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Used Audi A6 (97 - 05) review

(1997 - 2005)
Audi A6 (97 - 05)
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1 Jan 2006 00:00 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 18:06

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.

Insurance is par for the course, while the four-cylinder petrols give around 30mpg, the petrol V6s just under 30mpg and the V8s less than 20mpg. Another reason we favour the 2.5 diesels are their 35-40mpg, which the 1.9 diesel stretches to the high 40s.