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    allroad in the snow

    Well our allroad has performed very well in the snow, last year we had an A4 that we couldn't get off the drive but this year we have had no problems getting out & about in the allroad.

    We've had temps of -20c & 12" of snow in our rural village & the allroad has been great. We have a steep hill on one of the ways into the village & there were a good few cars abandoned as they couldn't make it, again the allroad just sailed up the hill through the deep snow no problem. It only has budget tyres fitted so I imagine it would be even better with a good set of winter tyres.

    The glow plugs need doing so starting in these extremely low temps has been a problem but it does eventually start & is next on the list to do.

    All in all it has been a great car & would recommend it to anyone.
    Audi S6 Avant 4.2 V8 Quattro 340bhp, 19" OEM RS6 alloys, running on LPG.

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    was looking at an allroad 2.7t for next year you get so much for your money just a bit worried abot the suspention iv read they are expencive when they go wrong

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    We have had no problems with our air suspension & with 130k on on it, we can't complain. In it's whole life from what I know & can read in all the receipts that we has, only the compressor has been changed & we have every receipt & service history from new. The airbags are about 250 each from p38.com & I expect to have to do replace them at some point in the future but as you say you get so much car for your money, I think it's worth it.

    I wasn't a fan of them at first when the misses suggested one, but after a while they started to grow on me & now that we have one I wouldn't be without it. Now I actually really like the look of it & prefer it to the look of the normal A6 Avant, it looks wider & more aggressive.

    Some pics when we went for a drive through our local lanes, these were undriveable for most people unless they had a 4x4. Pics are not the best as they were taken at night, in the freezing fog & snow on the phone.


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    i think when i come to getting one i'll look for one thats had the airbags or the compresser done or even both !! whats the diesel like iv been looking at the 2.7 twin turbo but i'm starting to think it might be a bit over kill , i agree with you on the aggressive look of the allroad i was going to get upgrade to a newer a4 but i picked one of these up at work the other week and really liked the feel of it alot more comfortable as im 6'3 and not that slim !

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    I also looked at the 2.7tt but we needed something a little better on fuel as the misses uses it for work every day so opted for the diesel & I must say it's great for a diesel. We're not fans of diesel engines either but when your inside you can't even hear it much, just a slight whistle from the turbo & with a remap it would be an even better performer. It's also very comfortable for me & I'm not exactly small either, one other reason why we chose this car. We had a 52 plate 1.9 tdi A4 before & I found it too small & uncomfortable for me. I've always had big cars & I'm only comfortable in big luxury motors & this ticks that box as well & is a good compromise for the misses who is tiny & 5ft 3", she can still drive it fine.

    This car just ticks all the boxes for us as a family, we needed a big boot for our German Shepherd Zeus & the pushchair, something comfortable on a journey, plenty of room in the back for the baby seat with room to spare & all wheel drive for the difficult times like now & also reasonable running costs. I have actually come to love this car like I did my BMW 740i & look forward to driving it.
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    yeah thats the only problem with the 2.7 i think it would cripple me in running cost i think i'll just compromise and go for the diesel and like you said look into a remap but then 180 bhp for a diesel isnt bad either ! just got to find one thats got the spec i want and the colour

    when i first thought about getting one i was going to colour code the bumpers but they have grown on me now think all id do is tints maybe wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz616 View Post
    yeah thats the only problem with the 2.7 i think it would cripple me in running cost i think i'll just compromise and go for the diesel and like you said look into a remap but then 180 bhp for a diesel isnt bad either ! just got to find one thats got the spec i want and the colour

    when i first thought about getting one i was going to colour code the bumpers but they have grown on me now think all id do is tints maybe wheels
    Make shure you get a silver/grey or black one and colour code-it as they look soo much better. I have a fully loaded allroad and i only bought-it as i need a decent compromise between power and i also tow a 3 tonne trailer wich gets used on a weekly basis. The allroad with its self levelling air suspension does it really well especially as it has the weight and power to handle the trailer (i sometimes have 2 tonnes cars on it !). Also make shure you get one with as many options as possible as it will help to sell latter on. I picked mine for peanuts (Bose/Simphony,xenons,cruise, grey/black leather, front/rear parking sensors,17" split rims, etc) and allready have a twin ABT Sportsline dual exhaust to fit (its fitted on me a6 at the moment but will get swapped when the weather gets better), a ABT front grille (off me old a6) and a set of 18" a26 ABT sportsline wheels. It will go soon in the bodyshop for a spot of colour codding and i am refurbing the ABT alloys as we speak. I wish they were 19" to be honest as the 18 look lost in the allroad arches ! Here is how is gonna look when all done:







    FOR SALE:
    -Golf mk 5/audi a3 1.6 FSI fuel pump, brand new genuine part boxed + seals
    -audi a3 (1998 to 2003) genuine clutch slave cylinder to fit 1.6 engines BRAND NEW
    -Rear bush press tool to fit new rear axle bushes on Golf Mk3/4, Audi a3/S3, Seat Leon/Toledo, Skoda Octavia mk 1/2 used once

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    Nice, I like the look of that, except the tiger stripes but I'm sure your not adding those.
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    No mate, the car allready has a dark roof and i will just colour code the bumpers and side skirts- nothing wild- it will be a much more subtle transformation. I am looking for a genuine rs6 rear spoiler but they are a bit too pricey for me !
    FOR SALE:
    -Golf mk 5/audi a3 1.6 FSI fuel pump, brand new genuine part boxed + seals
    -audi a3 (1998 to 2003) genuine clutch slave cylinder to fit 1.6 engines BRAND NEW
    -Rear bush press tool to fit new rear axle bushes on Golf Mk3/4, Audi a3/S3, Seat Leon/Toledo, Skoda Octavia mk 1/2 used once

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    I've been planning to do some mods to ours at some point but all the other bits to make it run tip top need doing first. Thought about colour coding the bumpers etc myself one day but they have kind of grown on me now, wheels though I will definitely do at some point this year. Be spring/Summer now as I want to have one set of say maybe 20s for the better months & the standard set with Winter tyres for the Winter.
    Audi S6 Avant 4.2 V8 Quattro 340bhp, 19" OEM RS6 alloys, running on LPG.

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    Yeah, i know what are you saying but, the exhaust cost me 300 quid of ebay (brand spanking new), the grill was 35 (also new off ebay last year) and the alloys cost me 300 notes with 4 brand new tyres- no damage to the rims but they need splitting and polishing to restore to their former glory. There was a set of 19" A26 wich sold on ebay for 400 notes but they were soo badly curbed i did not want to take a chance and i allready have another spare set just in case (yes 8 ABT Sportsline splitties alltoghether!) wich i bought a few years ago and been in the shed ever since. My allroad only cost me 2300 but it needed loads of work: 2 new cv joints, 2 new track rod ends(needs tracking now), new front brakes, thermostat was stuck open and also the aux. belt tensioner + braket was worn out- lucky i had the parts bought as i do quite a few of these every year. The car did not have tax or MOT and the chap was a bit desperate to sell so i made him an offer he could not refuse ! The car came with 4 brand new budget tyres wich i am gonna keep as winters- unfortunatelly one is a bit bald on the outside due to the worn track rod end but it will do ok as a spare... I also have a set of fat 5 alloys (8.5" wide et 45 wich cost me 170 quid for 4) on wich i fitted 4 x Vredesteins Sessanta (235/40/18) but they wont fit on the front of the allroad- they need 15-20 mm spacers but they are fine on the back. I also tried to fit the fat 5 to me b5 audi a 4 quattro and they rub on the back- bummer ! Bought a set of H&R hubcentric spacers (8 and 15mm with longer bolts) and waiting for the post man to knock on the door tomorrow... In spring it will be engine rebuild time and cleaning off the leveling sensors, new water pump, new lifters and rocker fingers and maybe lower the CR a little with thicker head gaskets... Not much planned for it as i allready have a t4 van as mobile garrage and a b5 tdi quattro as a daily/weekend fun !
    FOR SALE:
    -Golf mk 5/audi a3 1.6 FSI fuel pump, brand new genuine part boxed + seals
    -audi a3 (1998 to 2003) genuine clutch slave cylinder to fit 1.6 engines BRAND NEW
    -Rear bush press tool to fit new rear axle bushes on Golf Mk3/4, Audi a3/S3, Seat Leon/Toledo, Skoda Octavia mk 1/2 used once

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    Allroad Rules

    The Allroad we have is the 2.7T. It is quite powerful, the power only getting used when it really is crappy out there. We live in the highlands of Scotland, where a 4x4 is a real must unless you want to stay indoors.
    The tyres were replaced when we bought it, with Yoko Advans, 225x55x17 which have proved very effective on the snow and ice. At 115.00 each they are at the "lower" end of the price range you can expect to pay. They are a compromise road/winter tyre, but are really excellent.
    I also have an A4 Avant 2.4 30v, although "good" in the snow, the difference is felt straight away in the Allroad. And the Allroad is a much larger car inside, carrying with ease my three dogs in the boot (a Cocker and two retriever sized German hunting dogs)
    I'd most definately buy another, but I just wish Audi would get a grip of the screen washer jets, they easily freeze even when the mix is 100% (-30c) The heated jets just don't heat up to de-ice the water around the nozzles.
    Other than that, what a car!

 

 

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