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Super fun to drive
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By Carl G
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1997 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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I bought this car new over 20 years ago. Even though I have had various repairs done, I still cannot part with it. 163000 miles, Yea the paint is pealing, but it still drives better than my Subaru, Land cruiser, or mercedes Benz. Never had the engine apart, no transmission issues, no electrical issues. 3 output shaft seals, rear brake rotors, calipers, parking brake cables, these are the aggrivating repairs. Also 3 water pumps, timing belts. But the car sure drives nice. Probably should thing of getting rid of it , but just can't part ways. Nothing drives like a Quatro in rain or snow.


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1997 A6 Quattro
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By gmm2
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1997 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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Great car, I bought it used 6 years ago as the "kids car" but use it as mine now that they are out of the house (I drive back and forth to the commuter rail station), its great in snow and I have a very steep & difficult New England driveway and the Audi always gets up there, its really comfortable, this is the second A6 version I've owned (the first was the first kids car was the wagon version, but I had to get rid of it at 200K miles); this one only has 100K so I hope to keep it a long while, its really durable and looks almost new for a 18 year old car, I miss having a wagon though…it doesn't move all that fast, but neither do i.


Best Features

AWD heavy leather upholstery quality materials no rust at all after 18 years


Worst Features

little bit more power, but slow on the highway for a 6


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The Real Audi
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By buyer4future
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1997 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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I bought my A6 Quattro new and now it gained over 200K of mileage and still going strong. The weather changed its states unpredictably but my A6 didnt change a bit of its performance. I have now owned another Audi (S7 Sportback) and since the first, I have not looked at other German made brand. "Truth in Engineering", that's right.


Best Features

Of course, Audi invented and famous 4WD is my favorite feature among others like solid built, reliabilities. One thing about Audi that I considered a positive (others consider negative) is the difficulty to find after market parts. That's make any after market parts that fits and work to be genuine. It's a challenge to pimp or mod an Audi, and it's also a fun thing to do.


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Gotta Get One
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Ron Kirk
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1997 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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I was lucky to find this car(2.8L Quattro), I brought it with 215,000miles on it. Had to replace the engine($1500). Now it runs like a champ. I baby it, but if you see me at a red light, she can get up. Its an over all great car performance and comfort wise. Gas mileage can be better but it's still overall a great car to own. So if you don't have one "YOU NEED TO GET LIKE ME"


Best Features

The sound system is great, the leather interior, with heated seats. I love the one touch windows buttons.


Worst Features

More horse power, better placement for the cup holders, a better arm rest for the driver.


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1997 Audi A6 Review
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Al Strohmaier
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1997 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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This has been the best car I have ever owned. I live in NE Ohio in "snow belt" country, and the A6 eats snow and ice and slush as well as my F-250 4x4. I don't get tired driving it, whether it's my short commute or occasional multi-hour trip. Great ergonomics. I'm a car nut, and every time I think about buying a new car I hold it up to the A6 for comparability. Most are found wanting. New Audis aren't cheap, but my experience with the car makes me want to look at low-mileaged used A6s for $27k rather than purchase a new Honda Accord or Toyota Camry with a lot of their bells and whistles.


Best Features

Still quiet at 87,000 miles and nine years old. Still good-looking and metallic green paint excellent. Dash has always been big favorite of mine, too. Love it at night.


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