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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

    David Ford , Warks . Date: 10/05/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took delivery of my A6 in December 2006 as a replacement for an A6 1.9TDI Sport Saloon (superb car). I had been so impressed with the previous model that my company ordered 5 of the new model for the directors. My first impressions of the car were good and after covering 15,000 miles in 6 months I would concur with other reviews that the overall drive is comfortable (in particular motorways).

    The 2.0 TDI seems slightly under powered (my wife has an A4 Cab Sport 2.0TDI which seems quicker on the uptake). I also find that the MMI system is over-engineered in a let's keep up with BMW kind of way. Whilst the sat nav is 99% accurate I find the simple task of changing a CD is both tiresome and distracting. This situation is not helped by an intermitent fault with my CD Changer. I have also found the seats (Not leather/sports) uncomfortable and non supportive at the back of the leg and tend to use the cruise control to relieve the ache on long journeys.

    I would probably not go for another A6 2.0TDI SE in it's current guise but having owned many Audi's will more likely trade up to a Q7 S Line or even the next version of the A8.

  • 2.0 TDI SE 5dr

    Paul Bower , South Yorkshire . Date: 09/05/2007
    • 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

    My car

    Having opted out of the company car scheme i wanted something other than a rep mobile!

    I got a cracking deal from my local Audi centre and am paying just a tad more than the mondeos/vectras you can get on a PCH deal.

    About the car, everything about this is quality, this is the first car i have sat in and felt i have the correct driving position. Everything in the cabin is exactly where it should be, the standard trim & spec level is excellent, the car does not drive like an estate/tourer it handles like a much smaller car. The gear change is slick and steering positive and very light when parking. I was a bit unsure that the 2.0 diesel was going to have enough power for the size of the car but no need to be it picks up and goes when you ask it to and the fuel consumpion is amazing! There is enough leg room in the rear for the tallest of people, the boot space can accomodate all the stuff needed for a weekend camping trip!

    The only thing that seems to let this superb car down for me is when you pull out of a junction or rounabout it is all or nothing, if you set off at sensible pace you panic and think your going to get hit, if you floor the throttle it takes off and the wheels spin and the traction control kick in, but i guess like any new car it takes time to get use to a few things!

  • 2.0 TDI SE 5dr

    Glyne Chapman , Surrey . Date: 04/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I am going to have to buck the trend here. We picked up our brand new 2.0TDI SE in May 06. So far we have covered 10,000 miles and the vehicle has been in an Audi Centre 6 times with 3 warranty claims. First the back seats squeaked loadly which were evetually discovered to have been not fitted correctly at the factory. Then the MMI (with DVD Sat Nav, front/rear parking sencors etc etc) failed repeatedly. The problem was a loud clicking noise coming through all speakers all the time with no radio/cd/sat nav/anything working. The cause of this problem was never traced despite it being looked at at 3 separate Audi Centres (the last one being 300 miles away in Leeds where the car was originally ordered from). Audi UK or Audi Germany had no solution for the problem and in the end all the electrics were replaced (not a quick job!). The key has now failed. The on board warning tells me its a battery but when the battery was replaced the key is still faulty - result - new keys required along with copies of drving licenses, V5s etc etc. The final and most annoying fault is the current complete engine failure the car is suffering as it languishes at yet another Audi Centre (and whilst I drive a Vauxhall Vectra hire car - nice!). No solution yet determined despite 2 hours on diagnostic equipment. The engine is now being stripped down. Again, not a quick job.

  • 2.0 TDI SE 5dr

    Mike Harper Date: 27/01/2007
    • 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 may just be the ultimate mix of executive cruiser, family wagon and workhorse - with astonishing fuel consumption.

    I wanted no compormises this time in an executive car but as a company car driver I wanted more money in my pockets and less going to the treasury. With a young family (with associated kit) and a demanding job with all sorts of requirements, a large estate was a must - although it doesn't feel its size.

    15 months / 30,000 miles in and I still can't believe how well this car performs.

    The ride is smooth and refined, the gear change precise, instrumentation clear and simple to use, the cabin is quiet (despite the diesel) and the seat / driver set up supremely comfortable.

    The build quality is excellent. I have had no need to contact the dealer except for the first service at 18,500 miles. The car does exactly what you expect, every time.

    What I didn't expect was fuel consumption on motorway cruising of up to 50.4 mpg. Typical average is around the 44 to 46 mpg mark.

    Load space and practicality is superb. Grip and torque excellent. Build quality solid.

    A 2 litre diesel won't blow the petrol heads away, but in every other dimmension its excellent.

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