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.
by AQBill on Dec 4, 2010 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.
by Audi Owner on Jan 20, 2010 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.
by BamaBill on Aug 29, 2008 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.
by Noojin Walker on Jun 21, 2007 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
I have been a past BMW 5 Series driver, but this Audi A6, blows the BMW out of the water in terms of sheer performance and reliability!! No question about it! The Audi A6 acceleration is exceptionally quick, quicker than the BMW. The interior is more upscale and the appointments are more lavish and luxurious. I love the fact that there is both a CD player and a cassette player. I still have motivational tapes. There are plenty of extras: side pockets and compartments and five solid cup holders! Quality workmanship and great body and interior integrity.
by robert c on Nov 22, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
I sit behind the wheel and I feel empowered. Heated leather seats with memory. Red illumination for the dashboard. Soft on the eyes! I do not regret this purchase. This is my third used Audi purchase in a row. The interior is my kind of fine appointment. The leather seats hold up just fine. I like the roomy trunk space. I always take my car for regular scheduled maintenance, therefore I have never had a suprise disruption. I like the peppy engine response when traveling down the interstate. I have always appreciated the sexy curves and distinct appearance of an Audi. How can you not feel regal sporting around town in a fine German sedan?
by cnjstewart on Aug 29, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
I absolutely LOVE this car! You have
to test drive it before you buy
anything else. It handles extremely
well, no surprise since Audi is
traditionally a racing car. Total
luxury inside and out, smooth ride,
and great value overall.
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