Aly

Introducing The A6

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Aly   

Hi All,

Thought it was about time I introduce the Audi A6 (2.7tdi S-Line Quattro). I've had it for almost 3 weeks now and I have to say I'm pretty impressed so far. I bought the car with only 43k on the clock & FDSH.

Although I do miss the E46, as it was a big part of my life for almost 6 Years. But with a baby on the way and wanting something newer and better on fuel ect, so it was needs must.

First thoughts on the A6 is the size of the beast! It's HUGE :lol: But in a good way, the boot is bigger than the A8, and the legroom in the rear is fantastic, even with my lanky long legs.. Being the S-Line model the ride is quite harsh on the 18's so I'm unsure at this point if I'll be changing these any time soon. But would love some 19" with a bit of dish ;)

The tiptronic gear box is fantastic and very smooth and quick at changing! But not really driven the car harsh enough to see its full potential. The turbo lag is horriable and very noticable so a re-map is on the cards.

The car has been returning a comfy 43mpg on the commute which is great compared to 27mpg in the E46, but is pretty bad in town returning only 22+mpg sometimes...

Overall am I happy with my purchase??? Well I think it's too early to say if I could keep this as long as the E46 but so far so good... :)

Now I'll let the pics do the talking... This is after a good wash polish, HD Wax, and Rain-X applied!

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Alloys with crappy tyres that I have never heard of so these will be changed soon!

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Interior shots.

Huge boot...

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Test fit of baby seat and base :P

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Things to sort out.

-Scratch on boot!

AudiA6Scratch.jpg

-Cloudy chrome work!

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Jay.   

Stunning Aly

Get them enduros off though they're a little cack in the wet

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PeterH   

Did I accidentally click into an Audi forum? :lol:

Looks lovely! nice family car! Little bits to sort out are minor too! :)

Edited by MARSBUDE

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Mikey   

Got a soft spot for these. My mates just got a brand new one as a company car. Driven it and love the cabin. A great family car. :)

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Aly   

Cheers guys, changing the tyres will be the first thing I do... They are brand new as well! Nupmties...

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paulyb   

Typical car dealer, stick the cheapest tyres on and get it out the door! I'm guessing it would have had conti sports on from new? Driven many of these when I used to work for Avis, they handle well but your right the ride is harsh, but the excellent seats and toys make up for it. B)

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momo   

Lovely motor mate! ALMOST the best colour a car can be too! :P

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Singh   

Aly, congrats once again on the new motor and the pending new arrival. Car looks really nice, loving the space. Can you sit comfortably in the passenger seat whilst the baby seat is in place?

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sebgreen   

I love that shape a6 and you have the best engine.

The gear box is the only weak point. Make sure you get the fluid done on the dot. My a3 had the same box and had massive issues. Also affects TTs. It's it a simple pull to pieces job - its a new box. As long as you take care of it, it will be fine.

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Aly   

Thanks for the kind comments... Singh the rear still has plenty of room! Mind you the wife is only 4ft 10".. :lol:

I love that shape a6 and you have the best engine.

The gear box is the only weak point. Make sure you get the fluid done on the dot. My a3 had the same box and had massive issues. Also affects TTs. It's it a simple pull to pieces job - its a new box. As long as you take care of it, it will be fine.

Cheers for the heads up.. Any idea how soon the oil should be changed?

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DJ Syxx   

That looks nice bro! Very classy car that boot is perfect for the little ones pram and stuff. I do like the Audi interiors the dash layout is very nice. I think you need to get some xenon look halogen bulbs off Teddy! :thumbsup:

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Aly   

Cheers bro, have already bought some bulbs! But haven't had time to change them as I need to remove the airbox and a fluid reservoir, pain in the ass... :lol:

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DJ Syxx   

Cheers bro, have already bought some bulbs! But haven't had time to change them as I need to remove the airbox and a fluid reservoir, pain in the ass... :lol:

this is why I hate newer cars! :lol:

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Aly   

Honestly I thought wtf when I opened the bonnet... To change the rear bulbs you have to remove the complete lens also! :lol:

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sebgreen   
Honestly I thought wtf when I opened the bonnet... To change the rear bulbs you have to remove the complete lens also!

Yeah, same in most Audi's and it's not straight forward either. In my old one it was take the locking screw out, but you had the pull the lamp in the opposite directing and twist it.

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sebgreen   
Cheers for the heads up.. Any idea how soon the oil should be changed?

On the a6 I'm not sure. Indy I took my a6 to at the time was fitting a me tt box as it failed. He said he usually does a filter and fluid change on the boxes at each service. It's not too expensive, but fiddled as the filter is on the tip of the box, and fluid has tu be pumped in from underneath.

Is it on long life service plan?

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Jay.   

The gearbox is a lot more reliable than the CVT box I had fitted to my a4 avant - i saw loads of horror stories on them much like head gaskets on rovers, I wouldn't worry about your box too much as the dsg had been in production for a few years when your car was built Aly.

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sebgreen   
The gearbox is a lot more reliable than the CVT box I had fitted to my a4 avant - i saw loads of horror stories on them much like head gaskets on rovers, I wouldn't worry about your box too much as the dsg had been in production for a few years when your car was built Aly.

It is the dsg box into the a3 diesels, a6 & tt 3.2 that had problems. Also the cvt had problems in all models.

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Jay.   

It is the dsg box into the a3 diesels, a6 & tt 3.2 that had problems. Also the cvt had problems in all models.

Read my post again - i said it has the DSG box.

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Gaz   

Lovely looking car! I bet it goes like stink too.

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Frobius   

What's the power in that motor?

Looks nice. Like the MMI too. Wonder how difficult a xenon conversion would be, never mind the cost! The E91 is a nightmare with all the coding involved!

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What's the power in that motor?

Looks nice. Like the MMI too. Wonder how difficult a xenon conversion would be, never mind the cost! The E91 is a nightmare with all the coding involved!

Think its this one?

Performance

Engine Size 2698 cc

Cylinders 6

0-60 mph 7.8 secs

Top Speed 143 mph

Power Output 177 bhp

Valves 24

Torque 380 Nm 280 lb-ft

Anyway, the interior looks lush and looks so comfy, lovely car mate. I'd have one :)

Edited by Polar Dsci ST-3

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sebgreen   

Read my post again - i said it has the DSG box.

Yeah you say the dsg box is more reliable? Not really the case. Both boxes have issues. Don't think you could get the dsg box in the a4, hence yours having the cvt.My Indy Audi guy used to say if he had a pound for every dsg box he knew had issues...... Just a case of looking after it

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