1994 Audi 100 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1994 Audi 100 2.6se 2.6 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.6 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance458200 miles
Previous carAudi 100

Summary:

For 450k+ Great Value for money!

Faults:

All the usual, pads, disc's, filters etc

Cylinder Head, piston rings at 230k

Re-Con Auto Box at 190K.

General Comments:

I think I own one of those rare vehicles, which has been nothing, but reliable since the day it left the factory - I am very lucky! I know these cars can be money pits for other people

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2004

1994 Audi 100 2.6e Sport 2.6 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.6 V6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carAudi BMW

Faults:

Problems I have had include, failed oil pump.

General Comments:

Reasonable car, but hungry when pushed. Handles fairly well for a big car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th March, 2004

1994 Audi 100 S 2.8 V6 petrol EFI from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 petrol EFI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

Very solid, safe, comfortable car with ample performance

Faults:

The timing belt was replaced as a preventative measure at 95,000 miles. This is normal, but relatively expensive on this car at about $800US. The water pump was replaced at the same time - again as a preventative measure (included in the $800). The car started to hesitate under acceleration at about that time and that ended up being a coil problem. The replacement coil was expensive - about $300US.

Other than that, the only problems I have had are that the power door locks on the drivers door and the trunk get very unreliable in cold weather. I have decide to just live with it!!

General Comments:

Not very fast from a standing start, but a great freeway cruiser with plenty of power in reserve for overtaking. Loves to cruise at about 75mph. Fuel economy is about 24mpg (US) for this type of driving. Good, safe handling. Good in snow on Goodyear Eagles, but would probably benefit from true snow tires. Has been very reliable. Still looks good. The interior on mine is fabric and the seats and carpets are showing very little wear. Lots of passenger and trunk space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2002

1994 Audi 100 E 2.6 V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.6 V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 kilometres
Most recent distance116000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser S

Summary:

High quality, good value luxury car

Faults:

Ignition switch needed replacing.

Gear position indicator in the dashboard - light bulb blown, haven't replaced as this is apparently quite a complicated job.

Required 2 new oxygen sensors to rectify a stalling fault. Car would stall for no apparent reason when revs dropped to idle, for example slowing to stop at lights, breaking to turn a slow corner in town - have heard of this happening on other people's cars.

General Comments:

Underrated luxury car with all the standard equipment that you would expect; excellent high speed, long distance cruiser with superb build quality.

A bit slow off the mark; V6 requires a firm boot to move the relatively heavy body from rest, however once the revs are up it accelerates strongly.

Good handling for a large car, absence of adjustable steering wheel on this type of car is very strange.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2001

1994 Audi 100 E 2.8 V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired182000 kilometres
Most recent distance193000 kilometres

Summary:

Affordable luxury motoring

Faults:

This is our first car and we've only had it 2 months.

In the first fortnight the automatic shift selector light failed. When we picked it up from the service centre a connector rod (?) failed and we only had the first three (3) gears available.

A week later the head gasket blew! Apparently the cause was the failure of the thermostat switch to turn on, causing the cooling system to fail and cooked the engine.

The car's been in the shop nearly 2 1/2 weeks now and is due to be picked up tomorrow. Approximately $1500 parts, machining & labour (includes new valves) free under warranty. And they've given me a loan car!

We are the 2nd owners and bought this car from the original dealer (it was a trade in, trade up). It has a complete service history and these are the first problems this car has experienced. Now that really is bad luck!!!

General Comments:

We've had some bad luck, but the car itself is outstanding (when it's going). Leather trim, electrics, power seats, Blaupunkt stereo, 10 stack CD changer, climate control. The original owner lost $90.000 in the depreciation of this car in 5 years. The auto trans is sluggish off the mark, unless you apply throttle, then it moves quite respectably (and then some!). At speed on the highway it moves quickly and effortlessly. This car will happily drive at 160 kms all day if required, probably everyday. It is very comfortable, strong and safe. The perfect family sedan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2000

1994 Audi 100 SE Avant TDi 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Montego

Summary:

A big car with big bills and not easy for DIY maintenance!!

Faults:

Diesel pump drive belt snapped.

Timing belt (third one!) starting to creep off the drive sprocket.

Plastic under shield tends to drop down - now held with cable ties.

General Comments:

Not as good fuel economy as claimed. Nice car to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th April, 2000

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