'Al­most 323,000 miles and still go­ing strong!'

2002 Audi A6 Steve Quinn, West Mid­lands

Practical Classics (UK) - - YOUR CARS -

My father or­dered this A6 new, spec­i­fy­ing the 2.5TDI en­gine and six-speed man­ual gear­box. It also has op­tional sport seats, sport sus­pen­sion and rare seven-seat boot con­ver­sion. My father drove the Audi con­sis­tently up to 2013, main­tain­ing it re­gard­less of cost.

When he got a com­pany car I took the Audi over, us­ing it as my daily driver. Me­chan­i­cally, it has been gen­er­ally re­li­able, apart from the turbo that has now cov­ered 230,000 out of the 323,000 miles!

Nei­ther the en­gine nor the gear­box has ever been re­built. One day I would like to take the A6 back to its Ger­man birth­place, Neck ar­sulm stuttgart, and take it round the Nür­bur­gring for the ul­ti­mate road trip.

There is no chance of me get­ting rid of this great car any time soon – in fact I am look­ing for­ward to the next 300,000 miles!

Steve hopes to do 300k more miles in the A6.

2.5TDI has never needed a re­build.

323k miles (nearly) on the clock.

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