1999 Audi A6 Avant 2.4 from North America
Avoid Audi - their poor reputation is earned
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.
Front rotors and pads at 28K x1.
6 factory recalls.
4 Engine check light failures.
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!