[s-cars] Searching S6's, what specifics to look for?

Douglas Fifield douglas.fifield at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 15:43:58 PDT 2010


You should drop in over at the S-car list <s-car-list at audifans.com>
where you will find dedicated S-nuts.  There is a buyers guide posted
somewhere on what to look for in a UrS-car.  Perhaps someone over
there will post a link.


On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 9:48 PM, NIck Miller <chance9121 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, I lost my V8 this week, and I'm already hot on the trail of a new
> replacement, hopefully by christmas.  2 Audi's personally owned now, I've
> always liked S wagons, and I think the epitome of Audi ownership to me at
> this point is probably looking like an S6 Avant, in Emerald Green with Ecru
> interior.   Not that it has to be that specific, but I'm just getting into
> the market now looking at cars, and just curious what sort of things you
> guys feel are important other than the obvious..  figure some things I could
> use clarification on would be the following:
> -Suspension ... When does it need overhaul, and what does it require?
> Basically like a T44 or different?  Engine/trans mounts needed/not need in
> same interval?
> -Mileage ... How do the S cars hold up past 100k?  150?  200?  There is
> naturally a cut off, so what is the best range for price vs maint.
> requirement do you think?
> -Common issues ... Coil pack failures requiring upgrade?  Bad recirc valve?
> Leaky waste gate?  Crack prone EM?  Anything that is a given I should spot
> and check for updates/repairs would be nice.
> -Rust ... Any sneaky spots underneath trim pannels, behind wheel wells /
> flashing, bumpers, etc etc that is common?  Lots of these cars are from
> Colorado and NE area, so that's a concern, even with the galvanized body.
> Already basic items are on the check list.  Timing/water pump job within
> last 20k/2yrs, I don't wanna deal with it myself right off.   Tires, brakes,
> Seats/upholstery, Steering wheel, shifter, Windows/Locks/Switches operation,
> Brake bomb, and leaks are basically what I'm asking about and looking for to
> start.
> Really like the idea of a lightly modded S6 Avant with bilstein/HR
> suspension and mid 200's, maybe 250+ awhp to be a fun alternative to the
> little play toy I have for a car now.  Doesn't have to be fast, just comfy,
> quick, and net decent mid 20's highway mileage.  Might do some aero mods
> while I'm at it, usually on my list with other cars.
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Douglas in MN
95.5 Audi S//6 Avant
73 BMW R60/5 mit Toaster Tank

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