I own a 2000 A6 2.7T-I bought it used from a client who sold it to me for the same price the only dealer in town offered to him as a trade in on a new A6. I got a very good deal-it had 82k on it. I bought new tires, had a link replaced in the right front suspension, replaced a dinged wheel with the full size, unused spare. I now have 111,000 miles on it, I get over 25 mpg (I drive it easy, unless I need to pass, and it has the 6sp). I had the timing belt replaced by a local mechanic (the dealer wanted 1400, the local guy did it, with a kit I bought through the internet, for a total of $800) at 90k miles. No other problems-best highway car I've ever owned and I've had over 50 cars. Hope this helps.
Just purchased a 2000 A6 2.7T with 72000 for $12,600 two days ago. If I were everyone else, I would do what I did. I took it home, the next day get it ispected again (the dealer does this too - but don't trust them) What they found was Both front axles needed to be replaced. the boots were tore up and leaking oil. The suspension needed replacing (squeking noises around turns) Other things were also found which should not have passed inspection. NYS has the worst system for inspections. They allow the dealer to inspect the vehicle. Big mistake... What dealer is going to fail a vehicle that is being sold on the spot. New jersey has the right idea, have the DMV inspect vehicles. I hope this Audi holds up.
Ha! You should try California.
As long as your car passes a smog test every two years, it NEVER gets inspected EVER. I find this the most ridiculous thing in that cars here last forever with no snow/rust, and you would think you would want all the cars inspected.
But, of course, this is the same state in which you can drive around with NO license plate (not even a temporary one) for the first few months of your purchase, new or used.
I own a 2000 Audi 2.7 A6. I personally would never buy an Audi again and I've had 4 Audi's and two Volkswagens. The Check Engine Light has been on for over 50,000 miles and I have had the car in the shop for 17 months combined over 2 1/2 years. Only for the Audi Dealership to say they don't know what is causing the problem. To Rub salt into the wound, once the car hit 100,000 miles, both Cat's went out and the 4th and 5th gear broke to a tune of 8,000.00 and to this day the check engine light is still on. If I were you, stay away from high mileage Audi's. Also, watch out for the 2001 Audi A 4's, the oil pumps break to a tune of 2,400.00 and Audi will not warranty that as well. Keep Good Records, Audi will not warranty a car if you don't have good records and can prove you maintained the car, even if you took it to only one dealer.
I have juswt purchased a 2000 2.7t 6 speed that has been very well taken care of, only 50,000 miles on it. I am thinking about putting the APR chip in the vehicle, but am afraid of damaging the engine in the long run. If I put the chip in how will this affect the rest of the engine? If I do go forward with the chip should I put other parts in the car to prevent damage and longevity? Please advise.
I am the proud owner of a 2000 A6 2.7T Quattro 6-speed purchased a few days ago. It has 22000 miles on it and convenience, warm weather, cold weather packages, side guard, rear side airbags, Bose, leather upholstery, 6 cd changer and the xenon headlights. So far the car is incredible. I had an A4 1.8T and this is by far a much better ride. The power makes driving a breeze because you never have to push the car to make it move, but when you do push it this car is very fast. The brakes are incredible and always stop on a dime (helps to slow you down almost as fast you sped up). My only complaint is that I wish I had a firmer suspension because this power-plant far exceeds the handling capabilities of this car. If anyone knows where I can get cheap, but good suspension components please post.
My parents also just bought a 2003 2.7t with 62000 miles Tiptronic. Although the 17" wheels and super sporty suspension is very nice, the 6 speed is by far more fun.
Things to look for when buying one: the hoses near the back of the engine should be round and healthy looking (some hoses I've seen while looking for my car were crushed and flattened) ; check the wheels and brakes (we had to replace 3 wheels because the 17s get dented fairly easy and the brakes are essential) ; there was also a burning smell after driving the car for a bit (a leaky oil return valve on the turbo caused this so make sure and check for smells) ; vibration in steering while driving (was due to the wheels, but could sometimes be attributed too bad suspension components or prior accidents) ; engine noise (a tic-tic-tic is usually a valve problem and a deeper knock-knock is usually a problem in the lower part of the engine such as pistons or crankshafts, etc.).
These were some of the major problems I encountered while searching for my A6 2.7T and I hope it helps someone.
I own an 01 A6 2.7T. I have to say, for my 2nd Audi.. I have mixed feelings. I had a 98 A4 (5 spd) 2.8..for 4 yrs. The 1st year was fine, after that.. I swear it cost me more and more every month. So I traded that in for my current A6. I have the Triptronic. Again the 1st year.. I only had to put new rotors and brakes on the front. I was reading the comments from the guy who had it reinspected from a dealer. A few months ago, I found out the same thing, Both axles had to be replaced, boots torn to shreds..horrible. $1100 to fix. Ever since, my transmission just doesn't feel right, and now with winter weather here, seems to shift really REALLY hard when cold.. and just is not working right. Then a mysterious ABS sensor that went for no reason right after, I have a mysterious leak that no one seems to be able to find. My no fluids are missing. I spoke to my dealer and they said there is no way to check transmission fluid, and I'm wondering if that's why. I LOVE the car. Talk about pocket rocket and cruise on the highway at an easy 90MPH like it's a regular car at 20MPH. I've gotten spoiled with the heated seats and winter package (both audis had it) Nothing better than the AWD for snow/rain. Anyone else had problems with Transmissions? Thinking about trading it in for an Infiniti...