1993 Audi 100 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1993 Audi 100 2.6 V6 from Switzerland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.6 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 kilometres
Most recent distance159000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Senator

Summary:

A good value large saloon

Faults:

Nothing. All in all the car is still in almost new condition.

General Comments:

Nice car, especially for long distances. Further to a previous review, yes, you're right, the Audi 100 2.6 can travel all day everyday at 160kph+. I regularly drive through Germany to the port of Calais, France; most of the journey I'm traveling between 170-200kmh, with just a short stop for petrol; never a problem.

I also use the car for daily travel to work, again, never a problem.

I wouldn't say that this car is a sports car, but I would say that given the chance it gives a good account of itself. I took a two day high-speed driving course (run by Swiss Police) on the Hockenheim race track, using this car as the idea of the course was to learn to control your own car at high speed should you need to. When pushed, the handling is good to very good, especially under heavy high speed curves (I was very surprised at the lack of drift, it really held it's line).

There were only two areas where the Audi let itself down:

1. Poor acceleration (1450Kg for a 150Bhp engine is a lot of weight).

2. The stopping distance over 90Kph, it's so long (I thought it would never stop when emergency braking at 125Kph!).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2001

1993 Audi 100 E 2.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired48750 miles
Most recent distance57800 miles
Previous carBMW 520i

Summary:

High perfomance luxury cruiser

Faults:

Faulty dashboard lights, fuel injection went after 6 months.

General Comments:

Very nice luxury cruiser! Only yesterday I was on the M1 doing 120mph, when I thought I wasn't going faster than 70. Very smooth ride, gearing and sold German build. Bit of a gas guzzler but great acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2001

1993 Audi 100 Avant 2.3E from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.3E Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 kilometres
Most recent distance131000 kilometres
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

Ideal for travelling long distances

Faults:

Replaced battery at around 90k. Regular maintenance schedule.

Electronic engine control has failed occasionally: engine stops because RPM falls back too low, especially when rolling out after long motorway stretches. It's rather annoying to have an engine stop at the first roundabout or traffic light. The car is so quiet when idling that one does not even notice!

The problem is avoided by downshifting and double-clutching. Several Audi technicians could not find the cause nor a solution.

Otherwise it's a great car.

General Comments:

Great car, very good for long distances. Pleasant to drive, does not tire the driver nor the passengers. The Avant model has plenty of volume, enough for camping gear for 2 adults and 3 children.

The 5-cyl engine is nice, smooth, powerful, and it produces a unique sound. However, the special engine architecture makes some repairs quite expensive though, because it takes more time.

The mileage is a lot better for long hauls on the motorway (8 l per 100 km) than for city traffic (13 l).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2000

31st Jan 2001, 12:57

The stalling may be a dry solder joint. My 100 did pretty much the same sort of thing. Suggest you take it to an expert on Bosch engine management systems.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 6 reviews