Audi Coupe Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1983 Audi Coupe GT 2.2L 5 cylinder fuel injected petrol

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2L 5 cylinder fuel injected petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired270500 miles
Most recent distance270750 miles


A great car to own and a great car to drive


The distributor conked out.

Electric windows didn't work.

The drivers seat was worn through.

A little bit of rust round one of the wheel arches.

General Comments:

Well what can I say, I bought the car for NZ$120, that would be about 50 pounds, so it was a bargain X two!

The handbrake's a little stiff on hills, but it looks the part now I've put scissor doors on with my custom hinges, and softened the suspension to nearly as soft as it will go.

Painted it black with white pinstripes down the side. I also replaced the sunroof with one that has glass.

I changed the seats to ones with a 6 point harness and proceeded to use it for a bit of rallying.

Overall the Audi GT Coupe is a very versatile car. It can handle a great deal of whatever you want to put it through, even at 23 years old. If you are ever debating to buy that one just down the road, you should! If it looks a little scruffy, take it still because they shape up nicely!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2005

1981 Audi Coupe GT 5S 1.9 5-Cyl Carb

Year of manufacture1981
Engine and transmission 1.9 5-Cyl Carb
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10


All age-related. Water pump, replaced brake discs, driver's power window, battery.

General Comments:

Beautiful car, owned from '96-'97, sits 4 6-footers comfortably, durable, not rust-prone, not very good pedal positioning (though improved since '83). Parts cheaper than I expected. On long drives surprisingly frugal for a 5-cylinder with a carb, so-so for urban. Too tall-geared, hardly ever used 5th (E) gear. Robust body.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2000

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews