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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Audi A6 Avant review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Audi A6 Avant (98-04) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Quality fit and finish and a superb drive

CONS

Servicing is expensive

At a glance

New price £21,960 - £66,515
Used price £230 - £9,875
Fuel economy 19 - 50 mpg
Road tax cost £160 - £325
Insurance group 26 - 41 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Quality fit and finish and a superb drive

CONS

Servicing is expensive

Audi A6 Avant rivals

Volvo
V70
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Like its saloon counterpart the A6 Avant offers superb build quality and refinement wrapped in a suitably understated body with a flawless finish. It may look a little plain compared to rival offerings but the Audi has a huge load carrying ability and makes a great family car. It's safe and reassuring to drive with precise handling, plus it's comfortable and roomy.

There's a good choice of engines including a frugal diesel, but whichever model you go for, reliability and longevity are assured. There's also a performance version, badged RS6, that's powered by a 4.2-litre V8 engine.

Audi A6 Avant rivals

Volvo
V70
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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