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The most reliable models from Audi. Car Reliability: Five Main Myths. TDI - for demanding

We are used to believing in the perfection of the "Germans", in the dealers of the "Japanese" and in other axioms (or even legends) that the automobile manufacturers themselves have stubbornly repeated for decades. Of course, there is independent research that one or the other respected brand has not been found in the world's recognition. The more interesting is that some other reliability ratings completely refute popular misconceptions.

Myth 1. Before, cars were better

We live in the era of throwaway places. Persistent in appearance, "tourist" boots can disperse in the seams in a couple of months, even if you go into them exclusively in the city. The paintwork of the "fifth" iPhone is overturned in the first days of the operation. And I personally trust myself with the Ford Mondeo buyer who in the first year of the car's wagon is such a number of small and not very keen importance that the car returned to the dealership. Did it happen before?

It is believed that the models of previous years were created with a much larger strength margin. So it is or not, it is impossible to tell. However, manufacturers take into account that we began to change the cars more often and seldom think about what kind of repair is needed after 200 thousand kilometers.

It is believed that companies have moved to the lower quality components, thereby buying from producers in third world countries. The auto components industry has actually changed: for example, China Fuyao Glass Industry took second place in the supply of automotive glasses to the plants of various brands (by the way, this year it opened in Russia and started supplying glass to the Volkswagen Kaluga plant). Such examples are concerned about the old, hardening motorists.

However, statistics can dispel doubts. Studies carried out on the European market show that between the current 4-5 summer machines there is the same proportion of copies with a different type of defect (approx. 11%) as in cars produced 15 years ago and at the beginning of the "Zero years. Such data are given in the reports of the German TÜV organization, which is involved in the technical inspection. In this case, of course, we are talking about decent Europeans who support their cars in good technical condition.

And what outside the ocean? There are statistics even better. Studied at the American agency J.D. Electricity, fixing of all (even the smallest) problems that arise during the operation of the machines show that in the last 10 years the number of comments has already decreased twice! In 2003 there was an average of 273 problem parameters averaging 100 "three-year points", and in 2013 that number fell to just 126 (data from the 2013 US Brexit Report).

However, if we do not say about the "average" car, but about the model of certain brands, it can be pointed out that the reliability can vary within very large limits depending on the year of release. For example, if you take the view of TOV rating, Renault's reliability, which has dropped significantly over the past decade, is Renault. In the 2004 report, the Laguna and Megane models of four-five-year-olds are in very decent places - on the Audi A6 and BMW level of the 5th series. Of the used cars surveyed, only 10.5% Laguna and 11.3% Megan had serious malfunctions. After years, the situation has changed radically.

In the 2013 report, the Lagoon and Meganas at the age of four or five were already at the bottom of the list with numbers up 18% and 23%, respectively. Even under the Renault Kangoo (23.2%), well, the unreliable machine is recognized as a related Dacia-Logan (25.8%).

A similar drop in quality is also observed at Citroen. If in 2004 the Xsara Golf Class model was superior to the reliability of the Audi and BMW dealerships, demonstrating the result of only 9.8% of the faulty machines at the age of 4-5, then the Citroen C4 almost breaks through it twice as much more often (16.7%).

Fortunately, however, such examples are an exception. In the special quality of the previous models, the "Autoguru", who caught the times when "Mercedes was still the one" and the new Lada was no longer a pair, "was the first" Zhigulm "." Believe it or not - the question is philosophical. All reliable statistics of breakdowns, neither this nor any other will result.

Myth 2. Engineering perfection from prestigious brands

At the worldwide premieres of car warmerists, it is always impressive that the luxury brands implicitly present their technical know-how. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, Range Rover, Cadillac - all certainly show new nodes in context and provide details on how to ask engineers about all the advantages of fresh solutions. This is done so that buyers have no doubts about what they are paying not only for the brand and expensive upper, but also for the current technical perfection. Of course, of course, no brand appears that the machine with an advanced electronic machine is more complicated than the models, and the components and units that have received new design solutions are sometimes less reliable and more expensive to repair than cheaper developments.

A year ago, the British organization Warranty Direct, collects statistics on the warranty and repair of cars in the UK, published a rating of worst cars for the last 15 years. The list can be called shocking: it consists almost entirely of the flagship models of the German automotive industry. A real surprise was the fact that even such models were hit, which, on the contrary, was named most strongly in other rankings. The worst dozen cars, from a warranty point of view, look like this:

  1. Audi Rs 6 (2002-2011 release)
  2. BMW M5 (2004-2011)
  3. Mercedes-Benz SL (2002-2012)
  4. Mercedes-Benz Viano (1996-2004)
  5. Mercedes-Benz Cl (2000-2007)
  6. Audi A6 Allroad (2000-2005)
  7. Bentley Continental GT (2003-2012)
  8. Porsche 911 (body 996) (2001-2006)
  9. Range Rover (2002-2012)
  10. Citroen XM (1994-2000)

Such an amazing range of machines is simply explained: experts take into account not only the total number of breakdowns, but what is much more important - repair costs too. This is what can be explained by the fact that the Porsche 911 and Mercedes-Benz SL fell into the "black list". Of course, a comparison of repair costs is only partially fair, but it should be noted that evaluating with the "money factor" gives more correct results than without it.

Although the "price price" takes into account the reliability of many respected brands, it does cause great doubt. For example, statistics for engines say not for Audi, BMW, Mini and Volkswagen, say guarantee direct experts. Audi is not required for vehicle identification for all 27 cars. Worse - just the MG Rover brand, which breaks down for every 13 cars. Well, the best results were shown by the brands Honda and Toyota, in which a vehicle breakdown corresponds to 344 and 171 cars, respectively.

These brands do not only demonstrate the best results in direct guarantee studies, but also in American ratings. J.D. Power, brands like Audi, Mini, and Volkswagen, are also included in the poorer rate of reliability when cars are three years old. Yes, and BMW showed the result below than the industry average.

For loyalty, you can contact another independent review - Consumer Reports, which collects statistics of US car services' appeals from 2003 to 2012. Among the twenty machines that are stated that the number of callings was "considerably more average" were such Notheum models as the BMW 7-series, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GL, Mini Cooper S and Volkswagen Touareg.

Myth 3. Thoughtless "Japanese"

They say the Russian ambassador to Japan went to Mercedes and Lexus at one time. One machine always had many problems and the other served flawlessly. Guess what? My friend told me this story, I spent several years at the embassy, ​​and then I drew on many confidants. Usually everything slips because Japanese reliability is an axiom. Or is it no more?

In recent years, the Toyota brand is famous for several important cars due to various factory marriages but in reliability ratings. However, this brand still takes high lines. The ability to quickly get rid of the foundations may help

In fact, the Toyota and Lexus models put pretty high lines on many ratings, but you can't tell about the other brands. Yes, and Toyota is widely broadcast by all researchers. For example, the German automotive club ADAC, which is active in the reliability of cars, has noticed particular advantages for Toyota. Only one "Japanese" Nissan Micra entered the list of 21 cars whose owners are less common. Well, in 12 crossovers, Honda met Jazz. Of course, we can talk about the mistake of German research: there are not so much Japanese models in Germany's fleet. But in America they are definitely enough.

According to J.D. Power, among the three-year-old LEXUS-Lexus-Lexus, but Mitsubishi is in the top three underdogs. Worse than that brand, only Dodge and Land Rover. Subaru, Nissan and Infiniti also show results worse than Medium.

Consumer Reports Studies (Consumer Control Statistics from 2003 to 2012) also confirm that the Japanese Japanese maintained. The best of the best are rewarded with several Toyota / Lexus, Honda / Acura, Mazda and Infiniti models at once. The rest of the Japanese brands, according to researchers, are not remarkable from a reliability point of view.

Myth 4. "British" - the most problematic

Testing new Jaguar and Land Rover models, we celebrate from time to time that English Engineering has got way ahead in recent years. At least completely occupy aluminum bodies: this decision is now being applied not only to sports cars, but also - for the first time in history - to thoroughbred SUVs. And on the high-speed freeway and on some serious off-rood, these cars are little given for themselves, but all words of admiration, as a rule, have to accompany the unconscious comments about the ratings of reliability.

Joke Lee: In J.D. Research The power brand Land Rover has stood the worst repeatedly, and Jaguar only climbed five lines above it in the last rating. If there is 71 flagged problem out of 100 used Lexus by the age of three, Land Rovers have 220.

However, representatives of the British brand say that the quality of cars has increased seriously in recent years. Indian Tata Concern, which acquired Jaguar Land Rover in 2008, made serious financial influsions to improve reliability and innovation.

To find confirmation that the inappropriateness of British trademarks is already an outdated myth, it is necessary to try seriously. Well, for example in the fresh evaluation of the worst ADAC machines from English models. Even in the twentieth unreliable models according to consumer reports, there is not a single car Jaguar and Land Rover, although there is a BMW 7th series and X5 (statistics from contacts in automotive services from 2003 to 2012) In this study, it turns out that Jaguar XJ and Range Rover Sport surpass them in quality. The fact that the "British" must not be worse than the worst, all the same weak additions.

But the fresh study of Garantie-Direct already has hope: the Jaguar brand entered the top 5 for engine reliability, giving only Honda, Toyota, Mercedes and Volvo. Right, the experts are negotiated: The most expensive warranty claim in the last 15 years has powered the Range Rover engine. Repairs cost £ 13,000, which is equivalent to 680,000 rubles.

Myth 5. Mass brands save on reliability

As if buyers of luxury models who want to feel the superiority of their cars over cheaper, from the point of view of reliability in the guides have long made many cheap models. If you argue over all the above myths to find certain contradictions in the reviews, then almost unanimously all researchers note that in reliability, some small trains are not only subject to expensive models, but also surpass them.

The ADAC rating is one of the extremely reliable machines like Volkswagen Fox, Renault Twingo, Peugeot 206, Nissan Micra, Ford KA and Citroen C1. They are set in a row with AUDI A5, A6 and Q5; BMW 1st, 3rd, 5th series, X1 and X3; Mercedes A-Class, B-Class, C-Class and GLK.

According to TÜV statistics, a dozen of the best used machines aged 4-5 now look like this:

  1. Toyota Prius.
  2. Mazda 2.
  3. Toyota Auris.
  4. Toyota Corolla verso and smart fortwo
  5. Mercedes C-Class
  6. Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Boxster
  7. Porsche 911.
  8. Volkswagen Golf Plus.

The absolute reliability leaders (based on repair costs) after warranty directly are the following models:

1. Mitsubishi Lancer (2005-2008 release)
2. Opel (Vauxhall) Agila (2000-2008)
3. Suzuki Alto (1997-2006)
4. TOYOTA AYGO (2005-2012)
5-6. Honda HR-V (1998-2006) and Volvo S40 (1996-04)
7. Mazda MX-5 (2005-2012)
8-9. Mercedes E-Class (2006-2012) and Toyota Yaris (1999-2003)
10. Honda Jazz (2001-2008)

A solid myth

After all, it is worth saying about these models, the reliability of which is not measured at all. And the submission of buyers, how true such a model serves, is based only on myths, rumors and isolated cases that have come across friends and acquaintances. At best, you can still add the results of long-term tests and resource tests that journalists arrange, but their results should not yet be traced back to all highlighted instances of a particular model. We talk about the products of Russian brands, foreign cars of the local assembly and Chinese models.

Curious reliability tests are carried out by our colleagues from "Autores". At the landfill, they simulate the operation of the machine in different modes, and the load is increased. This enables an accelerated pace to estimate the endurance of machines and to identify many "congenital diseases" of certain constructions. Many models don't stand: Serious failures occur long before the end of the test. For example, on the Chevrolet Aveo of the Kaliningrad assembly, the transmission has only passed 18,000 km, the shock absorbers flow out much earlier, and the fastening nuts of the front stabilizers turned for the first thousand kilometers of kilometers.

Leave a copy, it is difficult to judge the reliability of all the machines, but if there are direct competitors in the comparative test, the results will be more accurate. Take for example parallel resource tests Renault Duster and Chevrolet NIVA. Some buyers of domestic models are convinced that affordable foreign cars are not enough of Russian cars, but in reliability the difference turned out to be huge.

Tests simulating 100,000 km along roads of various types, including heavy off-road and cobblestone pavement, reveal the Duster's suspension is worthy of the praise. For the first time in resource testing history, they do not require a single item after a long test suspension. However, diagnostics of the engine according to the results of the long-term test showed that it flashes much faster than the laid ones. The model found many other minuses, but they are all essentially nothing compared to these problems found in Niva. Experts noticed that it was rusting under its hood, which is capable of overturning, including a cylinder block. While testing a Cobblestone "Shniv" it was necessary to change 10 (!) Shock absorbers. In the gearbox, the teeth of the fifth gearbox collapsed and it was jammed.

Of course, the tests of individual copies do not give the painting, which is made up of statistics, taking into account the breakage of hundreds of thousands of machines. After all, the manufacturers themselves record all official services, and it is possible that sooner or later independent organizations will also provide access to the statistics of the Russian maintenance stations. And then the common myths about Russian models and foreign cars of the local assembly are promoted. Unfortunately, we unfortunately know a little bit about their true reliability.

A placemodelShare of faulty machinesAverage mileage (km)A placemodelShare of faulty machinesAverage mileage (km)
1 Toyota Prius.4,0% 63 000 62 Volkswagen Touareg.9,9% 92 000
2 Mazda 2.4,8% 48 000 62 Audi Q7.9,9% 101 000
3 Toyota Auris.5,0% 57 000 64 Citroen C4 Picasso.10,0% 76 000
4 TOYOTA COROLLA VERSO.5,1% 71 000 64 Suzuki Swift.10,0% 54 000
4 SMART FORTWO.5,1% 42 000 64 BMW Z4.10,0% 52 000
6 Mercedes C-Class5,3% 68 000 67 Mitsubishi Colt.10,1% 56 000
7 Porsche Cayenne.5,6% 76 000 67 Ford Mondeo.10,1% 95 000
7 Porsche Boxster.5,6% 46 000 67 Nissan Qashqai.10,1% 64 000
9 Porsche 911.5,8% 47 000 67 Volkswagen passat.10,1% 111 000
10 Volkswagen Golf Plus.5,9% 61 000 71 Hyundai Getz.10,2% 54 000
10 Ford Fusion.5,9% 51 000 71 Opel Zafira.10,2% 79 000
12 Suzuki SX4.6,2% 61 000 71 Nissan Note.10,2% 60 000
12 Mazda 3.6,2% 61 000 74 Volkswagen Beetle.10,5% 52 000
12 Audi TT.6,2% 58 000 75 Opel astra.10,6% 70 000
15 Toyota Avensis.6,3% 78 000 76 Volkswagen Caddy.10,9% 87 000
15 BMW X5.6,3% 83 000 76 Opel Agila.10,9% 49 000
17 Mercedes SLK.6,5% 48 000 78 Nissan Micra.11,1% 52 000
18 Toyota Rav4.6,7% 69 000 79 Ford Galaxy11,3% 101 000
19 AUDI A3.6,9% 74 000 80 BMW X3.11,6% 80 000
20 Mazda MX-57,1% 44 000 80 Honda Accord.11,6% 76 000
21 Volkswagen Eos.7,2% 58 000 82 BMW 5 series.11,9% 99 000
22 Audi A4.7,3% 92 000 83 Daihatsu Sirion.12,0% 52 000
23 Ford Fiesta.7,4% 53 000 84 Chevrolet Aveo.12,3% 52 000
24 Audi A6.7,5% 111 000 85 Skoda Superb.12,4% 94 000
25 Volkswagen Golf.7,6% 71 000 86 Mercedes E-Class12,5% 110 000
25 Mini.7,6% 53 000 87 Renault mode12,8% 50 000
27 Ford C-Max7,7% 67 000 88 Hyundai Tucson.13,0% 65 000
28 Honda Civic.7,9% 64 000 88 Volkswagen Polo.13,0% 56 000
29 BMW 3RD series.8,0% 79 000 88 Kia Picanto.13,0% 53 000
29 Renault Twingo.8,0% 41 000 91 Volkswagen Sharan.13,2% 98 000
31 TOYOTA YARIS.8,1% 53 000 92 Fiat Bravo.13,4% 65 000
32 Honda Jazz.8,3% 53 000 93 Citroen C3.13,9% 57 000
32 Mazda 6.8,3% 77 000 94 Renault Scenic.14,0% 70 000
34 Toyota Aygo.8,5% 53 000 95 Suzuki Jimny.14,3% 49 000
34 Mercedes B-Class8,5% 60 000 95 Kia Rio.14,3% 64 000
36 Opel Meriva.8,7% 52 000 97 Hyundai atos.14,4% 46 000
37 Volkswagen Touran.8,8% 89 000 98 Renault Clio.14,5% 55 000
37 Opel Tigra.8,8% 47 000 98 Ford Ka.14,5% 50 000
37 Volvo C30.8,8% 69 000 98 Chevrolet Matiz.14,5% 46 000
40 Seat Altea.8,9% 70 000 101 Kia Sorento.14,6% 82 000
40 Ford Focus.8,9% 74 000 102 Volkswagen Fox.14,7% 55 000
40 Ford S-Max8,9% 95 000 103 Skoda Roomster.14,8% 67 000
43 Volvo S40.9,1% 89 000 103 Peugeot 207.14,8% 56 000
43 Suzuki Grand Vitara.9,1% 66 000 105 Citroen C2.14,9% 57 000
45 Opel Vectra.9,2% 87 000 106 Citroen Berlingo.15,2% 76 000
45 Skoda Octavia.9,2% 92 000 107 Fiat Punto.15,3% 61 000
47 BMW 1st series.9,3% 66 000 108 Alfa Romeo 147.15,5% 65 000
47 Citroën C1.9,3% 56 000 108 Volvo V70.15,5% 114 000
49 Subaru Forester.9,4% 72 000 110 Alfa Romeo 159.15,8% 83 000
49 Kia cee'd.9,4% 65 000 111 Citroen C5.15,9% 89 000
49 Peugeot 107.9,4% 54 000 111 Headquarters Ibiza.15,9% 62 000
52 Hyundai Matrix.9,6% 55 000 113 Citroen C4.16,7% 70 000
52 Mercedes A-Class9,6% 55 000 114 Fiat Panda.16,9% 51 000
52 Honda cr-v9,6% 71 000 115 Peugeot 307.17,8% 72 000
55 Mercedes CLK.9,7% 62 000 116 Peugeot 407.18,0% 85 000
55 Nissan X-Trail9,7% 81 000 116 Renault Megane.18,0% 76 000
55 Mercedes ml.9,7% 94 000 118 Fiat Doblo.21,4% 80 000
58 Mazda 5.9,8% 74 000 119 Renault Laguna.23,0% 90 000
58 Opel Corsa.9,8% 53 000 120 Renault Kangoo.23,2% 72 000
58 Seat Leon.9,8% 73 000 121 Dacia Logan.25,8% 73 000
58 Skoda Fabia.9,8% 53 000 120 Renault Kangoo.23,2% 72 000
121 Dacia Logan.25,8% 73 000

It was deserved to be an extremely successful model and was produced from 1997 to 2004. The design of the chassis was very promising, but even the most successful cars can't live on the conveyor forever, especially in the premium segment where the company settled from the late 80s.

New A6 in the body, which was named C6 / 4F, inherited many of the generic features of the last model, including layout and suspension design. However, the body has noticeably added in size and of course replaced the entire line of motion. No minor changes have occurred inside: MMI multimedia system - only the visible part of Eisberg. At times, a more complex structure of electronic blocks and executive devices remained outside the field of view. Well, as it should be, chic, "Premiums", dynamism and ... prices. All according to the laws of the genre.

And the car is remembered by the monstrous V10 on S6 and RS6 sport versions. The engine of the same modular series as the V6 and V8 FSI, however, is based on this block that the device for the new Lamborghini will create later. And for Audi, the atmospheric option of 5.2 liters was delivered with direct injection with a capacity of 435 liters. of. And absolutely unreal biturbo amount of 5.0 liters and with a capacity of 580 liters. See also, with a good inventory for additional forcing.

In the photo: Audi S6 and RS6

In RESTYLING 2008, the car seriously changed its appearance, electronic filling and engine line. And immediately managed to emerge in a scandal with a review of several stages of cars with an engine 3.0 TFSI, which literally "lured", the piston group is not only fast (which the owners are already used to), but very fast. Fortunately, a pleasant surprise was grabbed for Russian owners, leaving a three-liter V6 of the old reliable series at 218 liters in the gamma of engines. With., Which together with Diesel 3.0 looked simply amazing against the background of extremely problematic "perfect" engines with their "masculine", cracks and even fires. However, let's do everything in more detail.

Body and salon

Audi in this body really hardly rusts - the oldest cars simply get point defects of the LCP in the area of ​​the rear wheel arches. The paint on the front arches picks up a little earlier, but the corrosion is not noticeable "to the eye" since the wings and the hood are made of aluminum here. True, he is also a corps and eventually destroys, turns into a white powder. The robust body structure does not allow any special freedom: The subframes are strong, like spars and attachment points. Is that the bottom of the trunk and the economy of the floor suffers - the car is low, and contact with borders and other obstacles occurs from not very well-groomed owners. Outwardly it is imperceptible, but the anti-corrosion layer can be updated well.

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In the photo: Audi A6 2.7 TDI Avant "2005-08 and Audi A6 4.2 Quattro S-Line Sedan" 2005-08

I also pay attention to the frame of the windshield - there is damage to the LCP, and the condition of the seam sealant in the pumping chamber of the machines with engines V8 and diesel V6, a large load on the front and high temperature can damage the seams very early, but such a defect rarely occurs. The beautiful Salon A6 is in itself a lot of potential "barbecues". Unfortunately, the complexity of the reinforcement work is much higher than average, the breakdown of additional equipment is often found, poorly diagnosed and periodically you have to remove the seats, door lift, and also the dashboard to access blocks and connectors. It's difficult to collect everything and the materials age over time. In general, the design is not calculated on multiple assembly-disassembly. However, the quality of the materials has gotten even better, with the exception that the skin of the seats and the steering wheel are no longer as good as in old cars, they often occur. However, the buttons with white dread zones do not look, all the inserts are silver or happy with a wood shine, like new, many, many years. And the smallest work is not bad either, even in old age, the buttons do not lose the elasticity and clarity of change.

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Salon Audi A6 Allroad 4.2 Quattro "2006-08

Serious failures? Climate protection can correspond to the rejection of one of the six motorized devices "please". New roads and change of salient detail for long time and heavy, services often offer to remove the dashboard to do the work. The fan motor is not particularly reliable, air conditioning displays "burn out" over time - the loops lose contact, MMI loses sound, buttons, settings, navigation ... control key on the central tunnel in the weak point zone - they are often extremely liquid poured. By the way, sometimes, sometimes the land of the hatch in the roof and autumn foliage - they achieve drains, and then water flows into the salon, right in the middle.

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Salon Audi A6 Allroad 3.0T quattro "2008-11

A broken handboard button is already our "joke" - many owners try to "feather" or just pull sharply "before clicking". It is clear that the Germans are not counting on such barbarism, the key just breaks. And the cigarette lighter is unfortunate, coins or metal trash can enter its vertical plug and cause a short circuit.

Otherwise everything will be fine, and the internal status will depend on the quality of the service, with A6 being served, as well as the number of connection electronics. Machines are not that old, a full set of problems is only present on fully sequential copies killed by the "high quality" dealer service with multiple replacements of elements and on traveling machines operated "at the slaughter".

Electrician and electronics.

It is the electronics that make the machine appear to almost all salon "problems". After all, there are a couple of independent electronic blocks with their settings and functions. Any breakdown of electricians on the A6 will be resolved by a fifteen minute visit from the electrician, but serious work by people who specialize in such an electrician. And paid accordingly. For example, non-work-heated seats came in ... 42 thousand rubles. Well what do you want, 10 thousand - work on the search and firmware of blocks, 32 thousand is the price of a new block and replacement work. Incidentally, the heating mat in the seat was intact when it broke, then it was even a thousand 20 if they did not introduce "Emmeli" instead of original mats with precisely calculated heating zones. Imagine how much it would cost to repair the handbrake? Right and Left Rear Caliper Harnesses and Still Fixing the Buttons and Troubleshooting? Yes, minus 50 thousand rubles from the budget. The mirror adjustment refused? The new door block and the firmware of the comfort unit, the price of 30,000 rubles with a replacement unit. No charging on the battery? Oh, the choice of problems is really rich, from the mundane ignition of the generator to the failure of the charge control system, and generator replacement is another "successful" option.

This car must be very, very loving. And never toss, otherwise, it is simply impossible to restore. Electronic blocks are more than three dozen, they are all very different: someone dies quietly, someone puts the entire bus and then diagnoses, someone gives something much more intensely. The system can work for years without errors, but when problems arise they are long and costly to solve. From the more mundane, purely electrical problems - headlights, correction readers, reflectors, glass itself, while leaving more trouble - the LED ruler goes out. If the ESP accelerometer fails, half of the "very necessary functions" will stop and the error on the ... is correct on the ABS unit. In general, there is nothing to be done without a scanner and a knowledge of the characteristics of the car. And the pump spit on motors 4.2 and the sensors also have a long life - they are hot. Starters and fans live a little on all petrol V6 and V8. Rear parking sensors suffer from weak sensors. I fear the list of those electronic components that regularly spoil owners' lives will be long. They are too much to give really serious patterns. The future owner is just worth being prepared for everything, and in terms of the little things, which are extremely serious. And avoid maintenance in services where such a car is seen for the first time.

Suspension, braking system and steering

The multi-dimensional suspension has long been considered an extremely problematic place. But even the multi-dimensions in front and behind the A6, the serious owner of the car from the rut, will not be chicks. The replacement price is of course only on the "sequential" car, of course very large. However, it rarely breaks immediately, expensive knots have inexpensive analogues, and the patience of most elements with normal urban operation is at least 60 thousand kilometers, and even more times. With a very neat movement and normal, the car can go 200 kilometers even without serious intervention. Of course, with the V8 under the hood and on the "Isolat", the bulkhead suspension becomes a must for every operation.

Up front, the lower front and top levers traditionally suffer. Behind it, too, it is exactly the upper lever to be the first. Fortunately, almost all of the loaded nodes that replace at least one side have replaceable silent blocks, and the cost of replacement parts is low. Separately, it is worth noting that the mute blocks of the front sub-frame also need to be periodically changed, especially on machines with powerful engines. The wheel bearings from the front run only 100-120 thousand on machines with heavy engines and sports suspension. Behind the resource depends on the mode of operation: if the vehicle often drives full load and on bad roads, you will have to change after hundreds. If this is urban exploitation, and even one passenger at most, it can be said almost forever.

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In the photo: Audi A6 Allroad 3.2 Quattro "2006-08

The optional pneumatic suspension rarely appears, and the fame goes badly for it. Now the price of pneumoballoons is no longer pregnant, there are substitutes and artisans, repair systems and even refined ones. For example, you can put a sealed case, a-la-Porsche, and strengthen the system with a large receiver.

On the photo: Audi A6 ALLRODE 4.2 Quattro "2006-08

The steering is perfectly traditional here: the hydraulics and the rails with the servo electronics. Everything is pretty reliable, the rail is not prone to leaks and stacks, the hydraulics are good, the tubes do not flow, the pump is reliable. Companion on a small resource of steering and tips is mainly characteristic of machines with very wide rubber. The brakes are distinguished by their sizes and successful design. Large brake discs are prone to warping and even imbalance over time should they be changed on time. And the resource of the pad is small, but it is typically for heavy and powerful machines. Otherwise everything is very reliable: the brake pipes are seldom fed even in the machines of the first problems, and the ABS unit suffers with the exception of the problems with the onboard electronics. When buying a car, however, it is worth paying close attention to the "CHYPHOZING" brakes with Porsche Panamera or any other custom brake discs, and the calipers are done quite often. It often refuses to refuse the handbrake, but also the problems of a purely electrical nature - breaks the wiring to individual motors of the drive, and the people who, in addition, break the control button in the cabin.


The MCPP is reliable here, but the dual-mask flywheel requires regular replacement or repair, and the pleasure is far from cheap. Cardan shaft on Quattro and bike runs strong and lasts a long time. When running half a hundred thousand kilometers, the intermediate support of the cardan shaft and the front outer shoes can result. A decent resource. It is necessary to monitor the oil level in the rear gearbox: if there are drums in the case, it is worth checking it regularly or repairing the SAPUN and glands. If the oil leaves it will fail very quickly. Automatic transmissions here are of two types. The multitronic variator was installed on the front-wheel drive vehicles, and the classic ZF transmission was based on the all-wheel drive. I already said about the Multitronic - at first there were solid problems with the variator. On C6, a heavily modified version, characterized both by the control unit and by the filling of the aggregate itself, as well as the difficulties, is relatively few complexities. You have been able to look at this field very reliably since 2005, the number of failures due to design failures is really small. Since 2006 the 0AN series variators have appeared, which has digested the moment perfectly, even powerful diesel engines 2.7 and engine 3.2 FSI. Most of the complaints in the field are related to the mode of operation and design features. The chain variator still remains a variator. It doesn't like slipping, sharp starts, shock loads, towing heavy trailers, and moving at maximum speed. In addition, there are also generic "wounds" - cones are damaged when the towing and chain resource is 100-180,000 kilometers. If you tighten with the replacement, the chain will break the cone and the repair will be "gold". With quiet operation, even with quite powerful 3.0 MPI and 2.0 TFSI engines, the resource is very good and that the main thing is projected. Small failures, glitches and errors almost never happened. The main thing is to check it when buying, the work is very important for the cold, lack of explicit panties and strange noises with smooth movement. And after a complete warm-up - about 10-20 kilometers of the way, normal operation without twitching with a load, sufficient switching when overclocking "on the ground" from a speed of 10-20 km / h and higher. Invalid push and howl with speed set as well as rigid twitching when "switch on". The price of the chain itself is relatively small, about 20 thousand rubles for the "original", but if it is not changed on time, then the cost, as I said, one order will grow up. The six-speed automatic transmissions of the ZF 6HP19 series on all-wheel drive machines with engines up to 4.2 liters and 6HP26 with engines 5.2 cannot be traced back to particularly cloud structures, but it is not worth counting on a large resource can. Active use of blocking GDT during acceleration, working with the slipping of the main friction glands greatly reduce the resource.Vibration and wear products in oil broke the automatic transmission bushings and contaminated the hydraulic disc, which is highlighted in a separate node called the Mechatronian, also fail successfully.

If the owner carefully changes, and at the same time changes the oil in the box in the box, at least once every 40-60 thousand kilometers, it will pass more than 200 thousand, and the scope of restoration work is not very large: repair GDT, friction change and something small . But usually the beneficial exploitation is much tougher, frequent gas races in the ground (remember, this is Quattro), irregular oil changes with an interval of 60-100 thousand kilometers or "bump", as well as constant overheat boxes. It is surprising that in such conditions the design can withstand at least 150-200 thousand kilometers. However, the replacement of couplings and linings of the GDT is added to the repair of the boxes - they are broken by dirty oil with vibrations, as well as repairs or replacements of mechatronics. The mechatronic block costs 300 thousand rubles, the repair is 15 thousand, but the typical intervention price is about 50-50 thousand rubles. The quality of the repair is "how lucky". And even the purchase of the competent owner often does not save from the expenses - the transition to a regular "partial" oil change every second, then the installation of a reinforced cooler with the filter with the filter only prolongs the agony. When the oil pressure in the automatic transmission is already reduced, the wear and tear goes at an increased pace and every "acceleration in the ground" to reduce it greatly. And, unfortunately, during the runs of 80-100 thousand, boxes begin to be capricious: blows when you change, failures, illogical work. The problem is not always easy to locate, many cars are showing their age. Fortunately, the adaptive capabilities of the management system of the Great and the dealer scanners create miracles with the new firmware: Often, structures that are already explicitly dying die for the last wank and, after adjustments after adjustments, stretch another 30-50,000 km quite normally. And the variator and the ZF 6HP automatic machine are more likely to break the owners with their attitude. It should be understood that the powerful car is bought to be used with power, not in traffic jams. The variator offers a minimal number of errors with a clean operation and a stable resource, and the "automatic" ZF allows the driver a little more, offers better dynamics, it takes hard accelerations better, but it also won't tear off the bullying.


Audi tried to make a big car dynamic and economical. Hence almost all engines of this period - with direct fuel injection, the lightest and most unified. Among the A6 engines, only three petrol are beaten out of the general range. This is a row four with turbo ring 2.0 TFSI (BPJ), 3.0 V6 MPI (BBJ) and 4.2 V8 MPI (BAT). All of this is the newest engines of the old series of related EA113. Three-liter outlet for Audi owners, it's powerful, 218 liters. s., in a good tone and reliable - not at all inclined to the oil appetite. The bigger V8 4.2 essentially only differs in terms of unnecessary two cylinders, a denser layout, and honestly excessive power. A two-liter with a super patch is not as reliable, more often suffers from oil appetite, but it is easier to design and operate as a result. He has an excellent feed supply: I'll remind you that the same engine was on the Golf R VI and it was 300-450 liters. p. which is comparable to the return V10 on S6.

All engines - with a combination of belts and chains in the drive of the timing, cast iron sleeves with inexpensive spare parts and minimal problem areas. Of course, the turbocharger at 2.0 requires quality service, and the immediate injection of the first generation is quite capricious, but there are adapters for more modern TNVDs and nozzles, high-quality firmware. Hence, these three are rightly considered the best by gasoline engines. With a regular replacement of TRM, consumables, ignition modules and maintaining a control system in good condition, the number of problems is minimal, the resource is far from 300 thousand. 2.4 MPI Motors Series (BDW), 2.8 FSI (CCDA / BDX / CCEA), 3.2 FSI (AUK), 4.2 FSI (BVJ), 5.2 FSI (BXA) and 3.0 TFSI (Caja) essentially only differ in the number of The cylinder and piston are running. They have a uniform cylinder diameter of 84.5mm, and the younger engine differs with a simple distributed injection. The problems with these engines are also common.

Audi cars are a typical sample of a German automotive industry. For this brand, cars are distinguished by reliability, durability, excellent maintainability and mandatory equipment of their models, the latest technical achievements.

If you delve a little into history, it is worth sticking to really popular cars in Russia and Ukraine - Audi 80 and AUDI 100.
AUDI 80, which refers to the middle class, was produced in 1966-1996. And its graduate damage to the higher cell model was made in roughly the same time range (1968-1994).
These cars, already imported in the CIS countries in the nineties, already had a significant mileage (more than 150,000 km), more, more, a huge potential resource and engine, and a body. Therefore, after importing the repair from Audi, the first one has been postponed for several years. This was made easier by several factors:
a) From 1986, these Audi models were issued with a fully galvanized body (initially established corrosion guarantee for eight years was increased to twelve);
b) Cars were completed with reliable gasoline (E, S) and diesel engines (D, TD, TDI). A large number of imported cars have evolved up to 500,000 km before the overhaul. A separately recorded Audi came to our gas station for the first overhaul of the engine with a shared kilometer of seven hundred thousand kilometers. The coating of oil for 10,000 km was 1.5-2 liters (basically these cars could ride a little more).

However, the Audi A4 and A6 are replacing to replace the unnecessary Audi 80 and 100. The line of engines was expanded, five-cylinder engines were added to the fly, and separate models were equipped with a Tiptronic machine box (with an additional switching speed switch).
In 1996 Audi Universal and Audi A4 Quattro appeared with a full drive.
Although new models and improved appearance and modern equipment improved, their reliability decreased somewhat. If you take a reliability rating for 2002 according to the UK magazine "Which?", It was 90% for the Audi A6 model (new car) and below 87% for the Audi A4.
All of these problems are related to the general trend of servicing cars from major world manufacturers. Using cheaper components always affects quality.

In recent years, Audi cars have returned to their own, somewhat footsteps, positions. This is a ridiculous, comfortable, modern car. However, the technical achievements have come so far that the quality car repair Audi can only offer a technical service station that is equipped with the latter science and technology. This applies to diesel engines. Only competent experts can adapt the work of this main assembly of the car, which it switches immediately from a simple means of movement in a "rolling horse".

A lot can be said about Audi cars, but let's stop at the main thing: time, then good specialists are the key to the trouble-free operation of your car..

The biggest experts are the German DEKRA companies and the Association of Technical Inspection Authorities VDTÜV. In addition to them, taking into account the breakdowns, this leads the ADAC Car Club in Germany and the independent organization of consumer reports in the United States. A popular car study makes a J.D. Marketing agency. Power and in Russia reliability statistics began to conduct online auction car prices.

The algorithm for rating models from these companies is different, but there are models that have resulted in multiple ratings in multiple ratings in recent years. Including this model of concern of the Volkswagen Audi Group.

Audi A1.

The most compact Audi model is a leader of several ratings. The ADAC Club reports only 5.9 breaks per thousand cars. In the TÜV evaluation it repeatedly leads with excellent results in damage: 6th place in the category 2-3 summer models (3.0% breakdowns), 12th place in the category of cars that are 6-7 years old (10.6%) %) were used (10.6%)).

Porsche 911.

In 2016, the 911st took the top position in the TÜV rating in several nominations at once. According to the results of various ratings in 2017, the sports car confirmed its reliability - not only its new versions, but also the Porsche 911 from 6 to 11 years old differs in durability and reliability.

Volkswagen Golf Plus.

This supercharged hatchback has repeatedly beaten reviews of reliable cars. In the authoritative assessment of TÜV 2018, it is in 17th place in the 4-5 year old car category with a result of 6.7% breakdowns. And among the models from 6-7 years and in general, it takes 6th place. A decent result.

Audi A4 / A5

According to the KarPrice portal, it is one of the most reliable and attractive cars. In the machine segment to one million, the Audi A4 only overtook the aforementioned VW Jetta and Kia Sorento.
According to the same TÜV, the reliability of these Audi models does not fall over the years, but only increases. Thus, the A4 / A5 models aged 6-7 were set up by ages 6-7 from the 7th line with a score of 10.1%. Impressive!

Audi Q3.

The winner in the nomination of compact premium crossovers is the Audi Q3 in the ranking of reliable cars by J.D. Power 2018. The main criterion of choice is the owners' estimates of how many and what defects they have discovered in their cars after three years of their operation.
In the TÜV assessment of the same year, the Audi Q3 can also be easily found. For models for 2-3 years it is on the 6th place, between 4-5-year-old models - at 17.

Audi Q5.

This spectacular premium SUV is not only beautiful, but also reliable. The assessment of the TÜV-2018 offers a model 6th place in the car segment for ages 2-3 years, 4th place for 4-5 year models and honorable 2nd place (according to Porsche 911) in § 6-7 year olds Models.
This means that the owners pay a round sum when buying a crossover, but then they don't invest frantic amounts in repairs. The percentage of failures for the 6-7 summer Q5 is 8.1%. Just.

Audi TT.

Share honorable second place among 6-7-year-old models in the TÜV 2018 assessment with the Audi Q5. An impressive result is 8.15% of the failures identified by experts. For 4-5 years, TT is the same percentage 5.2%, and this is the 6th place. For models from 2-3 years old, Audi TT takes the 12th line in the ranking - 3.8% brutet.

AUDI A6 / A7

According to ADAC calculations, the damage indicator of this model is 5.4 thousand cars. According to DEKRA, A6 in the body of C7 was the most reliable car for three years in a row, with kilometers up to 150,000 km.
At the same time in the ranking J.D. The Power Audi A6 moved from 2nd to 4th place. According to TÜV - 2018, the age model for 2-3 years deserves 9 line in the ranking, and 4-5 summer A6 / A7 received the result of 5.9% breakdowns, and this is the 10th place.

Volkswagen Polo V.

The fifth generation VW Polo entered the second market in the top 3 of reliable cars in the secondary market after the Russian KarPrittation. The assessment is based on the technical condition, the exterior, interior design and the breakage.
In the TÜV ranking. Polo. It also turned out to be good: 8.5% breakdowns for 4-5 year old models and 12.4% for 6-7 year old models, of course this is not a loud request for guidance, but a sure "four". Keep it up.

Volkswagen Jetta.

The leader in the segment of cars worth up to 1 million rubles in Russia, the Karprage valuation. A sedan, which the Russians liked, is distinguished by the expressive appearance, does not annoy its owners with frequent breakdowns.

Who failed

Not even featured in authoritative ratings, VW Tiguan.was the leader of the J.D. Power 2016. But among 6-7 year old cars, according to TÜV, Tiguan is clearly not the best choice. The percentage of mishaps in the 7/19 above the averages that a crossover sends at the end of the review.

The ambiguous situation has developed VW Passat.. Most of the most, worst, proved to be a reliable car: with a result of 14.6% brittleness after 4-5 years of operation and 18.7% for 6-7 years, the Passat was sent to the orange and red TÜV 2018 Zone. For VW Passat SS - IT-WOVES, there is not just a little bit much of this case at the end of the list, not only old, but also 2-3 year old models!

Among other outsiders who often complain from the owners - VW Sharan.(19.2% after 6-7 years output model on the market) and VW FOX. (23.5% breakdowns for 6-7 year old models), according to TÜV 2018.

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So far, one of the most popular automobile manufacturers is an "Audi" orchestra. All of the models made by this company are good in their own way. But to tell about the most popular.

Machines from the last century

Many old ones can compete in quality and capacity with the innovations of our time produced by other concerns. Leave the Audi worried in the 20th century and didn't outperform, but it did produce really reliable cars. Take "Audi 80" for example. This medium-sized car was produced 30 years old - from 1966 to 1996. However, the best model in this series is the RS2 Avant. The most powerful car was equipped with a 315th electric motor, and its top speed was 262 km / h. It is worth remembering that by the end of the last century these indicators are pretty good.

The "Audi" models known under the index "100" were still very popular. The family of these cars was released from 1968 to 1994. The best car has a 280-strong 8-cylinder engine. It was produced under the hoods of the cars produced from 1991 to 1993.

However, you shouldn't focus on sedans. It is also important to talk about other cars. For example, via super mini class machines. In the 1970s, Audi concern released such a car. It became known as the "Audi 50". The car was only sold in Europe. The car has become the best on the market in its segment. And all because it had rich equipment (for the 70s) and a low price. It was possible to sell more than 180 thousand copies.

2000s and success.

It was time the technology was improved and along with them the "Audi" concern got better. All models released in the future delight potential buyers with their devices and features. The A6 series became very popular. The 2005 sedan of this series even received an award for the best car in Europe.

The most powerful version was model 4.2 FSI Quattro at. Under the hood of this car - a 350-strong engine, thanks to which the car accelerates to 100 km / h in less than 6 seconds. The top speed is 250 km / h (restricted by electronics) and the flow rate is 10.8 liters in a mixed cycle.

The beginning of the XXI century has become successful for the company. After all, the 2005 A6 series was ahead of the popularity of the Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 5th series.


It is impossible not to pay attention to the sports cars "Audi". All models that belong to sports cars are special. Take Sport Quattro Concept 2013 for example. Properties are noticeable. The top speed is 305 km / h and overclocking to hundreds takes only 3.7 seconds! Engine power is 700 hp! It is not surprising that in sports cars "Audi" this car is primarily due to high cost and properties.

The 2010 RS6 MTM "Club Sport" is good too. The power of this car is 730 horsepower, overclocking to one hundred - 3.6 seconds, and the top speed is 350 km / h.

Another luxury model - Quattro concept. Engine power - 408 "horses", overclocking to "hundreds" - 3.9 seconds and maximum - 300 km / h. This is also a concept.


One of the "Audi" issues on display was listed above. All models cannot be called up, of course, but they really noticed each other. And now a few words about recently issued cars.

Q7 - the most expensive car service. In 2015 the second generation and electronics were presented.It became known as the E-Tron. This machine is equipped with a diesel three-liter hybrid, the capacity of which is 373 hp.

Another sensation is the 2017 R8 Spyder from Audi. The new model granted above has a 540-strong engine, thanks to which the car is accepted for 3.6 seconds. The top speed can be 318 kilometers per hour. The cost of the novelty is also impressive as are its properties. It starts from 186 thousand euros.

Audi TTS 2016 is also considered to be one of the beautiful cars of the current year. It is not surprising as it is a coupe made from particularly durable materials (steel and aluminum). A 310-star motor is installed under its hood, which can be driven as a 6mcm and automatic S-Tronic. By the way, the price is quite modest when you compare it with the cost of previously listed models. It starts from 3,135,000 rubles.

And another novelty that deserves attention. This is a Q5 model. Stylish and comfortable crossover offered with several different engines. The most powerful and economical is a turbocharged diesel. In IT 320 "horses". And there is also a judged gasoline unit that produces 20 more "horses".

In general, every car produced by the affair "Audi" deserves attentiveness. But above were the most popular and powerful models. It is safe to explain that this list will only be replenished in the future.