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Old 06-25-2019, 08:46 PM
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I am considering a purchase of 2016 A6 3.0T within the next few weeks/months. Ideally something coming off a lease (36-39 months) or one owner.

I was wondering if anyone had advice / opinions / recommendations on what to inspect or look for when when doing a test drive for these vehicles? I'll pull a Carfax and see if I can get a history of service on the vehicles but if there is any weak areas I should concentrate on I'd like to know.

Any after purchase regrets, dislikes, likes or thoughts on future maintenance are welcome too (e.g. dealer recommends 10k service, expect to pay between $400-$500 each visit, etc.)

FYI - Previous vehicles: Nissan Rogue/Pathfinder, Lexus RX350.

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Brake pads, rotors, and tires are the main things to look at. Otherwise the 3.0T is pretty solid.
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To hijack the thread briefly, if looking to save some $$, would going for a 2016 v/s a 2017/8 be worth it? Does the 2016 lack in any way compared to the 17/18? Thanks
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I think the only difference is Apple CarPlay, which was implemented in 2017 on.
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I think the only difference is Apple CarPlay, which was implemented in 2017 on.
Someone figured out a way to get it activated for $150 which can be done on 2016 models. So, I don't think there would be any difference except for the warranty periods and mileage..
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Originally Posted by Dmw2019 View Post
I am considering a purchase of 2016 A6 3.0T within the next few weeks/months. Ideally something coming off a lease (36-39 months) or one owner.

I was wondering if anyone had advice / opinions / recommendations on what to inspect or look for when when doing a test drive for these vehicles? I'll pull a Carfax and see if I can get a history of service on the vehicles but if there is any weak areas I should concentrate on I'd like to know.

Any after purchase regrets, dislikes, likes or thoughts on future maintenance are welcome too (e.g. dealer recommends 10k service, expect to pay between $400-$500 each visit, etc.)

FYI - Previous vehicles: Nissan Rogue/Pathfinder, Lexus RX350.

Thanks,
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Hey man! I just purchased a 2016 a6 prestige with 67k...got a great deal on price. It's my 2nd a6, I just sold my 2013 a6 prestige. Love these cars a lot. This 2016 had a steering wheel squeaking issue that I only noticed at the end of my test drive. I checked the forums here and heard about a rubber collar that dries out. It's a heat induced problem and was directed to have the dealer lube the collar, but that ultimately didn't fix it. They ended up replacing the intermediate steering shaft at about $740 parts and labor. It's been 2 weeks and the problem has not returned. I'm keeping a close ear to it tho. Otherwise, no issues with my 2016...I recommend completing all the Audi care maintenance 10k services.
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Originally Posted by ramaraju View Post
Someone figured out a way to get it activated for $150 which can be done on 2016 models. So, I don't think there would be any difference except for the warranty periods and mileage..
someone posted this link to an Audizine thread in another thread --> AudiZine link

I am communicating with the guy now to see what its about
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someone posted this link to an Audizine thread in another thread --> AudiZine link

I am communicating with the guy now to see what its about
This is amazing! Apparently you need a USB to Ethernet adapter (https://www.ebay.com/itm/D-Link-DUB-...ss!95134!US!-1 8.99 for open box from Ebay).

Then you just need a SD card and a computer. The sketchy part is the seller of this has to remote into a computer to do part of the unlocks for Carplay but he has done over 100 of them to date. I have ordered the Dlink adapter and will report back once I get carplay activated on my car sometime next week hopefully.
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Originally Posted by BobaPanda View Post
This is amazing! Apparently you need a USB to Ethernet adapter (https://www.ebay.com/itm/D-Link-DUB-...ss!95134!US!-1 8.99 for open box from Ebay).

Then you just need a SD card and a computer. The sketchy part is the seller of this has to remote into a computer to do part of the unlocks for Carplay but he has done over 100 of them to date. I have ordered the Dlink adapter and will report back once I get carplay activated on my car sometime next week hopefully.

If you can setup a VirtualPC (VMWare [Win/Mac/Linux], Parallels [Mac], or VirtualBox [Win/Mac/Linux - Free]) with Windows (Free Trial version can be used) on it, it doesn't matter who logs in. and you can scrap it right after
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