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Im about to buy an RS6(possibly)-but i feel like i dont know enough about the car-I read something about RS6's having DRC problems-I dont know exactly how to check for that-or how much the repair would be if needed-which is what is really stopping me-also-its hard to judge how much $ these cars go for-is $28k good with 66k miles-ripoff or good deal?

hopefully someone knows somethings lol
 

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Hmmmm A/S5 Forum i think :rolleyes:
 

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Good lord Kaz, what car next?

Yep, many had DRC problems requiring complete suspension refit. very costly. They are also ludicrously costly to run... one of the reasons why old ones are cheap to buy... I'd look elsewhere.

I suggest you ask the question on a forum more specific to the RS6. Thise guys will know the answers.
 

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Im about to buy an RS6(possibly)-but i feel like i dont know enough about the car-I read something about RS6's having DRC problems-I dont know exactly how to check for that-or how much the repair would be if needed-which is what is really stopping me-also-its hard to judge how much $ these cars go for-is $28k good with 66k miles-ripoff or good deal?

hopefully someone knows somethings lol
Hi,

We've been working on the C5 RS6 since it first came out and over the years have come to find the problems that occur over time and how well they wear.

The two big problems are gearbox and DRC.

DRC is simple to fix, just take out the dampers and go back to conventional strut and spring, coilover kit from KW or Bilstein works best and some Hotchkis ARB's. The sign of the DRC failing is very bouncy/crashing ride or just fluid leaking out of the damper, pretty much all of them are starting to suffer with this issue. Some people just ignore but the coilover kit is a complete revelation as to what the chassis can do.

Gearbox though is not so good. Really check the car carefully when you drive it to see if the gear changes are harsh at all or if there is any slight slip at all under load. This is a sign of wear and requires a new box and big costs. We've done quite a few boxes now and they are quite labour intensive so the costs are not nice. It is also important to check the seals on the gearbox are not leaking as if they are and the box has been running with low fluid then that will reduce the life span.

As i'm sure you would expect just things like discs and pads all round are quite expensive but then that is the trade off with a car like the RS6. Just make sure the cambelt, if the mileage is this high, and the service work has been done at the correct times. Best bet is if you have a decent VW/Audi specialist near to you try and get them to check the car over.

Overall though when you think a remap of the ECU and gearbox ECU sees 500bhp then it is a great car providing it has been well looked after. We have a customer running one with a Sportec 600 conversion and the car is just crazy.

I hope this helps,

Ed
 

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Thank you-i appreciate the detailed response-after going with my friend to see the car for the second time- i had my friend go over the body of the car, the seams and everything to make sure it wasnt hit or anything-and ended up that the rear of the car had been resprayed-and the alignment was very off(and couldn't be fixed by their technition who tried to fix it today..............................all in all it was a sick car-but im not really looking for something that has known problems as big as this car does at 60k miles


passed on it

-now maybe to an E-55 lol
 
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