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AUDI A6 Estate 2005‑2011
58 owner reviews for AUDI A6 Estate 2005‑2011
the family dream machine
AUDI A6 2.0 TDI DPF SE 5dr Multitronic (Review date: 1st July '11)
the car for a family, quiet, sophisticated, comfortable, practical for those DIY trips too. One could say it nearly drives itself, eats up the miles on motorways, cruise control on stereo quietly playing my favourite classics and madame on the nav system smoothly guiding me on my way. Storage space in the boot fantastic - luggage with room for the golf club and guns too. Town diving an absolute doddle set the speed alert monitor for those times when, you know , one should not exceed the limit and it hauls one back to reality.
Great car, totally suits my life style
A car for family life with a bit of fun thrown in
AUDI A6 2.0 TDI 170 SE 5dr Multitronic (Review date: 1st July '11)
i really enjoy driving the car and it is very practical for family life. It handles really well around the corners and has plenty of space to hold all the gear when we go camping. The only grumble I have is that cup holders in the back are not standard and i have taken a lot of grief from my children for this omission
Excellent fast estate
AUDI A6 2.7 TDI S Line 5dr (Review date: 14th June '11)
Brilliant family car. Solid build quality and drive. Excellent V6 diesel- 2ltr is underpowered for such a big car-and economy is still good, over 40 mpg. S line comes with all of the toys you would want, climate, sat nav leather heated seats. Boot isn't huge. Audi servicing is expensive but has variable interval.
AUDI A6 Avant
AUDI A6 3.0 TDI Quattro S Line Special Ed 5dr Tip Auto (Review date: 17th May '11)
Great drive, not so great on the wallet!
AUDI A6 3.0 TDi Quattro Le Mans 5dr Tip Auto (Review date: 17th April '11)
When I considered BMW Series in a 3 litre engine, it was £245 to tax for 12 months. We bought the Audi, not to realise we were paying the same as an Audi R8 to tax and run.
There is, however pros as well. The car is comfortable, powerful and practical and the sat nav works a treat. The front and rear parking sensors have saved us from a few scratches, and the 3 litre engine is lovely on long journeys but it only reaches 30 mpg at most.
Some problems we've had is the tracking : on the M5, a fuel light warning, and the fuel injector stopped working in Tetbury.
We now have a Skoda 1.8 Laurin and Klement, and that has more spec than a 49k car.
Despite how I loved the Audi, it is just too much to run and getting a little unreliable. It is also, I think, way overpriced.
AUDI A6 3.0 TDi Quattro Le Mans 5dr Tip Auto (Review date: 23rd March '11)
Whilst generally comfortable on short journey's the sport suspension in the Le Mans S line model was far to stiff for trips over 40 of 50 miles, this culminated in fatigue and back aches.
The most annoying part of ownership was road tax, whereby the 3.0 quattro tdi was 226g the £425.00 tax bracket is 225g and over (1 gram, unbelievable).
It is recommended to consider this when buying and taxing.
A6 Avant 08 plate (big on the outside, small on the inside)
AUDI A6 2.0 TDI TDV SE 5dr (Review date: 23rd March '11)
As an every day family estate car goes, its not to bad. But the internal space is rather poor considering its external dimensions are longer than an E Class, V70, 5 Series, or a Passat .
If your using the car to go on holiday with the family you will run out of boot space and children in the rear seats will complain of limited leg space (if the driver is 6" or over).
With regards to reliability, its been good so far (81K miles in three years), its had two new exhausts under warranty and that's the only replacements I can think of.
It drives pretty much the same as any front wheel drive diesel estate, but perhaps a little firmer than a V70, which is fine on marble smooth roads but can be a bit harsh on crappy UK roads.
I'm due to replace the A6 in the next 6 months, but will probably go for an E class or V70 this time, just to get the internal space.