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  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,579
    Mark, please check your carspace email (go to your carspace), I have an Audi question for you. Thanks,
  • mystromystro Posts: 64
    It's my first post BTW...next week I'm going to look at a few 05-06 (budget constraints) and it looks like I found a nice candidate..a 06 with 24K, cold weather package and premium package, no tech. They just completed the
    30K service early and it's a CPO, so that'll help.

    I am somewhat concerned what to look for when I get there besides the visual what internal things should check..MMI version and Nav? I'm a total newbie to the Audi but we've always owned a nice awd car (Subaru) which totally convinced me it was the only way would go..to leave subaru would take a heck of a car and it looks like this is the company, I've always admired
    both companies winning offroard racing prowess so I have no reservations on it's AWD, it's mainly the electronics that scare me especially after reading all these issues with MMI versions and naturally I'd like them to put the 09 Nav and latest MMI version in but is any of this realistic to ask *after we agree to a price. You guys are the true expert/owners..how'd you approach them..it's an Audi dealer. Any tips more then welcome.

    thanks
  • markcincinnatimarkcincinnati Posts: 5,071
    I have no idea how to do that.
  • mystromystro Posts: 64
    I accidently made the assumption that this would be a good forum to post an A6 question to help me *before I made a purchase...maybe someone can suggest a Audi A6 forum that is active, even a German forum would work. I'll check back but most likely move on, nobody here.
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,579
    Mark, double click "My CarSpace" link upper left of this page. After you go there, you'll see "Mailbox" upper right a dn double click on that.

    It's okay though. That issue is reolved. Thanks.
  • markcincinnatimarkcincinnati Posts: 5,071
    Try Audiworld.com. :shades:
  • markcincinnatimarkcincinnati Posts: 5,071
    The A4 is less thirsty and also quicker!
  • Currently driving 2003 A6 2.7T with 92000 miles. I bought off the lease and purchased an "Audi" warrenty good til 100K or 1/2010. Basically has been a great car. Previously had $1400 or warrenty work to replace some airconditioning fans but nothing else since coming off the lease at 50K. All scheduled maintenance has been done at dealer.
    I took in today for 90K maintenance. Cost is $380 plus rear brake pads and rotors need to be replaced at $550. Dealer is applying 15% off coupon so total cost around $850. They also found some transmission problems ($2000 to repair) and a camshaft seal leak ($450). According to dealer, these should be covered by warrenty. The dealer has also recommended changing the timing belt ($2400 I believe).
    So right now I'm out of pocket the normal maintenance and brake repair which is fine. Since I have the warrenty, my other $2450 should be covered less a $100 deductible. I can wait a while for the timing chain; Audi recommends at the 105K check up. If it would blow before 100K, the warrenty should cover. If I keep the car, I would think it wise to change around 100K.
    My concern is if I keep the car, will these types of repairs and costs continue at this level. If I didn't have the warrenty and had to pay these costs out of pocket I'd have $4950 in repairs over and above my routine maintenance. Granted, the timing belt is only done ever 100K but any number of other issues could pop up. If I thought an annual budget of $3000 would cover repairs I'd keep it, but I'm not sure that will be enough if and when I roll over 100K.
    For those of you who have kept your cars for longer periods what has been your experience? Advice?
  • yakovyakov Posts: 1
    How can I take off the knob from transmission shifter on my 98 audi a6? Thanks.
  • agceeagcee Posts: 1
    I bought my A6 used and it came with a Sirius radio. I went ahead and bought a subscription, but now I cannot get it to activate and I have tried several times with tech support from Sirius. Any ideas as to what I can do next?
  • joeflickjoeflick Posts: 1
    I just bought this car, it has 122K miles on it. It starts right up in the morning but after I drive it for 30 or 40 minutes...I get back into it and it turns over but doesn't start right up???Also, I have a bad leak of the windshield washer fluid..
    Anyone help me??? Joe
  • markcincinnatimarkcincinnati Posts: 5,071
    Just wondering, have you taken it to an Audi dealer?
  • tank5094tank5094 Posts: 2
    I'm looking at buying a 1998 Audi A6 sedan. It has 115xxx miles. This cars drives nice, is very clean, but has no maintenance records. Any advice on what I should be weary of? Or any advice in general would be great. Thanks.
  • mystromystro Posts: 64
    When you buy a used Audi NOTHING is more important then it's history. You can get any Audi service report from any dealer just using it's VIN..the SM will look it's record up. If it hasn't been Audi serviced at the proper points then your taking a potentially very expensive chance..an Audi history is key to buying a used one..trust me on this.
  • tank5094tank5094 Posts: 2
    Alright, will do. Thanks.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,665
    If you can find a 98 A6 that is in good condition it may be a gem...but any major repair may be worth more than the cost of the car.

    The gamble is a 12 year old luxury German sedan...if the cost is 6kish (which is what a 98 goes for around here)...then if you get a couple years out of it I figure you've done well (250 a month x 24 = 6000).

    Any more than that and I'd probably go for a CC lease (250 a month...plus money down).
  • haudihaudi Posts: 1
    Occasionaly when I depress the break I will get a chattering sound with a electronic sound that lingers for about 3 secs and disappears. Tad bit pulsation in the break as well but no ABS light or anything. Does not occur all the time. Perhaps bad rear rotors? Calipers? The car does not have any stopping issues just that small malfunction here and there. Weird...

    Haudi
  • I'm looking to buy either a 2007 or 2008 CPO Audi A6. This is mainly for owners who have this model of the A6,

    How much do you typically spend on repairs and maintanence per year for this vehicle? From the consumer reviews in Edmunds, some people complain they have to take it into the shop all the time, and other people are extremely happy with their purchase.

    Would you recommend this vehicle to all your friends? Basically if you could go back in time, would you make the exact same purchase?

    Any feedback would be appreciated!
  • Hello I am going through the same situation wioth my Audi A6 Quattro all wheel drive. Please tell me what was your out come after taking it to the dealer? My Audi is doing the very same thing. Last night we were going out to dinner, we started up aloud car to warm and reversed out of driveway. I noticed that all the gear letters bright all around the letters. Well I put car in drive and it barely was moving. I gave it more gas and it picked up speed and semed to drive normal but the check engine light stayed on. So I decided to turn around and go back home and park it until I could get it looked at. We took it the next day to a local respected German Auto repair shop and had the transmission flushed and fluids changed and a dianostic test on the transmission. It came back that it was a wiring ground problem in the transmission wiring. To find it would be $90 in labor per hour plus parts on top uf what I already paid for trans flush and refill. Me and the wife just decided to park it for now. Well please tell me what was your outcome?
  • we have a 2008 A6 AWD sport and cold weather package - only 16,000 miles and we've had it in the shop at least 6 times outside our normal scheduled maintenance... it's always the engine light that comes on... we've gotten a ton of excuses everything from not driving it enough, to not putting 93 octane in, even though 91 the highest you can find anywhere in illinois. the car has died in the middle of traffic without any warning.... i'm afraid we might have a lemon .. and the truth of what has been wrong has been hidden from us ... anyone else have these types of issues? we've never had a clear cut answer, but it's been a big waste of time.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,665
    "...we've gotten a ton of excuses everything from not driving it enough"

    heh...if it weren't so serious this would be funny.

    I would (maybe) expect that problem if you had a 1970...anything (letting it sit for months).

    But 8,000 miles (or so) a year doesn't sound like you're letting the car sit too long. If it were sitting too long I would expect the battery to die before any other problems.

    But I'm no mechanic so maybe there is validity to their statements...however, I do find it interesting that they have a "list" of causes for this problem.

    I would think "So, item a, item b, item c, item d, item e...item x...can all cause this?"

    Way back (99), my A6 had the light come on a few times but it turned out to be the gas cap wasn't closed fully (the wife)...it never died on me.
  • i have a 2002 A6 2.7T quattro sedan...we are starting our winter here with snow and freezing cold...i got in the car today and the tiptronic shifting on the steering wheel wasnt working...it was working where you shift from park to whatever gear but not on the steering wheel...anyone experienced similar or exact same problem? i thought it might be due to the cold weather...it was working yesterday but not today...any help is greatly appreciated...love the hell out of that car though...
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,133
    A reporter is hoping to interview car-shoppers under 34 years old to learn whether they are interested in the new "near-premium" offerings from Acura, Audi, Buick and Lexus. Thanks for responding to PR@edmunds.com by Thursday, March 29, 2012 with your daytime contact info and a sense of whether you think those vehicles are well-suited to you and your peers.

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  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    An A4 would be considered "near premium," but an A6 is a premium car.
  • i'd love to tell him how my fully loaded 2009 Audi A6 was in the shop 12 times in two years and Audi customer service did nothing.... only 16K miles and had to ditch it.. will never buy an audi again.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    I always thought the brand name is what made the car premium. Whether it's A4 or A6...that doesn't matter. The A4 is a premium brand in it's size class...like the BMW 3-Series and Benz C-Class.
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,665
    But...is the A6 "near" premium :)
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    That is not the case. Several manufacturers make "near premium" versions of their goods: A4, C Class, BMW 3, Volvo S60, Acura TSX and TL, Infiniti G, Lincoln MKZ, etc. These are cars that start around $32K and can go to a high of around $50K if decked out. Premium cars start at about $45K (BMW 5, E Class, Audi A6), and everything else goes up from there...all the way to uber class items like Rolls and Bentley. Brands like Mercedes BMW and Infiniti and Volvo and the like are trying to get more volume to better compete with the changing landscape (in a way Rolls does not have to do), so having an entry level volume model makes sense. However, no way can a $32K car these days be a true premium car. You can easily pay that for a Subaru.
  • I bought a 2004 A6 2 weeks ago and the rear passenger side window is slow going up in the last several days, on one occasion almost didn't close at all. I've stopped using it until the paperwork arrives from the dealer with my 3-month warranty information.Then if it's covered I'll have them look at it.
    I had a bad experience previously with my BMW - replaced 3 window regulators in 3 years - ouch! none of which was covered by my warranty.

    Has anyone had a similar experience with Audis? How much is it going to cost me to get it fixed if it's not covered?
    Thanks for your input,
    Jodi
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