2000 Audi allroad quattro A6 2.7T from North America


High performance, but poor reliability with many bugs yet to be fixed


Both driver and passenger side windows needed the guides replaced.

The instrument panel become hard to read as the letters appeared to streak and darken at the edges.

The GPS stopped working after the dealer replaced the instrument package.

The sunroof guides broke.

The rear window shade started to bind and was replaced after the second complaint.

The fuel gage started acting intermittent and it was replaced.

The front bumper was destroyed while making a right turn onto a street with an average size dip.

The windshield wiper washer fluid hose came off and drained all the fluid from the tank.

My AM band on the radio went dead.

My windshield wipers sometimes won't start unless I put switch to full speed.

The check engine light has come on numerous times and each time I am given some nondescript reason which always includes the phrase "and we reset a bunch of codes".

Need to replace Oxygen sensors just after 3 years.

The climate control fan (s) have developed an intermittent chirp sound at some combination of rotation speed and temperature.

The transmission occasionally appears to slip and then engage with a hard thump.

General Comments:

The car is fun to drive when it's not at the Audi dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2004

28th Apr 2007, 10:30

Can't get a diesel Allroad in North America, or a Diesel Audi for that matter.

The only new models that are offered in diesel are the VW Rabbit, and Jetta, the only other diesel options are 3/4 and 1 ton American Pick up Trucks. Soon Ford will be releasing a Land Rover inspired Diesel engine in the F150 (1/2 ton) and diesel is no cheaper than gasoline here, and in most cases is more expensive, but it does still yield better fuel economy.

26th Jan 2011, 10:05

Sorry you had such bad luck with your allroad. Question though; you're say it is allroad 2000 model year, but they did not start selling allroads in the USA till 2001.

27th Jan 2011, 11:17

If it breaks or doesn't function properly, on a regular basis, it is a VW or Audi, German Engineered product. They have been working on the same issues for 20 + years and still haven't managed to fix them.

1995 Audi allroad quattro Avante petrol from Australia and New Zealand


A fantastic safe fun to drive vehicle


Dash gear selector light blown on dash.

Air-conditioning panel burnt out.

Accelerator pedal fell off.

Air-conditioner compressor bearing collapse.

General Comments:

Fantastic Car to drive.

Aside from the few 'silly' problems I seriously love my Audi.

Does anyone know where I can get a new accelerator pedal, cheap? (not likely I know)

Sticks to the road like glue.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2004

2002 Audi allroad quattro 2.7L turbo from Australia and New Zealand


Worth taking for a spin if you are after a luxury SUV


The alignment of one of the wipers needs adjusting as it hits the frame when used at high speed. It is a very, very minor problem.

General Comments:

I was looking for a car with space, comfort and performance when I bought the Audi Allroad. It scores well against each of the criteria.

I opted for the automatic gearbox on the recommendation of the salesperson. She thought it would help at the time of resale. In hindsight I would go for the manual, which I think is a more engaging drive. The auto transmission has lag at times, which can be annoying.

Otherwise the car comes fully optioned. The performance from the 2.7L petrol engine is fantastic. Fuel consumption is a little high averaging 12-13L/100km. It may just be my driving style!

Handling on and off the tarmac is fantastic. I highly recommend the quattro system for wet or loose surfaces, or generally for safety.

I marked down the dealer because I did not find the sales process very satisfying. They seemed to be very keen up to the point of sale and then nothing. The service guys have been excellent.

If you are looking for a practical car with performance and are looking at BMW X5, Volvo XC90, VW Touareg, or similar, do yourself a favour and take the Audi Allroad out for a spin. It performs more like a car and seems to have more space all round. The price is high, but worth it if you ask me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2003