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I saw this car on the road and liked the body style. I've been researching it and the 3.2L V6 seems to be a pretty good engine. The interior is beautiful and I like the exterior quite a lot. Only negative in my mind is that there's no manual offered. 6 speed automatic. 255 HP and 248 or so torque.<p>I have always been looking for a good car to replace my T5 with a car that has a bit more rear seat legroom and the A6 certainly does (almost 3"). My wife certainly likes it. Another problem is that there's no blue interiors offered.<p>If I leased this Audi I'd be saving about $175/month over what I'm paying now on a purchased '04 S60 T5....but I'm just dreaming and looking. I'll wait and see what happens with the '07 A6 to see if they offer a stick.<p>On the other hand, I could just lease an '07 S60R sonic blue/nordkap MT (that is if they still make them) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Too hard to find a 2.7T 6 speed eh?<p>I like the new A6...as I mentioned to you..a friend of mine sells them across the street from our BMW Mercedes store so I took one for a drive awhile back...very nice car. Less expensive than the bimmer.
 

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It was tought to find a 2.7T 6 speed, but now that the new A6 is out, I like that body style much more. I won't consider it until it comes out in a stick. I'll keep my T5 for now....the search continues for the perfect blue exterior/blue interior car with a stick, decent rear legroom, FWD/AWD.....I'll probably be waiting a while. Unless if I test drive the A6 and just love it with the automatic.<p>Another interesting point is that the new VW Jetta 3.6L engine has more HP than the 3.2L A6. It also doesn't come in a stick. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> the search continues for the perfect blue exterior/blue interior car with a stick, </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Blue exterior AND blue interior?? I am driving a used MB E320 that is capri blue w/ blue leather...and I was just telling someone that I don't know anyone who likes blue on blue...haha<p>I personally don't care for it...just using at as a loaner.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nobbe3728</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Less expensive than the bimmer. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Is it?<br>Audi's are a lot like Bimmers...everything is a freakin option. <br>A $30K car easily becomes $45k quickly. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hey, nobbe3728, send me a pic of that blue/blue MB loaner you've got. I'd love to see it. Which model is it? Is it a stick? If it is....it could be my dream car!
 

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Eric.....You're talking about the A4 right?? Because the A6 starts at $43,000 with AWD...<p><br>Compare the new BMW 325i---$32,000 stick<br> Audi A4 AWD 6 speed--$30,000
 

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Well, if you can, I'd still like to see a pic of the blue/blue MB.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey, nobbe3728, send me a pic of that blue/blue MB loaner you've got. I'd love to see it. Which model is it? Is it a stick? If it is....it could be my dream car!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I can guarantee you that it isn't a stick, as the E-Class has never been offered with one in this country. Even the E55 (and soon to be E63) AMG models have never had this option in the US.
 

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I am going to be out of town tomorrow..but I'll be back on wednesday. I'll try to snap some pics...<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>hey, how's this for Blue on Blue??haha <p> <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-Audi-TT-Quattro-AWD_W0QQitemZ4631023491QQcategoryZ5345QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...wItem</A><p><br><i>Modified by nobbe3728 at 7:06 PM 4-17-2006</i><BR><BR>
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I went to my dentist yesterday who has a brand-new A6. He parks next to his decorative pond which contains some really big goldfish. I looked at the fish, looked at the A6, back to the fish, and then it struck me. Hey, they look EXACTLY THE SAME! eeeeeewww! What was Audi thinking!!??
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Brahms</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I went to my dentist yesterday who has a brand-new A6. He parks next to his decorative pond which contains some really big goldfish. I looked at the fish, looked at the A6, back to the fish, and then it struck me. Hey, they look EXACTLY THE SAME! eeeeeewww! What was Audi thinking!!??</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Funny, I was gonna compare it to a suckerfish.<p>Then I "image-Googled" that word, and this photo came up on page two of the results:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/images/3621731284117152.JPG?0.029887118710903715" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Brahms</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I went to my dentist yesterday who has a brand-new A6. He parks next to his decorative pond which contains some really big goldfish.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe that you are referring to "Koi" (Japanese carp)
 

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Re: Thoughts on the new Audi A6 (soledoc)

Your thoughts are interesting because we have an Audi and we are seriously considering the S40. The Audi is a great car but it has one problem. It has a terrible automatic climate control system. In the wintertime, you can’t set the temperature below 64 degrees and as the car is warming up it will blow very uncomfortable very hot air out of every orifice until the cabin temperature stabilizes which can take about 30 minutes. It is particularly hard on women of a certain age. My wife finally said enough. I visited a Volvo dealer today and they said that the Volvo’s climate control system can be set as low as 60 degrees. This still doesn’t give me much comfort because the way the inferior warm up in the wintertime is the problem. I would check out the Audi’s winter climate control operation before committing to an Audi if you have a female companion reaching a certain age. If you are the only one who will be driving the Audi, go for it. It is a fantastic car.
 

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Re: Thoughts on the new Audi A6 (eafenyes)

I just heard from Audi. They said they have no plans for a stick in '07 for the A6.<p>Hey, I kind of like that blue/blue Audi TT. Nice......now THAT'S what I'm talking about. If that was here in town, I'd seriously even consider getting that car...sweet!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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