Used Audi A6 Avant (1998 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
4
Like its saloon counterpart the A6 Avant offers superb build quality and refinement wrapped in a suitably understated body with a flawless finish. It may look a little plain compared to rival offerings but the Audi has a huge load carrying ability and makes a great family car.
Audi A6 Avant (98-04)
Quality fit and finish and a superb drive
Servicing is expensive

New price range:

£21,960 - £66,515

Used price range:

£313 - £9,957

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Like its saloon counterpart the A6 Avant offers superb build quality and refinement wrapped in a suitably understated body with a flawless finish. It may look a little plain compared to rival offerings but the Audi has a huge load carrying ability and makes a great family car. It's safe and reassuring to drive with precise handling, plus it's comfortable and roomy.

There's a good choice of engines including a frugal diesel, but whichever model you go for, reliability and longevity are assured. There's also a performance version, badged RS6, that's powered by a 4.2-litre V8 engine.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Bags or room with seats folded and seats will fold even with front seat fully back. Well designed controls and relatively easy to service. Dual Aircon is wonderful.  

5 out of 5

Anthony Saunders ,   01 Jun 2012    ... read more

 It has done over 270,000 miles as is still cruising and giving 45 mpg.  

4 out of 5

Richard Bentham ,   02 Sep 2010    ... read more

 Huge amounts of comfortable space for family, plus dog and loads of luggage. Loads of little practical extras like 17 interior lights, storage compartments everywhere etc..  

4 out of 5

Patrick Swan ,   23 Nov 2009    ... read more

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