Audi Coupe Review from Switzerland

1985 Audi Coupe GT 2.3 5 cylinder

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.3 5 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres

Summary:

Reliable bargain with good sporting performance

Faults:

Never had any major faults.

Once an electric window and a mirror motor had to be replaced.

Once I had minor battery problems.

Currently, the car interior heats up a bit too much on long trips, and the engine consumes quite a lot of oil.

However, the car never let me down. It starts well even after I didn't use it for a long time. All the faults announced themselves in time so I had time to react. The car is very rust-resistant.

General Comments:

The car is very reliable and fun to ride. Contrarily to the USA, in Europe Audi is very frequent and parts are cheap and easily available. Audi dealers are rather expensive, but this old and relatively simple car can be fixed in any backyard garage for low cost.

Performance is quite good: contrarily to the previous post, I can go up to 50 km/h in the 1 st gear - and in the 5th gear, the car reaches 190 km/h at little more than 5'000 RPM. Moreover, acceleration from 0-100 km/h only takes about 8 seconds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2002

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review