Audi 80 Reviews from Netherlands

1989 Audi 80 2.0E

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0E Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Great car and still at it's age it's not out of date

Faults:

The shock absorber was leaking. This was very costly to replace.

And the watertube did break. Just replaced and now it's working well again.

General Comments:

Very nice and quite a quick car. Drives very well on the high way. I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2007

1989 Audi 80 S 1.8

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance188750 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Despite of the problems I had, I never regret I bought this car!

Faults:

Temperature sender needed to be replaced.

Torn carburettor gasket.

I think I've had all common problems as for example: worn tappets, worn driver seat and a worn gear lever boot.

Ignition 'switch unit' replaced.

Timing belt tensioner bearing worn down.

Upper cooling hose broke from the radiator pipe.

General Comments:

I still like to believe that this car is more silent than other brands with their last year models.

I like the acceleration and the steadiness in the corners and on the roundabouts.

First had 4 Pirelli tyres now the front wheels have Michelin tyres. This is a big advantage...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2005

30th Sep 2009, 14:04

I had an 89 80 1.8 s as well, it is a very good car, really a nice bargain.

I had no power steering, no electric windows, but didn't really miss it in this one. It just feels solid.

I was not happy with the cornering, though. But those Pirelli's probably helped a lot to fix most of that. I had two situations in which I had to countersteer alternatively in both directions, really fast, whilst shifting down and pushing the gas pedal to get on track again in the wet after a long turn on the motorway. I had Uniroyal 185's mounted. Luckily everything ended up well.

This Audi is a very nice thing to have.

1990 Audi 80 1.8 Injection

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Injection Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

High performance and costs, lovely car

Faults:

Problems with the front suspension

Bad fuel pump

Troubles with the cold start injector

Electrical problems with the light switch.

General Comments:

When the car is in a good state it's really perfect!

Only trouble is that there is a lot of work to be done before you get the car in a good state.

I'm no mechanic, but with a good manual it's possible to do almost all the repairs by yourself (that's a big plus).

I bought my Audi for 1000 euros and needed for about 1200 euros extra for repairs to get my Audi in a perfect state.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews