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  • ghdzghdz Posts: 1
    Looking to buy a '96 A6.
    Can anyone give me some input?
  • markcincinnatimarkcincinnati Posts: 5,343
    TCO at this point makes this purchase more expensive than a new 2008 A4 Avant -- unless you KNOW for sure for sure this will not require BREATHTAKINGLY expensive maint and replacement parts and repairs.
  • I get into my car (1998 A6 Quattro) last Wednesday morning and without a problem arrived at school. After a long day, I rushed to my car and-Nothing. It didnt even attempt to turn over...the stater just clicked. I got the car towed and delivered to a shop. Being that it was 8 PM they were closed. Arriving in the morning the shop said it fired right up. They did a battery diagnostic check and it was fine. I picked it up and went along with my week like it was nothing. Today, exactly one week later i got into my car to go to problem. I got in to leave and same exact problem!

    ANYONE EVER HEAR OF THIS?!?!?!? THANKS! if anyone has any direct answers.
  • rjlaerorjlaero Posts: 659
    Testing just the battery is not enough.

    You need to have a complete diagnostic at an AUDI dealer who has the proper equiptment to check over everything.

    You could have an electrical problem or short that's causing a drain on the battery.
  • oodmoffoodmoff Posts: 1
    I found at a dealership a really, really nice, 2004 2.7T (white/beige) 1 owner 47k,
    the care has been treated immaculately, all records and the owners book stamped. The dealer wanted 23.9, he's now down to 20.9 I have a gut feeling the guy on the trade in (ya maybe a trade after reading this forum...dear lord) maybe got 15.5-16 on his trade...jsut a gut with the market i said this car is in great shape, no wear on any of the plastic even...(saw it before it was detailed)...Obviously due to age I'm not going to get a CPO that old despite condition, do you think getting him down to 17.9-18.9 range and getting a extended warranty outside of his dealership is an ok deal....or even maybe thru him. I can see or feel anything wrong except for one item, there was a little steering wheel shake (about 45 or so not much different at 90mph), it felt like a balance issue, bearly noticable but there, non the less....My max on a new used audi would be around $27k....and I can throw a $1k-1.5k or so into maintenance a year if need be...First off is this a good deal? Secondly, I perfer the styling of the new body 05....but I can only afford 1st and 2nd gen (save some more and i have access to a friend whos a wholesaler..haven't got him looking yet as I'm not fully convinced im audi bound.)...anyways, am I better off without a few bells and whistles due to what i read in regards to all the electronic problems, also the turbo really helps with horses over the 3.2 up here in Colorado....any input would be appreciated....why can't these cars just be a little more dependable..oh yeah because then how would audi make all there money...

  • markcincinnatimarkcincinnati Posts: 5,343
    I loved the 2004 A6 2.7T (SLine? as they all were at the end?) -- I really loved the 2.7T -- was this the uprated version (more than 250HP?)

    I have been very pleased with Audi reliability (except the 2000-2001 rotors -- and 47K is young.

    However, IF it does break, it will likely be breathtakingly exepensive if it turns out to be related to the turbo/engine.

    I also am a fan of the color combo -- the price, however, at this juncture seems a few thou too high.

    Get it down below 19 or 18 and I think you will be fine.

    Self insure (keep some $ in reserve for "warranty" purposes and get the balancing taken care of.)
  • easynoneeasynone Posts: 12
    I purchased a 2007 Audi A6 new last January from XXX
    X Audi. TPMS light would come on everytime I start the car. Resetting TPMS didn't help. I called Santa Monica Audi and was told to take the car to any Audi service center.

    I took to car to other dealership and was told horrible things. They said TPMS sensors are not installed and tires are not original tires which should be Conti or Michelin. Installed are General Tires.

    Can it be possible any dealership will take parts off to keep and replace original tires with lower quality ones? If they really did what should I do? Should I contact Better Business Bureau?

    Dealership is in Ca and I live in NJ.
  • rjlaerorjlaero Posts: 659
    If this car was brand new, it should not have general tires. All A6's come usually come with Michelin on Conti as you said.

    Go back to the Audi dealer you bought it from and they should replace them.

    Only way you may be out of luck is if this car was sold used, and the previous owner changed them out.
  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWPosts: 2,772
    You say you bought it "new". I'd do a title search to see if it's been owned before. Otherwise ask if it was "executive driven", meaning it was used by the owner or manager of the dealership. In confronting the dealer you bought from, start by talking to the manager. Especially if the car was previously titled and therefore used, and was sold as new, consider having them buy it back from you. At the very least I'd demand factory spec. tires, if that's the only thing you have on them. Explain to them they could face legal action including exposing them for fraud.

    Only way you may be out of luck is if this car was sold used, and the previous owner changed them out.

    I agree.
  • easynoneeasynone Posts: 12
    I guess you are right since I found a manual and warranty information for Michelin. Thnx.
  • easynoneeasynone Posts: 12
    It was purchased as NEW and initial mileage was 37 when I took over the car. I also went through Carfax research and it was shown as never been registered before. Thank you for your advice and I will start by writing to dealership owner and manager. Thnx.
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,926

    Only way you may be out of luck is if this car was sold used, and the previous owner changed them out.

    That's not the only way he's out of luck. He said he purchased it in January '07. It's May '08 and he's just now bringing this up?? :confuse: The dealership is going to lay all the blame on him at this point because so much time has passed that it's easy for them to say he changed out the tires. Though, the tires themselves have no bearing on the TPMS function.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Where are the cabin filters located on a 2005 A6 3.2?

    Also, anybody know a good online source for routine maintenance items for Audi vehicles?

    Dealer wants nearly 20.00 for 1 NGK sparkplug for it!!!! :surprise:

  • easynoneeasynone Posts: 12
    By "last January" I meant Jan 08 not Jan 07. Sorry for confusing you. Thnx.
  • misha2misha2 Posts: 1
    I need to buy an extended warranty for 2004 A62.7T. Any recommendations on where to buy.
    The dealers are the most expensive however they are in business for the next 4 years. Any reputable dealers?
  • I am fortunate to have 2 Certified Pre-Owned Quattro A6s parked in my garage. When it's time to go somewhere, I spend atleast 15 mins trying to decide which one to take. I have a beautiful loaded Gray Leather '06' 3.2 with only 48K. I would tell you the color however, I don't want you to pass out hysteria it's Flawless. And the last of the greats from what I've been told, an '04' TWIN-TURBO 2.7T LOADED S-LINE with Peanut-butter leather. Please make sure that you are sitting down with your seatbelts securely fastend. It only has 42K. The car and engine is so clean it makes you want to SMACK somebody's mama! The funny thing is that I bought that one for my wife. Everyday someone tells me that I am driving the wrong one.

    Which one would you drive?
  • I hear all the time from car lovers that I have a one of the most sought-out cars.
    04 twin-turbo 2.7T S-line. Can you tell me what's so special about it?
  • i just bought a 2001 A6 2.7T. Thecar did not come with an owners manual so i need some help. when i put the car in reverse after just starting it, the instrument panel says "service". what is this refering to?
  • kgarykgary Posts: 180
    It means the car has missed its scheduled maintenance. Not a good sign for a car that you just purchased.
  • This is a trick question, yes?

    This car with its high output (especially the torque) engine is one fine sheen. Capable of easy and inexpensive upgrades (like a mild stage one "chip") it is also a tuners dream VEEE Hickle, too.

    Sline trim was a nice addition too in that year.

    In fact the only thing I can think of that makes this less than "perfect" is the five speed tiptronic yours almost certainly has.

    You are driving a classic A6, a sleeper sedan hot rod -- one of the best ever.

    At least for its time.
  • what is the S-Line that i keep hearing about? the A6 i bought is that tannish-gold color, which im not to fond about, but it has tan leather with the wood grain dash, extremely clean for the miles that is has on it. yeah it does have the tiptronic 5 speed in it. Im pretty sure its still completely stock but that car sure can move.
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,926
    Well, "S-Line" used to mean that you got an Audi that was a little more special than the regular ones. IIRC, you got sport seats, sport suspension, bigger wheels, performance tires, aerodynamics kit, and some upgraded trim pieces. Now it's basically just a badge job. :sick: A pricey one at that. You get S-Line badges and you might still get a different front fascia. Check Audi's site for details.
  • rjlaerorjlaero Posts: 659
    It's not just a badge job.

    All 08 models have S line exterior standard. 18 inch 5 arm wheels, painted rear lower diffusor (was black plastic), more aggresive lower front spoiler and S line grill and interior badging are now included @ N/C.

    The S line interior is $2000 extra, and that gives you the birch trim, sport seats, sport wheel and shifter.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,597
    in a better world, a "sport" package or "S" badge has something to do with spring rate, sway bar diameter, ride height and shock/damper characteristics. Those things cost actual money to develop and keep track of, while cladding and different tires/wheels don't. Besides which, it's easy to add tire/wheel mods later -- the real stuff, not so much.
  • fluid15fluid15 Posts: 60
    Agreed. Sport should mean performance and since this isn't an actual 'S' model, the priority should be on handling components and secondary on the seats/trim to hold you place during the spirited driving.
  • torino5torino5 Posts: 4
    Is anyone know how to change date and time on MMI and on bottom of tacometer(instrument cluster).I was reading manual for few times,but I didn't find any helpful information.
  • kgarykgary Posts: 180
    If you choose radio in the MMI function there is a sub menus for time and date.
  • dave174dave174 Posts: 25
    Been looking for some months now among the Audi A6, Lexus GS 350, yea the Infiniti G35, and the Hyundai Genesis V8.

    This is what I was offered by Audi
    6 cyl quattro AWD, premium pkg, tech package, S line interior pkg, music interface, nav system, 19" wheels, sport suspension, without any state taxes fees etc cost $46,704 with .9% APR.

    Seems like a fair deal to me
  • dave174dave174 Posts: 25
    to all, bought the car A6 yesterday at the above price. Getting windows tinted tomorrow. Best experience dealing with Brian M with Audi Mission Viejo Ca. All aspects of the sale were flawless and professional. No pressure at all, take your time ,ask any questions you have and when your ready we can begin. Everyone I spoke with knew everything about all the models and their competition. I understand that Audi has first rate training schools for sales and service, it sure showed. Its the wife's car and she is really excited. They sold 14 cars from 4PM-8PM when I was there. Happy to be 1 of the 14. We made a great decision to go with Audi and Audi Mission Viejo
  • audigalaudigal Posts: 1
    Hi harryly.
    I don't know if you're still reading these message boards, but I'm curious about the result from your brake pad and catalytic converter issues. Coincidentally, I'm having the same issue right now. The difference is mine is a '02 A4, with about 77,000 miles.
    I had 80,000 mile preventative 4 weeks ago. Then, 3 weeks ago, the brake pad waring light came one. I took it back to the dealer and was told by my Audi Service technician that my brakes are good and to ignore the warning light. Then, at the end of last week, the MIL light came on. I took my car in yesterday, and this morning I'm told that the reset it, my car passed the trouble test, and that I can come pick it up without repair (like you said, they require 2 failures). This all just seems wrong.

    What was your outcome?
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