Thread: Possible light expedition vehicle,the Audi A6 Allroad

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    Default Possible light expedition vehicle,the Audi A6 Allroad

    Not yet for N. America unfortunately.
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/_s1qD79ZxDI

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    They're bringing the A4-based allroad to the US, but I wouldn't touch either one for anything but going skiing and daily driver duty. A delicate, expensive, not hugely reliable $60k German luxury car is not something I'd take anywhere I couldn't get a quick tow to a nearby Audi dealer.

    I think the definition of "expedition vehicle" is getting muddied around here.

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    I took my old C5 A6 allroad through the mud and snow quite a bit. Handled it all perfectly. I sold it because of the inherent C5 electrical problems. The new one is supposed to be better. The "allroad" available in the States now is just an A4 avant with flares. The overall height is the same as the early 2000s A4 Avant. So, really it just seems to be riding at the original ride height again.





    As for the term being muddied, around here, everything is 'expedition.' The Dodge Caravan is the perfect supermarket 'expedition' vehicle, etc...
    If its not broken. Fix it until it is.

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    The audi would be perfect for mall shopping "expeditions". Who would really take this car off the beaten path?

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    I did. A lot. It hit harder trails than a lot of the built trucks on this site have, thats for sure. If youve never drive a Torsen AWD system in an Audi in mud or snow, or both as I did a few times, you are in for a big surprise (spend some time in YouTube). It does better than a lot of 4wd trucks. With an LSD, even better. That picture above is after going hub deep in WVa mud. They are over built (with typical VAG electrical issues but not enough to not limp you home).
    Last edited by Viggen; 04-22-2012 at 11:16 AM.
    If its not broken. Fix it until it is.

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