1990 Audi Coupe Reviews from North America

1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 2.3 5 cylinder 20v

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.3 5 cylinder 20v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series


Street legal rally car


Nothing really wrong other than needing some regular maintenance.

General Comments:

I've had this car for about half a year now and it's awesome. I changed a lot of parts on it as preventive maintenance like timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, oil pan and valve cover gaskets were leaking, so I changed those.

The 5 cylinder motor is incredible! 7000 RPM redline! It sounds amazing with an aftermarket exhaust.

The styling is out of this world. If it looks this good now, I wonder how impressive it looked in 1990 when all other cars, especially American, looked like crap.

To make it look even better, I've installed a hood from a 1994 Audi 90, and it made it look 10 years younger. People look at me with disbelief when I tell them it's a 1990.

This car handles great, especially in harsh weather conditions thanks to its Quattro permanent AWD. I love not having to slow down into turns in the rain.

This car is originally a east coast car, and spent its first 10 years in the salted streets of Pennsylvania. There is minimal rust on the car, which is impressive considering a Toyota Tundra's frame starts to rust badly after only a few years on the east coast.

When I bought the car, a headlight didn't work, so I took some contact cleaner and sprayed it on the connector, and it started working right away. I did the same to all the other connectors under the hood, and it helped a lot. I recommend trying a cheaper method first like contact cleaner ($6) on electronics and connectors before spending $$$ on new parts. I do all the work on it myself because (1) I'm a poor 20 year old kid and (2) I love the satisfaction of knowing I did everything right, and in the process cleaning and polishing everything to make it look brand new. If I type any more, my fingers are gonna seize up!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2010

1990 Audi Coupe 2.3

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired186000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen GTI


I broke a drive shaft, front and back wiper motor, heater core, just recently :headgasket.

General Comments:

The coupe is such a really nice car to drive, torsen blew my mind when I first bought the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2005

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews