Product Type: Audi cars
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Audi A6 in general
Member Name: areajohn
Audi A6 in general
Advantages: Looks good, economical and drives well - what more do you need
Disadvantages: Oil use more than the A4
Audi A6 2.0TDI.
I have owned a black Audi A6 for two and a half years and prior to that had an A4 1.9TDI and an Avant A4 prior to that. As you can guess Audi is a favourite name in our house.
**Body and shape**
The flowing lines of the A6 make the external shell look very aerodynamic and in my opinion very sleek. The Grill on mine covers the whole front of the car unlike the previous versions that stopped half way. The silver trim and black body work look great together and as long as it is regularly cleaned it will always look good.
The A6 has a lot of space for the driver and all the passengers. I have easily carried 4 others in the car and without any complaints. However for a more luxurious drive if you only have two in the back then a central armrest comes down. This armrest has a flap and an internal storage compartment which is useful if there is just the two people in the back. We keep DVD's in there at the moment so that my daughter always has a choice in case a journey turns into a saga because of the traffic.
The front passenger has plenty of leg room and the central armrest allows both driver and passenger in the front a little bit of arm resting room without any airplane squabbles. The internal to this front rest also has a lid and a compartment which is very handy for chargers and other electronic devices.
The Wheel is adjustable for driving comfort and the control panel can look a bit daunting at times, however once you get the hang of the MMI system then you can do it without taking your eyes of the road. The MMI system allows you to control (if fitted) The air con, Sat Navigation, Telephone via blue tooth, media - CD's and radio. It also allows you to set up all these devices on the settings to best suit you.
The Sat Navigation is a DVD version that is actually situated in the boot and can be updated by buying the next CD - very simple and easy. The CD changer is situated in the Glove compartment and takes 6 CD's and is very easy to change CD's. The Glove compartment is big enough to hold all the cases as well.
All four doors have space in an open compartment to the bottom of the door that can hold a fair bit of kit. I also replaced my carpet mats for rubber mats as I knew I would keep the car for a long period and wanted the floor carpet to last which by the way has worked.
The only odd thing in the internal of the car is a special drop down pocket near to the internal lights that is (I have been told) for putting your sunglasses in - mine don't fit in, so either I have too big a head or Audi drivers normally have small glasses. - You decide.
The bonnet leaver is also easy to use and located to the right hand side of the drivers well on the door side. The engine compartment is like a space ship and I do not profess to be an engineer by any means. However the oil and water and screen wash are easy to see and easy to pour into. Indicators for all three are integral to the management system on board.
**Tyres and servicing **
Servicing can be an expensive product when you discuss Audi's and I was very sceptical about taking the car to an Audi dealer. However I did due to a deal with Mot that they were doing and the service was £249.00. They did not charge any extras for items that they found and just advised on a couple of things. The tyres were replaced after 25,000 miles which I believe to be very good wear. I do this mileage annually.
My only gripe would be that the oil doesn't last as long as my last A4 - I believe I hardly ever filled that car up and I had it for 3 years. However the A6 has been serviced and then filled up by me some 6 months later. I spoke to Audi who told me that thinner oil is now used to stop wear and tear on the engine. It makes sense but I'm not convinced with this.
What can I say - I drive my A6 almost every day and she is a dream, she starts, she glides and she stops. I have driven BMW's and Mercedes but still prefer the overall performance of an Audi. A full 60 Litre tank will give me between 650-700 miles dependent on the type of driving carried out. All in all the A4 was better than this but only marginal and due to the body weight of the car.
The stats to this car are easy to look up on the Audi website but this review is about the experience of owning one and I didn't buy the car for the bhp.....which could mean briefs, hosiers and panties for all I know so I have stuck to what I know about the car which is not an engineers guided tour but a laymen's approach. - Hope it's useful
Summary: Excellent - look after it and its a goer every time.