2005 Audi A6 Avant (Station Wagon) 2.5 TDI Quattro from Luxembourg
Great for families. Reliable. Expensive in running costs
Brake pedal sensor / 20 EUR fix.
I had to replace brake discs due to rust, living in a snowy climate.
Fantastic family car. Excellent for holidays, never let us down. Ample power supply for fast highway and route driving. It obviously drives like a big car, with significant inertia.
Snow performance is excellent, used always with snow tires. I assume it's a mixture of quattro and the tires, but it does drive seamlessly over snowy or icy roads. Average consumption is circa 9L/100km on road trips (quattro and automatic add up).
Interior space is ample. Rear seat space fits tall adults (185cm) comfortably. Space in the trunk is big enough for a family of 4 or 5. Considering adding a Thule box for ski gear.
Leather seats are quite resistant to kids stains, and are comfortable.
Very comfortable for long rides with the automatic transmission.
Interior quality and looks are superior in every aspect to our previous Volvo 850. Except for the seats; those Volvo seats are incredible.
Maintenance at Audi dealership is quite expensive. But the car runs smoothly without any issues, so I'm happy to pay for that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th August, 2013
14th Aug 2013, 10:54
Some rust on the brakes isn't really a big deal. Even new cars on dealers' lots have some rust on the discs. As a lot of static electricity builds up and water hits the brakes, rust is inevitable. It's pretty much like you're hooking up a power supply to the steel and flowing current in to aid the rusting process. Doesn't affect performance though.