1997 Audi A6 Consumer Review: Tank Solid Reliable Luxury

1997 Audi A6 - Consumer Review

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

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Tank Solid Reliable Luxury
By anonmartin on


1997 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Wagon AWD


We've been very pleased at the quality and reliability of this Avant quattro. In silver, it looks fantastic. Audi/VW had relied on this 12V V6 motor for several of its platforms, and after living with it, and having no problems at all, I can see why. At 172 bhp, it is a little under-powered, but does great at speed. Leather interior holds up well if regularly treated. Quattro drive grips the road, dry, wet, or in ice and snow. We drove through a blizzard up a mountain and were passing some SUVs that were struggling. The pop-up rear-facing seats work great for our small kids and cousins, plus, they love riding back there. Interior cargo room is pretty good with rear seats folded down.

Best Features

Black leather interior, handsome good looks, meaty stock wheels and tires, solid engine, Bose audio system, rear- facing child seats, reliably mechanicals, quattro drive.

Worst Features

Could use 30 more horses. Would like a larger interior, but that's what SUVs are for. Better gas mileage would be nice, but this is a heavy car, so 20-24 isn't bad. Softer ride and a quieter interior. Manual trans would be nice.
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