2000 Audi A6 2.7T from North America


I think it is a great car

General Comments:

I have had the Audi 2000 A6 2.7T for a couple of months now. Purchased it at 67000 miles and it has not given me any problems. I believe that the previous owner did not have problems with it either. I am so surprised because I have heard so many negative things about some cars, but when I purchased them they serve me well for years without major problems.

For instance, before I bought this Audi, I had a Ford Taurus 97, which I bought at 100 000 miles and people told me it will never last 10 000 miles. Was told a lot about endless problems with them, but drove it for 6 years with minor problems.

The Audi feels like a solid car in every aspect to me. I tend to think that these cars react to how we drive and treat them a lot of the time. I loaned my friend my Audi for two days, and when I drove it, it was driving different. Was not shifting smoothly, but after a while it normalized. One can almost say the computer knows it when you don't treat the car right. Guys, I'm happy with my Audi. Drove the S500 for a while and gave me problems at less than 50 000 miles.

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

Review Date: 5th January, 2009

2000 Audi A6 2.8 from North America


Great car with great handling and comfort. Most reliable german car


No major fault during this past 2 years. Running strong. Only maintenance.

Timing belt, water pump, gasket, seals and all the fluids (including auto transmission oil) replaced at 60K.

Most of the problems are computer glitches/problems. Don't believe all computer faults; the dealers just want to make money by replacing every parts that's diagnosed bad by the computer. You just need to buy a VAGCOM (NOT OBD2) and reset the computer when the problem arises, and measure all the sensor values by yourself to find out what is the real problem. Keep the battery in top condition, otherwise you will expect a lot of false code generated by the car's computer.

Engine consumes Oil. About 1 qt every 1000 miles. Audi dealer said it's normal. But for me, that's too much. After using Lubo Moly, it really helps reducing the oil consumption. Gasket has been replaced but doesn't help on oil consumption.

General Comments:

Great car and great handling. Not as quiet and comfy as Mercedes or even Lexus. But I love driving it, and a used one is SO CHEAP! Worth every penny. I bought it only $9,300 with 100K miles/5 years extended warranty. 1/4 of the new price. A lot of people do not believe in Audi, that's to my benefit.

Find the one that has a service/maintenance record and never had any major problem. Any car, once it's had a major problem, always has problems. Once a lemon, it's always a lemon.

IMHO, This car has a great reliability. I have several friends who have this car, and they're all satisfied with this car. All of them go to Audi/VW specialized independent shop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2008

2000 Audi A6 2.7 T from North America


This is a fun, solid, safe car that requires a respectful, responsible owner


My LED in the center of the gage cluster does not lite all the way and therefore is difficult to read.

The front tie rod ends (I think this is what they were called) needed to be replaced at 41K miles along with all 4 brake rotors and pads.

The engine leaked out of the valve covers and timing seals which the dealer charged nearly $1,200.00 to replace and repair. The dealer told me this was a common occurrence on this engine. Research proved this as well.

Otherwise the car is really fun, powerful, safe and luxurious with a smooth quite ride.

General Comments:

My 2000 A6 2.7T has all the bells and whistles including Navigation and heated everything. The car seems very solid and heavy.

Problems are minimal and do not necessarily effect reliability. However, there are a few nuisance items expensive to fix although the dealership was willing to work with me on the repair costs.

I did put the APR 91/93/100 octane 307/320/350HP (relative) chip with intake, exhaust and boost valves and have had no issues. I put 15mm wheel spacers and 235/45 R16 tires on it. The car is an absolute blast to drive. Leaves everything in the dust.

I would recommend running full synthetic oil and changing oil every 3K miles. You really need to keep these cars serviced religiously.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2008