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2004 Audi A6

   
 
Audi A6 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission CVT Automatic
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2004 Audi A6

  • Solid performance and an elegant cabin design make the A6 a worthy competitor in the luxury sedan class, but BMW's 5 Series is more athletic and Mercedes carries more brand cachet, so it can't be called a class leader just yet.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Heavenly cabin furnishings, varied menu of engines, all-wheel-drive utility.

  • Cons

    Nonlinear steering, limited availability of manual transmission.

  • What's New for 2004

    A sport mode is added to the "multitronic" CVT, the center console's retractable cup holder is replaced by a power point and all quattro…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (15 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

This is my 2nd Audi and with one exception, it's been my favorite. Did have to replace transmission "computer" chip outside of warranty and they don't come cheap. On the other hand the car has provided wonderful service, It's stylish, comfortable, quiet, reliable and gets exceptional milage - 22 to 24 in town and 30 to 32 on the road at 70 mph. I am, however, a geezer driver - as my children tell me - so I don't flog either the engine or brakes.




Audi 3.0 fwd

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

I purchased my audi 3.0 FWD two years ago used (had 25K miles on it at the time). I was surprised with the average gas mileage(averaged 26.4 mpg) over the past two years. On the down side, I spent a lot of time in the shop for small items (some covered by warranty). Repairs included new battery, 4 cv boots, head light, two tail lights. On average I spent $1,200 per year in repairs not including oil changes, brakes and tires/rotations. Overall interior quality was less than I expected. The seats showed significant wear, the radio/heating buttons writing wore off and the wood (plastic) cracked during my two years of ownership. I previously owned a saab 9-5 and had none of these problems.




So far, so good!

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Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

Love the look and, so far, love the car. Purchased used with 8 months remaining on warranty which provided a little peace of mind. Nearest dealer is 70 miles away but so far that has not proven to be an issue. Previously owned a 1984 Audi 5000 with manual transmission that I loved but didn't care for the high cost of maintenance and repair. I put more than 240k miles on it before I traded. This newer one is substantially more sophisticated than the 1984 version and, I hope, more reliable. Have been amazed by in-town gas mileage which averages over 22 mpg in town to go with a respectable 30 mpg on the highway. I do drive conservatively and plan to keep the A6 for a long time.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
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  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2004 Audi A6 Review

What's New for 2004

A sport mode is added to the "multitronic" CVT, the center console's retractable cup holder is replaced by a power point and all quattro models now come standard with a sunroof.

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jim198
jim198
01-20-2008
Yes--it's easy. Tail lights are a lot easier than headlights but it's a simple task that will take no more ten minutes (probably less than 5). If I can do--you can do it. Ignore anyone who says take...


gustav2
gustav2
07-14-2012
My message responds to t6racer's and just about every other one in this A6 CVT forum. Appears we've all gotten schnockered by faulty engineering and/or failure of a major automaker to accept responsi...


painter33
painter33
02-19-2013
I have a 2001 A4 2.8L quattro and it's been a champ. Bought in 2004 as a former lease car and have had almost no problems with it. One cat went, but my shop is not into gouging, so it wasn't a kille...