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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.
  • 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro S line 225 5dr

    Paul Knightly , Down . Date: 16/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this manual 'Le Mans' edition in November of last year and it still impresses me each day I climb in for the long haul to work.

    Firstly, comfort, which is key as I travel a 100 mile round trip each day, is first class. The driver's seat positively embraces me. Ergonmically, Audi have perfected the ultimate driving position and being 6ft 4 proves no hindrance to that level of comfort.

    OK it's no super sports car, but who buys a massively versatile estate for that purpose. I tried its two main german rivals which I failed to warm to, although I could see the fun to be had in the BMW. As a complete package I felt the Audi was the best option.

    It does, however, amaze me how the Audi, for its sheer size, likes to be chucked about whilst cornering flat and with no resistance to the limits I want to push it to. 19" alloys certainly add to the steering feel over the 18" ones. Don't listen to the car reviewers about its ride quality, it's no worse than any of its rivals with sports suspension.

    What really does impress me more than anything about the car is the super-refined diesel engine which returns an average of 41mpg (I even got 50mpg on a couple of long runs). Hard driving takes it to the 32-33mpg mark.

    This my second A6 with now 26K miles on the clock and yet again Audi have given me a trouble-free motoring experience.

    Top Marks Audi.

  • 2.0 TDI SE 5dr

    Chris Jones , Oxon . Date: 12/01/2007
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car a month ago and is a real pleasure to drive. I previously drove a Saab 9-5 diesel and in comparison the engine in the Audi is far superior giving more power, less noise and more mpg (42-44). The interior is the best of any car on the market IMHO. The 6 sp gearbox is perfect and a joy to use. The MMI is easy to operate(and perfectly positioned) and I like the automatic lights and wipers which have yet to be caught out. A nice touch are the welcome home lights (fogs at front) that stay on after locking the car, its really useful and you can set the time delay. The boot is huge and using the telescopic load bar you can partition off an area of the boot. This is useful for me as I separate the muddy pushchairs from the rest of the luggage. Headroom is excellent (im 6'3"). Other good points are the excellent sound system (bass is excellent) and the

    No car is perfect and in this one the weak spots are the ride and steering. The ride is typically german in firmness and does give good handling but you feel the bumps more than in a Saab 9-5. The steering is light (like Japanese cars tend to be). This is fine but doesnt give the feel some may like if taking a bend at the limit.

    I was tempted by 2.7tdi but couldent find one at the right price (I bought a 9 month old 2.0tdi). However, the 2.0tdi allows brisk overtaking using 6 spd box and easy cruising at 95mph so I am not disappointed.

    Great car.

  • 2.0 TDI SE 5dr

    elliott keen , worcestershire . Date: 01/01/2007
    • 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

    My car

    Recently had a test drive in this car.First impressions,it's a large car and it looks fantastic from both inside and out.Also the quality is first class.I had a new car for the test drive which I was very pleased with, because my only concern was the 2.0 tdi and it's power. However, I was very impressed! The dealer (Beechwood Audi in halesowen) were very good from start to finish. I ordered a car the same day and negotiated a good discount of list price.I am now looking forward to collecting the car in march 07.

  • 2.7 TDI SE 5dr

    Ralph Beales Date: 22/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had this car for seven months and have covered around 14,000 miles. It is a joy to drive. It's amazingly quiet for a vehicle with a diesel engine and big tyres. I was fortunate to buy a well-equipped vehicle and this has a big impact on the pleasure of driving.

    The leather seats are very comfortable. Both the rear-demist and front-demist are rapid. The 'blue' coloured headlights provide excellent forward lighting, and the electric sunroof works well.

    Performance is definitely amazing. This is my first diesel since a Peugot 1.9 TDI about 10 years ago, and my last car was a Volvo T5, with a couple of Alfa 156 2.5 V6s in between. Although the Audi isn't up to the Volvo's top speed, or the acceleration of the normaly aspirated Audis, it's not very far behind at all.

    It's got satellite-navigation, a six-CD changer, Bluetooth phone (the £100 cradle from Audi is a rip off), and TV all of which have proved to a boon at some time or other.

    Visibility is good to the rear and forward, except for the sloping pillar to the right of the windscreen (but that's a problem with many cars these days).

    I'm getting approximately 42mpg with a mix of commuting and a few long hauls, interspersed with my regular trips, which are 60 miles each way.

    There have been no problems with starting, no use of oil, and the cruise control works very well.

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