1994 Audi 100 Reviews

1994 Audi 100 Quattro 2.8L from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired213000 kilometres
Most recent distance398000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Great car, awesome handling, excellent overall

Faults:

Changed Timing Belt & Water Pump as expected.

Replaces Radiator due to corrosion.

Changed breaks, rotors.

Replaced Front & Rear CV joints.

General Comments:

I bought my '94 Audi 100 Quattro used from an original owner @ 213,000km. I am now at 398,000km (yes! that is Three Hundred and Ninety Eight THOUSAND kilometers) after 2yrs of ownership.

Although it came with the repairs and maintenance expected for a high mileage 12yr-old vehicle - Timing belt/water pump, breaks, rotors, rear & front CV joints and replaced the radiator due to corrosion. Rear CV joints caused violent steer-wheel vibrations @ 120km/hr - this took a while to diagnose, but as soon as it was replaced, all was good. Majority of the repairs were stuffs overlooked or ignored by previous owner.

I change the oil every 8,000kms as advised by the dealer. Always used synthetic motor oil.

As stated in other reviews, heater fan makes whining noise after half hour of driving or when I get into a bump.

Also, a little sluggish from a stationary position, but once the horses start to move, you are in for a treat. This car drives like a dream.

We get a lot of snow in Canada and the Quattro is just a charm in dealing with the winter driving. There are other vehicles in the household - Pacifica, Odyssey and Benz (rear wheel drive) but everyone wants to drive the Audi especially when it snows.

Love it so much, drove it all over from Toronto, Canada to Maryland, Buffalo, Detroit, Penny, Washington, Montreal, Quebec etc.

Annual average spending on maintenance & repairs is roughly $1050.00 Canadian dollars (based on my receipts for the past couple of years). I have always dealt with the dealer so this amount may be lower if there are any other trusted repair shops around.

Get yourself one...you'll never regret it. ;)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2006

1994 Audi 100 cs V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired157000 miles
Most recent distance161000 miles
Previous carAudi none

Summary:

This is a fine luxury automobile that I am proud to drive

Faults:

I am 16 years old, and my dad owned this car before I did. He bought this car in 1999. Since then, a fuel line broke at about 150,000 miles, but was a quick repair. The heater fan squeaks after about a half an hour of use. Other than that this car is virtually good as new.

General Comments:

This is definitely a luxury car. My dad now owns a 2004 A6, and this 100cs has nearly every same feature. Although it lacks quick acceleration, this car has great power at high speeds. Flying down the highway at 75 mph is when this car is at its best. The deep wood grain trim is blends beautifully with the fine Audi leather and the configuration is very well laid out. While most of my friends spend time and money with new sound systems, with this car I don't need that. It comes equipped with a top of the line Bose premium sound system, that includes a sub-woofer. I would take the interior of this car over most of the new BMW's and Mercedes I have seen. (I work at a garage.) This car has a lot of miles on it, but it is a reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2006

1994 Audi 100 CS 2.8 V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

This is a mighty fine car for the price

Faults:

Slight whine from the transmission - it's no big deal, and doesn't seem to be getting worse.

General Comments:

I must say, this is a mighty fine car. I just love the styling and comfort.

It's okay in stop and go traffic, could use a bit more punch off the line, but I'm not complaining.

It's absolutely excellent on the highway. Very smooth at 70+mph, and seems to have plenty of power at speed, where most cars seem to lack. For the weight of the car, it handles quite well, and the suspension, even with 120k+, seems like quite a good mix for both comfort and handling.

The interior is laid out very well, and is quite comfortable. Pretty much everything in the interior still looks and functions like new, even after 10 years; something I can't say about most 2-3 year old cars I've owned.

The AWD is great! Never even slipped a wheel in deep snow or ice.

Parts are VERY expensive for this car if you buy them from a dealership or from your mechanic. DO NOT do this. Online parts houses will have parts for a third of what the dealership or a mechanic will charge (e.g. dealer wants $200 for water pump, OEM German part is online for $60). Find a good place like autohausaz.com or force5auto.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2005

8th Sep 2007, 21:44

After 4 years ownership and 81,000 km (total 277,000 KM) I must say that my 1994 100 avant is the best of 9 cars I have owned. With 277k KM on the odometer, she's squeaky and tired, but will not hesitate to go for a high speed 150 km/h run down the road and still willing to power through the twists and turns. Heavy and slow off the line, the sohc 2.8L V6 pulls harder with each leg of the journey in the dry, wet and best of all in the snow. Fit and finish and the Bose stereo is second to none- still looks modern for a 14 year old car.

I'm trading her in two days for a VW Passat V6, I'm sure my memories will last long after this Audi's gone.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 9 reviews