2002 Audi A6 SE TDI Avant 1.9 turbo diesel
Moon miles and still going strong - pricey maintenance, BUT massively impressed!
Air con compressor at 60k and again at 170k. Appears to have failed again, but can stay broken!
Turbo dismantled and cleaned at 180k miles - not a problem since - cheaper than a new turbo!
Central locking failed at 210k - £300 repair.
Numerous suspension components (I see these as consumables, but it does consume them!).
Maintenance costs (including tyres, MOT etc) has run at approx £1k per year...
Remember this car has done 210,000 miles... Burns little to no oil, and starts first time every time. Has never broken down on me.
Still on original clutch, CV joints, shocks, exhaust pipe, brake calipers. No rattles, loose trim - interior "looks new"... no signs of wear, and the seats are still firm and comfortable!
Yes, it's been expensive to maintain, but it's a relaxed and comfortable drive, very economical (still getting over 45 MPG on a mix of local A/B roads and motorway - a recent trip to Brighton got over 50 MPG at motorway speeds). It still has good power, and can easily take on steep hills in 4th.
It has been a magnificent estate car, and I would definitely have another - to my mind, it's the best looking estate around as well.
Fantastic build quality, great engine, comfortable and spacious... well done Audi.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th January, 2013