1988 Audi 100 E 2.0 bensin from Finland
Rustproof, reliable and spacious everyday car
Minor leak in the infamous hydraulic system. A banjo bolt with 2 seals had to be changed and clear the filters.
Transmission (original!) needs new oil seals and bearings.
Left front wheel bearing is ready to be replaced. Bearing has been bought already.
Multi-Function Sensor replaced. Some coolant had leaked there.
Some minor electric problems.
Some old plastic parts in body and interior have been cracked. Moldings and covers.
Surface rust in wheel arches from last winter. Original paint coat so it's understandable.
Hand brake has failed once. Nothing happened though.
Great 5cyl engine sounds on high rpm range.
Has never failed to start or run. Very reliable.
Runs about 1000 km (~620 miles) with full tank. With care and less worn engine even more.
Low oil consumption. No need to level up hydraulic oil (very rare). Gear oil leaks.
Even the FWD version is very good to drive in bad weather conditions at high speeds.
Easy to repair and maintenance. In the same time you change H4-bulbs in a modern Audi you could disassemble and rebuilt the whole front in typ44. Well, almost, but you get my point, right?
Relay modification required to get most of the average headlamps and to prevent electrical problems.
Seats haven't worn out and are still comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th May, 2005