1997 Audi A6 Consumer Review: Take care of it & it'll take c

1997 Audi A6 - Consumer Review

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

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Take care of it & it'll take care of U
By Bavariandream on


1997 Audi A6 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


The A6 (C4 platform) is a great value,
when purchased used. Mine is a high
mileage car (127K) and it still runs
and looks like (almost) new. Keep in
mind that it needs some preventative
care (not just the regular oil change)
in order to keep it running flawlessly.
Timing belt (yes belt, not a chain like
most Beemers) need to be replaced every
60-75k. While doing this you should
also replace the water pump, because
it'll break down at some point, and
this will save you a lot of $$$$. Check
and top off the differential/tansaxle
fluids twice a year. Wear and tear
repairs done: Front wheel bearing,
front CV boot, timing belt and water
pump, differential seal.

Best Features

The A6 has a smooth and quiet ride. It looks great and the interior quality is outstanding. It doesn't have the low end torque like most American cars, but it's good enough. The high end torque (especially at Autobahn speeds 60-140 mph) is incredible. Good brakes. Quattro system.

Worst Features

Design engine with a maintenance free timing chain, instead of a timing belt. This may add a little bit of weight to the car, but it'll save the owner thousands of dollars in maintenance costs during the life time of the car (250k +). No armrest when (small) cup holders are in use.
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