1999 Audi A6 2.8 6 cylinder from North America
I stopped enjoying the car once the throttle body became a constant problem
Maybe it was a sign of things to come. When I purchase the vehicle, the dealer had a difficult time "clearing" the faults. (the county I live in requires emission inspections). The mechanic told me it was a good engine, just wait a day and it should be OK. Apparently the fault cleared and it passed inspection. Less than a year later, the throttle body apparently gets carbon build up and the car stalls when ever slowing down or stopping. Yes, I have just recently received a recall regarding throttle body issues, but supposedly only for cold weather states. In addition, my transmission clunks loudly when I start to accelerate. The drivers side window works intermittently (sluggish to close or does not close at all.
I've had to replace the tires twice on this vehicle for what I was told was because of the "European" design in which the wheels are at an angle for handling purposes.
OK, when the car was running, I did get 27 miles per gallon on the hwy and averaged a little over 19 miles per gallon for city/hwy. I like the red color of the dashboard lights, the fact that the rear seat folds down and the trunk space is very good. Not a very quiet car to drive due to the excessive road noise.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th April, 2005
I have the same year and make as you and am experiencing the same problems. How did you fix?
I have just purchased a 1999 A6 Quattro Avant with 83k miles. I find this car very quiet with some pretty standard BF Goodrich tires. If you have road noise it will be the tires not the vehicle, suggest some good Michelins may help. And a quick note on the stalling issue. You maybe driving the car too conservatively. There is no way I can get 27MPG on the freeway with mine. It is possible I suppose if I were to drive at 55mph everywhere. I also had an issue of misfiring - and the corresponding Engine Check light - but it was because of overused - old Spark plugs. I replaced them and the issue has left. My suggestion is make sure the car is well serviced - make sure the plugs are good the air filter is clean and drive the car clean. I also use a very regular injector cleaner for $1.00 every other tank.
I have a 2000 A6 2.8, check engine light came on and off took it to my dealer they checked it and was repaired under recall the computer just had to get updated or something nothing major, very quiet and as reliable as my volvo, but way more fun to drive, I have 95,000 miles on it now and still drive great no malfunctions of anything yet, but the stereo from overuse 350$ to replace with a new original audi I guess I am quite lucky.