As a Jalop, it's kind of a given that I like wagons. But of all the wagons out there, the C6 Audi A6 Avant is one of my favorites.
Although Norev had been in the diecast business for some time, the A6 was their first 18th-scale model. And as first efforts go, this one is pretty good.
The overall size and shape of the model appears to be spot-on. Even the wheels and tires, which can be an issue for Norev, are well done. Under the hood is a nice facsimile of Audi's 3.2L V-6. As is typically the case nowadays, the engine is not fully replicated, but it is cast deeply enough to pass a casual inspection.
Fit and Finish: 8/10
The paint and chrome trim are done well, and are as good as anything I have short of a CMC, and the model is solidly assembled. The wood trim in the interior is among the better efforts in my collection, but like their S-class I review a while back, a bit of additional paint would bring out the details molded into the dash
In addition to the typical opening features, the model also has fold down backrests for the back seat. It also has a simple spring suspension.
According to the sticker on the box, I paid 75 Euros for this, which was probably about $80-85. That puts it at the level of a contemporary Kyosho, Minichamps, or Autoart, and this model is as good as any of them. As a side note, when the model was introduced there was some speculation that it was either made by Kyosho, or at least made by the same factory.
As of this writing, there is only one for sale on ebay, and only 3 completed listings so far this year, so I'd say this is pretty rare.
Should you get one? Yes? Of those 3 completed listings, 1 went for $100, and the other 2 were around $150. The model is nice, but I can't say it's that nice, so you really either need to own a real one, or be a serious Audi fanboi to consider it. But if a deal pops up, go for it.