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Used Audi A6 1997 - 2005 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Ownership cost

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

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

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

The 4.2 V8s, hot S6 and scorching RS6 will be costly. Driven hard, they're heavy on fuel, brakes and tyres. And if you aren't going to drive them hard, you'd be better off with our chosen 2.5 V6 diesel, which is far more economical.

Servicing an A6 will cost about the same as a BMW 5 Series, but less than a Mercedes E-Class or Jaguar S-Type – so not cheap, but acceptable. Get the work done outside Audi's dealer network. Warranty Direct data suggests a good independent garage could be as much as 40% cheaper.