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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Audi A6 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #6

May 012001

A6

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The front bumper sits so low that it caught on a parking space concrete stop--when I started backing out of the space, the bumper nearly ripped off the car. The bumper did not just scrape the concrete space stopper, but instead caught onto it, resulting in considerable damage to the bumper assembly. The concrete space stop was of normal size and in its proper position. The car simply sat so low, and is designed in such a way that it hooks onto the concrete stop when backing out.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 152000

A6 4WD

  • miles
Front bumper assembly is to low; not proper clearance for clearing curb when parking

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #4

Oct 201999

A6 4WD

  • miles
Front bumper assembly torn away from vehicle, causing bumper and body damage. Bumper 'grabbed' pre-formed cement parking barrier when placed in reverse. Car did not touch barrier upon entering parking space. Only upon placing vehicle in reverse did the bumper get caught and ripped away from body causing significant damage. This is the second time in the past six months that this has happened.

- Coppell, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 021999

A6 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

No summary.

- Waccabuc, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 021999

A6

  • miles
Front bumper cleared 4-5 inch parking curb, however upon backing up, bumper catches on curb and tears off.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

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problem #1

Aug 101998

A6

  • miles
Front bumper became grossly damaged by a preformed concrete parking barrier. Driver has no way of knowing that the bumper is being damaged because the bumper never touches the barrier.

- Jamison, PA, USA

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