Cons: "Good mechanics are difficult to find at any cost"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Never had a problem until it overheated and lost an engine. The Audi mechanic did not fix properly. Finding a good Audi mechanic has been a constant problem. Car is beautiful, classic, and solid, but the value did not hold well enough to fix it."
"Palm Springs, California is known for its car collections and the people who love them. It was there I was fortunate to stumble upon my Audi at 39,000 miles, about a year ago. The price was right, about $8k - and it's in pristine condition sans a few scratches on exterior.
Due to age of this car I had some initial problems as it had not been run like the daily driver it is today. Fortunately, I found an indie mechanic who kept price of replacing timing kit, fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, and water pump far below Dealer/repair shop estimates. Since completion of two repair visits the A6 has been a dream to drive. While not the fastest car on the road, it certainly feels like the most solid and safe. I also love the lines of it even though it's a wagon.
Just recently I found the automatic mirror adjustment feature. This must have been quite a new innovation in 1996. I'm delighted to have found this function from a friend who pressed one of the buttons on dash next to rear mirror icons.
While I see many new Audi wagons on the road, most are the A4s. As an A6 Quattro owner, I feel lucky to have discovered this super low mileage vintage."
Pros: "tons of space, great in snow, comfortable ride"
Cons: "gas mileage, age of car"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I know newer Audis have had mixed reviews with electrical problems, but this car has been a great member of our family. Even at 200K + miles it is still going strong. It handles great in the snow, it can seat up to seven, it has enough space to load a twin sized mattress in the back (let alone bicycles, ski gear, everything that could fit into a college dorm). It is a HEAVY, safe car that's been hauling around bits and pieces of our lives for over 16 years. My husband is a window cleaner and he mounted a ladder rack on it! I couldn't afford another Audi, and at one point eight or ten years ago I considered trading it in for a brand new Subaru Outback (similar on the outside, at least), but the handling just didn't compare. If you're looking for a great AWD station wagon to use as a winter car or as a safe first car for your kid, think about this model."