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What to look out for in used C5 A6?

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by madchef, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. madchef
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    I am looking into purchasing a 2001 Audi A6 2.7t, with around 30k miles. Tornado Red, automatic, asking price $17k.

    What kind of problems should I be looking out for? I know a good shop for a PPI, so I'm hoping that will uncover any major issues. Also, this is not a CPO car, but rather a "dealer certified" car...whatever that means.

    Thanks! :rockwoot:

    Listed options (I know, some of it is fluff)
    AM/FM Stereo, Auxiliary Pwr Outlet, Bucket Seats, Cassette, CD Player, Cell Phone Hookup, Driver Lumbar, Dual Zone A/C, Electronic Stability Control, Fog Lamps, Front Floor Mats, Front Reading Lamps, Full Size Spare Tire, Heated Exterior Driver Mirror, Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror, Heated Mirrors, Intermittent Wipers, Keyless Entry, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Pass-Through Rear Seat, Passenger Air Bag, Rear Seat Heat Ducts, Remote Trunk Release, Side Air Bag, Side Head Air Bag, Tires - Front Performance, Tires - Rear Performance, Traction Control

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    Pics are here:
    http://usera.imagecave.com/madchef/2001_Audi_A6/
    (also posted this on audiworld)
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    Check the suspension.

    My 2.8 V6 audi is a 1998 model and was absolutely perfect when I bought it except for the suspension which I am in the process of completely replacing. Also check the CV joints for clicking whilst steering and accelerating.
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    thanks chris
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    ABS pump bosch 5.3 is prone to problems (audi want £1400 to repair if faulty knock it off the price. Can get it done for about £160), CV joint boots,wheel bearings, squeaky interiors, worn drivers carpets, brake rotors are prone for replacement every 40K or so, Cam belt changes suspension ball joints and rubber bushes.
    Ithink thats all.
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    CB Boot can split, Audi battery only lasts 2-3 years, otherwise perfect.
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