1995 Audi A6 avant 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
What a shame audi
An hour into my drive (having just bought the Audi) out of London the car began to stutter. It was behaving like a fuel starvation problem.
The problem was at first very subtle to the point that I was not overly concerned about it.
As the days passed however the stuttering became more pronounced and was noticeable after a few minutes of driving rather than an hour.
It has since been in the garage literally every week for three months. The stuttering remained intermittent, but the car literally splutters and jerks along at times. This appears worse when accelerating or decelerating.
During it`s weekly visits to the garage it has had two new Lambda sensors, various connections tightened and a new ignition coil.
The car still cannot do a journey without stuttering. This problem has got worse as it has begun to cut out especially in slower traffic.
Last week having just given the garage another £170.00 the car spluttered its way to a round about and conked out. It had no spark to start for about twenty minutes and eventually would start, but only run for about six seconds...Yippee!
Presently the car has spent the last week at another garage having been towed there.
I am absolutely at my wits end because when I enquired about my car today they began muttering things like lambda sensor...AAAH!
I feel so frustrated. I have paid out loads of cash on this car and it is at best a total displeasure to drive.
This is such a shame as when it is behaving I have fleeting glimpses of what a great car it could be.
I would be grateful for any feedback as I have no idea what to do.
Beautiful car, but the design is too complicated and expensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th December, 2005
Quite odd. Go find yourself another mechanic, the misdiagnosis is what is souring your experience with what is otherwise a good car. Audis can be diagnosed using a VAG-COM computer software (any European car garage should have compatible software), which will help determine the problem. On a different tangent here, try a good auto electrician. If it had no spark, then it's electrical rather than mechanical.
So sorry came across your message... four years later; the comment you received before was indeed a God-send. Audi 1995 was a fab. car that needed professional, EDUCATED service, none of which you can find in UK (apologies to the few good guys out there). I bought a Quattro in 1999 (4 years old at that time) and after the first service they started tweaking with it, until finally when 'sorting out' a cooling pipe the w*****s destroyed the engine (they wanted to 'check' the head gaskets)...
I am driving (since new) a C220 CDI Merc, I drove dozens of 'great' cars, but my good old Audi A6 was 1 in a million.
In conclusion, it is not the car, but the mules that dealt with it while 'maintaining' it...