Used Audi A6 Avant 1997 - 2005 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Ownership cost

1997 - 2005 review
Audi A6 Avant (97 - 05)
  • Audi A6 Avant (97 - 05)
  • Audi A6 Avant (97 - 05)
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Ownership cost

What used Audi A6 estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Audi A6 estate?

Don't worry about unexpected repair bills if you get a good A6 Avant and look after it. They're pretty reliable.

You'll notice the cost of servicing, mind, although it will be cheaper than an E-Class Estate, if not quite as cheap as a 5 Series Touring. Insurance won't leave you skint, either.

An Audi A6 Avant is dear to buy, but it will pay you back when you resell it. A tidy example will always find someone willing to pay decent money for it. That said, the 4.2 V8 petrol models lose their value quickest.

Diesels shrink the cost of long journeys. The 1.9 TDIs will return high 40s to the gallon, and the two 2.5 TDIs close to 40mpg. The four-cylinder petrols are good for around 30mpg, the V6 petrols mid-20s and the V8s 20mpg or less.