1999 Audi A6

Summary:

Favorable

Faults:

Have replaced tie rods, control arms, boots numerous times... not a result of "poor" driving.

Just spent $600.00 to repair the flood damage to the car - drains plugged up.

General Comments:

Most comfortable car.

My car has every conceivable option available.

Handles beautifully after the front end was repaired.

Great car for the long drives.

Pretty good mileage... 25 mpg.

Nice looking car for a wagon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th September, 2011

1999 Audi A6 Avant Quattro

Summary:

Comfortable, powerful, luxury car

Faults:

There was a recall which the dealer fixed right away.

I don't know if this is good or bad, but when we first bought the car one tire went flat. The 4 wheel drive performed so exceptionally well compensating for the flat tire that my wife did not even notice it was flat. She drove for 4 miles before parking it; we had to replace the tire! But felt very good about a blown tire on the highways, if it were to ever happen; the manual states the three tires compensate for a non performing tire.

General Comments:

It has been performing exceptionally well, even though with the high mileage and the price I paid for it, I was told I should expect a lot of maintenance expenses. It has been exactly a year, and my wife and I are both very impressed with the comfort, performance and the up keep prices.

I have been changing oil and putting gas in it, the car has been doing the rest! :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2008

15th Apr 2009, 09:36

Thanks for your input, Currently looking at a 1999 one owner wagon with 130k on the clock. The car looks showroom new. This might be my next ride... Just out of an Astro van with 265k miles. I was sad to see it go, but proud to pass it on to its third owner.

1999 Audi A6 2.8 Quattro 2.8L V6

Summary:

Avoid, just not worth the trouble

Faults:

Too many to list:

Vacuum hoses, spark plug wires, transmission, drive shaft, fuel pump, windows switches, interior fell apart (certain plastics came apart, the defrost vents for example are popping out, the "window lock" button is jammed upward, therefore preventing anyone from opening their windows without me doing it.) Cup holders won't open. Wood panels are loose. Middle compartment is jammed. Those are just the noticeable/major things.

General Comments:

The car drives nice (when it isn't grunting about something). Handling is exceptional. Interior has great design, fine leather seats. Great A/C. Great Bose sound system. I did skid sideways a few times in this car in the rain, even though my tires are relatively new. I did not expect a German sedan with AWD to do this, I was not speeding either. This happened when I was making a left turn at an intersection.

My family acquired this car from relatives last year (2006). They bought the car new. I have never seen a car fall apart so fast from 109k miles to 117k miles. Check engine light was on from the start. It had some issues before we took it. I see why our relatives dumped it to us for free. Audi said they wanted $6400 to install new transmission. The car is just not safe to drive, it runs on 3-cylinders (half its engine) (imagine the pickup on the highway, 18-wheeler trucks were passing me), the engine is about to explode. The car failed emissions testing miserably. I changed the oil and have service records that are consistent from 1999.

It was a bad mistake we took possession of this car.

Cars 10 years older than this one drive better.

Trust me folks, avoid VW/Audi at all costs. If you MUST have a German, get a BMW. If not, opt for a Lexus or Cadillac.

Audi should be banned from ever selling cars in the US.

I hope I included all there is to be said of this car. Never in my life have I been more passionately hateful of something. I hope you will all take my word seriously.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th September, 2007

7th May 2008, 15:56

"Audi should be banned from ever selling cars in the US" Really? You want to punish a manufacturer because you continue to drive the car while it is not running well (3 cylinders)? Maybe you should have someone whole knows these cars take a look at it. Maybe you should take care of it... just a thought.