12th Jan 2007, 23:55
I have a 2000 A6 4.2 V8 model. It has 130k. This car drives like a beauty. My friend has a 2003 Benz C32 AMG. Except for the acceleration (0-60/4.5) The power is fairly the same (and that car has 350hp). I replaced my suspension and put H&R Springs because I have 19" wheels. Drives beautiful. The only thing I have to change so far is the upper control arm a $1000 job. Not bad for an excellent winter car that has been driven in the winter throughout all it's years. Yes I do have the winter package and a few extra goodies. But all in all, Audi made a great vehicle with this one.
29th Jan 2007, 11:44
I own a 2000 A6 2.7T and I just heard from the dealer that the cam shaft seals busted out, and the CV joint boot is torn and the left rear axl seal is leaking...$2250. And I just spent $1700 this past summer on it replacing a coolant pipe located between the heads... anybody want to buy a used AUDI??? I am done with it!
19th Feb 2007, 10:23
I bought an Audi 2.7T back in June 2006 for £3750 ($5400) with 120,000 miles on the clock.
I'd had two Audi 80's before this and am completely sold on them.
I got the car cheap (it should have been £6000 ($10,500)) but this is because the clutch was on its way out.
I've had the bushes, timing belt, clutch, tyres, brakes and front wishbones replaced to make sure that I could spank it around the roads without fear of going to my grave early.
What can I say about this car now that I've put another 30,000 miles on it in 8 months (yes, you read that correctly)?
Well, the car is an absolute JOY to drive. Now the work has been done, it is extremely safe in all weather conditions, it LOVES getting spanked around tight bends at high speed with your foot to the floor (in fact it prefers having the foot down around corners because of the 4WD). It starts almost instantly on the turn of the key, I love driving around with the windows down so that I can here the whistle of the turbos, it cools along effortlessly at 100mph, it's quiet, understated and a hell of a surprise to a lot of boy-racers who think they can burn past me in their cars.
My god it's quick. Going from 60mpp to 110mph is delightful, especially someone who's been crawling up your exhaust way disappears way behind you all of a sudden when you floor it.
I cannot recommend this car highly enough. Another superb offering from Audi.
24th Feb 2007, 13:27
I purchased a 2001 2.7T in November 2000 and it now has 96K miles. The first 50k miles were without incident, but since then I've had the "usual" problems mentioned by prior respondents to this survey. The most annoying issue has been the check engine light being on without any apparent cause that the dealer could locate. We finally gave up an I no longer take it in when the light comes on. It usually goes off after about a week. Also, a slow coolant leak started at about 85K miles; I've had the complete $1,600 brake job and numerous nuisance suspension fixes. Both passenger and driver-side windows have had operating equipment failure. The car still drives excellently and the body is as tight as a drum.
25th Feb 2007, 16:54
I have 2002 audi a6 2.7t. I hit a telephone pole and I'm trying to find the cheapest way to repair it. I looked into body kits because all I need is a front bumper and radiator. I wanted to know if anyone knows where id find the best prices to fix the car. if anyone has suggestions I would appreciate them thanks.
28th Feb 2007, 22:45
I bought a 2001 2.7t A6 in October 2003 with 49k miles on it. It has been GIAC chipped, H-Sport sway bared, given enlarged intercoolers, and coil-over shocks (at 65K) added. In cold less weather (than 20F) the mileage drops to 24 HWY at 70MPH from 33 when the temp is 60F. I suppose the denser air adds more HP which comes from the additional fuel needed to meet the air charge. The car has 88300 miles. I am not a rocket scientist, but with a VAGCOM and laptop along with the Bentley CD I have found when the O2 sensors needed changing and other sensors go bad etc. I have changed this myself. It is not hard. I think this is a big improvement over my 1987 5000CSQ that I put on 270K miles in 13 years. The 1987 was a rock this car is a rocket!
14th Jun 2007, 02:07
Sold my 93 Audi S4 and bought a 2000 A6 2.7 with six speed. 179,000 km. What a great car! I only miss the sportier seats of my old Audi. Get a clean one with few prev. owners, do the maintenance, and prepare to enjoy a terrific automobile. Seven years of automotive progress is an eternity. I think the A6 is a far better car than my old s4, which I enjoyed immensely.
21st Sep 2007, 03:18
My wife and I currently own a 1999 A6 2.8 sedan (140K miles) and 1999 A6 2.8 Avant (110K miles). The Avant we got new. The sedan we got with 50K miles. Initially, we had lots of annoying problems with the electric window lifts and sun roof, busted cup holders, malfunctioning instrument panel, etc. but these have been resolved over time (save the catch for the door to the safety triangles on the Avant's rear hatch - we went through 6 before the dealer and we gave up and just took the door off and removed the triangles - this has never been fixed). The ABS module on the Avant recently failed, but the brakes work fine (we just don't have ABS anymore), but the repair will cost over $1,000, so I'll leave that to a future owner to fix.
As one would expect of a VAG product, the valve covers leak, timing belts need to be replaced every 40K miles, and CV boots need replacement on a regular basis. The plastic covers on the HID factory lights have become clouded on both of our cars, which is extremely annoying considering how expensive this option was. Although Audis are expensive cars to repair and maintain, they are technologically advanced, comfortable, fast, safe, and have remarkably good handling for such a front-heavy motorcar. Before settling on the Audis, we test drove cars by Volvo (V70), BMW (525i Sport), and M-B (C series) and found all, but the BMWs wanting. The downside to the Bimmer? $9,000 more for essentially the same car (my dad is a BMW nut - he's on his 6th - a 330xi).
Despite the fact that it costs over $1,000 every time we bring our cars to the dealer for service, we like Audis enough that we just bought another A6 to replace the Avant - a very good condition 2000 A6 2.7 Turbo (34K miles). It needs some engine work (the usual leaks around the valve covers and water pump), but otherwise it is in exceptional exterior and interior condition (no accidents, no door dings, clean interior and engine compartment, and everything works - including the entire instrument panel - and the cup holders are broken - yet).
In so doing, we relied on our two most recent factory Service Writers both opining that the 2.7s (pre-2005) are quite strong engines; supposedly superior in reliability to our 2.8s, which have held up pretty well for such a highly stressed engine. Having owned (and blown up) a turbocharged Ford SVO Mustang twenty years ago, I know the pitfalls of turbos - and the benefits, especially driving at high altitude.
Our previous cars were a pair of Toyota Camrys, which were reliable, but quite slow (they lasted 148K and 180K, respectively), and a very fast, albeit marginally street legal, factory original 1970 Porsche 914-6 set up for Time Trials (Muffler? We don't need no stinkin' muffler. We have megaphones! And 906 cams! And mechanical fuel injection! And a close-ratio short-track gearbox), which was incredibly fast and had superior road holding (think go-kart), but was unbelievably noisy (no soundproofing), hot (no fan), cold (no heater), and harsh riding (custom spec Bilstein Sport inserts in modified spindle Turbo struts, hard springs, etc.). That car, which had 125K miles (and was on its third motor and second transaxle) went when the kids came.