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Needed an estate - got a V10 Audi S6...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Over Clocker, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. dvinell

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    My Kia is quicker but sounds like a food blender: your V10 sounds amazing, and 4wd is always handy.
    A great car if you aren’t doing too many miles or you have your own petrol refinery in the back garden :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
  2. geekman

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    Always wanted one of these, but was somewhat put off after my V6 version turned out to be a money pit: I can't imagine upgrading to the S model would help matters :p

    Keep us updated with how you get on with it :)
     
  3. Dis86

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    Thread of fail. No pictures. Booooo.
     
  4. Nasher

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    440hp isn't a bad number on paper. But its not a lot of HP per liter (even for a NA engine) in a car weighing as much as an oil tanker :D
     
  5. mjt

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    How much of it was engine-related? Yours was a pre-facelift as well wasn't it? I've got a late facelift lowly 2.0TDI, but other than a dodgy pressure sensor, it's been utterly flawless in 3.5 years and 50,000 miles. But I suppose one shouldn't compare the 2nd-bottom of the range with the 2nd-top of the range :o

    Anyway, TTIUWP!
     
  6. Nasher

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    Wait until closer to 100k miles. After 80k is when mine and few friend's Audis started to go expensively wrong :p
     
  7. mjt

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    Mine's a 2010. Bought in 2015 on 60k and it's now on 115,000.
     
  8. geekman

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    Engine was fine, my problems were all electrical / gearbox related. It was a pre facelift though, and I may well have got a lemon. When it worked it was actually a really nice car: I just expected better in terms of reliability. I'm no stranger to buying older, potential troublesome premium cars and don't expect totally trouble free motoring or I'd have bought a Corolla, but it was really a nightmare.
     
  9. mjt

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    Sounds about right. I got a manual because I wouldn't touch Audi auto boxes from that era with a barge pole. Just look at the amount of S-Tronic failure posts on here :p
     
  10. Scania

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    Looking at my 13.6litre with 450bhp.... :o :D
     
  11. Blackhawk47

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    Not seen any s-tronic failure posts on here?

    Think one was multitronic...
     
  12. Dis86

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    How much torque you putting out though? :p
     
  13. Scania

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    2350Nm. :)
     
  14. Bunka

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    Assuming it sounds like these? :D



     
  15. Steedie

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    That sounds awesome!
     
  16. Uncle_Gravy

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    A supercharger will fix it
     
  17. mjt

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    indeed, apologies!
     
  18. Blackhawk47

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