1988 Audi 80 TD 1.6 TD


A comfortable, low - cost limousine


The water pump blew. It cost 100 euro to fix. (and 2 hours of my own work)

The ABS light comes on at 125 km/h (75 mph). Probably a relay error.

Driver seat broke. I Had to weld.

Clutch totally broke down. It cost 150 euro and 8 hours of my own work to fix.

Interior heat radiator blew, water spilled into cabin. Took 80 euro and 10 hours of my own work to fix. I had to take the whole dashboard apart.

General Comments:

I really love this car. It is very solid, it still looks modern and is very comfortable.

The handling costs are at minimum. It has an average consumption of 5.5 liter/100 km.

It is a turbo diesel, has only 82 HP, but goes quite well. On flats it can reach up to 190 km/h.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2003

5th May 2005, 04:50

My brother had the same problem with heater radiator in dashboard. Engine almost had no water in it and there was about 5 liters of water in cabin.

Very, very painful job to do. We needed six hours to fix the problem.

This is third one replaced for last two years!!!I think it`s because of poor quality parts he was buying.