[ba] need advice - interested in 2000 A6 2.7T

robert weinberg centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 28 16:36:32 EST 2003

hi all,

i was on this group about a year and a half ago. i was
looking into buying a URS4 back then. well, i decided
to keep my present car and look for a house instead
(1992 ford taurus SHO 5 speed).

as many of you know, bay area housing has gone up
about $200,000 on the past 2 years. well, at least in
my area (montclair village in the oakland hills). in
fact, the east bay is screaming while the south bay
slows down. so, 7 offers later and we are still in our

too make a long story short. i'm NOT quite in the
market at this point, BUT DO want to gather as much
information on this car from knowledgable bay area
enthusiasts. my fiance and i have penny pinched for
the last 3 years in hopes of buying a house (she has a
1997 A4). well, that's put on hold for now due to the
wedding, stratospheric housing prices and, wow what a
surprise, lack of job security ;-)

bottom line, my car has 135,000 miles on it. runs
fine, but it's getting up there in age. my company is
moving out of state in less than a year. i'm not going
and am getting a decent retention package to stick it
out until the end. so, my plan of this moment is to
save the cash, god willing, get a stable new job. once
secure in that notion, i will buy a new(er) audi.

so, what do you guys think of a 2000-2001 audi A6 2.7T
- 6 speed? i notice they are getting in the late teens
to low 20s in price. they are everything my SHO wishes
it was. and everything i want in a car. mid-size
sedan, manual tranny, awd, lots of power.

i've seen opinions on newsgroup searches range from
total joy to utter disappointment (reliability). i'm
not looking for honda reliability. after all, i drive
a SHO ;-)

what are the right mods for these cars? i know the
turbos are a bit small for adding more boost AND that
you have to take out the engine to replace them. so,
how much power would be gained by just intake and
better flowing turbo back exhaust?

that's all for now.


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