sanity check in aisle 9.. 2005 a6 v8 sline

thejimrose thejimrose at
Wed Oct 26 07:27:19 PDT 2011

thanks guys. looks to be a pretty nice ride overall. ppl say around 22mpg on
the highway which isnt terrible. no worse than my brothers outback wagon..

ill let you know what i wind up with...


On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 3:13 AM, Tony Hoffman <auditony at> wrote:

> My experience is that the C6 is definately a better car than the C5 it
> replaced, but they are newer as well, so not as much time for things to
> break (like the window regulator clips). I'm pretty sure the V8's are timing
> chain as well, switched from belts in the previous model. MAKE SURE you do
> oil changes every 5k max. ALL of these late model VAG engines have sludge
> issues, and if those timing chain tensioners got gummed up, you are looking
> at $$$$! Chains at teh back of the engine, does it look easy to pull? Nope,
> and it will cost some good amount of money to fix.
> Other than that, they appear to be good cars, and certainly very solidly
> built, even stronger than the previous A6, which was no wet noodle. Check
> out vids on teh side impact crash on youtube, you will be sold!! The car
> hardly deforms at all, mostly bends in the sheetmetal.
> Tony
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 7:46 PM, Grant Lenahan <glenahan at>wrote:
>> The 4.2 V8 is bulletproof for the most part. Hope your gas-buying wallet
>> is too.
>> They are complicated. need a VAG tool to do rear brakes (electric parking
>> brake), etc.
>> I believe the stats on audi basically say "newer is better"
>> Grant
>>  On Oct 25, 2011, at 8:26 PM, thejimrose wrote:
>> > hey kids - just totaled the 08 a4 last week. need to replace it STAT.
>> found
>> > the above local with 47k, 1 owner, looks to be well maintained for $18k.
>> > seems like a score. beautiful car. bit of a grandpa mobile but i need
>> that -
>> > slow it down a bit. little bigger, quieter, comfier, etc.
>> >
>> > am i walking into a nightmare here? i know there's LOTS of doodads to
>> break,
>> > and the v8's can be expensive to maintain but what a nice car.
>> >
>> > TIA
>> > jim

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