2000 Audi A6 4.2 from North America

Summary:

Great car, but my confidence in it is slightly challenged

Faults:

Over heating. Diagnosis is faulty Thermostat. I contacted three different dealers for a price on replacing the thermostat since it is quite involved. The price range to do the repair was $900.00 to $2000. I am in shock. The part costs approximately $25.00.

General Comments:

I enjoy this car tremendously and just enjoy seeing it in my garage. Quality of build and fit and finish is unmatched. It gets reasonable gas mileage and is very powerful, but still won't quite beat a BMW 540.

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

Review Date: 23rd February, 2007

2000 Audi A6 2.7T 2.7T from North America

Summary:

Great buy, excellent performance and luxury

Faults:

There really isn't much to complain about, however, when I turn the steering to either extreme, I experience some stiffness.

Also, the car came with 16"rims and these are quite capable, but I had 19"rims put on and the profile and handling is much better.

P.S. The 19"s aren't responsible for the stiffness there is ample clearance and I had that issue with the 16"s.

General Comments:

This car is very much on par with the BMW's, but at half the cost when purchased used.

The car also has serious potential for power upgrades; from 250hp/258ftlbs stock all the way to 415Hp/400ftlbs. Torque values go up considerably and with twin-turbos it would be SWEET.

Where in the NY/NJ area can I find an auto shop that does this chip upgrade.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2006

2000 Audi A6 4.2 V8 from North America

Summary:

Beauty, but unreliable and expensive to maintain and therefore would not buy this brand again

Faults:

Since I have owned the car- 1 year 10K miles the mass air flow and O2 sensors had to replaced for $1953.

And now the thermostat has failed replacement cost $1000.

I have the records from Audi where the previous owner had the same problem in addition to blown head gasket with the timing belt and water pump needing replacement $5440.

Cooling Fan Control module $486.

General Comments:

This car and Audi brand is very expensive to maintain and the reliability is very poor. I have bought Audi's for 20 years, but after my recent experience would not recommend these cars.

The car is beautiful, handles well, ride is too rough for my liking with sport suspension unless going over 75 mph. It is tuned for the autobahn not US highways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th October, 2005

28th Oct 2005, 01:47

If you've had Audis before, you cannot generalise for the whole batch. You have purchased the most expensive, most complicated A6 in the line-up, which if it does go wrong, will be indeed expensive to fix. I deliberately chose the simplest model in the range which adequately meets my needs -- no turbo, no quattro, and if I had a choice (it was second-hand) I'd prefer a manual to an automatic. My A4 1.8E is now almost 10 years old, has the odd problem here and there, but is simple and inexpensive enough to fix. Cars outside North America may appear to be sparsely equipped and have lower-power variants, but it lets us have much of the cake and eat it too -- durability, comfort, handling, and reasonable reliability.

29th Nov 2005, 11:57

I also own a 2000 A6 4.2. While it is expensive, the prices you are quoting are very high. Before I bought my Audi, I spent a lot of time finding the right mechanic. We work as a team when maintenance or repairs are needed. I do a lot of research as well. The Audiworld forums at Audiworld.com are a huge source of information. I would not own an Audi without them as a reference. The Audi is a great machine, but it is an interactive one. Get a Lexus if you just want to turn the key and go. Nothing wrong with that, but the driving experience is different.

17th Aug 2006, 11:00

I too, own a 2000 A6. I have had nothing but issues with this car. I love this car, but the cost of ownership is too high for the enjoyment value.

I dropped $2000 into it right after purchase and now the check engine light is telling me that either the cat is bad or all the oxygen sensors need to go.

If I get another Audi, which I might, I'll get one under warranty.

15th Jan 2007, 17:14

I would completely agree that the prices you quoted are FAR too high. I hope you are not being taken-for; compare to other dealers around town or a local Audi shop that knows what they are doing.