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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 SE 5dr

    Han Proveniers , Carmarthenshire . Date: 15/01/2008
    • 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

    My car

    Owned from new, 57 plate A6 SE 2.0 TDi Avant Multitronic, my second A6 and 7th Audi so far. Great car to drive, the new audio system is a little hard to operate I find as the dial seems to work the wrong way around. Supersmooth gear changes with the 7-speed Multitronic Auto box, but very disappointed with the fuel consumption. Barely manage to get 30MPG from new.... A far cry form the 45 MPG avg that's in all documentation. Previous A6 2.5 TDi Quattro Auto (52-plate)returned 36MPG every day, all day with loads more power. Nicer to drive too, excellent for overtaking etc. Maybe I'm not cut out for the 4 cylinder engines anymore. Audi tells me fuel consumption will get better over time.... But 50% - i doubt it!

  • 2.0 TDI SE 5dr

    Stuart Alderson , Leicestershire . Date: 06/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I have had the car since April 2007 and have now done nearly 27,000 miles.

    My overall impression of the car is that it is excellent for the type of long distance motoring I have to do. It is almost silent at speed and has an excellent ride, and I genuinly look forward to using it.

    My only day-to-day crticisms are that the seats are not as comforatble as my previous Jaguar X-Type and along with other reviewers I have also noted an ongoing thirst for oil. However, it is clear that this appears to be normal as when I received the car from the dealer I was given a smart holder containing a bottle of oil!

    Apart from these issues, the only real neagative note was that the car had to return to the dealer within the first three weeks to have what turned out to be three missing gear-box housing bolts replaced. Apparently these had either been lose or missing from day 1!

    It is a shame to have to report such an issue because my overall experience of the car has been very good and I will almost certainly replace with another A6 Avant when I am next due to change at the end of 2009.

  • 2.7 TDI Quattro S Line 5dr

    Anthony Gosford-Knightly Date: 16/12/2007
    • 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

    This is my 3rd A6 in 7 years and definitely is in a different league from the previous model.

    I have now covered 20,000 trouble-free miles. The only downside of ownership was the cost of replacement of 4 tyres at 19,000 miles.

    Quattro gave superb grip in the wet and icy conditions last winter threw at me and it would seem strange now going back to two wheel drive dynamics. The 2.7 litre diesel has amazed many passengers who have failed to detect any diesel rumble.

    Bose stereo is a must though on the spec. list with concert hall sound quality.

    A great car...

  • 2.7 TDI SE 5dr

    Tim Sture Date: 21/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have manual registered May 07. Done 15k miles. Disappointing mpg - averaging 35-36, barely better than E39 525d auto I had before (33-34), & I do a fair few long journeys. I don't like tugs at steering in 2nd and 3rd in wet under brisk acceleration. Worst disappointment is road noise - but that might just be tyres (Pirelli - will try to get F1's when replaced, fronts need doing in a couple of k I think - as they were excellent on BMW) and might be emphasised by very quiet engine and lack of wind noise. I don't find the gearbox particularly good (lumpy). Quite a few blind spots around the car - pillars enormous giving poor visibility. Sports seats are good, dvd sat nav works well. The car looks fabulous and scores highly on safety. Overall prefer a BMW (rear wheel drive) even though that means 2.0d for the same money and an appalling stereo. The Audi's Bose was improved by tweaking by ICE expert - not well set up as standard, disappointing for extra money that not set up right to start with.

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