2001 Audi A 6
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2001 A6 2.7T, 6 Speed - Awesome

by from Longmont, CO on April 17, 2017

Bought my A6 2.7T, 6 speed 3 years ago. It had 210,000 miles on it. The past owner was very conscientious and it was in great shape. The night I tested it, I bought it on the spot. Only maintenance ...
Bought my A6 2.7T, 6 speed 3 years ago. It had 210,000 miles on it. The past owner was very conscientious and it was in great shape. The night I tested it, I bought it on the spot. Only maintenance has been a fuel pump, power window repair, and new struts. This is a 4 door sports car. With the 6 speed transmission (very rare) it is so fast and responsive that I just love driving it. Only paid 3,500 for this incredible machine. Lucky me! I will keep fixing it (when it needs it). You cannot buy anything like this now. Not the same car with an automatic transmission. How lucky to stumble on to this one night.
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Audi BMW Bentley

by from Hempstead NY on March 25, 2017

Ready to go Runs and drives great need a new car for the roads time for a change 2016 was a good year with the Audi 2017 new look
Ready to go Runs and drives great need a new car for the roads time for a change 2016 was a good year with the Audi 2017 new look
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Reliable but costly

by from on February 23, 2017

Its a great vehicle and can last a long time with proper maintenance. But the maintenance itself is costly. Even for the year that I have the car, its still good on power. after reaching 200K+ I've ...
Its a great vehicle and can last a long time with proper maintenance. But the maintenance itself is costly. Even for the year that I have the car, its still good on power. after reaching 200K+ I've been getting more problems.
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EASY SMOOTH JUST WHAT I EXPECTED

by from bethpage on February 11, 2013

Let me start by saying i had a great experience .. i came down for a jeep for my daughter they put me in a jeep even though i had a budget to spend the guy jimmy showed me a few jeeps and went thru al...
Let me start by saying i had a great experience .. i came down for a jeep for my daughter they put me in a jeep even though i had a budget to spend the guy jimmy showed me a few jeeps and went thru all the details on the car , even showed me how to use the 4x4 radio controls etc he took all the time to go thru every detail on the cars he showed me , even tho he didn't even kno if i was a buyer at the time .i must say i got a good deal and i would buy another car from him when im ready ..thank you for being patient and all the help !!!! by the way lizzie loves it , thanks again bruce77
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Best Car I have Owned

by from DC Metro Area on April 8, 2012

I ordered this car new in 2000 and after 11 1/2 years of ownership I still love this car. I have finally ordered a new 2012 A6 and struggling with the thought of selling this 2001 A6 2.7T. I have nev...
I ordered this car new in 2000 and after 11 1/2 years of ownership I still love this car. I have finally ordered a new 2012 A6 and struggling with the thought of selling this 2001 A6 2.7T. I have never had to add a single quart of oil and the performance and handling still put a smile on my face. Mine has never had any fluid leaks over the 11 years. Regular maintenance is all I have had to do with this car and after you get past the timing belt and major tune ups at the 100k area you are ready to go for another 100k. If you are interested in owning one of these great cars it is imperitive that you find a very good indepenent Audi/VW shop to work on it. The cost will still be elevated but reasonable for the smiles it will put on you face when cruising on a nice day with great tunes-a-blaring.
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Fantastic car, but...

by from Olympia, WA on January 27, 2012

I own a 2001 A6 2.7T. Bought it new, so I've seen it all. I still love this car, but I do all work myself. These are beautiful comfortable cars, plus 4WD, with great engine performance (dual turbos)....
I own a 2001 A6 2.7T. Bought it new, so I've seen it all. I still love this car, but I do all work myself. These are beautiful comfortable cars, plus 4WD, with great engine performance (dual turbos). If this car were still under warrantee then there are no hesitations recommending buying one. However at 11 years old, you'll probably be on your own for maintenance. This is a very complicated machine. If you pay someone else for your car repairs: -Make sure the timing belt has been replaced sometime during the past 50K miles. Otherwise you'll have to get that done at about $1000 from an independent shop (way more at Audi). -Ask if the torque converter (in the auto transmission) has been replaced. All of these cars had trouble with torque converters up to 2004. If not replaced, expect that to fail. ~$1500-$3000 depending on how badly it affects the transmission. -Have someone look into the air turbo outlets and assess their condition (no metal filings, not much oil). Turbo replacement can cost over $3000 as the engine must be removed to fix. Turbos can be OK if cared for. -Check for engine computer codes. Lots of sensors on this car. Many are expensive. -Expect "normal" older car stuff needing repair: CV boots, brakes, tie rods ends, suspension bushings, OX sensors, etc. The more of this someone else already fixed, the better. If you get past all of these issues with confidence, then buy and enjoy. Otherwise, the repair cost of a torque converter and/or turbos can easily exceed the book value of this car. If you are a competent do-it-yourself kinda person, and you pick up one of these at a great price, enjoy. Also, with a few $hundred in engine software modifications you can easily double the torque and HP of this engine. Bottom line: These (pre 2004) cars have transmission issues and are expensive to repair. Run away if you can't prove the items above are replaced or dealt with and you'd have to pay someone to fix them. This can be emotionally difficult as a clean A6 (even an '01) is deceptively gorgeous. If you're above average mechanically and want to take one of these on, do so with your eyes open. I still love mine.
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The Best Car

by from Chicago, IL on May 27, 2011

This is by far the best car I've ever owned. It handles exceptionally well for an all-wheel drive and has seen me to my destination through several blizzards that tow trucks haven't made it through. T...
This is by far the best car I've ever owned. It handles exceptionally well for an all-wheel drive and has seen me to my destination through several blizzards that tow trucks haven't made it through. The interior is very roomy and comfortable. It has accomodated my husband, myself, our luggage, and two large dogs without feeling cramped. As I said in my title, it is the best car ever.
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Amazing, Luxury, Reliable, Pure driving pleasure

by from New York, NY on January 30, 2011

This car is amazing, by far the best I've owned, quattro awd is unstoppable in rain/snow. Bought it used and still havent had any problems what so ever. Beats any Mercedes or BMW in it's class, great ...
This car is amazing, by far the best I've owned, quattro awd is unstoppable in rain/snow. Bought it used and still havent had any problems what so ever. Beats any Mercedes or BMW in it's class, great power and handling, worth every penny, GREAT CAR, GREAT BRAND, highly recommended.
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Pure Driving Joy

by from on November 27, 2010

When I get in the driver's seat of the 2.7T I am transformed into a luxurious race car driver. I just love to drive this car, and I drive it to it's potential. The 2.7T engine is a twin turbocharged 2...
When I get in the driver's seat of the 2.7T I am transformed into a luxurious race car driver. I just love to drive this car, and I drive it to it's potential. The 2.7T engine is a twin turbocharged 250 HP engine that has awsome response to ecceleration, the steering and suspension is as good as it gets. The 2.7T features and the way it drives and feels has nothing to do with the 2.8. The 2.7T is the top of the line luxury and sports car and it comes with all of the luxury bells and whistles. One thing to note though, while this car is very reliable, it is very costly to repair when something goes wrong, beside, after 100K miles get ready to spend money; this is the time to replace the timing belt/water pump/serpuntine belt/spark plugs ($1,600), front struts ($900), all 8 front end control arms and both tie rod ends ($1,500), and fix the leaking drive shaft seal ($400), now it's ready to go for another 100K miles. Sorry about your wallet! and this is not at the dealership, if you take it to the dealership you'd have to multiply the costs by 1.5. Anyhow, I still love this car and I really enjoy driving it.
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Luxury, sporty car, but big gas sipper

by from Troy, MI on November 10, 2010

Great engineering, a lot of fun to drive, expensive to maintain, lealy engine seals/gaskets (will mess up your driveway, unless you pay a lot for fixes), 15mpg city/22 hwy, 250HP, more then 300HP chip...
Great engineering, a lot of fun to drive, expensive to maintain, lealy engine seals/gaskets (will mess up your driveway, unless you pay a lot for fixes), 15mpg city/22 hwy, 250HP, more then 300HP chipped
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