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2003 Audi A6 Sedan

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May be a Mistake
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By ReZe
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2003 Audi A6 Sedan 2.7T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I just bought an Audi A6 2.7T 2003, and I think I made a mistake. After only having the vehicle for 2wks I need a torque converter, mass air flow, battery, and the tiptronic is failing; $3,275.00 to fix! and they say there may be more to do once the mechanics are in there. Kinda pricey to maintain but going to make it mine and fix it up like it's a classic!


Best Features

Ice Blue Headlights, rear reading lamps


Worst Features

Electrical, Electrical!


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fun
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By patapotamus
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2003 Audi A6 Sedan 3.0 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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fun to drive, especially in sport mode, had water leakage problem (battery holder overflow into passenger footwell ruining a $1700 transmission control cpu, catalytic converter failure, CV boots needed replacing, easily breakable cupholders; quattro goes through tires, not as reliable as a japanese sedan but way more fun to drive


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Well worth the cons.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By speedracr226
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2003 Audi A6 Sedan 2.7T quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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I recently purchased a 2003 Audi A6 with the 2.7t. I absolutely love the car and recommended buying one if you are in the market. The big con that everyone looks at is reliability and cost of fixing. These are all legitimate concerns and if you cannot afford a brand of this caliber do not force it upon yourself. If you can, go for it. It is smooth (engine and ride), fun to drive, and can easily be made into a sport sedan with a few simple tuning steps. The room inside is fantastic and the way everything is put together simply makes you realize you are driving something that was truly engineered, not just threw together. Overall I am 100% satisfied with the purchase of this car.


Best Features

Smoothness of Engine. You really have to look at the speedometer to see how fast and to what extent you are accelerating to. Overall room is also good; a passenger can be sitting in the front comfortably and the passenger sitting behind will have no problem with leg room.


Worst Features

Make more manuals available. In dash, mapped out GPS system. Can't really think of anything else.


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Nice to drive when you can
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bummed
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2003 Audi A6 Sedan 3.0 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Love this luxury car! Then I find out that there are all sorts of water problems associated with these and most other VWs and Audis. Of course this happens after warranty, not that the warranty would cover it any way. What a horrible issue! Thousands of dollars in repairs when all I needed when purchased was to be told about "cleaning drains?" Have now read hundreds of people having same issues. Why won't they admit that German Engineering can have defects, too? I guess that's why the rich get richer. Audi fans (which I was one of) claims they're not even broken in until 100,000 miles! You can't get there! I'm at 76,000 miles and the car is ruined. Don't let your Audi get rained on.


Best Features

Bose system, hugs those curves


Worst Features

Admit to and fix these water drainage problems. It just simply is not fair to buy such an expensive car to have it ruined because of rain! Disgrace!


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Worst Car I've EVER Owned
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Dissatisfied
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2003 Audi A6 Sedan 3.0 quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased my 03 A6 3.0 certified pre-owned with just over 36k miles. It has been without question the worst car I've ever owned. 3x stranded roadside and counting. Numerous major repair items not covered by warranty. V-belt failed 15,000 miles before scheduled to be replaced, caused auto tensioner to seize and break ($2,500) not covered by warranty. Motor mounts failed ($600) not covered. Carbon deposits in throttle body cause SEVERE vibration. (proposed repair well over 2) Fake wood dashboard pieces have popped off and will not stay on. I follow maintenance schedule to a T including $80 full synthetic oil changes, engine idles like an old pickup 2,500 miles into a 10k mile oil change.


Best Features

Forced to pick something I will admit it has a good stereo. The ride in the first 15,000 miles of purchasing new tires is also nice. After 15k on tires you might as well be driving an old Gremlin or a pick-up truck.


Worst Features

1) Honor your warranty, don't sell people a cpo warranty and hide behind the fine print when something happens. 2) Live up to your reputation as building cars on par with Mercedes. I've owned a Mercedes E class, my A6 isn't anywhere close. Its closer to a old Chevy than a Mercedes Benz.


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