1989 Audi 100 E 5 cylinder 2.3L from North America
The best car I've ever had the pleasure to be in
Replaced Exhaust System: 110,000 miles.
Replaced CV Joints/Boots: 145,000 miles.
Replaced Front Wheel Bearings: 170,000 miles.
Astonishingly well built and reliable.
Extremely comfortable to ride in, either across town, on 6 day road trips or up to the ski resorts.
Fuel economy is as good as most modern 'fuel efficient' cars.
All problems encountered are more of a case of 'Well, it's about time that went bad, I was starting to wonder.'
Low initial acceleration, but gets to, and handles high speeds quite nicely. There IS a reason that the speedometer goes above 160mph.
Handles like a far smaller vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2008
10th Feb 2011, 07:12
Audi 100 (5000) is simply a phenomenon. I own one, and I can't believe what that adorable car is capable of. It is made to last forever and to serve you with extraordinary comfort. I'd rather say it's a GENTLEMAN, not a car. When you look at it from the outside, it looks simple and perfect, but the real magic begins when you enter and start it. I feel like a king in there. Bravo for the designers and engineers.
My A100 is manufactured in 1987, 2.0 TD version (rotational high pressure fuel pump, 5cyl). I assure you that its cruising fuel consumption goes even under 6,5 liters per 100 miles. Compression is perfect in all cylinders. A/C works perfectly. ABS works pretty well.
Weak spot is the front suspension system. It suffers great stresses and should not be driven off road or on bad roads. This car is born to be a cruiser.