2001 Audi A6 2.7T 2.7 turbo from North America
Terrible car mechanically
Purchased a new 2001 Audi 2.7T.
Lots of problems with the brakes. With even a modest pedal pressure would warp the disks, resulting in excessive vibration. Three times the dealer service department worked on this brake problem. The service manager even suggested that perhaps North American Audi had different brakes then the German cars??
Two weeks after the four year warranty expired, I had to pay $1200 to replace cam cover gaskets. I checked with the importer and was advised that only the 2000 model had an extended warranty on this situation. Even though the 2000 and the 2001 engines were supposed to be identical.
Buy another Audi? Never. I do not think that Audi cares about repeat customers.
Good riding and handling.
Great for long distance driving.
Annoying pause on start out, resulting in a jerking start, even with gentle acceleration.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th June, 2007
7th Jun 2007, 09:36
OK, maybe you are right, your new used Audi is not perfect...let's first keep in mind that it is a used car and there is no way of knowing how the previous owner has taken care of it.
Secondly, there are issues with the brakes on the 2.7T, both the A6, allroad, and S4. There is an updated rotor that will correct your vibration issue, also keep in mind that precision made German automobiles do not allow for shaving of the rotors which would make them unsafe and more prone to warping.
Last, but not least, please check your facts before posting incorrect information on the web for all to see, folks lets keep in mind that just because you saw it in black and white does not mean that the person writing it has a brain. The A6 2.7T did not make it to North America until the 2001 model year, the 2.7T was a new engine for Audi at that time. Let's also keep in mind that your dealership's service department is there to make money so what they are calling a leak is more than likely seepage. All cars with a little age on them will have minor oil seepage, it's a quick repair that the technician can bill multiple hours because of the flat rate manual.
In closing, you have a great car, it will run circles around your old Lexus. It may be like having a really hot girlfriend, she may give you a little more of a hard time, but it pays off in the end!!!
26th Sep 2010, 14:45
I just traded my 2001 Audi A6 2.7T. It leaked oil like crazy. The torque converter had to be replaced, the car died constantly, even with a brand new battery. It struggled to start up all the time.
I don't see myself buying another Audi anytime soon.