1999 Audi A6 2.8 from North America


Extremely unsatisfied


I have had to replace tie rods, bearings, and idler arms.

I had to replace the driver's side axle three times in six months.

I had to replace the secondary water pump and heat sensor.

Now after one week the ABS light is on in the car.

Every time I bring the car for service something else happens.

It seems that a lot of people have the same problems. I am surprised Audi doesn't recall these parts.

General Comments:

I think the car is a nice looking car but the mechanics are not good on it.

I should not have to put all this money into a car with only 50,000 miles.

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

Review Date: 22nd July, 2007

1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L from North America


Its uncanny how the issues I am experiencing currently with my A6 Quattro, 1999 is as per some of you have reported.

In the last month I changed the CV boots, Control Arms due to a grinding sound while turning the car to the left. I spent approx 1400$ for that. Now all of a sudden I have my coolant leaking to which the Service station responds as there being a leak due to the water pump. There are recommending I change the water pump and while I am at that I should change the timing belt too. What do you guys feel?

Can you recommend what else I should change while he is messing with the water pump? I believe the labor is not much more if I were to change the belt while changing the pump.

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

Review Date: 12th March, 2007

1999 Audi A6 from North America


Biggest waste of Money and time!


This car was the biggest headache known to man. It was in the shop about every two weeks. The steering column locked up at 30,000 miles while I was driving home from work. I had a problems with the alarm which I took back to the dealership quite a few times. The transmission started slipping right around 50,000 miles. The electrical on the car stopped working around 55,000 miles.

General Comments:

The one thing about audis are that they do have pick up and can really haul ass on the highway. But there are so many other good cars that do that too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th March, 2007

9th Mar 2007, 04:07

Totally agree with you, my new A6 Quattro 2.5 TDI spent more time in the Workshop than on the road! Never again will I purchase an Audi.

As you state there are equal cars out there that do the same and a whole load more.

1999 Audi A6 1.8T 1.8T from UK and Ireland


Horrendously expensive. Unreliable. Spacious


New disks and pads fitted. These then destroyed when ABS unit applied one front brake for no reason with no warning lights. Blew master cylinder also. No faults found by Audi dealer.

4 months later Same thing happened this time after dealer finding no problem (could replicate it happening, but find nothing wrong "it's doing it, but is impossible - especially with no warning lights"!) referred back to Audi Germany - ABS unit and computer kaput.

Door micro-switch failed.

Multiple air-flow meters failed.

Temperature unit sender failed.

Brake pipes failed.

Electric mirrors failed.

VERY uneven idle dealer can't cure.

& numerous minor issues (climate control, lights etc)

General Comments:

Bags of room.


Unreliable. My BMW 320i cost less in repairs for the 14 years I had it, than the A6 has cost in any one of the four years I've had it - never again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2006

1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Quattro from North America


Amazing performance, great style, lacks reliability


2 Window tracks broke at 82 000 Km.

2 door sensors broke at 82 000 km.

Windshield washer fluid tank cracked open at 88 000 km.

Starter motor makes weird noises at 90 000 km.

Engine blew at 11 000 km due to the previous owner putting non-synthetic oil in. (I don't blame audi for that one) new engine installed was $10 000.

General Comments:

This car is an amazing performing car that turns many heads. It is quick and has every feature you will ever need. Audi could have improved its acceleration, as it sort of hesitates when you gun it, once you get going it is very responsible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2005