Used Audi A6 1997 - 2005 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

1997 - 2005 review
Audi A6 (97 - 05)
  • Audi A6 (97 - 05)
  • Audi A6 (97 - 05)
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What's the used Audi A6 saloon like?

Neatly presented, solid, trustworthy, admired, a good all-rounder and blessed with strong, confident looks – the Audi A6 is all of those things.

It's a smart bit of kit, too, with plenty of eqipment, a classy, well-built interior and stylish looks. There's acres of space up front and ample room for three in the rear, as well as the largest boot in its class.

However, the A6's weak area is its comparative lack of poise and agility on the road. If you want a sharp drive, go for a BMW 5 Series instead. The A6's steering is lifeless, the car feels stodgy through corners and the ride is unsettled.

Still, the engines – and there are plenty to choose from - are strong and refined. With no wind or road noise to speak of, the A6 cruises at speed in a hushed, effortless way.