1978 Audi 5000 Review from North America

1978 Audi 5000 Base 5-cylinder

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5-cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Scirocco


A fabulous design


ODO cable broke twice the first year (1978-79)

At 10 years, the exhaust gasket was replaced.

Vacuum on air vents not working properly since about 1999.

Brake Master Cylinder was replaced April 2008.

General Comments:

The 5 cylinder is Smooth as silk on the highway.

Normal maintenance done per book. Pennzoil 10-W40.

Disc Brakes have always worked well.

Interior still nice.

Original (GM Frigidaire) A/C compressor would freeze you out the first 10-12 years, better than my new cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2008

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review