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Far beyond emagination
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By d. eilbracht
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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Probably one of the most reliable cars I ever drove. It really was a good buy.


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Disappointed
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By No More Audis
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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What a shame; a great concept spoiled by poor execution. My initial car had a driveline shake that the dealer was unable to correct despite four visits within the first month. A second car was ordered and had the same problem. Audi of America called after the sale but had no comment or interest in finding the fix.


Favorite Features

Concept, overall performance, stealth appearance.


Suggested Improvements

Driveline shake. Noisy front seats. Worthless cupholders. Poor service.


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Under the radar high performance Audi S6
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By Sven Hoffmann
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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Audi's "Never follow" ad campain encapsulates the S6 perfectly in all aspects. The only way to discribe this car is :"it's stiff,responsive, focused & fast". The car is a decathlete in a grey flannel suit; pubesent racers will have to look elsewhere for presumptuous wings and other mutant aero appendages. With 36.4 cubic feet of luggage space and roomy interior for four adults, the S6 is unmatched in it's versatilaty and luxurious comfort. All in all this rocket lux wagon has an equal level of sports performance that will rival any BMW M or AMG sports sedan. Thanks to Len Hunt ,for giving Audi new DNA .


Favorite Features

1)The dynamic shift program 2)The unbelivable forward thrust during passing 3)The build quality of Audi


Suggested Improvements

1)The cupholders are practicly useless and need to be improved. 2)The foglights need to be redesigned.


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Nothing but Audi
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By Paul_S^
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my second try for Audi after Audi 80. And I would say nothing better than this car has ever been made, even stupid-bulky Mercedes couldn't be even close by to this vehicle, I have a friend of mine who ownes S500, he really envy me. :))) although my Audi slightly smaller than his potato carrier.


Favorite Features

Interior quality, s-mode driving, ski sock in the rear seats are brilliant idea, painting of Audi is just the best among all upscale cars, it doesn't know at all what is corrosion is, even in very salted conditions.


Suggested Improvements

automatic headlights on/off, cupholders are only for a cup of espresso, nothing bigger could fit in it.


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A Real SUV
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By Cornelius Scriptor
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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Probably the ultimate compromise between sport and utility -- as much room as an SUV, way more fun to drive, and any more performance would be too much for North America.


Favorite Features

Engine/transmission, suspension/handling, almost all the toys.


Suggested Improvements

Paddle shifters for tiptronic, auto lights and rain-sensing wipers


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Stealth Wagon
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By happy audi guy
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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I agree with the others here; this is a sports car that just so happens to be in the form-factor of a station wagon. It is extremely difficult to observe posted speed limits. Use the cruise control or you'll be sorry (only took me 2 weeks to get a ticket from a country bumpkin speed trap dude). I can not even fathom what the RS6 will be like. 450 hp? They must REALLY haul on the autobaun.


Favorite Features

Design aesthetic...both visually and as it relates to the performance/feel of the car.


Suggested Improvements

The supplied drink holders are nothing short of puzzling. The miles per gallon is nothing short of guzzling.


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It can only get better with an RS6
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By aaron@audiowharehous
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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The only thing I crave more with this car is twin turbos. If the RS6 Avant were coming soon I would be twice as happy. I just traded my S4 in on this and am glad I did so. The only thing I miss is the 6 speed but I can do without.


Suggested Improvements

Bring the RS6 Avant to USA. I will not buy the sedan. So Audi get a clue and make sure it comes to our shores.


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Family image
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By peters
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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This car is truly awesome! It satisfies the kids who were complaining of the rear leg room in our BMW 540i 6speed and it will satisfy any performance car enthusiast. The best feature is the quattro system. It makes all the BMW attempts at traction control look ridiculous. This car has a family image with sportscar performance. I now only need to remove the s6 badges!


Favorite Features

Quattro, the horsepower and the utility of a wagon.


Suggested Improvements

A little more horsepower never hurts and the addition of a 6 speed would make it more fun to drive. Stereo controls on the steering wheel.


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Finest All-around Vehicle On the Planet
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By Finman
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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Power is awesome, v aggressive esp in sport mode with a perfect growl from the engine/exhaust. Tranny's v.smooth, little slow in normal mode, much crisper/quicker in sport mode. Very easy to elicit desired downshifts. Handling: light and nimble, surprising for 4k lbs. Better than S4 Avant. Suspension is very comfortable in everyday driving. Flat and firm when driven with vigor. Virtually zero body roll, pitch, or dive. Very accurate, sltly overboosted low-speed steering, perfect at high-speeds. Interior: flawless, Alcantara is very nice and grippy. Typical perfect Audi. Exterior style, especially in Amulet or Black is amazing...very muscular...


Favorite Features

Power/Acceleration Crisp, nimble handling Uniqueness Looks


Suggested Improvements

Recaro seats Brembo brakes (stock brakes work very well but look kinda' "girlie-man" ;) Manual transmission available Gas mileage sucks (14-15)...but who cares? Gas-guzzler tax $2100 really sucks I want a second one to replace my 4.2 sedan!


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Ultimate Family Car
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By ThadCo
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2002 Audi S6 Wagon Avant quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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I traded a 2000 S4 sedan which I loved in order to gain more room for kids. It was a tough choice, but worked out well. I love having a torquey V8 again (fond memories of youth) and it handles surprisingly well for big wagon. I can haul the family around and blow the doors almost all traffic while doing it. Sticks like glue rain, snow, or shine and feels safe. In some ways it is better balanced than the S4 sedan. Very good brakes (though not as good as S4). The interior is outstanding and my kids love the third row seat. The styling is still a work of art and looks great from any angle. One of the best compromise vehicles ever made.


Favorite Features

Stealth family cruiser/rocket. Quattro. V8 engine. Interior design, build, & space. Handling.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission. Navigation system basically sucks compared to current, newer systems. Stereo - old Symphony system was better.


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