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Audi A6 / S6 vs. Audi allroad Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Audi A6 / S6 or Audi allroad reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Audi A6 / S6 and the Audi allroad truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Audi A6 / S6 and Audi allroad reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Audi A6 / S6 and the Audi allroad were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Audi A6 / S6 and the Audi allroad have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Audi A6 / S6 29 A6 / S6s, 5.8 months of data per A6 / S6, average 4800 miles21
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Audi allroad 31 allroads, 4.5 months of data per allroad, average 5100 miles0
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Audi A6 / S6 49 A6 / S6s, 8.4 months of data per A6 / S6, average 11100 miles

Includes A7 / S7.
53
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Audi allroad 98 allroads, 9.9 months of data per allroad, average 11200 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the closely related A4.
11
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Audi A6 48 A6s, 10.1 months of data per A6, average 22100 miles

First year of the C7 A6. Includes A7s.
40
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Audi A6 / S6   18 A6 / S6s, 7.9 months of data per A6 / S6, average 68900 miles

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2007 Audi A6 / S6   19 A6 / S6s, 8.8 months of data per A6 / S6, average 81900 miles

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2006 Audi A6 34 A6s, 10.1 months of data per A6, average 91900 miles81
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Audi A6   16 A6s, 6.9 months of data per A6, average 112100 miles

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2004 Audi A6   11 A6s, 9.1 months of data per A6, average 87600 miles

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2004 Audi allroad   11 allroads, 7.3 months of data per allroad, average 107100 miles

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2003 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6   17 A6 / S6 / RS6s, 9.1 months of data per A6 / S6 / RS6, average 118600 miles

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2002 Audi A6 / S6   19 A6 / S6s, 9.6 months of data per A6 / S6, average 124800 miles

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2001 Audi A6   19 A6s, 8.9 months of data per A6, average 142500 miles

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2000 Audi A6   15 A6s, 9.7 months of data per A6, average 146900 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Audi A6 / S6

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Audi A6 / S6

Audi A6 / S6 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.1L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
This car has never let me sitting and would hope not for the money paid except when i let the gas run to low and was a minute from a gas station. The paint seems to scratch very easily which i have my car in a garage and somehow find new scratches.
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.1L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 2006 model continues to get good reviews in Consumer Reports and other publications. My experience thus far as been excellent -- have only had one item repaired in 18 months of ownership as I bought the car used.
Audi A6 / S6 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.1L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Broke down (transmission twice and fuel system once) three times and had to be towed back to dealership for stays of three weeks, two weeks, and one week.
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.1L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
VERY expensive to fix and maintain
2005 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.1L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
At the 60,000 milemark the car started to have mechanical problems, in particualr with the fuels system. I went through 5 fuel pumps, both hiigh and low pressure in a 1.5 year time frame. The dealership and a very reputable independant shop could not figure out what was wrong with the fuel system and why the car kept burning out the fuel pump.
2004 4dr Sedan 300-horsepower 4.2L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Owned the car for a year or so. Thermostat stuck shut, differential gear whine started, gas gap failed, small leak around coolant res., LCD screen in car starting to loose pixels.
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
they seem to have minds of their own some days..electrical gremlins occasionally
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6
6-speed manual AWD
In general, the car is very reliable and durable as long as it is maintained properly, however when something does go wrong it can be VERY expensive to repair.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Audi allroad

Audi allroad Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Repairs are expensive because of both part and labor costs.
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ahh, yes... I had some major problems at first. But, mostly covered under (CPO) extended warranty. The famous Audi coils! (Being replaced under recall next week.) Stupidly, no block heater so it failed to start - never had that with a Honda...
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Once you've got miles on this car, you are going to pay for the problems you will ultimately encounter. While we loved the ride, we felt like we were constantly addressing issues with this car. The most frequent and costly issues were related to the air suspension that it uses. It is prone to leakage, which can be at the central hub or in any of the lines out to the bags. Other issues included CV boots, axles, wheel bearings, alignment (difficulties getting proper adjustment due to configuration with frame, and locking of adjusters), control arms, cabin air temp computer, window switches, window regulators, inexplicable roasting of battery cable, EGT sensors (expensive and relatively useless). Sunroof drains often clog, particularly troublesome, and should have been avoidable based on experience simply by increasing the line size. One of the most MORONIC design aspects is the inclusion of drain plug cones under the battery beneath the cowling at the rear of the engine compartment. They are unobservable and relatively inaccessible, yet are treated as a maintenance item. When they plug, which they will do, the result is that water coming down your windshield will fill the trough beneath the cowling, and will overflow into the cabin air intake, flooding your floor and damaging the transmission controller module located beneath the passenger seat.
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have heard and read bad things about the reliability of Audi automatics.