I wonder if anyone can help. I'm looking to buy a A6 Avant multitronic -
probably second hand, and probably the 2.5TDI. Anyone any experiences, good
or bad on these.
I currently have a A6 1.9TDI Avant manual, but did have a multi for a couple
of days and like it and I now find myself spending alot of time in traffic
so an auto would be a nice to have!
====================================Well I've got a '01 A6 1.8T with the Multitronic Box and I am amazed at how
refined and economical the car is, I find it smoother than my dad's new Jag
It's great around town or on long runs and you will eventually find the
sweet spot power wise which helps when you need to accelerate, some say it
suffers from lag i.e. put your foot down and nothing much happens other than
the engine getting louder, they don't work that way, I find it better to
squeeze they power on until the turbo kicks in then squeeze it more that way
you don't get any transmission lag and it pulls like a train though I have
to keep an eye on the speedo coz you soon hit a ton without realizing.
I had to have the box replaced 6 months ago when the car had only 25K miles
on the clock and luckily enough just inside warranty, the reason was it was
jerky when pulling away from standstill and when acccelerating, plus it
would change ratio's erraticly when travelling at a constant speed, but
other wise I am fully satisfied and spoilt by the Multitronic.
Thanks for the comments - I noticed when I had a lone car, that when going
from a dead stop with the brakes on there was an apparent delay when first
accelerating - hence a fair few more revs went on compared to what I would
do in the manual - but thats probably something you get used to.
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