Used 2000 Audi A6 Pricing


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2000 Highlights

There are two new models joining the A6 2.8 and A6 2.8 Avant. The first is the A6 2.7T powered by a turbocharged V6 engine. The second model is the A6 4.2 powered by a virile V8.


Pros

  • New selection of engines, well-appointed interior, all-wheel-drive stability.

Cons

  • Non-linear steering, questionable exterior styling, 4.2 model's molded rear seat.

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Features & Specs

2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD2.8 4dr Sedan2.7T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD
MPG181818
SeatingN/AN/AN/A
Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed automaticN/A
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower200 hp @ 6000 rpm200 hp @ 6000 rpm250 hp @ 5800 rpm

Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    A
    Acceptable

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


What Should I Do?
99,000 miles, no hard driving or accident, decently maintained. Here are quote for repairing items from local dealer "Biener Audi" today. $580.- Front break pads and rotors $560.- Rear break pads and rotors $165. Coolant tank reservoir $800. Radiator $1100. Exhaust complete $1100. Both front lower control/wishbone suspension arms $192.- An hour & a half diagnosis $1600. Timing belt w/all rollers & water pump thermostat $400. Mirror (rusted because water sipping in) $800.- LED dashboard Total: $7,297. What should I do?
Great car but...
My Audi is a great car, but... don't get me wrong, this car shows power when needed and is able to handle almost anything. I am 18 and I drive hard. The best thing about this car is its turbo. Nothing is better than hitting the turbo redlining the engine and passing all of those slow drivers on the highway. The car also handles very well. Taking sharp turns at 30-40 mph gives you such a rush. However, because it performs so well it is easy to forget the car's limits.
Never again
While this car was fun to drive it gave me nothing but grief after 95k miles. I had to replace both cv joints, the torque converter at 110k, the turbo after 100k, the front dash display, and a multitude of gaskets/o- rings-seals. Overall the car cost me $10,581.84 in repairs in two years! Audi's are great cars when you buy them new and trade them in after 5 years, otherwise buyer beware.
More About This Model

There are things that automotive journalists say or write with regular frequency. "Secure handling," is one. "Quick acceleration," is another. So is "supple materials" and "Hey, who took my sandwich?" Or, "Yeah, boss, I'll be out of the office tomorrow evaluating the new Daewoo Nubira." (Flash forward to tomorrow; Hawaiian shirt-clad journalist sits on beach, frosty Coors in hand.)

There is one thing, however, that no journalist has ever said. And that is, "This thing has too much horsepower." I'm dead serious — that phrase has never, ever escaped the mouth of a moto-weenie. The opposite — "This thing could use an extra 50 horsepower" — has been uttered in just about every road test ever written. Ferrari 550 Maranello? More horsepower, please. Dodge Viper? Slap a turbo on that puppy. Caesar's chariot? Another big horse would be nice. Audi A6? Yes please.

Since its introduction in the fall of 1997, the A6 has used a 2.8-liter V6 for motivation. Or, more aptly, unmotivated motivation. A current-generation A6 2.8 Quattro, equipped with a five-speed automatic, will run from zero to 60 in approximately 9.2 seconds. For perspective, a current Accord V6 will do the same feat in less than 8 seconds and a Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 in about 7.3 seconds. Thoroughly beaten by a plebian Honda and a truck? A Teutonic injustice, to be sure.

So here we are in 2000 and the folks at Audi have made some big changes to restore the proper world order. There are two new models complementing the existing A6 2.8 and A6 2.8 Avant. The first is the A6 2.7T with a 250-horsepower, twin-turbo V6 engine. The second is the A6 4.2 with a 300-horsepower V8. Are the horsepower increases enough to satisfy even the most velocity-addicted auto journalist? Of course not. But they are considerable improvements, and a potential buyer of a luxury sedan should take serious note.

First the A6 2.7T. Its engine is new to North American shores. Displacing 2.7 liters, this V6 is a modified version of the 2.8-liter V6 found in the A6 2.8. The 2.7T engine is fitted with two small turbos and twin intercoolers. The small size of the turbos facilitates a quicker turbo boost response. This is evident in the torque curve — the maximum output of 258 foot-pounds is available at a super-low 1,850 rpm.

This twin-turbo engine is connected to either a six-speed manual or five-speed Tiptronic automanual transmission. The six-speed is standard and the automanual is a no-cost option. Both are connected to Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system. In the six-speed equipped A6 2.7T that we drove briefly, acceleration was quick. Speedy, even. Not your typical A6 at all. We didn't have access to testing equipment, but Audi claims the manual version burns a zero-to-60 time of 6 seconds flat. With the automatic, Audi says 6.6 seconds. Even if these numbers are optimistic, they still indicate that there's now an A6 version that can actually get you speeding tickets.

If for some reason 250 horsepower isn't enough, there's the A6 4.2. Here you have the modern version of a hot rodder's engine swap. Audi has taken the 4.2-liter V8 out of its flagship A8 Sedan and plopped it into the smaller A6. The engine is loaded with all sorts of high-tech goodies like five valves per cylinder, dual-overhead cams, variable valve timing for the intake camshaft, and a three-stage intake manifold made of magnesium. These goodies result in 300 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 295 foot-pounds of torque at 3,000 rpm. A five-speed Tiptronic automanual is standard, as is the quattro system.

Compared to the manual transmission 2.7T, the 4.2 accelerates in a much more regal fashion. The V8 engine is very quiet and states its presence only in the higher revs. But it ultimately doesn't seem to be in as much of a hurry as the V6 turbo. In fact, Audi lists a zero-to-60 time of 6.7 seconds for the 4.2. While this is certainly quick enough to embarrass many a performance coupe, it can't match the time posted by the 2.7T with the manual transmission. Even more interesting, Audi lists a time of 6.6 seconds for the 2.7T automatic. So yes, that means that despite a 50-horsepower advantage, the 4.2 is slightly slower than the 2.7T automatic. Our best guess on the culprit: the extra weight (the 4.2 weighs 288 pounds more) and taller transmission gearing.

But don't quite dismiss the 4.2 yet. Besides the V8 engine, the 4.2 also contains a number of features and abilities not found on any other A6. To spot a 4.2, look for the flared fenders, unique wheels, and widened side skirts. And though you probably won't notice it, the hood and fenders are slightly longer to accommodate the V8. The final effect is understated, but the 4.2 is definitely the most aggressive looking of the A6 bunch.

Those flared fenders house widened tracks at the front and rear, as well as bigger 235/60R16s tires (205/55R16s on an A6 2.8). Audi also offers a set of optional 255/40R17 tires. Because of the widened tracks and bigger tires, the 4.2 seemed to be the most stable A6 during our short test drives. This secure all-wheel-drive handling, combined with the taller transmission gearing, smooth V8, and bigger fuel tank, make the 4.2 a sweet high-speed freeway runner.

Both the 2.7T and the 4.2 use the same interior design found in the 2.8. This is one of the top interiors found in the luxury-sedan market. Audi gives drivers a generous amount of supple materials and features. Audi A6 2.7T and 4.2 buyers can order a distinct interior atmosphere. Audi currently offers three at no cost: Ambition, Ambiente and Advance. The 2.7T can be ordered with any of the three, while the 4.2 gets either Ambition or Ambiente. The different atmospheres are distinguished by the texture and appearance of the seat upholstery, and the color and type of genuine wood and aluminum trim. Each atmosphere is available in at least two color choices and can be specified in leatherette, leather or, in the advance atmosphere, a Jacquard cloth.

To further the 4.2's value, Audi has given it a contoured rear seat, standard head and side airbags, leather seat upholstery, a sunroof, three memory positions for the driver's seat, a Bose audio system, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The exact purpose of the 4.2's contoured rear seat eludes us. While it adds lateral support for two passengers, it also effectively eliminates a comfortable seating position for the third passenger in the middle (there are still three seatbelts for the rear). Other notable options on both the 4.2 and 2.7T include high-intensity discharge xenon headlights, a navigation system, and rear side airbags.

The 2.7T and the 4.2 Sedans are a major improvement to the A6 lineup. Audi's recent emphasis on technology, design, performance, and emotion is evident. For pricing, the 2.7T starts at $38,500 and the 4.2 starts at $48,900. Compared to the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, both of the new A6s are relative bargains. They are also much more appealing than the A6 2.8. From the Edmunds.com point of view, the best buy here is the 2.7T. While we applaud Audi for going to the lengths that it did in creating the 4.2, its only truly unique feature is the engine. The 2.7T costs about $10,000 less than the 4.2 and offers near-equal or better performance. And if buyers like the extra equipment found on the 4.2, they can still get almost all of it as optional equipment on the 2.7T. Now, where's my sandwich?

Used 2000 Audi A6 Overview

The Used 2000 Audi A6 is offered in the following submodels: Sedan, Wagon. Available styles include 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD, 2.8 4dr Sedan, 2.7T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD, 4.2 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD, and 2.8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD. Pre-owned Audi A6 models are available with a 2.8 L-liter gas engine or a 2.7 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 250 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2000 Audi A6 comes with all wheel drive, front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic, .

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