Used 4.2L A6's going cheap-what's up?

audiSean audisean at
Tue Mar 29 08:58:05 EST 2005

The only "downsides" that I can think of, that are specific to the C5 4.2, are:

oil cooler leaks ($$$ due to the 7 hours of labor to replace)

Other than that, same old C5 issues:
fading info display in the instrument cluster
controls arms need to be replaced when the imbedded ball joints wear out

To be honest, I'd prefer a 2001 A6 4.2 with sport package over any of
the C5 A6s. I think the price issue has more to do with these cars
coming off of their 4 year/50k mile manufacturer warranty.

On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 08:50:00 EST, Mikea2769 at <Mikea2769 at> wrote:
> I've noticed many 2000-2001 A6 with the 4.2 V8 selling for $14-20,000, way
> below "book value".
> Were these problem models? Any info on weak points is appreciated,
> especially regarding the tiptronic.
> Mike  Aiello
> 87 5kcstq, 311k miles, orig.  owner
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Sean [99 A6 2.8q]

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