2001 Audi A6 2.7 t Quattro 2.7 turbo from North America
Very bad experience with an Audi
Less than 24 hours after I bought this car my check engine light came on. I called the dealership I bought it at and was asked if I had "checked the engine".
This was just the first of many things to go wrong. I have owned this car for 7 months and it is in the shop more than out of it.
So far my turbos have gone out, window motors have gone out, my ball joints need to be replaced, the check engine light has came back on (but I was told that it had to come on again before they could replace the part that caused it to come on).
My car is now back at the dealership after it failed to start leaving my husband stranded nearly a hour and a half away.
This is the second time this has happened. The last time it had to be towed in for this problem I was told that it was a "brain fart" and they have never seen it happen before.
I do have to admit that I love the way this car handles and all the options it comes with.
However I am very sick of it always being in the shop.
I have complained to Audi and never received a response. A call would at least be nice.
I will never buy an Audi again. The mechanical problems far outweigh the luxury options that I like so much.
For what I payed for this car I never would have believed that their customer service would be this bad.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th January, 2005
8th Mar 2005, 07:58
In reading your review, it's like you lived my life. Every problem you referenced, I experienced, including Audi's lack of caring. The car handles like a dream, but overall owning this car was still a nightmare.
5th Jun 2005, 17:26
I have the 2000 A6 2.7T. I too was in the dang stealership week after week after week. The problem isn't so much your car, as it is your mechanic. Get an audi-specializing, performance, NON-DEALERSHIP mechanic and your problems will likely go away. Then you, like me, can resume getting goose-bumps every time you punch it in your 2.7T. My car was in the shop literally once a month, for a few days at a time. Now it's problem free (since I found a *real* mechanic) and I am still completely and totally hooked!!!