Audi A6 Avant (2005 - 2011)
Last updated 1 November 2013
Usual oil pump failure in 60k mile four and a half year old 2.0TDI Avant, leading to turbo failure due to oil starvation. But because the car had been Audi maintained all its life, all fixed for £1,000,...
The new Avant is a big car, longer than the saloon and 4mm higher. It's also very beautiful, both sleek and perfectly proportioned, and that shape brings the added benefit of uncannily low wind noise.
Crucially, the roof is higher over the heads of rear seat passengers and comfortably accommodates three. The luggage area is long, and wide; more than a metre even between the rear wheelarches and 1.2 meters right at the back, which is handy for golf clubs. Seats up, there is 565 litres of loadspace to window level; seats down 1,660 litres to the roof.