This is and always was my ultimate AUDI. I have had the following Audi's - 500E, A4 1.8 Avant, 1.8 T Avant, 500 SE, A4 2.8 4door.
But seriously, the 500 SEL has the cleanest, smoothest and definitely the sexiest lines and shape.
I bought this car for myself, as it was always in the back of my mind, THE ONE to have! I took my time when looking around, and one day it stopped in front of me. I boldly asked the owner (also driver) if I could take a peek inside this piece of GERMAN engineering, and wow, this was what I've been dreaming about, for all those years! This had to be the cleanest, nicest 500 SEL on the road today! No tears to the seats or anywhere in the interior, no dents, no major marks, no electrical problems. I bought it right there and then, for a good price of course!
This is really a masterpiece. I have replaced the shock absorbers, wheel bearings (all round). THAT'S IT!!!
There are however, some minor scratches around the boot lid and the door locks.
If you are looking for big space with reliability and good looks - go this era AUDI.You'll never regret the move.
This one is going for a good buff and valet, that's it. Then it's clean/good enough for shows as an original unit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd March, 2011