29th Sep 2007, 16:24

A lot of people are getting screwed on repairs because they don't know how much time it should take, or how much the parts are really worth. If you consult the Chilton or Audi service guides, they will tell you how much time at most any particular part takes to replace. Anyone who can't do it in that amount of time is incompetent and you don't have to pay for that, unless you choose to. Dealerships and other mechanics will pad this number to rip you off.

Also, if you get parts from the dealership, you will get screwed on the price. Try to find the part online first. AutohausAZ.com is a great site for most parts. Best prices, best quality. If the dealership or mechanic will meet or get close to that price for the same level of quality (new or re-manufactured) then go ahead and use their parts for the sake of the warranty from them, otherwise, tell them you will supply the parts.

7th Oct 2007, 11:24

I've got a 2001 A6 2.7T just off extended warranty and these forums make me very concerned about the car.

1st Nov 2007, 21:44

Hello everyone. In the past week I located a 2001 Audi A6 2.7T for sale, and have been in contact with the seller. After reading all of these comments, I was wondering if anyone was happy with their purchase? And if I should change my mind in buying it?

2nd Nov 2007, 16:04

I too am looking at buying a 2001 2.7 AWD with 87,000 miles on it in perfect condition with clean car fax for 9200. I am getting really concerned after reading numerous website blogs...

2nd Nov 2007, 23:09

Proud Owner of a 2001 A6 2.8 Quattro and sadly need to get rid of it for work reasons. In sales! It has over 200,000 miles on it and has been a great car. Only non wear items to be replaced was the secondary cooling fan and cv joint and boots. Loved the car, but am forced to buy a Honda (major client). Oh well. Best car I ever owned. The Accord does not even come close.

6th Nov 2007, 14:14

Amazing that I hear all of the negative remarks about the 2001 Audi A6 2.8 Quattro.

I have literally beaten the car with a series of things that should not have been done like off roading in New Mexico and North Carolina, which broke an A-Arm and trashed the bushings, my bad :)

Currently I am coming on my second error with the vehicle and it is the Turn Signal Relay. The part is expensive and the dealer service prices are ridiculous, but that goes for all dealers. I am not a mechanic, but am mechanically inclined. With 105,000 miles the car still has a top speed of 152 mph and out maneuvers most others in its class. I found a help page and the repair thankfully is simple.

Now that more and more kids are racing them, aftermarket parts are becoming readily available and the prices are quite reasonable if you go to a speed shop to have the work done.

6th Nov 2007, 22:47

I have a 2002 Audi A6 2.7 T and have spent so much money on this car at the dealer shop. I am trying to get out of this car, but still owe money on it and feel shafted. I have about 135,000 on it and want to save the car for my wife after it is paid off as she only drives 3-5K miles per year. I had a Lexus before this car and had no problems. I would not buy an Audi again. They may look great, but after a while, they start to suck your wallet dry. This is where the dealer makes money - on the repair side.

27th Nov 2007, 07:18

I'm looking at a 98 A6 Quattro with 90,000 miles. It looks very clean, but has some rust spots on the bottoms of the front doors. One owner, well maintained asking 8,800. What questions should I be asking?

24th Dec 2007, 11:52

Just to calm down the current and the future owners of the A6 - there is nothing wrong (seriously) with this car. I had two 2.7T A6's and the first one literally saved my life when I've been hit hard by the Mercedes ML from the driver's side. It might have been pretty nasty, but I walked away without a scratch. My another 2.7T has 75K miles on it and in 3 years a spent about $1200 on repairs - tie rods, CV boots and other usual stuff, nothing serious. I still need to do the timing belt job, but it's OK too. Sometimes I think what would happen to me if I drove the Camry on that days 3 years ago - and beleive me Audi's safety is well worth the money.

And it's a dream car to drive - fast, nimble (even for it's substantial weight) and comfortable.

I would agree that some people might have paid a fortune for the repairs and maintenence, so my advice to them - don't blindly believe everything the dealership tells you. Try to find the independent shop and try to educate yourself a little bit about the cars. I am sorry for the guy who bought the $250 battery - I have bought the matching one in Costco for just $65 and it's been fine.

14th Jan 2008, 16:11

I bought an Audi A6 2001 Avant Wagon with 60,000 miles on it. Price was $15,000. I now have over 150,000 miles after 3 years of driving. Love the car and yes I have had some repairs ($9300 over 3 hard years of driving 90,000 miles) but still much less than the cost to buy new one. It drives new and I love it. I suggest you find a local mechanic and never go to the dealership. And enjoy the ride!!!

20th Jan 2008, 22:10

NEED HELP - cost estimate for full clutch replace for 2001 2.7 - $3800 - including flywheel. this is from the dealership - independent shop where I normally go wanted $4400. supposedly the 2.7 is very difficult - the 2.8 is half the price. make sense or does anyone have any esperience?

22nd Jan 2008, 15:39

Just got the news from the dealer on my 2001 A6 2.8. New cam seal and tensioner gaskets, $1500. That doesn't include the $1000 they want to charge me for a new timing belt. I'm a little confused about that since the timing belt has to come off anyways. Oh well, guess they have to feed their families, too. It also needed a new head gasket last year too the tune off $1500. This is on a car that only has 85,000 on it. Can't wait to get it back and trade the rolling pile of junk in on something that's not going too bleed me dry.

23rd Jan 2008, 07:15

My 2.8 quattro avant year 2000 has now done over 140000 miles. It has had routine maintenance, cam tensioner gaskets, drive shaft boots, cam belt, pulleys and water pump. Brake rotors do tend to warp and it is due its second set soon. Overall it drives like the luxury car it is and I expect to keep it until 200000 miles. People still prefer to travel with me than in newer cars. It is safe, fast and quiet. Overall I am very satisfied and would recommend one. (Provided however that you understand that just because it is expensive to buy, it doesn't mean it is maintenance free!)