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The right choice of Audi A6 C4

Audi A6 C4 is a direct competitor to the Audi 100 as an ideal used car purchase, as these cars do not just belong to the same class, but even look almost like clones. But between the models there is a significant difference, which everyone should know about who sees the A6 as a candidate for purchase. By the way, choosing between the “weave” and the A6, often prefer the first option, referring to the fact that it is easier, because you do not have to suffer with electronics. We will understand why it is worth buying the A6, what are the advantages of this model over its fellow.

In terms of the body, in view of the later release, the A6 is more reliable. The anti-corrosion coating here is clearly more successful. Therefore, where smaller parts of the car are caught in rust, the paint looks much fresher. Traditionally, the choice is to pay attention to such problem areas: arches, sills, luggage compartment, wings, doors, including luggage.

Attention should also be focused on racks in different sections of the car, as they are difficult to replace because of the very structure of the body, the complexity of the welding work. The good news is that because of the really high-quality metal and all the same zinc, rust spreads slowly, so if you buy A6 for a couple of years, you can even ignore small signs of corrosion, using it only as a reason for bargaining.

The big surprise may be that instead of a monolithic machine, you will be a real designer. In view of the fact that it is not too difficult to weld one body from 2 or even 3 different cars of this brand, it is important to pay attention to all the seams of the car. If you see large nezavodskie traces of welding, it is quite possible that the A6 suffered in a serious accident, after which it was collected from a variety of “donors”. You should definitely check the VIN numbers on the car body and in the center of the engine shield. Fortunately, this placement protects the room quite well, because there it is practically inaccessible for damage and corrosion. Naturally, the numbers must be the same, otherwise you will have to wait for big problems.

It should be noted, and a significant strengthening of the body structure, the car has become more durable, it is easier to tolerate physical impact, increases the safety of passengers. Also pleased with the refinement of racks and supports, improved absorption of vibration and noise. All this makes the car safer and more convenient in comparison with 100. And if you add to all the advantages of a steel body that has just phenomenal vitality, then the A6 can be called the ideal candidate for choosing a used car. The main thing is that your “candidate” should be in as good a whole as possible, without the need to re-purchase any body parts or optics. So, almost no original spare parts are found, they are expensive, and analogues made in China, obviously, will not please you with quality.

Salon in the A6 C4 looks quite modern in our days. All thanks to a thoughtful design and really high-quality plating materials, which are well preserved with proper care. Also here is a thoughtful arrangement of airbags, far more advanced than its predecessors. Almost all the A6, in contrast to 100, can boast air conditioning, climate control, power windows, and other signs of progress. Of course, due to old age, the systems may not work too correctly, but this will not be the reason for the failure of all options, since almost all of them are independent of each other.

The problem can only be the abundance of transmission gearboxes, which often wear sensors, because of what they do not work correctly, and then completely cease to function. Unfortunately, the location of gearboxes complicates preventive work, lubrication, so they often have to be changed, which is not so easy due to the lack of parts. The traditional problem can be called and problems with climate control. Usually they are insignificant, but they can still cause discomfort to the owner.

By the way, many of them can be diagnosed independently, without additional equipment, thanks to a well-thought-out control system. As a result, you cannot say that you can count on a perfectly working salon electronics, because the age of the car makes itself felt, but it is quite possible to find a car with minimal problems.

Electronics
The total introduction of electronics into all systems of cars has become the hallmark of the A6, with that, it obviously went to the benefit of the car. It has become much more functional, comfort and safety systems, immobilizers and other wonders have appeared. But, of course, all this required the complexity of the design and an increase in the amount of wiring, which, at a respectable age, makes itself felt not the best.

The main “disease” can be called an electrician who is responsible for engine management, door wires, as well as wiring under the hood, but these problems do not require large expenditures.

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