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Audi - Truth in Engineering by Audi R8 on 10/02/2010. Trim: 2005 Audi A6 3.2, Owned 6 years.
Pros: Although I've bought this car brand new when it just redesigned in November 2004, i still love the handling dynamics of this car. it still has a distinctive look to its styling. it handles like a sports car, yet it is also very practical. it had a lot of rear interior space for passengers, and it is full of amenity. love the all wheel drive system especially in winter since there is much snow in the northeast. The engine is powerful and sounds great when accelerating. it is a truly German engineered car and was what i was expecting when Audi redesigned the A6. Previously had a 2000 Mercedes E-Class and swapped it for this when it redesigned. Beats the E-Class and 5 series any day in or out.
Cons: At low speeds, the steering is a tad light, but gets stiffer when you accelerate at high speeds, but still gives you excellent control of what the wheels are doing. when going through sharp turns, you know exactly what the wheels are doing (Typical European engineering).
Overall review: I would recommend this car to anyone especially if they are looking for a practical, performance luxury car. Can't wait for the redesign in 2011, might even consider a trade-in!!!!
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Audi A6-an A8 in disguise (Truth in Engineering) by Ich liebe Audi on 12/27/2009. Trim: 2005 Audi A6 3.2, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Excellent driving dynamics, the quattro is awesome. I remember when i went in for a test drive, the salesman took me on a clover on ramp and had me accelerate and turn at the last minute...the car 5th generation quattro corrected the car, and felt like i didn't make a mistake at all. The test drive was with the 3.2 quattro. I own the 3.2 quattro S-line with sport suspension, lower ground clearance, and 18 inch wheels, loaded with almost everything but rear view camera, valet mode, and power sunshade. comes with a long list of standards, very few options left to have EVERYTHING. Technology package shows what Audi is all about. Surprisingly very roomy in the backseat, leg room and headroom.
Cons: further on PRO's: MMI is very simple to use, Bluetooth is very convenient, advance key is an excellent technology and a huge LUXURY! THERE ARE NO CONS!!!! Many people say it doesn't drive like a BMW...if i want a car that handles like a BMW, i'll buy a BMW. Fuel economy was supposed to be an issue...i average 21.7 miles to the gallon with lots of city driving, got 36 mpg on the interstate on a 275 mile drive. nothing i just wrote is a con. bottom line: THERE ARE NO CONS!!!!
Overall review: The first week i had the car, i drove it so much, i had to fill up the gas at the end of the week. got my first complement while refueling at the station. ever since then, they haven't stopped. i've had people say the car is a spaceship with all the buttons especially when illuminated in the dark. the adaptive headlights are very helpful, and when people ask what else it has, other than showing off the handling, swerving on a dark road at night to demonstrate the headlight capabilities gets a lot of attention. had a person ask one time if it was a 2008 or 2009...told them it was a 2005, and their face expression changed to disbelief. slick design, doesn't blend in, rather kind of flashy with coupe' design. If you're thinking about A6 or A8, A6 is a smaller A8. fully loaded A6 is a base A8...minus the small extra room. MMI is simple to use, bluetooth is very convenient...i could go on and on. if you're thinking about getting one, don't think, DO IT!!! it's the Truth in Engineering.
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Hottest sport luxury car out there for the money... by Audi Driver from Maryland on 09/17/2008. Trim: 2005 Audi A6 4.2, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: VIP styling while being sporty and quality road manners; this car will make you drive it like it belongs on the Autobahn; where it should be.... Comfortable and stable on long rides..
Cons: After buying the Audi used in excellent condition I begin to hear a few rattles coming from the rear and front compartments of the car; after some investigating I notice inside the rear window the shield that blocks the upper brake light from shining inside the car needed to be push in to lock and Bam! no more noise from the rear. The noise from the front was the wooden cover over the cup holder.. now the car is ultra quite.... Nice!!
Overall review: 9.9... buy the car you will not be disappointed.. 4.2 335hp Quattro, you can't go wrong.. can wait for inclement weather..
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41,000 miles and counting....see above by William on 07/15/2008. Trim: 2005 Audi A6 3.2, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This is my first Audi , '' Stay tuned''
Cons: See above
Overall review: See above
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Replacement costs! by Rehk from VA on 04/09/2013. Trim: 2005 Audi A6 4.2, Owned 4 years.
Pros: I bought my 2005 A6 4.2 about 3 years ago, used with 56k mile on it. It has plenty of power and the styling fits my taste. It has all the bells and whistles of a luxury car. We travel in comfort and handles very well on all types of road conditions. BUT.
Cons: Just before Easter weekend I went to start my car and nothing happened. The wheels were locked so I could not even move the car out of my garage. My Audi dealer recomended that I tow the car in(50 miles).They informed me the "brain" in the steering column died. The whole steering column needed to be replaced at a total cost of over $2500. The part was not in stock. I believe this an engineering flaw in the design of this vehicle. We could of been stranded anywhere remote, with little recourse. I informed "Audi care" of my situation and they basically said because of the age and mileage (less than 100k miles) too bad. I have to say I cannot recommend an Audi with this flawed component.
Overall review: Very stylish car and great handling. Very expensive to maintain. The computer component of the steering column needed to be replaced . I don't believe the whole steering column, with labor, was necessary.
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