1996 Audi A6 Consumer Review: Great car to drive

1996 Audi A6 - Consumer Review

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2.8 quattro Sedan (2.8L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Great car to drive
By Andy on


1996 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Great highway car. It is really easy to drive and feel comfortable even at higher speeds. I've owned since new and have a hard time finding cars I like driving better. Reliability has been only average. Torque sweet spot is very narrow at 3000rpm. Transmission is dumb so power is not delivered often when it should. Fwy entrances can be stressful because at just that speed ~50mph, it wants to upshift and forfeit all torque right when you need it. At speed ~65mph, fwy accel is very good.

Best Features

Seat comfort is excellent esp. for tall people. I'm 6'3". Very agile and easy to handle. It *loves* going up curvy roads in hills. It handles like a very light nimble car despite its size/weight. It feels very stable and secure on fwy even up to 90mph.

Worst Features

Pinch prevention in windows needs refinement. Normal drag is enough to cause windows to reverse direction. So if you try to roll up in rain, half the time it will roll all the way down instead. Annoying!
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By primetractor
on 01/25/11 21:56 PM (PST)

Good review, but the transmission is 'smart' and it does adapt to your driving style. Max torque at a lower RPM is a good thing.

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