2001 Audi Allroad 2.7T 6-speed

The C5 Audi Allroad, a car that can’t be talked about without someone bringing up the photo of MacGyver being thwarted by one. Now a punching bag by many in the automotive world, I personally don’t think it is worse than any other German car that is over 10 years old. Yes, a twin-turbo V6 and air suspension do make things a little more complicated, but if you stay on top of potential issues, I don’t see the a giant problem with owning one of these. Fortunately, the owner selling this 2001 outside of Cleveland gave this green machine all the love it needs — and maybe even a little more.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 Audi Allroad 2.7T 6-speed on Cleveland Craigslist

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Millennial Green: 2000 Audi A4 1.8T quattro, 2001 Audi Allroad 2.7T and 2001 Audi S8

Following up on Paul’s Goodwood Green Pearl Effect RS4 and the Aquafresh duo of Ruf and Eurovan from yesterday, I wanted to take a look at some of the more rare greens from Audi in the early 2000s. Greens have all but disappeared from the color pallet over at VAG, but they featured some fetching shades a decade and a half ago. However, unlike the ubiquitous Emerald Mica or Cactus Green Pearl Effect that seemed everywhere in the mid-1990s, these shades are seldom seen in the wild. Which is your favorite?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 Audi A4 1.8T quattro on eBay

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2002 Audi allroad 2.7T Audi Exclusive Olympic Edition 6-speed

It’s not too often that I get genuinely surprised by something, but when our reader John altered me to a Fortitude link to a special allroad, I really had to take a moment to soak in what I was seeing. To be honest, it was not the first time that I had seen a Sprint Blue allroad – but I had always assumed that they were either resprays or one of just a few very special Audi Exclusive colored examples such as the Tropical Green one kicking around the web a few months back. But this was more than that, and I was glad to learn the history of the special run. This car is one of the 10 “Olympic” allroads that were used as promotional tools in the 2002 Salt Lake City games. This isn’t the first time that Audi supported the Games – notably, in 1988 they had some promotional 5000s in Calgary. But the shade of this car is what made it special, as in 2002 Audi was still pushing Nogaro as its fast blue hue. Sprint Blue would change that with the B7 and C6 chassis, but Audi Exclusive painted these cars the fetching shade half a decade earlier. On top of that, this car has been converted to a 6-speed manual. The want is strong in this one…

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi allroad 2.7T Olympic Edition on AZEuros

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10K Friday Colorful Carriers: Vibrant Wagon-off

Did someone say fast 5-doors? Amen! The bells on the Church of the Heavenly 5 Doors are ringing this Friday, and I’ve rounded up a unique quartet of very fast and very colorful wagons to consider, each around or below $10,000. We’ve got 5 turbos, 25 cylinders and 1,200 horsepower worth of people carriers here – which is the winner for you?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Audi S4 Avant on Denver Craigslist

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C5 Avant-off: Allroad 2.7T 6-speed v. S6

We’ve recently had a good string of Audi Avants up here, including a rare converted 6-speed S6 Avant. Oddly, as several people noted we’ve seen a fair amount of these converted V8 cars come up for sale quickly after the conversion. Economically, that doesn’t make much sense; if selling was your goal, replacement with a used automatic would likely be a better route than going through the expensive swap. What’s even more perplexing is that the similar 01E-equipped allroad V6 2.7T (and its running mate B5 S4 Avant 6-speed) are highly sought and loved cars. So I brought two together today in rare color combinations; if you were going to pick a C5 Avant, which is the one you’d go for?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 Audi Allroad quattro on Craigslist

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10K Friday Family Truckster Edition

I got to laughing the other day during a National Lampoon marathon on television when the memorable “Family Truckster” came onto the screen. The inclusion of that heavily ornamented and modified car in the movie was truly a stroke of genius, but once again a sad reminder that many of the wagons that previously were available to us are gone, replaced by crossovers, “GT”s, or SUV/SAV vehicles. Of course, because of this you don’t have to go back very far in time to find great deals on the last generation of premium 5-doors. Today, with that in mind, I’ve rounded up a set of all-wheel drive sporty wagons to consider – which is the winner?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 Estate 4Matic on eBay

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Wagon Week 10K Friday: Which Road would you take?

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The C5 Audi Allroad was one of the better wagons Audi has brought over to the United States in recent memory. The car was available with initially only the 2.7 twin-turbo V6 out of the S4 and A6 2.7T, but later was also available with a 4.2 V8 making for a smooth operator. What differentiated the Allroad from the S6 was a neat package; out of the box, these cars came with height adjustable air suspension that made for both impressive ground clearance and sporty handling in the twisties. Today I’ve cooked up an interesting comparison between the two more desirable versions of the car; the 2.7T mated to the 6 speed manual and the V8 4.2 model. Let’s start with the manual:

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Year: 2004
Model: Allroad 2.7T
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 127,000 mi
Price: $8,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi Allroad 2.7T 6-speed on eBay

Hello! Up for sale is a 2004 Audi Allroad Quattro. This car is in a great exterior and interior condition. The color is very nice gray metallic and it’s the original paint. It has 6-cylinder 2.7T engine with all-wheel drive 6-speed manual transmission. Plenty of power combined with famous Quattro all-wheel drive system makes this vehicle the best for all kinds of weather conditions, especially for winters. This vehicle has currently a little over 127,000 miles. This car looks and drives like new and it’s very clean inside and out. Please, look at the pictures, they say it all.

This vehicle is fully loaded. It has black/grey leather interior, powered heated seats and rearview mirrors, 8 airbags, sunroof, power windows, premium Bose stereo system with 6 CD-player and satellite radio, dual climate control, cruise control, ABS, traction control, parking sensors, central locking, alarm, factory xenon headlights, fog lights, 17’ alloy wheels, roof racks and much more. It has all matching almost brand new Michelin tires.

The vehicle equipped with famous Allroad air ride suspension, which is a great feature. This system has no issues with lifting up and holding air for weeks. The engine and transmission work great. Timing belt, water pump and all possible seals and gaskets were replaced last week. Only original or high quality german made parts were used, no cheap junk. Check engine light never comes on, neither any other warning lights. No fluids are leaking, no smell of any kind, there are all new brake pads.

Since the vehicle is used, it does have its small blemishes, such as slightly worn headlight switch, dent on rear bumper, burn mark on driver’s seat and couple of almost invisible dings on the left fender, nothing major at all. Please, see the pictures. Radio and climate control buttons are in great shape. BTW, Audi has a recall for burned marks on the seats caused by heating element, so it can be replaced for free. This vehicle just passed NYS inspection and it comes with clean NYS title. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask.

Winning bidder to pay $300 deposit via Paypal within 2 days after the auction is ended. Bidders with the 5 feedback or less, please, contact me prior to bidding.

This car looks quite clean outside, and with some recent engine maintenance that’s a plus. The interior also looks quite clean and presents well. The Allroads are quite complicated beasties though, and though the seller claims the suspension works perfectly, you can bet either compressor or airbags are going to need to be replaced before long if they haven’t been already. It’s an expensive repair to undertake, though there are upgraded aftermarket parts now available. Alternatively, you can swap in steel springs from either a S6 or A6, though you loose the ride height adjust-ability obviously. Second downside? The two turbos; while they’re great for tuning, they’re more often than not a replacement item as the miles grow, necessitating removal of the motor. Those two things got you down? How about this unique V8:

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Adding the 4.2 changed the character slightly from the “wooshy” 2.7T to a more refined, torquey driving style with the V8. Ultimately, this relaxed the car and though on the books it looks very similar to the S6, it’s a very different car. This particular model is even more different than most, with it’s custom interior and monochrome paint scheme:

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Year: 2005
Model: Allroad 4.2
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 116,000 mi
Price: $10,500

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Audi Allroad 4.2 on Craigslist.org

I have a 2005 Audi Allroad 4.2 V8 for sale.

It is a special order and comes with the matching fender flares and body molding to the Titanium Grey exterior. It has custom Black, Grey & Red leather seating and both front and back seats are heated with heated steering wheel. It has Sirius/XM integrated, Homelink, walnut trim in front and back. It also has the automatic and manual variable height suspension. It is automatic with Triptronic shifting. Bi-Xenon auto adjusting & leveling headlamps as well as front & rear fog lights. It has had all of the services done in the past 2000 miles and in the last 500 miles had the air suspension and struts replaced. It has new Michelin tires in the last 5,000 miles. It also has legal front and rear window tinting.

It has 116,000 miles on it which is good average mileage and has been mostly highway. I am asking $10,500 or reasonable offers. Email and calls are welcome. This is for local private sale for cash or bank check only. This will not be shipped, etc. Contact 5085057737 with questions. These ARE actual pictures of the car. More can be texted upon request. I am looking to sell by the weekend.

Scared of the turbos and the airbags? Check those two off – the suspension and service has just been done to this particular car. The interior is a bit over the top, but not garish and thankfully not too overdone; I think it’s probably liveable, though I don’t think it really suits the car particularly well. This example does have the rivited two piece wheels I like more in terms of looks, and the Titanium looks better than the Alpaca Beige.

Despite likely less issues with the suspension, I’d guess that most people would choose to grab the 6 speed. It’s a versatile, sporty wagon that maintains driving enjoyment. My parents had one for a while and I always liked driving it, though I dreaded the repair bills it generated. Still, I’d rather drive one of these and fix it often than end up in a Q5. They can even tow a reasonable amount of weight if you’re looking for a track hauler – just make sure both the car and trailer are light.

The question is, which Road would you take?

-Carter

2013 Audi allroad

As an Audi enthusaist and a wagon lover, it’s no surprise that I was excited when Audi of America announced the return of the allroad. Like many others I was hesitant to see that it was being released on the A4 platform rather than the larger A6 platform of the previous generation, but once I saw it, all reservations went out the window. Seeing the allroad was love at first sight. The stance, the flares, the grille, and the lines make this one of the most beautiful estate cars on the market.

Audi did it right this time. Anyone familiar with the original allroad knows that they were riddled with problems between the 2.7T and the air suspension. The new allroads save all of the fancy technology for where it counts….the cockpit. The allroad uses the same 2.0l turbo four as the rest of the A4 family coupled to the silky smooth 8-speed tiptronic gearbox, and of course Quattro AWD.

Where the allroad differs from your standard A4 Avant is in the styling with stainless steel front and rear skid plates and offroad inspired fender flares. To complete the offroad capable look, the allroad has a full 7 inches of ground clearance. This car can certainly walk the walk if the owner was so inclined.

This beautiful Phantom Black over black leather allroad for sale in Atlanta is a smoking deal on a lightly used SUV alternative.

Year: 2013
Model: allroad
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Mileage: 6,443 mi
Price: $39,994

2013 Audi allroad on AutoTrader

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2013 Audi Allroad Premium Plus 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic – AUDI CERTIFIED! Phantom Black Pearl with black leather interior, automatic transmission (8 Speed Tiptronic), only 6K miles, Premium Plus model, MMI Navigation Plus Package, Audi Parking System Plus with rearview camera, Audi Advanced Key, power heated front seats with driver memory, Audi Music Interface (iPod), Bluetooth – Phone/Streaming Audio, Homelink, power tailgate, 3-Zone Climate Control, Audi Connect, CD/DVD Player, Audi Xenon Plus lighting with LED daytime running lights, Panorama sunroof with power sunshade, Sirius Satellite Radio. Absolutely loaded with equipment! One owner vehicle, clean CARFAX. Audi Certified – 6 Year/100K mile warranty from the original in-service date!

For the buyer in the market for an allroad specifically, or just a luxury SUV alternative this is a great deal.  Loaded with options, the original MSRP on an allroad like this is in the neighborhood of $48,000.  This car is Audi certified, and with only 6,443 miles, you get another 93K miles of coverage, or 6 years from in service date, which is less than 6 months ago offering a better warranty than the original factory warranty.  It’s said that new cars depreciate 10% just by driving it off the lot, in most cases that’s bad news, but with a CPO car like this, depreciation is your friend.  With a bit more negotiation, you could likely pick this beauty up for $37K which is a smoking deal.

-Brian

2005 Audi Allroad 4.2

In a market where large SUVs still reign supreme, the Audi Allroad is a breath of fresh air.  In 2001 Audi brought the Allroad to the US market as an addition to the C5 A6 roster. Compared to the regular A6, the Allroad featured height adjustable air suspension, allowing for increased ground clearance; larger wheels with all-terrain tires, and the trademark unpainted body cladding. These options coupled with Audi’s legendary Quattro AWD, transformed the A6 in to a station wagon that was as capable off road as a Land Rover, while still keeping its road manners.

This Allroad for sale in New Jersey represents the top of the line for Audi Avants in 2005. With all available options, the stunning black paint, and the desirable 4.2 V8 this car represents the pinnacle of the Allroad. In 2013 Audi is releasing the A4 version of the Allroad after an 8 year absence. Cars like this will offer a good option for buyers that love the new one, but don’t love the mid $40K price tag.

2005 Audi Allroad 4.2 on eBay.com

HERE is a 2005 Audi Allroad 4.2L V8 Fully Loaded Avant!!!
This car has every option available. It is a one owner car that has been garaged its entire career. Allroad owners hate to let it go but with 4 other cars in the house; it is time to part ways. I recently changed two tires and have two brand new Pirelli P Zero tires that will be sold with the car. 245/45/18 and have a set of 17 inch wheels with Blizzack snow tires that is available if buyer wants them.

This car is LOADED. Navigation, rear parking sensors, MP3 SD Card slots, Fully adjustable air supspension (recently just spent $3500 fixing air shock and CDV Boot) 6 disc CD Changer in trunk, BOSE Surround sound system, XM Radio, Full Climate Control, Front and Rear Heated seats, recently new Allroad Weather Mats, Xenon headlights, factory painted door sills (other Audis have plastic on the trim on the sides, this model was painted to the bottom) rear window shade, cargo net, fold down rear seats, Power sunroof with tilt and shade, auto dimming and power folding mirrors, HEATED steering wheel (my favorite) four link front suspension… the list goes on!

This motor is 4.2 L V8 (Audi S4 motor essentially) 300HP 5 speed Tiptronic Transmission. Oil changes done on time. This car was babied…
MSRP around $62,000 … Keep in mind the car is USED so there is scratches on bumper etc… Its not PERFECT! Its an AMAZING all around car and is defintely the BEST car Audi has made and it is a total shame they discontinued it! Title is in hand. Buyer pays in full and title will be handed over.

Please contact me with any questions regarding the vehicle. Car is located in Emerson, NJ. Serious buyers only! Bid with confidence and if you have zero feedback, please consider contacting me first before bidding. Asking $17,500, offers will be considered!

 

This Allroad has everything I look for when considering an Allroad, from the color, to the 4.2 V8, this is a car that I would buy myself.  Any Audi enthusiast knows, the major issues that plague these cars are the 2.7 bi-turbo engine, and the air suspension. With the 4.2 V8 option, the very high maintenance 2.7 bi-turbo engine is not an issue. This only leaves the problems with the air suspension.  Over time corrosion on the aluminum shock body and air fittings eventually leads to leaks, and the only fix is to replace the whole assembly.

All things considered, the $17,500 asking price is reasonable for a car in this condition, and with these options. Seeing as the seller is open to offers, this car would be well bought at the $16,000 mark.

-Brian

 

2004 Audi Allroad just in time

I’m back near Seattle, Washington for Thanksgiving with my family and landed just as a snow storm blanketed the Pacific Northwest. While the front-wheel drivers are still making it around, it’s looking like they’ll be rendered inadequate very soon. With this in mind, my thoughts turned to all-wheel drive, namely Quattro and what I would love as a serious winter machine, the Audi Allroad. Their faults are known, but with great styling and impressive versatility, I’m willing to overlook them.

As I mentioned before, these cars are not without their flaws. A friend’s had the air suspension go totally haywire, as well as the various electrical afflictions this generation of Audis can have. What made this one stick out to me was the lack of miles and the fact that the air suspension has already been addressed. It’s apparent (and stated) that this car has been well taken care of and is ready to go for the new owner. Maintenance down the road will obviously be Audi-rific, but I think this is about as good a place to start as any when it comes to the Allroad. Apparently listed at $16,950 at the dealership, it’s on eBay at $9k now with a Buy-it-Now of $13,900. 4-wheel drive luxury pulling up to Depreciation Station, wish I had a ticket!

As the flurries intensify, so do my dreams of dominating the snowy roads in an Allroad, empty except for a few Subarus, Audis, and a couple overzealous SUVs stuck in the ditch.

-NR