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Pros: The rich, inviting and gorgeous interior
Cons: That they all don't come with 17+inch wheels standard
Advice: Get one with a warranty... after all, it is German.Just bought a pre-owned with only 20K miles on it and I love it so far. First day with it I took it through the mountains from Phoenix to Flagstaff. Ascending 5000 feet it seemed I was the only one on the road with some power under the hood. This car is beautiful in it's Bauhaus styling, mostly 'cause it looks nothing like the ugly bangelized BMW's now on the market. Plus, with the cost of a 3-series being the same as an A6 not an A4... why buy the same tiny 'me too' machine that every frat boy's parent's buy him for graduation!? The A6 is a real, luxurious and substantial car.
Pros: The styling
Cons: the service
Advice: make sure the dealership has a good service department.A wonderful car. Looks great, very luxurious, powerful. The quality is terrific. The only problem is that if you need to get service work done you must be patient. Service is terrible.
Pros: Fast, smooth, 6-speed tranny.
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: Make sure that your dealership is first rate with service. Like most Germans, Audis can be tempermental. A good dealership, (and the 48mo. all-inclusive warranty) make maintneance and reparis a breeze.After owning a '98 A6, I was looking forward to getting something that have more 'ooomph', and boy, did I get it. The 2.7T, with the six speed manual is, off the mark, faster than my TT 225 Roadster (!) Cruising is very swift, relaxing, and effortless. The interior is, I dare say, without fault, and the rear seat room and comfort never fail to amaze passengers. Add in a trunk that (with the seats folded) yields a usable space sufficient to carry three adults, luggage, and skis for a 7 day trip.
Pros: feel of gripping the road & lumbar supports & sound system,
Cons: Appearance of lack of depth of the rear seat back- but have NOT ridden it yet
Advice: Test dirve in the mountians!!Very impressed w/ features, size and creature comforts. Was not even considered until salesman showing us Acura heard us mention having owned 2 Mercedes and missed the feeling of a substanial car around us. One drive in the Audi knocked our socks off. Drove it 250 miles home thru 2 sets of foothill and mountain roads just now and love everything about it--so far!!