Audi 5+5 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1981 Audi 5+5 GLE 2.1

Year of manufacture1981
Engine and transmission 2.1
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Fuel Pump worn out.

Electronic Ignition Unit.

Thermostat seized (Had never been replaced after 16 years of use).

Rear Door Handle broke.

General Comments:

For the low price you pay, a good reliable, excellent handling car as long as you know a good spot to get parts from.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 1999

29th Apr 2003, 09:43

What on the bloody earth is a "5+5" Audi???

26th Jan 2004, 23:03

5 gears, 5 cylinders. Duh.

9th Jan 2010, 02:56

The car is essenially a 4000 model, 2-door sedan. It was the top of the line model 4000 in the USA in that year. It also bolsters sport seats & sunroof, plus alloy wheels & wooden shift knob... along with the inline 5 cylinder engine and 5-speed gearbox.

12th Jan 2010, 23:41

The 5 + 5 was an Australian & NZ model. It was the four door sedan. Given that it was available as an auto, I would suggest that the 5 + 5 refers to 5 cylinders and 5 seats.

30th Aug 2010, 18:10

I started selling Audis in 1978. The 5+5 came out in 1981. The Audi Coupe was behind schedule (typical) so they came up with a 2-door 4000 to bridge the gap. It had the inline 5 cylinder engine used in the 5000 and was only available with a 5-speed manual transmission. It only lasted 1 model year and was a great looking and even better handling car. In 1982 it was replaced by the Audi Coupe with the same engine and transmission.

2nd Jan 2011, 05:53

Audi 5+5 is a special Australian edition of a B2 80. 5 (very nice) seats, 5 gears & 5 zilenders.

If anyone would like to talk about Audi 5+5, I just joined Audifans UK forums, so search 5+5 to find me.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review