1981 Audi 5+5 GLE 2.1
Fuel Pump worn out.
Electronic Ignition Unit.
Thermostat seized (Had never been replaced after 16 years of use).
Rear Door Handle broke.
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
What on the bloody earth is a "5+5" Audi???
5 gears, 5 cylinders. Duh.
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.
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.
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.
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.