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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 5dr

    John Scarisbrick Date: 13/10/2008
    • 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

    A very well built practical estate car with excellent performance and economy. Running costs after 3 years seem to be considerably lower than similar German executive makes I have owned previously

  • 2.7 TDI S line 5dr

    Stuart McMillan , Lanarkshire . Date: 12/10/2008
    • 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

    After finally working my way up to what I would have called "The car of my dreams" more than twenty years ago I am so pleased and proud I cannot put it into words.

    I bought my A6 (06)in June 08, traded in my A4 which I had for just over 2 years. The difference between the two is like night and day. I could say that the A6 drives itself, it is so effortless to drive. It is so quiet and smooth even with 19 inch 20 spoke alloys. Of course it does bump on the rougher roads but what do you expect?

    It corners so well with ease and the power you get when you beast it up the slip road onto the motorway is there as you would expect from the 2.7 V6 but is not violent, it takes care of you from the power like a quality Audi should.

    The cabin is so large and well layed out everything is a finger tip away. Having the electric opening boot is so posh and is a real treat. I bought the avant mainly because my wife cannot use the roof bike rack, so we have enough room to put both of the kids bikes, the buggy, the picnick cooler bag, the spare booster seat and the 3 spare brolleys. Also 6' x 3' sheets of plasterboard fit in easily.

    The only down side of the big engine is the thirst. I get as low as 18 mpg in the village and 43 mpg on the motorway sitting at 2000 rpm.

    I would also like to mention and thank the Audi dealer in Stirling for an exceptional all round service.

    An exellent car thoughout.

  • 2.7 TDI SE 5dr

    Mark Steers , Berkshire . Date: 23/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I have had the 2.7TDI for nearly 3 years and 70,000 mile and I have to say that I have been slightly disappointed with it. I would agree with the comments made earlier about the seats, I get a stiff neck and upper back ache after a long journey. I also think the suspension is unsettled which means this is not the comfortable long distance cruiser I was hoping for.

    Diesel engine is great and handling is fantastic for such a large car. The interior is hard to beat and the reliability has been good too, unlike the dealer who was rubbish and expensive.

    I won't have one again because of the seats and suspension, but if I did I would definitely go for the MMI, heated seats, xenon lights, sport steering wheel all of which have worked well.

    I have now bought a Jag XF which is in a different league for ride, seat comfort and charisma.

    My advice...take a long test drive before you buy the Audi.

  • 2.0 TDI SE 5dr

    Gerard Orrock Date: 11/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    I bought the car in March 08 as an ex-demo from an Audi franchise on a 07 plate. So far, after six months use and some 10,000 miles, I absolutely have no regrets on this step up from my high mileage A4 saloon. After holding out for the new A4, I was slightly disappointed with the test drive so I looked at the option of a used A6. The car is superb all round and I am more than pleased with its fantastic cabin, superb stereo & Bluetooth and its cruiser like qualities on the motorway where I spend a good deal of time. However, with its length, I would highly recommend rear acoustic parking.

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