1986 Audi 100 Avant CD 2.3
Fast, comfortable, almost classic cheap car with almost no maintenance costs
Transmission won't go up for the first 5 minutes (cold)
Transmission went back (!) at 200 km/h.
Rear door falls down when opened (depending on temperature)
Steering house leaks (have to fill up the hydraulic oil every 4 months).
Incredible trustworthy and fast engine.
Almost no repair costs in the last 6 years.
Great comfortable chairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th September, 2002
The problem of the tailgate dropping down in cold weather can be solved by fitting two new gas struts. I had the same fault on my car and it was a nuisance until I had the repair done. The repair was inexpensive and since then it has been fine.
I have just purchased a 1995 2.3E Estate with 223,000 km on the clock. I was amazed at how quiet it is while driving at speed, no engine, road noise or rattles. Stable on the road, and at first it appeared very economical as I got 450km from half a tank, but then the needle shot down the gauge. 24 miles per gallon, which I don't think is very economical considering our 1982 Mercedes 280SE does exactly the same.
Motor is tight, uses no oil and has no odd noises. Leather upholstery, wonderful and comfortable on a trip. A 4 speed automatic with a sport button. Next thing I shall try with this lovely car is to rechip it. I am very pleased with everything about this car; it is built to last, and I love it!