2001 Audi A6 Reviews - Page 3 of 11

2001 Audi A6 2.7 T from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7 T Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Spendy to fix, but worth it

Faults:

Turn signal unit needed replacement, $300.

Alternator, $1200.

Timing belt and water pump, $1500.

Outer CV boot, $320.

Front tire bushings, needed new tires cause of wear.

Total costs, $7000.00.

General Comments:

I love this car! It's very spendy to fix, but the car runs beautifully. It's comfortable and performs like a dream.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2009

2001 Audi A6 2.7t 2.7 V6 turbo from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Never buy an Audi unless you are an Audi certified mechanic

Faults:

I received a repair estimate for $12,300.16, yes twelve thousand three hundred on 02-26-2009.

1) 5300.00 torque converter replacement (1422.20 parts) rest is labor @ 20 hours.

2) 2700.00 timing belt "package" (927.66 parts) rest labor @ 10 hours.

3) 1182.82 catalyst converter (1182.82), "free" labor if I replaced the torque converter for 5300.00.

4) 989.00 front rotors, 458.45 parts rest is labor @ 3 hours.

5) 530.00 outer CV boot torn, 81.16 parts rest is labor @ 3 hours.

6) Recommended "major service" whatever that means, they didn't even say what this was. 995.00.

7) Brake fluid flush 175.00.

8) Fuel induction service 245.00.

9) Coolant system flush 245.00.

General Comments:

This car is a dream to drive and a nightmare to maintain. This model year has a specific problem with the ZF transmission and premature seal failure. See the technical service bulletin 2010879/11 (32 MIL on, performance unaffected (DTC 17125/P0741) ). Never buy one of these cars used unless you have a 3 year end to end warranty. This problem is present from Audi 1999-2003 years, so if you buy buy after these years.

After all this they had the nerve to attach to my diagnostic bill ($125.00 for 17 minutes on the Audi diagnostic computer) for leasing a new AUDI YEAH RIGHT!!! Never ever going to get an Audi again, never.

I have taken excellent care of this car since day 1, only the best oil, authentic parts, never ragged on it, it's just poor Audi service and poor Audi design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th February, 2009

28th Feb 2009, 23:35

WOW!!! that's staggering. You're better off dumping the car and going with a used Honda. They are gorgeous cars but only for the very rich.

I remember looking into buying a used A4 sport wagon and checking how much new tires would cost, that was enough to put me off!

12th Feb 2010, 21:52

I am the senior Audi technician at a dealership in Australia. Whichever Audi dealer quoted those repairs has nearly doubled everything labour wise. Audis were deemed unreliable 10 years ago, but my how things have changed.

19th Jun 2010, 09:41

I agree that the 2.7T engine is very high maintenance. It must be highly maintained by a good mechanic. A bad mechanic will turn one of these engines to junk quick. I'm an engineer and former Nissan dealer mechanic. I have my 2002 Allroad built with garrett turbos. However I would never buy an Audi with the 2.7T unless I was a very good mechanic with a deep pocket. If you like high tech engines that can be built to any spec, and you're a good mechanic, then this is a great engine to have. I believe this engine should be overhauled at 60,000 miles to be fully reliable.

2001 Audi A6 2.8 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Faults:

Good car except it clunks every time I come to a stop. They put a new transmission in it and a new transmission computer. It still clunks hard when coming to a stop. No one can figure it out.

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

Review Date: 1st June, 2008

2001 Audi A6 wagon 2.7T from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.7T Automatic
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Previous carAudi A6

Summary:

Excellent driving machine at least mine is

Faults:

I must be rare owner of 2001 27T wagon. Zero problems for 120K except CV boot. That's it. Runs like a champ.

General Comments:

Compared to all the comments on this web site I must have just lucked out. My 2001 has had nothing go wrong, but compare that to my 2003 Honda Accord which has a transmission go out due to heat buildup which bakes the gears right off and also brake problems which pull the car sideways. Not to mention electrical short in the dash board that keeps killing the engine. My Audi has out performed the Honda 3 to 1.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2008

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 32 reviews