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Why you should buy this car: It's one of the most stylish, fast, and comfortable cars available on the market. And it's got more technology in it than the Space Shuttle.

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Why you shouldn't buy this car: The A6 isn't nearly as fun to drive as the performance number or price tag would suggest. Also, for anybody that can't afford a $65,000 car, it's not worth a second mortgage.

Suitability Parameters:
Speed Merchants: Yes
· Fashion Victims: No
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: Yes
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: No
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: Yes
· Working Stiffs: No
· Technogeeks: Yes
· Poseurs: Yes
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: Yes

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Also Consider:
· BMW 550i
· Mercedes-Benz E500
· Infiniti M45

Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Audi
· Model tested: A6 4.2 Quattro
· Model year: 2006
· Base Price: $53,770
· Price as Tested: $64,640
· Engine type: 4.2-liter DOHC 40-valve V-8
· Horsepower: 335 hp @ 6600 rpm
· Torque: 310 ft.-lbs. @ 3500 rpm
· Transmission: 6-speed manumatic
· Curb Weight: 4145 lbs
· LxWxH: 193.5 x 79.2 x 57.4 in
· Wheelbase: 111.9 in
· Tires: P245/40R18 Continental ContiProContact
· Drive type: all-wheel-drive
· 0 - 60 mph: 6.0 sec.
· 1/4-mile: 14.5 sec. @ 98 mph
· Fuel economy city/highway: 17 / 23
· NHTSA crash test rating: not tested

[by Mike Austin]

Related:
Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro, Part 1; Part 2 [internal]