1999 Audi A6 Reviews - Page 4 of 8

1999 Audi A6 Avant 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Avoid Audi - their poor reputation is earned

Faults:

Engine computer x1.

Temperature gauge x4.

Electronic Dashboard x1.

Fuel gauge x5.

Wiring harness failure x3.

ABS brake controller x1.

Fuel injectors x6.

Leaking differential seals x2.

Radio x5.

Front rotors and pads at 28K x1.

6 factory recalls.

4 Engine check light failures.

General Comments:

This is a poorly made product that has developed a well earned bad reputation.

"Customer service" is an oxymoron. Audi/USA has mastered the art of "customer dis-service". Beware the phrase: "we are sorry we could not meet your expectations.

Smooth engine. Pleasant interior. Reasonable quiet. It is at it's best with the ignition key removed as each us of the key introduces another failure and another excuse from Audi.

Avoid this manufacturer. I will never, ever buy another Audi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th August, 2004

25th Oct 2004, 08:16

I have owned a 1999 A6 Avant for 4 years now. My wife and I have put 40K "no repair" miles on it. Other than the regular oil and filter changes (oil and in-cabin air) nothing else has required a shop visit. The only gripe is that in hot weather the multi-funtion dash display goes out in the upper left corner. No big deal as it only displays the radio/CD channel on. I have replaced the tires, at 50K and will take it in for its 60K service this week. You must have gotten a rare "lemon" my friend. I would buy another Audi any day. Actually a used late 90's Porsche 911 is going in my garage next year.

It was one of the nicest cars we have ever owned. Owned Lexus and MB in the past!

1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L (sport tronic trans) from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8L (sport tronic trans) Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carHonda Honda

Summary:

High repair costs and poor service

Faults:

The car: A6 Quattro 2.8L with every option that you can think of.

Repairs: (Despite having all routine maintenance done on time)

At about 20,000 miles I had to get the radiator reservoir replaced at an approximate cost of $200.

At 30,000 miles the windshield washer container had to be replaced at about $350.

At 46,000 miles the water pump, timing belt, and CV boot had to be replaced at a cost of $2200. Initially I went in to the dealer because of a clicking sound that comes from the front axle area, and after this cost I still hear it and have to go back.

Service Experience:

Initially we had an appointment for an oil change and after we got there, we were told that there really aren’t ‘appointments’ and that it was always on a first come first served basis. It took all day to get the car back from an oil change (Never got an oil change from them at a quicker pace either). Luckily they gave me an old Honda Accord, which had a sun visor that swung into my face and nothing automatic on it, but the transmission, to drive all day.

After that I didn’t make an appointment and just came early so I could be served first and was told that I had to wait because I didn’t have an appointment. Got to drive the crappy old loaner car again. They explained that they have to pay for their own loaner cars and that is why they couldn’t provide me with one of at least an equivalent value. Here I have a problem because it is their problem that they cannot offer what the other places offer and not mine.

The next time I went in for service they didn’t have a loaner car at all. Again they said it was because they have to buy their own loaner cars. Again, this is their problem and not their customer’s problem. I only expect the same service that any other dealer at the same price mark would provide. They have an amazing new showroom with hardwoods, a coffee bar, and plasma TV, but no loaner cars, sure.

One of my friends also warned me a few months ago to get rid of this Audi because he had one that was an A6 2002 4 Liter that caused him troubles. He had repair costs of approximately $1,000 every 3 to 4 months after 60,000 highway miles. High repair costs for a car that isn’t cheap and has been taken care of properly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th April, 2004

20th Apr 2004, 22:45

I totally agree with you I have the same problems with my 2001 A6 no Joke... same same same and they say its not a recall... I used your words :)...At 57,000 miles the windshield washer container had to be replaced at about $220.

At 59,000 miles the w timing belt area leaks, and CV boot had to be replaced at a cost of $2800. Initially I went in to the dealer because of a clicking sound that comes from the front axle area (right side), I have to buy go back to owning a Maxima...<<<<best car to own for Highway use (I have been driving on the Higway for years... Audi A6 2.7T is the worst when it comes to gas... drinks it like its in the a desert. Peace.

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 22 reviews