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I am looking to buy a 2001 audi a6 1.8t se but it has done 143000 miles. my question is how reliable is this engine and is there anything i should be concernrd about or are there any reliability issues i should look at?

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Like most modern cars, they are pretty reliable if the required amount of servicing and care is given to them. The mileage is not excessive if the interior and body work is in good condition. One thing to take into account is that most work having to be done on an Audi is labour intensive and will therefore be pricey. If you are getting the car for a good price - OK, but then also, the resale value is not great so you want to look after it and keep it a good while. Hope that is what you were wanting to hear.

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2011

    Thanks Guru, i think i am getting it for a good price, about 1200. can i ask another question? is there any servicing essentials that need to be done at certain millages? eg, does the cam belt need changing at certain millage?

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    Hans Pearson Apr 06, 2011

    There is the normal servicing to be done, oil change and filters, plugs etc. and brake and general inspection. I like to change part of the power steering fluid annually and the brake fluid every one or two years depending on the humidity where you live. The cam belt has to be changed at about 60 000 miles and this is a major task, it involves shifting the whole front section of the nose forward to gain access. (I have a friend who simply loves his A6 and I have driven it and found it a nice drive).

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