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Audi claims another victim. 2003 A6 Single owner, under 100k miles. We absolutely loved our Audi and had it DEALER_ONLY serviced, even the oil changes. Took it to Autopark Audi, Cary, NC for occasional issue with reverse gear. Transmission repair work was estimated at $1,100 on phone but dealer ended up replacing the entire transmission. Even billed us for replacing both catalytic converters, hook, line and sinker under the same pretext ... Read More
willie94 My right catalytic converter now failed in my audi A6 2003 AVK 3.0 After I had 6 ignition coil replaced Thur recall due to 1 ignition coil went bad. Also cam position sensor went out well as my mass air flow exchange the change over barrel broken between Actuator mechanism and timing belt change. In all 3,155.07. I had letter from Audi Oct 09 said not to bring the car ... Read More
i own an a6 3.0 liter. while this hasn't been the worst experience of my life (very close), it certainly hasn't been the best. just yesterday, the transmission went out. the quotes i'm gathering are between 2k and 5k to replace it. my question: is this even worth fixing? especially after reading many audi forums and articles, i don't feel confident this will be the last of the problems my audi ... Read More
I have a 2000 2.7 L Audi A6 and the lcd screen which displays different information about the car claims that I am getting 27 mpg on hwy and 14 -15 city. Unless you are always flooring the car I don't see why your mpg should be so low. You can also put in an octane booster and see if that changes anything. then again I don't know how accurate the ... Read More
I have 2003 Audi A6 3.0 CVT transmission. It is a joke. It stopped on the highway in 20* F weather 60,000 miles. Transmission broken. Had to call Audi many many times. Finally ended up paying $4100 instead of original $6500. Now the manual part wont work. Am so fed up. Would have never bought an Audi if I knew this, wil never buy one again. Have complained to BBB and ... Read More
I loved my 2003 Audi A6 - except for the cost of repair. $235.00 for a tire? $700.00 for the driver's side sun visor? I sold it after 4 years. You asked what to look for: A Ford or Chevy.
Morning Qfixer: Sorry, I don't know where the Heater control values are, hopefully within reach. Also check the Fuse listing in your manual if you have one, see if those heater controls are fused, that would be a really easy fix. Your heater controls are those on my 2005 model, it could be that they are the same and have not changed since 2003, but don't know. JKAUDIA6
Thanks JKAudiA6. I am fairly sure that the coolant system has no leak but I will follow your directions and check it to make sure. The engine temperature gauge in the dash reaches operating temperature and stay in the normal range in the middle section which it has always done. This A6 has dual digital heater controls for driver and passenger. These are operated by + or - and you can ... Read More
Greetings gfixer: Heating problems, I had the same thing happen to me on my previous ride a BMW 520i 1990 with 200,000 + Kilometers. I'm going to assume all of your heating vents are functional and you don't have any moisture under the dash on the floor area from a leaking Heater radiator or control value if it's under the dash. a.The first thing to check is the water/coolant level in ... Read More
My 2003 Audi A6 blows cold air even when the engine is hot. The only way that I can get any warm air in the cabin is to set both thermostats to Hi, have the defrost on front window and have the heater in econ mode. Even then it only blows moderately warm air and not enough to heat the cabin. Any ideas on what is causing this?
Currently driving 2003 A6 2.7T with 92000 miles. I bought off the lease and purchased an "Audi" warrenty good til 100K or 1/2010. Basically has been a great car. Previously had $1400 or warrenty work to replace some airconditioning fans but nothing else since coming off the lease at 50K. All scheduled maintenance has been done at dealer. I took in today for 90K maintenance. Cost is $380 plus rear brake ... Read More
I just called audi to change the transmission fluid on my 2000 A6 2.7T it will cost me $360. but, I guess it is better then replacing the transmission.
Audi and every other manufacturer are just plain wrong about "lifetime" fluids. All fluids break down eventually. Transmission fluid is transmission fluid, have it changed every 40 to 50,000 miles on the Audi. I now drive a Mazda Cx-7, and have the tranny fluid changed every 20,000 or so. Cheap insurance.
Dude I will deffently get that in writing. You dont want to go to the Audi dealership and find out that you need to make a $3000 repair.
That may be so in the 2.7 T, but with the 3.0 a different transmission is used. This is information direct from Audi Corp. I will soon find out what happens around the 70k mile mark as my '04 A6 3.0 Quattro has close to 68k miles on it currently. Now...I know from what I was told by Audi Corp., if the tranny goes bad due to fluid breakdown...they will be ... Read More
WRONG.......not changing the audi transmission fluid will result in the "tiptronic" transmission going bad at 70,000 miles+. The fluid breaks down eventually.
Owned the same car for 6 and a half years. Great driving and fantastic interior. Poor electrical and mechanical quality. Two sets of front rotors/pads, turbo went out at 98000 miles, even with mobilone oil changes every 5,000 from new. The car would have bankrupted me w/o the extended warranty plan. Stay away from Audi turbos at all costs! Have plenty of info for anyone considering or driving the 2.7T.
I have a 2003 Black Audi A6 Quattro that I bought at the end of March 2009. I would sell it to you if you are looking to buy one. It has over 80 thousand miles but the car runs beautifully EXCEPT for the suspension is bad. The front right strut is shot and it ihas worn out the pump therefore it needs to be fixed. I am selling the car ... Read More
Akapalc...I purchased an '04 A6 Quattro with 63k miles on it and paid $13,100 back in March. The car was in immaculate shape. Only issue was the rear brake pads needed to be replaced and the rear speakers aren't working. The dealer put on new pads at a deep discount and I'm not worried about the speakers as I'll be putting in an aftermarket sound system myself. The only other issue ... Read More
Wish I had known about these sites before buying an Audi. They are terribly designed with flaws that they won't admit to. You can't leave them in rain!! There are drains that get clogged (no one tells you about) until thousands of dollars have been spent. I rue the day I thought I could finally enjoy a "luxury" car. Down with Audi. In debt for quite sometime. Who would ever have ... Read More
I'm a late bloomer! It's June 09 and guess what the 2003 A6 Quattro is no better. Can't leave it in the rain!!!! Apparantly there are drains no one tells you about and they get clogged. I have found thousands of complaints about this online and surprise - Audi doesn't care! It was a sweet ride - when it's actually driveable. In shop now for thousands of dollars. Can't wait to ... Read More
Hello, we also have a6 2003. and also had trouble but Audi have been great they replaced it once but I am now having trouble on hills got to use the hand brake like an old vw. any tips thanks donmargo
Due to a looonnnggg lead time, I was forced to keep my A6 for, hmm 41 months, 5 months beyond the contract term. By the time I turned it in it had gone faithfully for about 60,000 miles. Three sets of tires and the only real issue with it was the first few months where every month I had to have the pushbutton start replaced. Actually when I drove in to ... Read More
I recently bought a 2003 Audi A6 2.7T with 54,000 miles. About a week later the coolant light came on (so I filled it). Less than a week after that the light came on again so I checked it. It was empty just from driving to and from work in the city for a week. I filled it again and later that day the check engine light came on followed by ... Read More
Well if an Audi specialist found those trouble codes, what's the issue with proceeding to correct the problem? Do you not trust the diagnosis?
I just brought my "dream" car a month ago with 81,000 miles. About two weeks it suddenly shut down while I was in a parking deck, thank God. The MIL and ESP lights came on and the car sputtered/died/revved up on its own while in traffic for the next 30 minutes. Suddenly the lights went off and the car functioned beautifully. Two weeks later, the same problem. My local Audi dealer ... 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
I currently own a 2003 Audi A6 "CVT", which I love but I've been having some intermittent issues with what I can only describe as transmission issues. It happens here and there but when accelerating, mostly from a stop my car will periodically, jerk as if it's slipping a gear or something ??? The dealer has already told me, while they cannot figure out the problem, that on average they replace ... Read More
bought used with 44500 miles on it and now brake light on is it front or rear brakes.And is this normal wear for brakes now at 63000 miles.Car seems to be burning oil because no leaks to be found also when do you change timiming belt?
Hi, I've owned from new a 2000 A6 2.7T, 2003 A6 2.7T and currently a 2007 A6 3.2. They have proven to be reliable, fun to drive and IMHO good looking. They have spacious interiors as well as being the benchmark for interior layout and quality for the industry. The trunks are large (15.4 cu. ft.) and the rear seats fold down as well for added capacity. The Quattro all wheel ... Read More
Bought used with 48000 miles on it in jan.07,now with 62000 miles on it and just having the 60000 mile service done the check engine light is on.What could it be,also noticed oil is low is this normal,plus noticed puddle under car under front bumper think its the headlight washer leaking.Love the car and want to keep it,but,is this the start of audi hell for me.Found a good repair shop with ... Read More
My 2003 A6 was feeling soft around corners and over bumps so I had my dealer look into it during a recent oil change. He said that 1 of the 3 motor mounts was 'blown' and needed to be replaced. My A6 has only 40K miles on it and is in tip top shape otherwise. Is this a common problem on a car only 4 years old with 40K miles? I ... Read More
I have a 2003 A6 with about 63,000 miles. Recently the dashboard brake pad warning light came on intermittently. I had to look it up to decipher the picture. I called the dealership and asked about the standard cost of a brake job and I was quoted a general estimate of just under $800 depending upon the amount of rotor work and other damage. When I balked at the cost my ... Read More
You made a comment at the end of your note about a power boost to the Audi V6. Do you know that for a fact? That would be welcome news. I own a 2003 A6 3.0 . I love the car - It's been reliable (in more than 70000 mi) and very comfortable. I'm thinking of getting a new car and recently tested the new A6. I did not like the ... Read More
Since when does the Audi play DVD-audio discs? The air suspension, as far as I know, still uses springs, but there are four air bladders that can compress and decompress the springs (ride height lowers during compression and vice versa.) I was loaned two Q7s (for several days each time.) One had the air suspension. One did not. I also had an allroad for 3 years. I traded a 2001 A6 ... Read More
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
All of the Audis my wife and I have had since that first 1978 Audi 5000 in 1977 have been purchased from the same dealer. Most of them, by far, from the same salesman (who is not in management at the dealership.) The dealership, owned by ONE GUY, was sold to a billion dollar company several years ago. The dealership built a new 7 million dollar dealership. They sell about 600 ... Read More
You are correcto-mundo! The A6 has Servotronic, the slower you go the greater the boost. Servotronic II by ZF apparently (since I have not driven a car with this) changes both the force required based on road speed and the reaction to steering wheel motions (also releated to road speed.) Audi, BMW, Cadillac, LandRover, Volvo all use Servotronic, some applications (in some models) use Servotronic II. I think I would like ... Read More
WOW. I had the following (not a complete list): 1995 S6 1997 A8 1999 A6 2.8 2000 A6 4.2 comfort 2001 A6 4.2 sport 2003 allroad 2.7T 2005 A6 3.2 with 18" wheels and 245 x 40 x 18" tires At the same time, my wife had multiple A4's, three TT's and one BMW X3 3.0. The A6 is the quietest of the bunch (including the A8), it also is both ... Read More
My situation almost exactly when I plunked down a deposit to order an M35X. Lower lease payments, MORE technology (don't know about "better," though) and "close enough" to German feel for jazz (at $200 per month less, hell yes!) Then Audi, for an almost $3K more expensive model came in UNDER the Infiniti price on the lease -- and "all I had to do" was threaten to buy the Infiniti, which ... Read More
I read the line "single mode 'old lady' Servotronic steering kills the entire otherwise great car" with keen interest. You see, in 2005, after months of test driving cars from Europe, Japan and the US, we came to find that both BMW and Audi had some vehicles we could really enjoy. The BMW sub-venting machine was offering a $47K vehicle for $581 per month for 36 months 45K miles with no ... 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
Well I've had 2 A6 2.7T's. A 2000 and a 2003 with very minimal repair issues. I had 5 series BMW's for 14 years and a Q45 until the Audi's. The twin turbo's give you 0-60 in 6.6 and good passing power. They also develop max. torque from 1800rpm to 3800rpm. The quattro makes the car feel very firmly planted and I drive it hard. It is fabulous in rain or ... Read More
I work with people who have Acura's, BMW's and several other brands. I would say that BMW's are breathtakingly expensive to repair out of warranty. Some friends have a Lexus -- it is "largely" bullet proof. However, the owner tells me little wear and tear items are also breathtakingly expensive and keep going out. The phrase "overall the Lexus is very reliable, but it tends to nickel and dime you" leaps ... Read More
I had a 2003 allroad 2.7T w/6sd manual. The engine, dare I say it?, like all Audi engines was flawless in every way. We also had over the past few years three Audi TT's also turbos. The 225HP version, our last 2, were wonderful and also (from an engine standpoint) were flawless. I have been to several Audi gtg's in Europe with American Audi owners and many of them had A4's ... Read More
This Audi, I'd bet can be had as a major bargain. The engine in it sounds sweet -- especially when you go deep on the accelerator. The reliability by the time the 2004's had come about (in the C5's history) should not be an issue. With 30K miles on it, it has 20K of the Audi advantage left, is eligble for the 100K Certified Pre-owned designation and there are also Audi ... Read More
Selling England by the Pound -- Genesis. You win the cupie doll, Pat! Here in Cincinnati, the new generation of BMW's with that spanky new "35" twin turbo engine are rolling out -- at this point, the 335 sedan and coupes are RWD, but already the 328 is offered with AWD and next year the X drive option will be added for about $1900. It promises to be a brisk seller. ... Read More
I know what you mean, I just made the leap to HD DVD and HD Tivo with DirecTV and the three LNB and the receiver with dual HD tuners. My first HD DVD just came today, "Serenity." Shhh, don't tell anyone, I could actually possibly, maybe, perhaps, actually see keeping this A6 beyond the lease. Audi's C5 came to the US in 1998 and remained pretty much the same through the ... Read More
My lease is about up on my 2003 4.2 A6 and i am looking for a 2007 4.2 A6. What are the residuals and MF for Sept.? any other incentives like the dealer cash for non-AFS leases, etc. I am coming off an AFS lease. Any credit for returning Audi/AFS customers? Thanks much for your help.
I decided to try to take advantage of August deals and went about looking for a new car to replace my 2003 Honda Accord V-6. I was attracted initially to the BMW 5 series in the form of a 530i. The car looks good, gets out of its own way, rides well in the standard version, and you can get most of the bells and whistles. The problems were (1) that ... Read More
Thats bull, I have had a 2003 A6 for 2 years now and I have only taken it in for oil changes. I am so impressed with Audi, that i'll probably get the A8 next. Besides the price difference and the reliability so far,I also think the styling is better than that of Mercedes and BMW. Though I will admit that BMW does have better handling than Audi. To me Mercedes ... Read More
Greetings Al. I am sorry to say that it is usually fairly expensive to get out of leases early, especially a whole year before their scheduled end dates. In order to do so you would either have to pay all of your car's remaining payments or have trade it in to the dealer. Even if you are able to trade it in, there is a good chance that it is going ... Read More
After sitting idle for 4 to 5 hours my 2003 Audi A6 2.7L Turbo (which I just bought in May) has to warm up for about 2 minutes. If you drive while "cold" car barely moves past 10-15 mph. Audi tells me this is normal but I'm wondering if others exeperience this. Also I get 12-15 MPG around town and 22-23 on Highway. Local driving seems very low. Others experience same? ... Read More
My lease of a 2003 Audi A6 2.7T quattro will be up 9/1. I can buy it for around $22K. Is this price negotiable? The car will have right at 50K miles. Also, if I choose to buy it, what should I expect to pay for the Audi extended warranty to 100K?
I agree with you. For example, I receive all these various surveys (with a $1.00 bill stuck in them to intice me to fill them out) and I fill them reporting my experience. Then the surveys come out and they completely devalue what I have written or stated. I am on my 9th Audi in terms of of ownership and heading to add my 10th with the new S6, and either ... Read More
Anyway, I'm just trying to figure out the root cause for Audi's relatively poor sales compared to the rest of the LPS group. I think there is a lot more to it than a lack of dealerships An interesting comparison is Audi and Infiniti. Neither has a huge amount of dealers, neither has much if any "badge effect" compared to the tier 1 players, and neither has been seriously competitive in ... Read More
You and I are of the adequate is ample crowd, perhaps for the same perhaps for dissimilar reasons -- and I have scoured the web for automotive journalists and there are at least 10 quotes (pertaining to the 3.2) that praise both the refinement AND power of the A6 with the 3.2. Although the range of accelerative times for the 6 cylinder LPS crowd is up to 1 second, mostly the ... Read More
All, Here is the deal I received on my recent A6. Just turned in my 2003 A6 and the new model makes a good thing even better :) ! A6 - CVT- Premium and Sunroof Purchased in Dallas, TX 36 Month Lease 53% Residual .00056 MF Purchase Price 43,182 Tax - 540 (Texas typically hits you with the full 6.25%-would have been $2,700, but ask for the tax credit to reduce ... Read More
My #1 and #2 choices were Audi A6 3.2 with all the boxes checked (practically) or the Infiniti M35X with Journey, Technology and rear deck aero. I wanted the Amaretto or Bourbon leather. The differences in the cars were subtle, but I liked the Audi for several reasons that primarily have to do with the feeling behind the wheel and a long history with Audi. The price difference on a lease, ... Read More
As far as I know at this point, there are two LPS cars that use the term Technology Package: Audi and Infiniti. Several of the LPS cars discussed here also have "voice" controlled functions. What technology package or Technology Package car are you wanting information on? Since we are where we are, I will assume the Audi A6. Audi's voice control is very good in terms of its ability to accurately ... Read More
Or, why not put the excellent bi-turbo kit on the current Audi 3.2 engine? Audi is leaning towards putting turbochargers in RS-cars only. They are a wonderful technology that Audi pioneered in the petrol luxury industry with the A6 2.7T and S4, and now they will be even more wonderful in the 550hp RS6! Just wait for the R8... it's going to blow the entire perception of Audi away, all the ... Read More
I have had only minor [Audi, BMW, VW] problems since my first Audi in 1977. I gather some folks are not satisfied with the level of reliability that have been associated with Audis, BMW's and Mercedes over some not too distant past time frame. I had two Audi A6 4.2's that had between them 9 sets of brake rotors. The MY's were 2000 and 2001. I had an On*star problem with ... Read More
Take my money, please. When I was in graduate school back in 1976, I took a marketing course or two and a management course. My wife while also in graduate school took a course or two in finance and other general biz type courses. I kept my textbooks -- and yes they are old and mouldy to be sure -- for in these books lies what one would assume to be ... Read More
Have a 2003 Audi A6 2.7. Had many minor problems when first purchased, but nothing much lately. 56k miles. Last time in dealer, he indicated that it wouldn't be too long before I started having big repair bills. Anyone have any advice on whether this is true, or is he trying to get me to trade?
The “volumes spoken” are probably more from a certain perspective than from anything else. The 321 vs. 69 posters in “Problems & Solutions” (P&S) may be due to the number of cars sold in a given period, or time available in the market. Acura’s LPS (example, “in the spirit” of numbers) may have sold 18,000 cars in 2005, Mercedes LPS perhaps sold 50,000, BMW’s even more. I would not be shocked ... Read More
In my case my Audi required NO security deposit (the loyalty factor.) I did have to pay a plate transfer fee from my 2003 allroad to my 2005 A6. I did have to pay my first month's payment up front (this varies based on the loyalty bonus Audi and BMW (for example) offer from time to time.) My monthly payment is literally $641/36 months @ 15K miles per year. Had I ... Read More
I drive the same car (2000 A6)with almost 90,000 miles, and yes, they are expensive to repair, but then, aren't they all? If the maintenance has been kept up, you should be able to get to 175,000 without a lot of extra work. For example, on my Audi, at the 100,000 mark, I'll need the waterpump/timing belt, tires, and atleast front brake pads.Should be able to get to 125,000 before more ... Read More
is a 2000 Audi A6 with 151500 miles on it a good first car? did you add an extra 0 by accident 151,500 seems high Is it an expensive car to repair? yes, even if you do it yourself is there alot of life left in it after 100k miles? probably, but is there much after 151,500...who knows You didn’t mention the selling price. If you’re getting it for a tremendous ... Read More
is a 2000 Audi A6 with 151500 miles on it a good first car? Is it an expensive car to repair? is there alot of life left in it after 100k miles? thank you, Jeremy
My turn signals just stopped working....Emergency flasher and all bulbs are fine. Sometimes it clicks once and then goes no further. Fuse for turn signal relay also OK. Any suggestions or thoughts...needless to say, it's Saturday and no one is ever in Audi Service on Saturday. Thanks.........
At the time I got my A6, I was driving a 2003 allroad with the 6spd. I shopped for a "like sized" car that had AWD -- at the time, the new BMW 5's w/6spd were not on the market. AWD was a deal breaker. I am very pleased that BMW has continued to offer the 6spd in the 5 series. I am, however out of the market for at least ... Read More
Wow, I never would have seen that one coming! The E350 did what that the 530xi didn't? When we were testing the many and various cars we were looking at to replace our 2003 Audis, we always walked away from the Mercedes saying "that was a really really nice car -- but pretty low on the driving dynamics scale." We never walked away from the BMW feeling that way. Walking away ... Read More
Not sure about the vibration as it may be the tires, but all the other should absolutely be covered. Take it in and have the service advisor look at it.
Hi all, Bought a used 2003 A6 2.7T from a dealer about 3 weeks ago, the car is great, but I am experiencing a few problems, any help advice would be appreciated. 1. There is a vibration between 45mph and above, seems like wheel balancing, could it be something else? 2. the horn does not work, however the panic mode does sound off, and do does the wimpy one in the ... Read More
I believe both 5th and 6th gear are overdriven on the 6spd tip. To peat and repeat: this transmission coupled with the 3.2L V6 in this Audi is the best automatic transmission I personally have ever experienced. It NOW has virtually no lag -- especially since I drive it in "S" mode. The issue and some folks LIKE this, is that the transmission retains second gear when slowing down but NOT ... Read More
Neither. My car does NOT have paddle shifters. I leave the car mostly in "S" mode to avoid these "smarter than you are" auto transmission tendencies to "delay downshifts" and therefore "lag" because they are often 100's of RPM's below their engine's torque sweet spot. I have attempted to use tip mode -- I find it completely unsatisfying, a poor substitute for the real thing. I think "S" mode typically does ... Read More
When shopping for a new car to replace my 2003 Audi allroad, I got down to the short list of the Audi A6 3.2 (loaded) vs an Infiniti M35x with Journey, Technology, & rear spoiler. The Audi was my first choice if all things (including price per month on a short term lease) were equal. I had been biased for Audis in particular and German cars in general for over twenty ... Read More
I noted ONE minor, but annoying, MMI issue about 6 weeks ago -- the surround sound preference doesn't stick. Further there is nothing that I can yet figure out that causes the surround pref to revert to "normal" -- sometimes it is weeks, sometimes hours between reverting from surround rear to normal, it never goes the other way, however. My dealer certified MMI guy tells me there is a PTF that ... Read More
I'm a three car audi owner. The last two were back to back 39 month leases on the a6. both cars were essentially the new model design, though I'm sure improvements continue to be made ('97 a6 3.0 and an '02 a6 2.7T). Both cars were great to drive and great to look at. Unfortunately, both leases ended in some pretty heavy repair work. 4K engine rebuild do to a faulty ... Read More
I recently bought an used 2003 Audi A6 2.7T Quattro with Navigation. But my CD #8 (Mid Atlantic region) is not working. Can somebody help.
I am approaching 9,000 miles on my 2005 A6 3.2 (standard suspension, 18" 245 x 40 high-performance A/S Continental ProContac.) Service intervals on this model are 5,000 for the first oil change, then 10,000 thereafter. When I had my car in for the 5,000 mile service, the mileage indicator "to next service" was apparently NOT reset. I called the dealer and the service manger told me it was a 5 minute ... Read More
Speaking of Audis and BMWs here only: I would argue that for a lot of folks their opinion of the interior can be hugely influenced by the color scheme (what Audi used to call atmospheres). My 2003 allroad had the beige brown cricket leather with a beige dash. My 2005 A6 has amaretto leather and the dash is black. I look at this combination as being warm and inviting, comfortable like ... Read More
Purely a prestige thing I guess. It's a good thing for MB that most of its customer base probably doesn't read the magazine comparos. I haven't read a MB sedan rave in quite a long time. Does anybody recall a MB sedan coming in at least second in any comparo over the last 5 years? Yet I wouldn't hesitate for even one second if someone offered me a test drive in ... Read More
-Will I feel a lot more bumps in the road? No, based on my experience in Plus One sizing on my 2003 allroad (from 17 to 18's) I have ONLY had my C6 A6 with the 18" wheels and tires since day one, so this response is merely an extrapolation. -Will the steering be less nimble, or require more exertion to turn the wheel. (Very easy now) No, the steering will ... Read More
I have come to the conclusion that my luxury/entry luxury sedan must have AWD. Thus, what are your under $33K recommendations, taking into account: luxury, executive presence, value, reliability, style, driving impression, rear seat room, cargo space and residual: 2005 Infiniti G35x 2003 Audi A6 quattro 2003 Mercedes C320 4matic 2003 BMW 330x 2004 Infiniti FX35 Thanks for the responses!
Perhaps a 2003 Audi A6 quattro is the answer. It offers executive presence, style, cargo space and awd. The concerns there are cost, reliability and residual.
I need a luxury/entry-luxury vehicle for city driving, that is also capable of handling the mountains, all for under $33K. My work requires shuttling executives (luxury/class). My personal life includes being both a single guy in Los Angeles (style) AND spending significant time in the mountains (awd or stability control). Also, the vehicle should make me look older/more executive than my age (early 30’s), without looking pretentious. I will probably finance ... Read More
I'm turning in my 2003 A6 and will be about 12K over in miles. I'm considering leasing another Audi. Any suggestions on how to eliminate/mitigate the additional fee without just having the dealer tack on the fee to the new lease so that all I end up doing is financing this fee. Thanks.
My 2005 A6 3.2 has now passed 6,000 miles. It is getting better all the time in every way I can imagine to share with you. It has two "issues": #1 I make a lease payment and I get a new Advanced Key "start engine" switch (I am on switch #4). The dealer's A6 "expert" (service, not sales expert) says he believes a "fix" is in the works (a new switch ... Read More
Here is a suggestion: Falken Azenis ST115 245 x 40 x 18" -- a true UHP tire, summer only -- probably OK year round for you. I have had this tire/model three times, once @ 17" and twice @ 18". These are quieter than the AVS db tires -- plus they are truly sticky. Avg price point @ $165/tire. Wear rating 360. They will go to 20,000 miles and perform virtually ... Read More
Although I generally think I am aware of "many" things Audi, I will confess up-front to some ignorance about the new A6 "adaptive" suspension. My understanding and belief about the A6's (and even the A8's and Phaeton's) "adaptive" suspension is that it technically does NOT adapt without some input from the driver. In the case of my most recent, former Audi, a 2003 allroad, it came with what I assume is ... Read More
This message is to warn any prospective Audi purchasers/leasers about my horrible Audi experience. I have never had so many different and major problems with one car, as I have with my 2003 A6 2.7T. I have been back to the service department over 15 times for 12 different problems. The horror story started at 1200 miles! I only have 20,000 miles on the car now. Although the following parts have ... Read More
The lone 2004 or newer, I'm not sure, Passat, in my parking lot does indeed look like an Audi cousin. The door pulls (interior) were dead on identical to the door pulls on my 2003 allroad, other bits and pieces (look at the engine -- an "Audi" 2.8) are also from the VW/Audi group (if they're not they missed an opportunity for volume discounts on some of the switchgear.) Does this ... Read More
My 2003 Audi A6 with 41K miles and no maintenance problems to date suddenly and without warning shut down while I was driving. Fortunately I was in jammed traffic at a light so no one hit me. The initial computer testing showed nothing and my car is now at the dealer for diagnosis and repair. This incident was so strange and potentially dangerous that I am concerned. Has anyone experienced a ... Read More
Ask the dealer about the differences -- Audi brake jobs, speaking from experience can be more than $800 if four rotors are needed. I know I had nine brake jobs in total on my two A6's (2000 A6 4.2 and 2001 A6 4.2 sport.) My 2003 quattro did not need brakes at 46,000 miles -- the brakes on that car were never bad, they were just never up to the level ... Read More
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
For several years now, Audi's interiors have been lauded as "the ones to beat." Some of the folks posting here on the LPS board will not quarrel with your (or my) assessment of the Audi's fit, finish and style. Most of the issues folks here (and elsewhere) have about Audis have to do with the "R" word -- reliability. Although I would consider my Audis over the years to successively improve ... Read More
The Audi A6 was my first choice. I labored long to place the Infiniti M35X on order. I believe to this day that decisions were made to bring the Audi A6 to market and price it "as if" it had been a member in good standing of the Premium Luxury Performance Sedan club (Note: the fact that I, Roseanne Roseanna Danna, believed that the Audi line HAD been in the club ... Read More
I am having so many problems with my 2003 A6 2.7T, I could never recommend an Audi of any year to anyone, not even to an enemy. The car has had problems since 1200 miles and as of today (the dealer still has the car), it only has 20,000 miles on it. The car has been to the service department for 15 different problems, some of them major. The valve cover ... Read More
The A4 2.0T and 3.2 can be had with manual transmission -- but ONLY if they are called MY 2006. The A4 3.2 w/6spd manual and S-Line would be every bit the S4 (B5 vintage) -- and it would be less money than the S4. Of course, the main plus of the S-Line offering is the wheels -- for less, you could probably just order a new A4 3.2 6spd manual ... Read More