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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.
  • 2.7 TDI Quattro S Line 5dr

    Stephen Norris Date: 06/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have now had my Audi A6 Avant for 3 weeks, giving me enough time I think to write a reasonable review of the car. I have the Le Mans special addition in Black. There was a long wait of 3 months for the factory order but now I have it I am very please with it. It is a big car but easy to drive, the auto gearbox is designed for reasonably steady driving but put into sport or manual mode, the car responds really quite well and delivers a bit of excitement to the drive. The handling is superb for such a heavy car, no problem with fast or slow bends taken at agressive speeds. The sports suspension of the S-line does make the ride harsh at times but I dont find it a problem even on long 200 mile journeys to London.

    The interior is great and I particular like the Audi Music Interface. An expensive extra but a must for anyone with an IPOD/MP3. Gives access to your whole music collection on screen. Excellent.

    Fuel economy is really poor around time but good on the motorway. Couldnt be happier

  • 2.7 TDI S line 5dr

    tony kirkby , berwickshire . Date: 11/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my A6 Avant 2.7 S-line for about 6 months, and overall am quite dissapointed with the car, mainly because of the poor seats and uncomfortable ride. The performance, build quality, equipment, space, economy and reliability are all very good, in particular on the positive side for a car of this size and performance to regularly achieve 40mpg is very good indeed. But I feel dissapointed after a long drive when I arrive with a stiff neck and sore back! I intend to change this car within the next few months, and probably heading towards a RAV4 T180. I'll probably regret the economy side of things, but I won't miss those seats.

  • 3.2 FSI Quattro S line 5dr

    Mark Ritchie , Hampshire . Date: 25/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car back in November 2005 (Misano Red, manual version) as an ex-demo. It was specced up to the eyeballs and I am about to replace it after 55,000 miles.

    It was a risk in this day and age buying a petrol-engined car of this size, but I have been pleasantly surprised by its economy - 25-30mpg has been the average, with 35mpg on motorway runs.

    Two services with Audi have been a pleasant experience, although expensive! One additional trip was to replace the TV unit (under warranty) which lost its picture, but otherwise no gremlins have appeared at all.

    This is a great car that really deserves a lot of credit for its comfort and load-carrying capacity. It is incedibly nimble and a recent trip to Lillehammer in Norway on snow-laden, winding mountain roads surprised all my passengers by its agility, stability and lack of fuss.

    The burning question for me is what do I get next? I suppose if it ain't broke, don't fix it, so I think I will get another, but I'll choose the 3.0 TDi version this time and in a more subdued colour.

    Why, oh why, do people take up so much space in those Q7 monstrosities, when you can have a proper big car like this?

  • 2.0 TDI SE 5dr

    C Conquest Date: 13/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    With remarkable stability in cross winds (demonstrated during recent gales) and a regular 45+ per gallon, this is a car to value. I have owned it a year from new now and it's been faultless. I do about 20,000 p.a. with mixed driving conditions and it is both comfortable over longer distances and copes well when filled with family and dogs. Cabin quality is as high as you would expect for a car of this type - the MMI control centre is easy to use and the quietness at speed is most enjoyable. Downside? Lack of power when joining fast moving traffic; lack of personal concern from Audi garages.

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