Audi ur Quattro Review from North America

1985 Audi ur Quattro 2.1

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired146000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Corrado

Summary:

The car that put Audi on the map

Faults:

The typical Quattro issuses. Cracked exhaust manifold, power window regulator, vacuum leaks.

Everything else was just because the car is an older model, and the replaced parts were original. This happens on ALL cars.

General Comments:

It's not a legendary car just because of the rally pedigree.

By todays standards of automotive performance, it might be easily dismissed when looking at the performance figures on paper, but when one gets a chance to drive a Quattro, sheer acceleration, and go-cart turns are no longer a priority.

They are indeed quick, and handle great. But the best thing is the organic feel of the car. You actually get the satisfaction from driving this car, not found in any modern equal.

This car altered the course of automobile history.

It's common place to have turbocharged, AWD cars with flared fenders these days, but it all started here.

Even amongst a sea of STi's, and EVO's, these cars stand out apart from the crowd, just as they did at the Geneva auto show in 1980.

Many folks give the car undue flak, for being utterly expensive to run, and maintain.

That's rubbish.

Yes, there is a problem, with spares, but there's also a problem with most older cars regarding this. The more common Mk1 Golf shares this same problem.

These cars are not for the faint of heart, or the penny pinching owner, as they are not as cheap to own as many other VW/Audi products.

The prices have already hit rock bottom here in the states, and the value of the cars are already steadily on the incline. So if you are considering purchasing one, the time isn't going to get any better.

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

Review Date: 10th November, 2008

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review