Audi A6 Avant estate (2005-2011): owner reviews

"With its big boot and smooth ride, the A6 Avant is a great estate car that’s designed first and foremost to be comfortable."  

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.7 out of 5

68%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 11reviews
  • 26reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics (4 cases)
  • Engine (3 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
drive belt idler pulley fault. part failure which is rare

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48.5
Review
Had major component replace td in gearbox. AC & brakes costing over Ł5K
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Above average repairs see above

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Odd little faults that appear and then disappear, like the scream from the rear speakers which sounded like something was being killed. It never reocurred and was not traced to anything. Or the odd warning buzzer which goes sounds occasionally when the key is removed from the ignition - same thing. She's and old lady with odd habits occasionally!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel has been our biggest cost. Servicing is cheap at a local non-franchised dealer.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
3 years old and owned for 6 months - only one minor problem so far. Battery drained slowly - traced to faulty amplifier on Bose stereo upgrade - replaced under warranty.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Only averaging around 43mpg because most mileage is around town and 170bhp comes at a cost. Tyres quite expensive - 18inch lowish profile sports rating. However, quite shocked to hear of the Ł1000 bill to replace faulty amplifier fortunately covered by Audi network warranty.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
I have not had any problems at all in the 2 years of ownwership

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
very minor issues with memory seat functions

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
It's great having sensors but I have had 2 fail in 6 months. Both not urgent but only fixed one for now.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cheaper than what expected but expensive on servicing etc at a main dealer.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
Nothing of any note has gone wrong in 3 years
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonable servicing and insurance costs but quite high road tax

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Never an issue with it and a dream to drive.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good Mpg and has 2 year service schedule but parts are pricey for Audi's.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
No problems at all - except for problems with the sat nav in hot weather (it stops working)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
No faults
Running Cost

3 out of 5

It's an expensive car, I would expect higher bills

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Never had a problem that was not completely resolved with annual service. Minor problems (e.g. clutch not responding as well as might be hoped) resolved at minimal cost at service
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Replacing wing mirror was just under Ł500, which seems expensive but it is not a basic wing mirror, so cheap for what it is. Other expenses - tyres etc, not premium prices. Filling the large tank with diesel is a shock, but it runs very economically. Seems to need more oil than any other car I have owned, but again, not an issue.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Three major breakdowns this year. Audi have just fitted a new engine. Very poor reliability.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

High repair costs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
No problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Okay for the size, power and torque

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
This vehicle has never let me down.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I am happy with the running cost, this is a large vehicle with a good engine size, and with a very high equipment level (2000Kg)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
FAULTLESS

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
fairly reliable but always think it rattles and bumps too much. Suspension problems and low ride height not good
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Suspension problems. Tyres every 13,000 miles front Continentals!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
faultless
Running Cost

4 out of 5

not to bad for the size and performance.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
faultless!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

on the expensive side, but that's to be expected

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
Great German engineering with no issues to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Economical. Although not doing anywhere near mpg as shown on paper

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
mECHANICALLY SOUND.SOME Electrical Problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Parts and service with independent garage not cheap. Good MPG for size

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 tdi se

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
Spacious and comfortable, effortless to drive long distances. Parking spaces are suddenely a little on the short side. Reliable thus far, and feels very solid on the road. Not the fastest, but definately the best looking estate of this age.
Reliability
Nothing has gone wrong thus far, needed an engine mount and front anti roll links when I got it. Cheap parts so no issues here.
Performance
It won't win many races, but feels solid, safe and settled at speed
Running Cost

5 out of 5

It's closer to its stated mpg than anything i've driven

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 tdi

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
This is a very good car, it never let me down. You might say that is a 2 litre and it is slow, but you can only drive at 70 and it has no problem reaching that speed and passes. (I usually take it to 110 and drive all day at that speed)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Love the car except for the sat nav which can be tempremental. Restart sorts its out.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Its got a large engine so around town its pants, lowest 7mpg, highest 52mpg, therefore note to self drive a long way.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Review
No problems at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Considering engine size and gearbox it's fine

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Overall - pretty good; only significant problem was failure of the mass air-flow sensor which took a main dealer two sessions to identify and fix!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Service at 18,000 mile intervals, uses 1-2 litres of oil between service, Tyres last about 25-30k miiles

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
Never let me down
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Servicing and parts are expensive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Never let me down. Only one workshop visit other than std. maintenance - Emissions sensor.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Generally very good. Dealer workshop prices on the high side, but not that much more than Ford.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Mechanically very reliable. Just getting to the stage of noises of wear and tear, and things starting to need looking at/replacing.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Running costs seem reasonable for a large premium brand car. Tend to get consumables from motor factors rather than main dealer when I can. Also use local non-franchised dealer for some maintenance.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Review
No issues have arisen in my first year of ownership
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Being registered just before the road tax rise in 2006, the RFL cost is acceptable. As a second car, I only use it for longer journeys, and being retired, only drive some 7k miles p.a. Local Audi dealer offers a discount for cars over 3 years old, so that also helps keep costs of running such a luxury car under control.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Everything's been fine except for occasional electrical gremlins (sat nav, sound system etc)
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Standard services not too expensive (Ł100-200). Drinks a little oil.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
I had a 2 month period where the Air Conditioning Unit & Turbo unit stopped working, as well as a leak through the dashboard. Total cost was roughly Ł1500. However, since then it has been fine.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Great MPG, easy cheap parts.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
If I continue to maintain it, it will do another 150000 with no major issues.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Approx 200 per year in parts costs is expected. Insurance is cheap, tax is less than my previous petrol car. 55 mpg for a big car with 150000 on the clock is excellent.

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