Review: Audi A6 (1997 – 2004)
Good looks, classy cabin and comparatively inexpensive to run.
Handling safe but lacklustre. Modest crash test rating.
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Audi A6 (1997 – 2004): At A Glance
The Audi A6 of 1997 marked a significant improvement over its predecessor.
Like fellas, some cars have a mid-life crisis, some have a mid-life facelift, and some have both.
It started life as a big softy. Squishy, absorbent suspension soaked up the potholes on the Northhamptonshire roads where I first drove it. But that wasn't altogether a bad thing and it could be hustled along quite quickly without coming over all dramatic. At least, the 2.4 litre Tiptronic I drove could.
But now, Audi suspension wizard Jos van As has been allowed to tinker with the underpinnings; stylists and plastic surgeons have been at work on the nose and tail; boffins have been at work in the engine room and we have a newish A6
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