1990 Audi 200 Quattro turbo


Although it is costly to maintain, I hope I can hang on to this car forever.


I had to replace an axle and a CV joint at 198000 miles.

The alternator went at 199000 miles.

The stereo was blown through the previous owner's fault (reversed the positive/negative battery cables) but the speakers still sound amazing with the stereo I replaced it with.

The sunroof is inconsistent-- occasionally it works, but more often than not it doesn't even try.

The fuel pump relay went out at 200,000 miles, although this was not a costly repair ($100 from an Audi dealership, parts and labor included).

The clutch also gave out at 200,000 miles. This was pretty pricey-- around $2000 from an Audi dealership.

Currently, the fuel injectors seem to be gunked up, so it has an inconsistent idle, sometimes stalling out if I don't keep the gas pedal (lightly) depressed.

General Comments:

This car handles just like it should-- amazingly. The turning radius is awesome, the pickup is incredible. After my previous cars, owning this one has reminded me that I actually love driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2006

1990 Audi 200 Quattro


High-end German cars are really good


Connections to Alternator.

LCD Display in center of Dash not functioning.

General Comments:

This is a clean, tight car that drives and handles like an expensive German Car. It has a lot of miles, but it starts and drives perfectly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th February, 2005

14th Feb 2005, 08:35

30,000 miles is high mileage to you? And you wrote a review after 6,000 miles? No wonder your commentary is so sparse. Drive it for a bit, if you can tolerate being seen in a *gasp* high mileage Audi. Otherwise go out, buy yourself a new Benz, and quit griping. And try to actually critique the car. "Audi's are good" is a bit general, it would help if you were capable of specifying *why* it's good.

16th Feb 2005, 15:31

30,000 miles? Try 300,000 miles. That IS high miles.

1989 Audi 200


Hope it lasts forever!


The transmission and front end seals are leaking and there is some whine noise. Otherwise just general maintenance required.

General Comments:

Car extremely comfortable to drive and the leather seats are wonderful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2004

1989 Audi 200 Quattro Sedan 2.2L 5 cylinder turbo (MC)


Very expensive to maintain, but rewards with performance


About the only thing that has not gone wrong with the car is the engine internally. At any point in time, there is something leaking. Engine oil, or the very expensive Pentosin fluid that is used for power brakes and steering.

Power steering rack at 120,000 miles - $900

Numerous problems with heating and A/C have cost $1000 in the five years I've had the car, and at present the A/C does not work. Too scared to find out what the next repair bill is.

Every power window mechanism has had to be replaced, I did these myself for about $150 in parts each, and an afternoon. I don't have a lot of afternoons.

Most things in the cooling system have been replaced - radiator is expensive and hard to work on. And it's not repairable, it has plastic end caps and it doesn't just leak, it shatters. Between the radiator, auxiliary cooling pump and heater core, it was over $1000, and I did some of the work myself.

Fuel injectors needed replacing at 100,000 miles - cleaning was inadequate. Cost $250 and I spent an afternoon doing it.

It is worth noting that every time something has gone wrong with the car, the mechanic or the members of the Audi club all say "oh, yeah, they all do that".

By contrast, my Supra, with modifications to take it to nearly 400 horsepower, went 275,000 miles, with me spending less than $1,000 for all unscheduled maintenance over the life of the car.

General Comments:

For a sedan, this is a very high performance car. With a simple chip in the engine, it can do better than 7 seconds 0-60, quickest sedan I've ever experienced. And it's BORING looking on the outside, so it hides very well in a crowd.

The suspension is a little on the soft side, but way tighter than any American sedan. Overall, the suspension makes this a fabulous freeway cruiser, only in tight city streets is the handling not really good enough.

It's plenty large inside, passengers always like the comfort.

Has way too many toys. Every automatic or power doodad (seats, windows, climate control, etc) has failed. If it weren't for the toys failing, this would be a reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th November, 2004