Originally Posted by SquatchNT
Originally Posted by sniper
So you're basically telling me that your comment was based-on an isolated incident. The '11 A6s never had any recalls nor known mechanical/electrical issues to generalize a brand as a whole. Luxury brands always covet a crab mentality as they typically associate with a niche market yet consistently dominant engineering & styling awards. That's why the entry-level & used luxury market is consistently at the peak of sales. As I said, most slander comes from those with little to no experience in the matter. Off the top of my head, I can only think of one recall that hit A6s in recent years & that was the '12 3.0L TFSI models. Regardless, the majority of that recall covered VWs. Please don't confuse poor maintenance of a vehicle and/or isolated "lemon" issues with a brand's overall assessment. For such "horrible" vehicles, you'd think these companies would be out of business, no?
Audis (especially new Audis) are actually pretty reliable & consistently receive average to above average ratings. Usually the people that throw-out conjectures either were reared to have that stigma so they can minimize/degrade an asset they typically cannot afford or simply have bias in as they do not personally own and/or have experience with.
My comment was based on experience with a 2011 A6 that needed a transmission and then gas line within 6 months of the warranty expiration, in addition to the traditional bad rap they receive LOL.
Yep. Bad rap and then my bae bought a 'lemon' as you call it. Don't like them enough to consider getting another one or denying my experience when discussing the subject. You have now idea how the car was cared for so its pretty ignorant to include poor maintenance as a reason it had the problem it had. The dealer gave her a break on the gas line repair because he said it was a known problem. If you have good reviews and experience with Audis that's great but don't try to discredit my experience by trying to be condescending in your rebuttal, its not necessary and makes you appear to be an ***. ETA I only said they were horrible OUTSIDE of the warranty LOL
There's a difference between personal preference and/or experience versus generalizing a company as a whole. I was expecting your reply to have a bit more substance to your claim, but again; an isolated incident should not dictate a company in it's entirety. As for my post regarding maintenance, please refer to it again as I had prefaced the statement with a conjunction of several options/associations. Simply put; Facts are facts. Your "bae's" experience is certainly not a universal problem.
Originally Posted by arabianite3
Just to chime in, it's WELL DOCUMENTED that the 2.0 L engine used across multiple Audis (A5 and others) burn about a quart of oil every 700-1000 miles. I believe the 2010-2012 are the affected years. Thats inexcusable on any car, let alone an Audi.
Not saying they are bad cars, but there are definitely ones out there with issues, be careful and stay away from those years.
At least this post has somewhat accurate information. You are correct in regard to particular models requiring a quart of oil in irregular periods. However, please don't associate changing oil deemed as excessive to issues such as "beaters"/"rust buckets" that consume volumes of oil due to age and/or actual leaks. This was an internal issue that was easily rectified with a new regulating valve & updated software. It would be quite a reach to deem this particular engine as troublesome considering it actually won several awards & accolades (i.e. 2009 International Engine of the Year in the 1.8L to 2.0L category/2010 Ward's 10 Best Engines/etc.) As for years, it was actually 2009 to 2011 A4s/A5s/Q5s. If you want numbers, the Audi A4 has gone from 58% of vehicles requiring at least a quart of oil between changes to 2% since that year. The A5, 52% to 2%. The Q5, 24% to 0%. Mind you, these percentages do not dictate owners having to add a quart of oil of 1,000 miles, but an assortment of mileage ranging from 0 to 10,000 miles via NHTSA.