We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

Own or drive this car?

Submit your own review here
23 reader reviews for Audi A6 Avant.
  • 1.9 TDi 110 SE 5dr

    Timothy Armit , Northamptonshire . Date: 19/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    With the arrival of an unexpected fourth child, the old aubergine saloon diesel A4 had to go, but what to replace it with? The idea of a VW Sharan had me waking up in a sweat in the middle of the night, but luckily I had heard a rumour that there was such a thing as a seven-seater Audi A6 Avant.

    Sure enough, after much trawling of Auto Trader, I found one in Wales, and negotiated a hefty discount off the price. One speedily cleared credit card cheque later, and a banker's draft in my hand, I went off to Wales to pick up my dream car - a 1.9 TDi SE 110bhp seven-seater Audi A6 Avant.

    It's like driving a boat, the view in the rear mirror is like looking through a telescope because the window is so far away, and the cassette player has got to go some day soon.

    However, this car is the business - it has an average of 50mpg (just) in the two years I have owned it, serious load-carrying capability, enough space for the little ones to sit in the back (the removable seat is suitable for children up to about 10 years old), and a damn sight better to drive than a VW Sharan, despite having the same engine.

    The bills have been very reasonable so far (thanks to Jason at Lion Garage in Northampton - main dealers are not really necessary after five years) and I would recommend this car to anyone with a large family, and an aversion to speeding tickets.

  • 2.5 TDi 5dr

    B G Date: 16/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Although I own a high miler, 135K miles on an 02 plate, it came with full Audi service history.

    The cambelt failed leaving me with a £5K bill to repair the engine. The 2.5TD has an 80K mile service interval on the cambelt, I'd recommend owners look to change it more frequently. The Audi garage said the belt looked like new except for the tear and no reason was ever found (usually it is caused by a water pump failure) or given for the belt failure after 27 months and 57K miles.

    Other than that the car dives well and returned an impressive 36mpg on mixed driving. However, the £6000 servicing cost in a year has put me off ever owning an Audi again, the last vehicle I had to suffer a break down was an Austin Allegro in 1979 (a £3 rotor arm failure) prior to the Audi (£5,000 cam belt failure).

  • 1.9 TDI 130 Sport 6sp 5dr

    Justin Harlow , Kent . Date: 03/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    At first I struggled to enjoy this car - big and lethargic, and at first sluggish - but once I learnt to use the auto box - (in normal mode it pulls away in 2nd, but in sport mode it pulls away in 1st gear). I now find this car a wonderfully smooth and powerful machine that I can drive quickly (it corners brilliantly) although for the majority of the time I'm driving in traffic which is also a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The car is beautifully built and well specified. Altogether a lovely car and provides me with most things that I could ever want.

  • 1.9 TDI 130 SE 6sp 5dr

    Simon Blee Date: 15/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I recently bought this car as the second owner with 78,000 miles on the clock of a 54-plate model. It barely feels run in and is a beautiful-looking car with a fantastic ride. The load bay is cavernous with the seats down and swallowed a sofa bed with ease.

    The car hustles when required, but with all that torque on tap, my driving style has modified from my previous car - a 02 Mini Cooper S - to a much more 'waft-tastic' rate of progression. I thought I was giving up fun motoring but I love this car, as does my wife.

    However, the recent snows have brought on an unpleasant surprise. Apparently, there is a design fault which means the forward bulkhead plugs block. This caused over 3 inches of water to form in the rear footwell, wrecking the ECU. Fortunately this is covered by the dealer, but this is worth looking out for, as it will cost over £1000 to fix.

Audi A6 Avant

Continue to prices, equipment and options »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014