It's interesting to read David Zenlea's complaint about the location of the volume knob, because in our Four Seasons review of the 2005 Audi A6, we declared that placement to be a brilliant piece of ergonomic design. Sure, if you don't drive an Audi every day you might have a hard time finding the control, but with familiarity you'll see that its placement is exactly where your right hand naturally falls. For me, the placement if perfect, but to each his own, I suppose.
As with all Audis, the rest of the A6's cabin is very well screwed together. There are no squeaks or rattles, the materials appear first-rate, and the seats are quite comfortable. My only complaint is that it's a too monochromatic.
As for the ride quality, others have noted that this A6 absorbs the bumps better than our Four Seasons car, which seems counterintuitive when you consider that this car has larger wheels and a sport suspension. The sport suspension also helps correct the suspension floatiness that we noted in our Four Seasons car. As others have noted, the 300-hp supercharged V-6 in this car delivers power flawlessly - not that we have many complaints with the 265-hp naturally aspirated V-6 that is also available in the A6.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor