Steering Rack needs replacement
After leaking for a few months, my steering rack in my 2006 A6 C6 finally gave out...Dealer wanter $2900. I told him that was ridiculous and he then called back with an offer for $2300. The car is old and has 115k on it and I was unsure of paying 1/3 of the retail value of the vehicle. I called around to some indy shops and all of the prices were $1500-1800....They even had the nerve to tell me that steering racks go out at 100k... I have had many cars past 100k and none of them needed a steering rack replaced... I need this car for another year and then I am dumping...german cars get pricey after 100k..