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Overall reader 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
    4 out of 5 stars

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44 reader reviews for Audi A6 Avant.
  • 2.0 TDI 170 Le Mans 5dr

    Rob Toogood , . Date: 28/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I own a 2010 2.0 TDI 170 Special Edition which had 22k when I bought it. I love this car, great on the motorway even with the 19" wheels and 35 profile tyres. Drove to the south of France in the Summer and it was a great place to be. We took our own tent and it swallowed all the equipment with ease. The interior is superb and well thought out. The car looks the part with Ibis white paint, black optic pack, DRL head lights and LED tails.

    I wont be using Audi for the services as I think they are over priced, there is a VAG specialist close to where I live who offer great service at half the cost, so it doesn't work out that bad to run. The car had to have a new clutch and LED rear light but this was covered by Audi under the used car warranty.

    They also paid for a new spare tyre as it had damage to the sidewall but was still in the boot. I didn't notice until after I had bought the car but after sending pictures to the Audi dealer they told me to get a new tyre (P Zero Rosso) and send them the bill. Cant beat the Audi dealer experience I have received so far.

    One minor point is the SAT Nav which could be better, it wont take a full post code.

    MPG is average but I love being in the car so much I can let that go. I am now thinking about trading up to the new A6 Avant Black edition but I will keep this for another year at least. If your after a good quality estate then you would be stupid not to look at the A6.

    By far the best all round car I have owned

  • 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro SE 225 5dr

    Mark Ellis Date: 31/05/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    All of the positive comments are true. The A6 3.0 TDI Avant is an extremely pleasant way to cross continents. Effortless four wheel drive and 31mpg average …everything I expected. I bought the car when it was 18 months old with 15K on the clock and it has been serviced as requested (longlife) by Audi dealers. This has not been inexpensive and has been variable in quality. At 8 years and 77Km this car is ramping up its running cost far faster than I would have expected with servicing still averaging out at £650, surprise fuel injector replacement at £3.5K and now an ignition lock replacement at £450 (est) It looks like the running cost are becoming extremely expensive as it ages. Especially compared to a similar age and mileage Mercedes we also own which has only required standard services to date. So Nice Car –Nasty Running cost.

  • 2.0 TFSI 5dr

    Steve Marston , Hampshire . Date: 17/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I can not believe some of the negative reports about this car listed below. My own experience is that, It is a truly brilliant car with an amazing engine. I’ve now had my Audi for two year and I have covered 38,000 trouble free miles and not used a drop of oil.

    The plus points: It is smooth, quiet, comfortable and cruises effortlessly at motorway speeds and well above. It handles fantastically for a large estate car. It feels incredibly safe ,solid and reliable. The 2 litre diesel is surprisingly quick for such a large car. It is extremely well equipped. It takes 5 passengers and mountains of luggage with ease and here’s the biggest plus of all, it does 45 mpg on a run and I’m averaging 38 mpg overall which is pretty amazing for a car that weighs well over 1.5 tonnes un-laden.

    I work all over the country and often find myself hurtling down the motorway from way up North to my home in Hampshire and I wouldn’t want to do it in anything else. I would go as far to say, that nothing else on the market even comes close in terms of style, comfort, performance and economy combined.

    The negative points: Nothing major really.

    All-in-all it is a really great car and I am really unhappy that my company is switching to Mercedes Benz this coming spring. I will really miss my Audi

  • 2.0 TDI S line 5dr

    Steve Tanner , Cumbria . Date: 10/12/2008
    • Overall 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
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I have had my A6 for just over 2 year, been impressed so far with its practicality and comfort. As a few people will tell you it has in S-Line spec quite sporty suspension which for some can be a little too firm, I think its great, firm but comfortable. The car is fairly economical but I would recommend a re-map! The new common rail 2.0tdi is much smoother and quieter. My biggest gripe is I am now on my 3rd clutch, all done under warranty but I am concerned as to why they keep going wrong considering my car has only done 28k miles! It is a known problem! Mine also has temperate rattles that come and go and if you use the sun glasses holder they rattle like mad!!! Very annoying when you shell out this money! They represent reasonable value at purchase, perhaps a bit more for your money than a BMW or Mercedes but as I have found out recently the residuals have plummeted with the credit crunch! My £32k motor has a proposed part ex of about £12.5k according to most sites and is only 30 months old!I don't think the other German brands are suffering quite so much! I would by another Audi for sure, my dealer (Liverpool Audi) have been great for all its warranty needs (there have been a few) and the car looks great, it does amuse me that badge snobbery stops me going after some very good alternatives and I should say my wife recently traded a 2 yr old mondeo for a mini and the ford never gave a days bother or needed anything repaired or dealt with! No rattles either!!!

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