1993 Audi A6 Review

1993 Audi A6 Avant 1.9 TDI turbo diesel from Denmark

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 kilometres
Most recent distance105000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz Mercedes 380 SE

Summary:

Solid, reliable and spacious German engineering

Faults:

Driver's side electric window button very stiff sometimes.

Central locking system has a life of its own.

Thermostat may be faulty - not sure about this though.

The 'coil' light on the dashboard started blinking while I was driving. Fault disappeared by itself and did not noticeably affect the car in any way.

Passengers with a tendency to car sickness don't like riding in the back.

General Comments:

I'm very happy with the A6 and can recommend it as frugal, functional and high quality. It's never left me stranded or refused to start. Apart from motion discomfort for some passengers, (a major problem with kids, I have to say), the above faults are minor irritations in a car that's over 16 years old.

It's no racer, but it does the job admirably.

I get about 15/16km per litre total.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2009

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review