspension, 17 inch rims. 6 hours ago, I replaced my semi-bald standard 255 Z 40 tires with 4 new 235 Y 45 tires from Bridgestone (their rain racing tires, I am told--I live in rain country). I took these brand new tires immediately up to freeway speeds and felt a lot of sway and oversteer that me feel unsafe. I am ready to go back and ... Read More
My advice is to sell...I have been going through the same thing-starting with having to replace the ignition coils (for the second time) and am now replacing the torque converter and am being told to expect the electronics for the ABS to be next (a $1500 item). I have a 2002 A6-granted not the same "animal" as yours, but from what I'm being told, once it starts to go, run! I ... Read More
Best advice is RUN AWAY! Dump the car ASAP. I HAD an Audi A6 2002 with 65k miles. Always serviced through Audi dealers on schedule. Last year the water pump broke, $2k later, back on the road . I take in for scheduled maintenance and I'm told I need to replace my O2 sensor to the tune of $700 dollars. Last month the engine light comes on and then goes off, ... Read More
Here's the deal. I normally purchase, and do not lease. But I have a unique problem. I just brought in my 2002 Audi A6 due to intermitent engine light. Found out I need a completely new engine / rebuild. Cost is insane. I asked if they would be willing to take the car and lease me a new one. Ignoring the insanity of a car dying at 65k miles even after ... Read More
When Audi came out w/ the A6 in 2005, the MSRP was around 41k to start for a 3.2 Quattro. You could get a fully loaded one for just over 50k. Now the same 3.2 Quattro starts @ 45k. With premium, nav, tech, milano leather, it's over 55k. As a comparison, you can't buy a fully loaded 2008 MB E class V6 or BMW 5 series for 625/mo w/ $1000 out ... Read More
I'm returning a leased 2004 A4 1.8T 6M at the end of this month, and looking at replacements. I definitely need to buy used - no more monthly payments (kid entering college). Yesterday I looked at a 2002 A6 3.0 Tiptronic 5A with 71k miles on it from a local used car dealership (they specialize in Audi, BMW and Mercedes). I drove it for maybe 20 minutes - the car drove ... Read More
any suggestions...still a fairly expensive car for an 02, and have never owned an Audi before....any adivce??
I don't know where to post this, so, I'll post here and link from the Cadillac CTS and LPS forums. Here goes: My 2005 C6 A6 despite some, to me, very few minor issues -- always cheerfully repaired by Audi -- is as tight as the day I got it. My reading of the Previews of the CTS AWD, etc., etc., seems to indicate it will be brought out with about, ... Read More
I am looking at ('08) BMW 535xi, Audi A6, or possibly Lexus GS350, each has its own pros and cons. Reliability is a fairly big consideration for me, and I have heard negative things about Audi reliability? I current have a 2002 BMW 330xi, and basically wanting a bigger vehicle. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, so weather is an issue, however would consider an RWD with blizzaks (BMW 550 mb?). ... Read More
Interesting post, LexusG. I also own an older A6 (3.0, 2002), and just returned from testing the new one. Did not like it much. I felt that the new A6 was too noisy, and provided less visibility than my older Audi. I still loved the interior and technology in the Audi, but did not enjoy actually driving it as much as driving the old one. Unlike many people here, I like ... Read More
Are you looking for maximum or optimum? Are you looking at #1 as a "deal breaker" and #2 as less of a deal breaker? What does the ranking of "performance on slippery roads" have to do with the [broader] "safety" trait? I would assume if #1 was safety that your current #4 would have been your #2, that is. Again, "general performance," [I would argue] is a significant contributing factor to ... Read More
IMHO: I would gladly take an Infiniti M and, I assume, have no regrets. The Infiniti is luxurious and, despite a 5 speed tranny, performs pretty much in the same league as either the Audi or the BMW -- the suspension is sharp and is happy to "carve up the road." I would assume this [statement] would include an E class Mercedes, too. But my wheel time with any E class ... Read More
"facile comparisons of "the Germans" or "the Japanese" just don't hold any more. As you note, Audi is very well represented among the "highly recommended" (good drivers, reliable, good crash tests), and not a single MB is even "recommended." I resents the allegation and I resents the allegator -- seriously, though, I don't think that referencing places where CR or JDP suggest that readers should expect better reliability from Japanese cars ... Read More
About a month ago, I began researching and test-driving cars in the category being discussed on this forum. Decided to sign up and share my experience. So, here goes… Sidebar … CR and JD Powers didn’t seem like much help, since they show that (to take the recently release JD Powers Dependability study as an example) 2004 Lexus owners typically had one or two problems; 2004 Cadillac, BMW, Infiniti, Jaguar, and ... Read More
I have a 2002 A6 3.0 quattro. I noticed that every 2000 miles - exactly - it resets to zero. This seems very odd to me as to why it would not go to 9999 and then reset. Has anybody else experienced this - the dealer contacted Audi in Gernmany and they tell the dealer that this is normal. Thanks in advance for replies Confused!!!
Well a lot of folks feel like you do about the new generation BMWs, but there seem to be more than enough people out there that like them so BMW is convinced all their radical changes since 2002 were right on the money. Yes, I suppose Bangle and Co. might have reached the conclusion that sales prove design choices were correct. However, they ought to give some credit to consistency of ... Read More
Hello all.. I'll make this quick: I'm about to get into a mint 2002 A6 4.2 with low miles (40k). I test drove the thing, and I got that shimmy everyone had been griping about for years now (between 40-60mph). The dealer said "wheel balancing"... But after reading... I could not find a definitive "solution" to that problem. Before I really sign my life away and drive this potential headache into ... Read More
Mark ... I agree ... they were successful with me ... prior to the 2004 325i, I had a 1999 Passat. I think it was the first car I had with leather seats ... I easily slipped into "all BMWs are luxury cars" ... it took almost a year for me to let it into "my thick skull" (as my father would have said) that this was an updated version of ... Read More
You mentioned the 530i 6-speed sport and I assume you meant the 6 speed manual. However, I actually had the "good fortune?" to take a long test drive in a 2006 530xi (unfortunately it had the automatic) and then afterwards get into my own 2005 A6 (which does have the 18" wheels, but no sport suspension, but the 530xi sport doesn't either.) The driver's car between THESE particular two versions? They ... Read More
Thanks Car_man, I think they offered a respectable deal. They were offering the $1000 in loyalty cash and they were $1500 higher on my trade that any other dealer. They are making up for a 2002 CPO A6 that I bought that has been in the shop 13 times in 9 months. While the new A6 is an unbelieveable car, we have made the decision to NOT purchase another Audi (This ... Read More
Unless your husband is very familiar with german engineering, he may not want to tackle the brakes. The abs and traction control systems are linked to the brakes, so it not a real simple task. About tires, I switched my 2002 A6 tires from Michelins to BF Goodrich. The BF's had a better traction & wear ratings than the Michelins, according to one of the car magazines. I have been happy ... Read More
I can find little that supports any other conclusion than your "feel-good" scam comment with the "at this point" qualifier. I would be all in favor of this, or I think I would be, if there weren't alternatives that don't have battery weight and replacement costs to contend with. Maybe I should pull my head out of the sand though -- maybe this is where we were a few years ago ... Read More
No I mean did you just change the oil filter prior to this incident. If you did, and it wasn't an Audi filter, that could be your problem. Audis do NOT like other people's oil filters.
I have a 2002 A6. i got an oil signal and the car stalled immediately. I had it flatbedded to a good service person i am getting good oil pressure at the oil pump but none on the top end. He said he thinks I have major engine damage & suggested I have it taken to Audi dealer. It has 72K miles and has had good service. Any "silent reacalls" due ... Read More
You must have gobs of money. Such a car is likely to be OK. If something breaks it will be breathtakiningly expensive to repair. Would you consider driving the car without insurance and effectively self-insuring? I love Audis -- but: the cost of a repair will not be cheap. I understand you want to save money and at 50K, it would seem the car ought to qualify for a CPO'ing from ... Read More
Just thought I'd log in as one person who has had positive Audi experiences. I'm picking up a 2006 A6 3.2 on a 36mo lease tomorrow. I'm trading a Certified 2001 A6 2.7T 6 speed, which has every available option, and which I bought at 14k. It now has 63k. I worried about reliability at the outset, but I've never had any unscheduled interruption during it's service life. The dealer did ... Read More
Appropos of our recent discourse on the merits of oil change interval frequencies, I thought that the article below might prove illuminating as regards Audi and Volkswagen engines, and other makes as well. In light of the observations detailed in this article, the wisdom of 10,000 mile oil change intervals continues to evade me. This is particularly true as regards the majority of the so-called "synthetic oils" like Castrol, which in ... Read More
I have a new 2006 A6 with all the gadgets. I have also had a Palm Treo 650 for about a year (Cingular). It 'sort of' works with the A6. There has been tons of press about Audi and Treo being made for each other. I have put in all the Treo patches. What happens is that the first time I call out from the car (from directory) it gets confused. ... Read More
With my experience with Audi/VW, (rounding out 6 years) I have never heard of a transmission being repaired, only replaced. Other than the CVTs in 2002, Audis traditionally have rock solid trannys (which btw, was a software issue if i am not mistaken) Do not fret and enjoy your A6.
Brilliant Black + Ebony Interior (black). I was interested in the white, but it was take this (which is beautiful) or wait until January. The AOA rebates are the loyalty deals - I had a 2002 2.7T A6 that just came off of lease, they covered last 2 pmts, plus put in $1500 + low lease factor (.00170). The dealer then helped with part of the 3rd payment I still had ... Read More
I took deliver yesterday of my 2nd Audi now. (I had an 2002 A6 2.7T). My new car is 3.2, tech, s-line, premium, sunroof. So far working great. Hoping to not have Mark's trouble with starter buttons (so far OK at 120 miles!). Took the Audi 24 month lease with the AOA rebates, etc. :)
I am old enough to remember when "automatic transmissions" were in the LPS cars of the day and that the lesser cars had to do with "three on the tree." Perhaps you are right the engine is not the same as some of the electronics I mentioned that start at the top of the lines, but I think the spirit of what I am saying does track even with engines (but ... Read More
Discussion of anecdotal evidence is apropos. I've leased 3 Cadillac STSs in a row(1999, 2002, and now 2005). Cadillac doesn't have a stellar reliability reputation, but I've never had one in for anything other than routine maintenance and once when some idiot rear-ended me at a stoplight. I too leaned toward a 2005 M35x or A6 for my current car. My experience with Minneapolis Infiniti dealers was so terrible that I ... Read More
Mark - I haven't been on this board for a year or more, last I heard you had moved away from Audi! Though I am not surprised you stayed, once an Audi driver always. My 2002 A6 2.6T lease is up in Jan 2006, so the hunt is underway. Current preferences in decending order. Also, for all the non-Audi drivers reading this, my A6 was great, no real troubles (wiper blades, ... Read More
I'm new to this forum so I need your help....just found a 2002 A6 2.7t Quattro with 20K miles. It is Audi certified and the Carfax looks clean (meaning...not a lot of trips to the dealership). What are the some major things I need to consider before making this purchase? Need help fast because my wife just fell in love with one that is Ming Blue with tan leather.
my '01 A6 Avant (59k miles) is one of the best cars I've owned (30+ yrs. of driving). Very reliable, still drives like new. Yes, repairs can be costly but you have a well engineered car that will run 150-200k miles with routine care. Other cars at that point are not nearly as solid as the high mileage Audis I've seen over the years. Not cheap, but hardly bad cars. I'll ... Read More
Thanks for the information folks. I'll go with the 17-inch probably. Incidentally, I was not looking for a "sofa" type ride. We live in the middle of nowhere VA with lots of windy, 2-lane roads. Currently have an 2002 S430 and have to keep the adjustable air suspension in the middle position. Set for a soft ride it literally made me car sick. Can't wait to leave that 2-ton albatross to ... Read More
Well, my brother in law is in the market for a new car. He presently is leasing a 2002 GS 300. He likes it a lot. So, naturally, we drove the Lexus GS 300 today first. I have to admit, I was more impressed with the car than I thought I would be. The only thing that didn't do it for me was that tight opening in trunk...very narrow and would ... Read More
The 4.2 is a nice car, and I really like the agressive body work on the 4.2. But in reality, it's not that much faster than the 2.7T twin turbo. But the sweet sound of the 4.2 can't be beat. It's a smart idea to get a 4.2 with the 6/100 CPO from Audi. I'd never fly naked with that car and be out of warranty. Just remember that the gas ... Read More
CPO'd huh? The 4.2 is a very nice driving and riding and performing car. I have had three Audis with this engine. Sweetest sounds in the world come from an Audi V8. Even steven huh? You can't lose.
Brake rotors have been practically THE ONLY issue I have ever had with our 28 Audis since 1977. My 2000+2001 A6 4.2's combined had the rotors replaced 9 times (free). My 2003 allroad was turned in with 46,000 miles on it and original everything (insofar as the brakes were concerned.) My 2005 A6, at 2,000 miles has the best brakes of any Audi I have ever had and may have the ... Read More
I've read the great reviews of the A6. However, a family member has a 2002 A6. Beautiful car but in the shop way too often. His salesman (and I realize the source) is trying to convince him that Audi has addressed this issue and the new model should be much better. I am having a tough time accepting this. Does anyone have any info to support this. I don't have time ... Read More
My 2002 Audi A6 was pulsating and the steering wheel would shake when I had to slow down or stop. I brought it to the dealership and they said that the break pads in the front had about 5000 miles left on them but that the front rotors were blue from heat damage. I was informed that break pads were covered under warranty but that rotors were not and to replace ... Read More
Magoman, I personally haven't owned an A6 of this model year. Reliability was below average during that time, but I cannot give you more specifics as to the areas. Some specific Audi websites may have more details for you.
I hear all the "horror" stories about quality problems, and I think this is somewhat like the evening news. 1,000,000 planes landing safely is not news, but one crashing is. People are much more vocal when their cars are having problems, which is human nature. But for the record, my wife's 2002 A6 3.0 is going strong with 66,000 miles, with no signficant problems. The only issue is that the front ... Read More
I just got my old lease detailed today. It looks awesome. Black w/ Black. The only problem I don't know what to do about is the Engine Check Light is staying on. The car has 51,000 miles. Is this a thing that happens at a particular mileage or is there some way I can shut the light off before I turn it back in to Audi? Any help would be appreciated. ... Read More
I took delivery of my '05 A6 3.2 in April 2005. (The ‘05 replaced a 2002 A6 3.0 on a manufacturers buy-back. The 3.0 had too many problems to list-mostly engine, brakes, and electrical). One week after taking delivery on the ’05, I started receiving intermittent low battery indications on the MMI. This caused the MMI to shut down the third brake light and/or the alarm system intermittently. The dealership’s mechanic ... Read More
Patrick, I have a 2002 A6 with 40,000 miles. Aside from a few annoying recall issues, the car has been very good. Make sure that the transmission control module has been replaced. It changes the shift pattern, a great improvement from the original factory one. Also, the ignition coils should have been replaced. Both were recall items and covered. Other than that the only problem I have had was a few ... Read More
I am looking at a certified pre-owned 2002 Audi A6 3.0 quattro, 40,700miles, grey, bose system, for $24,924. I would appreciate any comments on whether this is a good buy. I have read about other bad experiences with this model year and would like to hear other comments. Am also considering a 2002 Volvo S60 for roughly the same price but 32000 miles. Thank you.
Thank you, Art. I will certainly look into this. I am kinda wary about this model as Consumer Reports rates the A6 as a risky buy if bought used.
I do not have any argument with your conclusions and historically I would have found your comments pertaining to Audi as "the value leader" to be dead on. Moreover, I often found that the Audi was the leader regardless of price. I have used this true example but it does serve to paint the picture, then and now: I purchased (leased) my second Audi A6 4.2 (a 2001) in December 2000. ... Read More
I have the opportunity to purchase a 2002 A6 4.2 fully loaded that just came off lease. It is certified and is beautiful. Cost is $31,900 and only has 27,000 miles. I know the previous owner and I basically paid for certification and of course the dealer had to make a few bucks. Any thoughts on the car, pricing, etc.? The price looks great relative to blue book and I don;t ... Read More
I am currently driving a 2002 3.0 CVT A6. I love the car and have had no problems but my lease is up end of June. I was negotiating a deal on a new A6. Can anyone tell me if this sounds good. Car has: Sirius Radio Installed Wireless Key Entry/Pushbutton Start Luxury Pkg Voice Command (which I don' t care for without NAV) Convenience Pkg Premium Package For a 36 ... Read More
Here's my story: Bought a maxed out 1999 black/black A6 Quattro w/38K miles in 2002. Paid 28K. Thought I was in heaven until...here's the list after 130K of ownership: 1. 39K miles - replaced driver door window motor $$350. 2. 42K miles - replaced temperature indicator...would zero out while driving $$ 130.00 3. 43K miles - Passenger window motor malfunctioning and still malfunctioning 4. 43K miles - PVC valves $$350 5. ... Read More
Hi Rich- I too was torn between the M35x and The Audi A6. Both are great cars and drive real nice, but I've heard about the problems that the Audi owners were having and that helped me make my decision to go for the M. I'm going to drive it again this week, but probably still wait a month or two before getting it. I have a 2002 Lexus GS300- love ... Read More
Yep I saw it, guilty as charged. Hopefully I have not ticked off Audi -- but, I calls 'em as I sees 'em. The new Automobile magazine has a wake up article about German quality and reliability. Mostly the article is a big indictment against Mercedes and VW, but my interpretation of the article is that, other than Porsche and possibly BMW, the Japanese cars -- in GERMANY -- are the ... Read More
Although it is self-serving, my answer to your imbedded assumption/question is: yes, I have always thought it was "smart money" spent on an Audi. My wife and I (as individuals and as "company cars" have had over two dozen Audis, one BMW, one VW Quantum (aka Passat), one VW Jetta and a Chryler Cordoba, Volare and Duster, in college a Pontiac GTO and a Plymouth Satellite (we're in our early 50's ... Read More
The S6, post 1995, has ONLY been offered in the US in Avant form. I suspect this is to make certain that no one confused the S6 with "R" versions. The car companies place a high ego premium on certain things: BMW = "M" for instance. I believe that Audi has three or four auto performance lines in mind. Note: the "S" as Avant only in the US was ... Read More
Comment 5074 has me very intrigued - I had thought that there were no S6's sold in the USA after the 1995 MY - I have seen some newer S6 2.3 turbo's imported from Canada, and once spotted a V8 S6 for sale on EBay, a German-market model. I haven't had an Audi for a long time, and not since I lived in the UK. I've been driving a 4wd ... Read More
I can't comment on the S4, but can on the S6. Almost at the moment my pen was poised over the lease agreement for my 2003 allroad, a "leftover" S6 (which was, in 2002, only in Avant form -- and I am not confusing S6 with the RS anything, FYI) was "offered" to me for a test drive. The S6 MSRP was considerably more than my all possible optioned allroad 2.7T ... Read More
Don't forget Audi's all inclusive maintenance program. The headlight went out on my 2002 A6 last week. The dealer said no appointment necessary to get it replaced. I stopped by at my convenience, they replaced the light, and I was on my way in 15 minutes. I had the same experience with replacement windshield wipers a few months ago. Try doing that at the Chrysler or Acura dealers. I have ... Read More
I've had the same brake problems on my 2002 A6 4.2. Can you give me a manufacturer of the aftermarket drilled rotors or maybe the name of the Audi dealership that installed them? I'd appreciate the info before I go crazy. I live 3 hours away from the closest dealership and have had the car in 7 times for this problem. Any help will be appreciated.
My lease on a 2002 A6 2.7T 6M is up in March and AOA is not selling a manual for 2005. My wife and I love the car - it's the best one we ever had. But we will not drive automatics, not even a Tip. So I am moving down to the 2006 A4 with 6M, and a 2006 BMW 330xi 6M for my wife. This way, we both get ... Read More
I assume that the training on the 6speed tip is the same as on the 5speed. If it is not, well as Emily Latella used to say "never mind." Turn the key to the on position -- do not start the car, however. Completely depress the accelerator pedal (you may feel a very slight resistance when you think the pedal is all the way down -- increase the pressure on ... Read More
I am not familiar with the 2005 recommendations. However, the information that I was given was applicable to the previous A6's, utilizing the 2.8 and 3.0 engines. We had a 1998, 2002 and 2004. The engineer's comments were related to those models. I signed off of the chat prior to Trahan mentioning octane grades. However, if I had a 2005, and was going to use regular fuel, I would use whatever ... Read More
I have 2002 A6 2.7 and the radio never worked properly. I get a tremendous amount of static and interference on AM. My lease is up in 3 months, so far 2 dealers have not been able to make the radio play properly. They think that I am crazy. Audi customer service ignores my e-mails. The radio in my FX-45 is awesome. Suggestions from anybody?
I currently have a 2002 MB E320 4matic, but want to get something that feels a little more contemporary and sporty. I consider AWD to be a must here in NH, so that narrows the field a bit. I first considered a new 2005 E320. It is a definite improvement over the 2002 in every way (except reliability, I guess), but when we got down to talking price, my dealer was ... Read More
. . .said customers are balking at the lease prices, "big time" -- pre-orders are being passed on, in fact. Only those paying cash are buying. People with 2001, 2002 A6 4.2's are coming in and finding new 3.2's are hundreds more on similar terms. My sales rep believes "this will change. . .sooner rather than later." Also they are discounting $1250 off MSRP on 4.2's and $1000 on 3.2s.
My trip computer always shows me getting 1.5 - 2.0 MPG more than actual. If it shows 20.2 I am really getting 18.5. Yesterday I filled up and the trip showed 21.2 and after calculating it was 19.7. I have a 2002 A6 2.7T with 6 speed since 9/1/2004 and have tracked the fuel since day one. This is something I have done on all my previous cars as well. I ... Read More
I own a 2002 530i and have pre-ordered a 2005 3.2. My only misgiving is the feel of the ride. I drove a 3.2 on a 3 mile run, and then went over the same run with my 530i on the way home. Every imperfection was felt in the A6, and swallowed up in my BMW. I can't buy the new design program in the new 5 series, and have had ... Read More
I purchased a 2002 A6 2.7T with the Sport Suspension as well as a CPO on 9/1/2004 and I am not experiencing any difficulties with the drivers seat. As of this point I have had no problems with the car and in comparison to my prior car, 1993 Taurus SHO, I have very few complaints. Surprisingly the Taurus was getting 22 MPG to around 19.5 - 20.0 in the A6 with ... Read More
Got the Premium Package, Cold Weather Package and the Premium Audio package. I didn't really want the premium audio, but I had to choose from what they had on the lot. Remember, to get that price, I wrote a pretty good sized check, although some of it is almost built into any lease-acquisition fee, first months rent and security deposit. The whole thing was advertised on Audi's web site as being ... Read More
On my 2002 A6 2.7T the computer says I get 18.5 mpg - I guess I am using those turbos a bit too much. Oh well -- such fun though.
What sort of option packages for $430? That seems like a great price. I was hoping to do similar for about $500 but with no money down and can do 10K/yr. I think the S-lines I was looking at were stickered above $48K so maybe more options? Also since my existing lease still has 14 payments many of the great deals from Audi don't seem to apply. But sill looking. Have ... Read More
As a soon to be ex-A6 2002 4.2 owner (replacing with '05 645 Ci in 3 weeks) I must say the reliability of my 4.2,other than warped rotors,has been exemplary. My only complaint is trying to sell outright (advertised in Auto Trader and Detroit FreePress/Car.com) I haven't had 1 call for an absolutely pristine A6 with 36k.Very disappointing to say the least.The biggest surprise has come at the gas pump where ... Read More
Hello Audi fans - I have a 2002 A6 2.7T that I love. I have been looking at the possibility of moving up to a newer one and somehow keep the payment the same (or less??). I was curious if anyone here has any sense of if this is totally hopeless or not. Here are the facts: 2002 A6 2.7T with Sport, cold-weather, Bose, Lux, Premium, Convenience, tiptronic - pretty much ... Read More
Run away from this scenario. The 2.7T is a great performing engine -- the 2001 may have some parts issues that, although probably able to be CPO'd to 100K or 2 years, still makes a newer car less money. The brake rotors on the 2001's are notorius for warping. The 2.7T engine will need a serpentine belt replacement by 60K miles (this is a four figure job). Around 60K miles, maintenance ... Read More
I had jerking problem on my 2002 A6 cvt but in drive not reverse. After a few visits to dealer, they ended up installing a new transmission (I only had 19,000 miles on it.) I have had the car not quite 2 years with 21,000 miles and I cant believe how many times I have had to bring it in for various service problems (new muffler, A/c problem, water accumulation on ... Read More
I really like the RL but the closet dealer for Acura's is horrible and the next closet is wayy too far. The GS seems very nice but it will be out 5-6 months too late... I also have a 2002 Audi A6 2.7T and love it, but my lease is up in Sept. My dealer will have a 2005 A6 on the floor to go in and stuff on Monday. I'll ... Read More