Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Audi A6 saloon?
Check the bodywork closely for scuffs picked up in car parks, because the A6 is a long car and, despite having parking sensors, accidents do occur. Also check the alloy wheels for kerb damage.
What are the most common problems with a used Audi A6 saloon?
The number of reported faults on the A6 are relatively low, although problems with the car’s infotainment system are a cause for concern, with phones not connecting and flickering screens being the main complaints. The latest software from Audi can cure some of these ills. Despite the A6’s reputation for having a great interior, there have been some issues with rattling parcel shelves and buzzing from interior trims.
Is a used Audi A6 saloon reliable?
There’s good news here. In our most recent reliability survey, the A6 came in a mid-table position. Only 10% of owners reported faults, which spanned bodywork, interior trim and non-engine electrics, but all were repaired within a week and free of charge. Audi as a brand finished in 20th place out of 32 manufacturers.