I do not have many down points on the car, it is indeed the best car I have owned. MPG is spot on, Its fast enough and the kids love the room in the back, (We are a tall family)
Minor downside is that its a wide car to park - especially with the NCP types allowing a parking width that'll barely fit a reliant robin.- But then again I knew it was a big motor when I bought it, so my fault.
I occasionally hear some strange whipping noise and have also had the turbo pack up on me, unfortunately that was at the start of a business trip in the first week of my new job, timing eh!!!
Overall I'm happy, so much that I have ordered a 2.7TDI Le mans, I hope I can get on with the ride
My car cost GBP 55,000 so I therefore expect a lot. The 3.0Tdi engine is superb. It is very powerful (will hit over 160mph on Autobahn), very quiet, and it suits the autobox perfectly. The Quattro system is also fantastic when the snow is around .. but that's not enough. The build quality is not as good as it should be. The biggest issue is with squeaky brakes and Xenon adaptive headlights that wobble badly and leave an unlit spot in front of the car. Audi say it's normal. Also, the 19 inch alloys cause the car to tramline quite badly and the suspension jars over rough roads. The interior has a number of squeaks and the rear doors trims inside fell off. The 3.0tdi Audi scores on performance and quietness however, my other car, a new Mondeo Estate has 'soul'. The A6 is a good car but I just cannot get to 'love' it.
This car is absolutely great. Some would say it's a little underpowered but I've found it to be more than enough.
Fuel economy is so good that I wish I'd bought the 2.7. The cabin is a little 'pipe and slippers' but it's built extremely well with everything fitting snugly.
My only quibble would be that the ride is a tad firm. Overall, it's a quality car.
I have driven the A6 as a company car (from new) for around 15 months.
I own the manual version. I have found over time that it is virtually impossible to find a comfortable driving position. The clutch has the irritating feature of having to be pressed to the floor before you can start the car (I mean right to the floor), so I need to have the seat well forward to do that comfortably. Equally, the clutch bites well down its travel, meaning I find that my right foot has to be skewed back at an uncortable angle in order to ensure safe use of the clutch. As a result, over long journeys this is the most uncomfortable 'executive' car I have ever driven.
The electric parking brake sometimes sticks 'on'
The wipers have an odd software fault. If used on fixed speed slow, when you actually come to a full stop, the wipers go mental and switch to fast speed for no reason. The garage couldn't find any fault, but there is one, because I can reproduce it at will.
The car lost turbo power after some nine months of use. That meant I had to crawl (and I mean crawl - zero power above 2k revs) 40 miles to the nearest Audi dealer. It turns out this was a known fault with a turbo relay or something, but not significant enough to trigger a recall. I found out the hard way, missing a flight from heathrow.
Would I order another? Sorry, no.
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