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 charbojr on Jan 8, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Bought this off the lot with 62k miles on it. This will be my daily driver. Purchased for it's all weather capability and european refinement. For a 10 year old car this one is in fairly good shape. Some gremlins do plague the car, phantom sunroof, power steering pump went in the first 20 days and driver side rear window does not work. But this is part and parcel for a 10 year old car. It is also a heavy drinker. 18 around town and 22-24 highway on premium gas. Beyond these nuances the car is capable, comfortable, solid on the road and for the money drives better than most newer cars and has more cargo space than most SUVs.
by btoring on Sep 22, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Vehicle started leaking oil and running rough at less than 12k. Dealer would not repair. Finaly after many complaints, dealer found coolant was leaking into the head gaskets. Short story is dealer has had the head gaskets out 3 separate times to 'resurface', car still leaking oil, repaired that several times. I was told the car is like a piece of cheese, when one hole is fixed, another opens up! That must be professional mechanic speak. Car has been in 29 times for serious repair in less than 2 years.
by I75AVANT on Jun 8, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Prior auto was 2001 A6 2.8 Front
Track "Celebration Package" - It was
entry level but got me in the door.
Was impressed by warranty support. My
lease was up and my 2004 Avant was
sitting on the lot - it was meant to
Quattro is AMAZING! I found myself in
the left lane being tailgated by a
trucker - Tiptronic - from 75 to 85 in
nothing flat to get myself out of a
bad situation. The Michelins and
Quattro were like rails.
Needless to say, the best safety
feature is a car capable of getting
you out of a bad situation before it
by DJPalland on Apr 23, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
This is my 3rd Audi A6, my first one
was a 96 Avant, the 2nd one a 00
Sedan, I missed the cargospace, so i
bought the 04 Avant. Drives great,
handling is good. I think the looks
are better than the BMW 5 series
by MPero on Mar 13, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A6 3.0 Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
My A6 Avant is a sporty and versatile
alternative to an SUV, more fun to
drive, gets better gas mileage, and is
nicer looking. The car's build quality
is evident with no sqeaks or rattles in
spite of really rotten local roads. The
electronic stabization program/yaw
control and quattro kept me in control
and safe while swerving into the
Interstate median grass at 70 MPH when
an 18 wheeler blew a tire directly in
front of me. The A6 is a much better
value for the dollar as compared to BMW
530 Wagon or MB E320 Wagon and gives
nothing up to those two marques. The
interior materials are superb. We
could not be pleased more with our new
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