sanity check in aisle 9.. 2005 a6 v8 sline

Vincent Gelinas vrgelinas at
Wed Oct 26 09:29:41 PDT 2011

The allroad is a great piece of kit.  I was also looking at an 03? allroad
with the 2.7tt and a six speed.  Slick car.

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Michael Veglia <msvphoto at>wrote:

> Bad news Jim, sorry to hear it, but glad to hear you are okay!
> The only Audi 4.2 I have driven (besides a Q7) is, I suspect, the same one
> you drove (that red STaSIS S5 with the 6 speed). I sure didn't get even
> close to 27mpg ;)
> Anyway, after a year and a half of allroad ownership I have to say these
> things grow on you. I never would have bought it, it was given to me by a
> generous close friend, but I sure am liking it for the combination of
> performance and versatility. So far it has not been the nightmare I
> anticipated. Mileage sucks at around 15 city and 21 highway (on crappy
> California gas which sucks the fuel economy out of the best of them). Then
> again pretty much everything I own seems to get around the same mileage. The
> big Ford truck a little less, the '83 UrQ (or maybe the '86 4kq) a little
> more, but really all are within a couple or three MPG of each other.
> Not sure I can agree with newer is better. The mid-90s C4 chassis A6q avant
> was probably the best build quality and best reliability Audi I have ever
> had. There are so many little things about the C5 allroad that don't measure
> up. Maybe things have gotten better with the more recent generations. A V8
> quattro with a manual would be on my short list of desirable Audis for sure
> so I can understand the allure. I thought it appropriate to toss out a plug
> for the elusive allroad 6spd (mine is a tip, I wish it weren't
> but beggars can't be choosers) just because they are so often overlooked by
> us Audi enthusiasts.
> Mike Veglia
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