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First impressions of my new A6

Old 03-15-2019, 02:38 PM
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Default First impressions of my new A6

I originally had a 2012 A6 Prestige that I really loved overall. It's actually my favorite car that I've owned so far. The only gripe I had at the time was that I thought the seats were a bit narrow and I had my driver's seat modified, with different padding, when I lived in Los Angeles. The only other major issues I had were that the computer failed within the first year, which was replaced under warranty, and there was an odd noise from the front right suspension, which they finally figured out and fixed. Other than that the car was great. I recently bought the new A6, but a Premium Plus model with Cold Weather Package, Drivers Assist, and 20 inch wheel package.

My thoughts so far are; this model rides way nicer than the previous, even for having 20 inch wheels. There is a bit more sidewall and the suspension is better. The cabin is way more quiet from the road noise compared with my previous model. The stereo is significantly better, although now I have a B+O and before it was the Bose, which was one of the worst stereos I'd had in a car in a long time. I do like the safety features in the car, especially the various camera views for parallel parking. But it's almost too much tech. I can't stand the lane departure system because it constantly feels like you're battling the car. The first time I felt it "correct" me, I laughed because I immediately thought how this is more an option for when people have been drinking. I eventually turned it off. The stop/start system is okay. It's not buttery smooth but it's a lot better than my friend's BMW. Her whole car shakes during start up after stopping. My biggest gripe are the seats. I have the standard seats, not the vented Warm Weather or the Comfort Package. This was probably a mistake on my part. During the whopping 5 minute test drive, I just didn't really notice it. But as I drive the car more I find that they really aren't that comfortable. Perhaps they just need time to break in. I just find that Audi seats are very stiff compared to other manufacturers; Mercedes, Acura, Lexus, and I really don't understand it, especially for an A series.

So while this model has a lot of significant features compared with the previous, I will say that this one feels more like a luxury car, or a small A8. My previous car was actually more fun to drive and felt lighter and more nimble. It's not saying that the driving feel of this model is bad, but there is quite a difference between the two. Obviously if you're looking for more of a sporty feel, get the S6...if you can afford it. I sometimes wonder if I should have gone with a S5 Sportback. Time will tell.

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Old 03-17-2019, 06:39 AM
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Congrats on your new car. Beautiful color.
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Nice looking car
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