1998 Audi A6 User Reviews

1998 Audi A6 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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pontificator writes:
1998 Audi A6 4 Dr 2.8 quattro AWD Sedan Review
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3

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Style, handling, winter driving

Cons

repairs but costs can be suprisingly reasonable with a good indy garage and Passat parts.

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Superb Daily (work) Driver For 13 Years — This 1998 Audi A6 has been my daily driver as a Real Estate Agent in Canada since I purchased as a 2 years old (lease back) in 2000 for $35,000 CAD. I had driven Acura's up to that point but fell in love with the Audi's (unusual) interior colour, handling and style. Since I purchased it in Winter, I quickly fell in love with the all weel drive system. Needless to say, given the 200,000+ KM I have put on this car, I have generally loved it. However, you can't drive an aging German luxury car without a little hate in your heart. On average, to maintain this car in top shape, I have spend $1,500 a year for the last 5 years, a surprising amount of that on tires (heavy car). Parts sourced through my mechanic are quite cheap since the Audi has benefited by the long and continued use of this platform by VW. The car is in the shop a couple of times per year over the last 5 mostly with replacing aging plastic hoses and chasing down oil leaks. Not terrible perhaps for a 14 year old car but painful since I'm stuck driving my wife's (boring) Toyota. I have now purchased a newer A6 (2-14) but still use this car for personal use at it fits like an old glove. As you may have seen from the pictures, have also attempted to keep this car up to date with modern electronics, while keeping the beautiful stock look of the interior, which I feel remains it's strongest feature. I have added a Phatbox 120GB music system, Garmin Nuvi 7690 and XM radio (professionally installed). I feel this car still compares well with anything on the road less than $40K, and I still get constant compliments on it as I drive customers around! In summary, a well maintained late model A6 C5 platform is an excellent investment for a relatively inexpensive German luxury vehicle - but find a good mechanic to check it out carefully and be ready for some frustrations along with your smooth daily drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tiffany writes:
1998 Audi A6 4 Dr 2.8 quattro AWD Sedan Review
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5

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heated everything, the uv protected windows, longevity, and almost everything

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the oxidization of the tinted mirrors, but i bought a new mirror from the dealer for $35 and its heated!

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Best Car Ever Owned — long lasting...i was at 365000km when the origional bearing on the rear tire decided to break.... it made a small squeeling noise that i just worte off due to the cold weather well i drove it for about a month and a half and finally when it became too loud and we replaced it, the bearing ran with no grease for over 4 weeks and over 10000km!!!!! lets see a honda do that! anyways when we went to replace it my mechanic (who works on domestic and foriegn) said to me, i've never seen anything like it! all the bolts still had thier rust proofing, all the bolts came out without a fuss, except a bushing got in the way... he says the whole knucle on most cars would have been a mess where as all of the BOLTS were still in perfect shape.. the car is rolling up to 400000 and it still makes it up to 200km/hr and not a single speck of rust!

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Shawn writes:
1998 Audi A6 4 Dr 2.8 Sedan Review
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Fun to drive, great interior, handles amazingly, lots of interior room, large trunk

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Expensive to repair, not easy to work on yourself

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I Love This Car And Would Buy Another Audi Again In A Heartbeat — I love this car. Best car i have owned to date. Great car to drive around town and very comfortable for long road trips. Car has plenty of power and loves to go fast, and believe me it does. The handling is phenominal and takes corners like a champ. The interior quality is second to none for cars of that year and comes loaded with plenty of features to make drving fun and easy.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Bobby writes:
1998 Audi A6 4 Dr 2.8 quattro AWD Sedan Review
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Wish it had more power, but really it doesn't need it.

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could have a better cupholder

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Awesome In Snow And Loks Great Too. — Gets 23 mpg, quattro is amazing in snow, super stable, even at high speed, has plenty of go once you get it moving, really comfortable seats. Greta stereo. Stock Bose.

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Dustin writes:
1998 Audi A6 4 Dr 2.8 quattro AWD Sedan Review
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Luxury, Power, Stability, what else would one want?

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Gas milage

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Its An Audi, If You Can Afford One You Will Love It! — Performance: Quick acceleration, great stopping power, and german touring car handling Build Quality: at 160,000 miles all it needs is control arm bushings Appearance: Few dents and scratches, interior still in top notch shape Cost of Ownership: V6 with full time AWD gas milage is my only complaint Fun Factor: Very fun car with amazing luxury

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Walter writes:
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5

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Rock steady

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high maintenance

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Great Car — Best car I ever owned. It is really now fully broken in. Smooth and quiet even after over 100000 miles. There are a few problems. The heated steering wheel no longer works and the engine light is permanently on. It can still get 30 mph on the highway.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kyle writes:
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comfort/performance

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expensive to fix/breaks a lot

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Stick With Benz — rides like a couch but somthing new breaks every day. they have hardened plastic vacuum lines that break and are impossible to track causing vac. leaks. no turbo with this year sucks. interior is very comfortable. overall, stick with benz, audi breaks too much

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tommy writes:
1998 Audi A6 4 Dr 2.8 quattro AWD Sedan Review
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4

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Great gas mileage, excellent handling, very reliable!

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Nothing comes to mind really.

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I Rate This Car A 9 Out Of 10 In My Book! — This was my first Audi, and I love it! It handles really well, very responsive in it's braking, accellerating, and handling capabilities, and with the Quattro All-Wheel Drive, I feel very secure in it as well! I haven't experienced and issues with this car, but do wis it had a little more to it, as for the exterior design goes!

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Johan writes:
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good equipments,silnet

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old

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Pretty Good Car — The enginge could be bigger ,it´s only 2.4liter,old,quality quite good,perfomance enough. I would recommend this car to a friend excluded that is a old car it is quiet and performance is enough and it has automatic transmission which is good for me and very good in heavy traffic.

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Nathan writes:
1998 Audi A6 4 Dr 2.8 quattro AWD Sedan Review
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solid build, styling,interior, and drivability

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Eats up alot of oil as of recently

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Great Styling, Excellent Interior Amenities, Very Reliable — Have this audi A6 for a little over 3 months. 10 years old but great reliability still and maintains its style very well. Runs great although it does eat some oil now. Would recommend the A6 to anyone. Great car

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