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Value for Money car

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2011 4:03PM
Reviewed by: 335beemer
Car reviews written ( 2 )
Similar cars tried: BMW 528i (2011), Audi A4 1.8 (2010)
Fuel consumption: 11 km/litre
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

The car cabin is very nice and elegant, it has almost all function you need. The driving is very smooth and engine considered powerful for a 2 litre. It excels in cars of the same class in terms of engine (2 litre, high power), fuel consumption efficiency, very big boot space, pricing (better priced compare to BMW and Mercedes of the same class). A very value for money car that is at the same time elegant and sporty.

Strengths

Very technology car, powerful and smooth engine, low petrol consumption, stylish and elegant...

Weaknesses

No vacumn doors as compared to BMW 5 Series, MMI cannot play video files, no USB connection. Brake not good enough for high speed.


Excellent
all-rounded
executive car.

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2011 3:38PM
Reviewed by: XF
Car reviews written ( 5 )
Similar cars tried: Lexus GS300
Duration of car driven: More than 3 years
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The Review

*Note: The car is actually a 2.4 FSI V6. Oneshift didnt have the correct picture of the car. Here is an follow-up review to the Audi A6. The car is still working perfectly without a hitch after 4 years of ownership. Its looks are still looking fresh and timeless despite its age. Starting off with the interior: The plastics feel of high quality and the MMI (multimedia interface) display screen spices up the interior by a notch. The seats, which come standard in part-leather (full leather comes at a premium), bolster your body very well. However, the rear centre seat protrudes the passenger's back at a weird angle, just like those in the previous Mercedes E-Class. The contrasting black-with-aluminum affair is a pleasant sight to behold and exudes a proper sense of class. Talking about space, the cabin is wide and long. The generous wheelbase provides great stretching room, and the boot is really deep and wide. One of Audi's main strengths is attention to detail, and the A6 shows in areas like the rear air-con vents, which are nicely done up with chrome; unlike the E-Class and the Fiver. Coming to the drive now. The 2.4 FSI engine might be a V6, but it emits a throaty and gruff noise at low revs, which passes off like a diesel, like those in the Mercedes CDI cabs. So much for luxury, then. However, the engine has lots of go and shove across all revs, and this sometimes startles my dainty mother who prefers to drive slowly. The brakes, which are typically grabby by VW/Audi standards, would take some getting used to. Drivers new to VW/Audi (like my parents!) would jerk the brakes on their first few drives, as the brakes tend to be over-servoed at first. Get used to it, and pretty soon you'd be able to master smooth stops. This is perhaps with the safe intention of VW/Audi that the sensitive brakes would help the driver avoid rear-ending the car in front in let's say, an emergency brake manoeuvre on the highway. Wind noise is well suppressed at highway speeds, though above 140 km/h the tyre roar gets audible and intrudes into the cabin rather noticably. Having spent several long-distance trips in a Lexus GS300, I must say that the Japanese car does this job much better. The ride comes across as firm, too. While it is comfortable on the smooth roads of Singapore, the car might jolt occupants a little bit over harsh surfaces. The steering is also very light at low speeds, but weighs up considerably when the car picks up steam. It also proved to be reliable over 4 years of service. Whereas the BMW majors in driving enjoyment, and the E-Class pampers everyone in comfort, the Audi seems to take no field of perfection, but instead strikes back with pretty much everything to boot. It can do sporty well (it comes with Sport mode and shift paddles), handle tightly, yet offer a reasonably comfortable ride and surround its occupants in a wonderful interior. It is a shame that its popularity has not grown in more motorists, for this Teutonic executive sedan really has some substance to back up its style.

Strengths

Opulent cabin with excellent build quality
Capacious interior and vast boot space
High safety rating
Intuitive MMI interface
Well equipped
All-rounded characteristics
Special road presence

Weaknesses

Not as prestigious as a Mercedes E-Class
Not as engaging to drive as a BMW 5-Series
Not as refined as a Lexus GS
Firm ride
Could do with better sound insulation
Gruff engine note


Excellent,
exclusive, and a joy
to have.

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2010 10:31PM
Reviewed by: XF
Car reviews written ( 5 )
Similar cars tried: Volvo S80 2.5T
Fuel consumption: 10.8 km/litre
Drive pattern: Combined.
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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The Review

*Note: The one i have is the newer, 2006~onwards A6, not the old one as the picture depicted* I bought the car at 4 years old, and has owned it for about a month now. The car is fabulous! My previous car was a Volvo S60 2.0T, this A6 is large, but also easy to drive around town. Its multitronic gearbox and V6 engine is a great combination, it offers smooth and rapid responses. One small downside- as expected- is a slightly high fuel consumption. The interior is wonderful, and in my opinion, far better than the 5-Series. I chose this over the BMW and the E-Class because of 1) I disliked the BMW interior 2) I did not want to risk extensive repairs with the infamous Mercedes. The car covers expressways with much ease, and it is an excellent cruiser, with a sporting edge. What remains to be seen, however, is how it would stand up in the next few years.

Strengths

Opulent interior, eager performance, multitronic gearbox is a joy, acres of interior space, understated, good looks.

Weaknesses

Overly light steering eases drive but is short in assurance, slightly high fuel consumption.




Latest Response:


XF
Singapore
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Responded on: 26 Dec 2010 5:24PM

BMW's iDrive only has one knob! The A6 has much much more buttons for more intuitive use. asdzds

edlaz
Singapore
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Responded on: 24 Dec 2010 1:18PM

*Thumbs up* to the BMW interior comment. hahas! asdzds

Driver's Car

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2006 1:43AM
Reviewed by: Cruizer
Car reviews written ( 3 )
Similar cars tried: Honda, Merce E200 NGT
Fuel consumption: 10 km/litre
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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The Review

The car was superb. The momement the door is closed, you will feel you are in your own world. The feel is almost the same as s Volvo S60/80 series. The driving confort exceed that of an E200 though most Audi car is being matched to BMW5 series. Except prestiege, E 200 could not match the drive comfort (in my opinion) However, the only set back may be the pricy aftersales support.

Strengths

Good grip, very stable. Blind area is minimum.

Weaknesses

None I could identify