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2001 Audi A6 Sedan

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By Hermannr
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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This is our third Audi, was impressed with the first two, (67 and 71) so I took the chance to purchase this one off Ebay for my wife. We've put 35,000 miles on it in the last 4 years and other than regular maintenance, we have had only the alternator fail. Average fuel economy 27 mpg in the summer and 23.5 mpg in the snow. Best fuel economy on a trip so far was 32.1 mpg. It is a little hard on tires (or is that me?) The turbo's really help with the high altitude here. With all the driving we do on gravel and dirt roads, not a single squeak or rattle. Super car.


Best Features

The Quattro system, ESP and ABS are put to very good use every winter. The car has never failed to get us out even after a heavy snow. Super on ice and during spring breakup really like the computer.


Worst Features

could use a bit more ground clearance during spring breakup. not having to take the whole front of the the car off to change out the alternator.


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Great looking and that's about it
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By Andy T
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 4.2 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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Purchased the car used with less then 30k miles. Had all the bells and whistles. Great looking car but no reliability in this vehicle. Before having 5ok miles timing belt had to be replaced and water pump went out. Great looking car but not up to par against Infiniti, BMW or Lexus...i will never buy another Audi again!


Best Features

Looks and the Quattro was great in snow


Worst Features

Spend some money making it more reliable


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Fun to drive
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By bwb
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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Bought the car used w/ 38K miles, now with 110K. Has been a true pleasure to drive, I still get positive comments on it. Great on the highway and fun in the turns. Very comfortable for 4 with room in the trunk. Purchase with eyes open as repairs can get $$. I have an excellent independent mechanic shop (stay away from dealerships (one repair the dealer quoted $1700 to repair, they did it for $400) and with their help, I have to spend 500-2K a year on extra repairs and have never been stranded. Sports seats=will be uncomfortable if you need extra displacement upon seating. Sports suspension=firm ride. Alloy wheel=possible bent rims.


Best Features

Mid/high range acceleration. All wheel drive. Interior comfort. Driving it.


Worst Features

Poor gas mileage in the city (it is a 6 cylinder/turbo). Better engineering regarding seals (cams/oil returns etc.) some turbo lag. Easier expansion of the sound system.


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A solidly built German car
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By AmJosh
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 2.8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this Audi A6 quattro with 2.8 V6 after reading a lot of reviews about this car. There were too many problems reported with 2.7T, so kept away from that. This 2.8 V6 can surely use more power, especially at low speeds. However, if you are little patient, the speed builds effortlessly from about 40-50 MPH. The ride quality is awesome. Little stiff for city driving, however the solid grip it has on the road makes for it. The car is built like a tank and you feel it at high speeds. The car gets more and more stable with higher speed. This is a huge difference in feeling after coming from cars like toyota camry and highlander. I love the interior and exterior looks and quality of material.


Best Features

Bose sound system is good. The climate controls and memory seats are nice. The refinement of the engine and its performance at high RPM is simply awesome. It has a subdued luxury feeling associated with it and I just love it. The exterior is truly extraordinary. The trunk space is huge.


Worst Features

The engine power at low speeds needs definite improvement. It can use larger wheels and tires for better handling and smooth ride.


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My A6 Deserted Me!
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By Don Schwinn
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2001 Audi A6 Sedan 2.7T Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 5A)


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I wrote a very positive earlier review about how reliable the car was after 6 years of ownership. It must have jinxed me. Since then I've had an $1100 alternator replacement, a frozen front caliper and a broken right front coil spring (the day before I was to trade it in!) I bought a new 2009 Ford Fusion SEL AWD with nav, leather, heated seats, alloy wheels, rear backup sensor, Microsoft Sync, etc for 1/2 the price of a new A6. A close friend of mine who has the same car just spent $4000 in repairs on his 2001 A6.


Worst Features

Extend the new car total warranty to 100,000 miles!


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