Great car, awesome handling, excellent overall
Changed Timing Belt & Water Pump as expected.
Replaces Radiator due to corrosion.
Changed breaks, rotors.
Replaced Front & Rear CV joints.
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