I currently drive a B6 Passat and will be coming into a situation job wise where I can get an A6 sooner than expected. I am looking at getting the Prestige Trim, with Driver assistance, cold weather, and black head liner added to a nougat brown interior. I test drove a prestige a few days ago and...Holy hell, I though my Passat was nice, there is so much to play with in that damn thing.
Anyways, was wondering if anyone has gotten a 2012 model and what they think of it. I only went for a short test drive and didn't get to fully throw the car around and test just how good it handles, will go for a second one soon and see if drives as a European German car should.
So really just wondering what others think of it and if all the bells and whistles are worth it. The pre sense seems cool but wondering if it gets false positives on occasion due to how dynamic traffic/humans can be at driving around me. Anyways have a few questions:
Does the pre sense plus system really work as it states? Unclear if in America it is allowed to engage brakes into ABS or even force car to a complete stop (not that anyone should ever need to rely on this, maybe distracted by all the freaking cool toys inside??)
Only one free maintenance check at 5k. Does it have a schedule? What’s the cost, as I am pretty religious about those as I have heard with cars like these it can vastly improve life span and cost to own? I manually change oil every 5k on high grade synthetic oil in the Passat right now (recommends every 10k).
I see the 50k warranty; does Audi offer an upgrade to 100k? (cost?) My Volk only has a 35k and is the one thing I hate about it. Freaking JapCrap offers more than that as standard.
What’s the life span on Nav systems, my brother told me they break a lot though I think he was basing that on older ones. As it gets older, will the LCD exhibit burn in?
Audi Connect? Worth it? I live in Salem Oregon and usually don’t need a nav system that advanced.
Following care schedule how long do most newer Audi cars last/ known to have expensive fixes?
Anyways, sorry for the long message, any help is appreciated for this potential new Audi fan for life.
Will post pics if I end up buying it, might be a couple months as I will have them order and ship exactly what I want.