2000 Audi S6 Avant
Monster estate car
Crankshaft position sensor failed, resulting in the car not starting when hot. Cured at a dealer for £230.
Slight coolant leak.
After owning a few 'slugger' estate cars (essential with family and a large dog - and I don't live in the country, so why would I want a Chelsea Tractor?) I was getting bored with driving, and my Skyline and Saab turbo owning days seemed like a distant fading memory - my partner and I decided on a compromise. We sadly couldn't afford a general use car and a sports car - so we would combine the two and buy a performance estate car. The Audi S6.
Let me firstly say that the fuel consumption is atrocious. Apart from that it's fantastic. Easy to drive, easy to park, loads of room for everyone including our Newfoundland dog, classy, comfy... what more could you want. Oh, more? How about enough power to leave Imprezas, Evos and Porsches in your rear view mirror!
Permanent Quattro 4wd and traction control mean it just sticks to the road as well.
All in all, a great car, and if things keep on going the way they are with me personally - I'll be trading this one in mid next year for the newer model S6 Avant with the V10 engine out of a Lamborghini Gallardo in it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th November, 2013